Century Paragon

Century Paragon cruise ship

Cruise line
Century Cruises

Current cruise:
7 nights / 8 days, one-way from Shanghai to Beijing
19 Oct, 2016 - 26 Oct, 2016


Century Paragon Review and Specifications

Specifications of Century Paragon

Review of Century Paragon

The Century Paragon ship cruises on Yangtze River departing from Beijing and Shanghai. Century Paragon Yangtze cruise deals are a charter partnership between the companies Avalon Waterways and Century Cruises (line headquartered in Chongqing, China).

Century Paragon is operated via the partnership between the Chinese line Century Cruises and the European line Avalon Waterways. New Century Cruises is an Yangtze River cruise ship line headquartered in China (Chongqing) and operating a fleet of all seven luxury ships. Just like her sisters in the Century fleet, the Paragon ship boasts various technical innovations, modern amenities and pampering comfort.Century Paragon cruise ship Currently chartered by Avalon and Uniworld, Century Paragon ship has innovative design which ensures environmentally friendly and vibration-free sailings along Yangtze River. She offers onboard facilities including a huge atrium (7-story high), lavish entertainment lounge, large Spa, a good number staterooms with private balconies. Another highlight is the large indoor swimming pool and spa with bar, fitness center and relaxation area. This luxury ship has an English-speaking crew and provides good 24-hour Internet connection in its Internet Cafe. Century Cruises Paragon ship also has a kids lounge area (named Children Paradise) for traveling families. Guests can learn traditional tai chi and enjoy the Three Gorges lectures.

Century Paragon cruises can be booked through Avalon Waterways, but also through Uniworld, since the boat is operated under charter (Globus-Avalon Waterways partnership). The Avalon line offers USA flights-inclusive deals with discount airfare and complimentary airport transfers. The Century Paragon ship, along with its sister Century Legend, belongs to the fleet of Century River Cruises. This Asian line owns and operates a total of 7 luxury Yangtze river cruise boats in China. Century Paragon ship

Century Paragon itineraries


  • This is a 3-night Yangtze cruise starting with your UK flight to Beijing, China, with 3 Nights Beijing hotel stays Days 2 and 3 are for Beijing tours (Forbidden City, the Imperial Palace, the Tiananmen Square, the Summer Palace, Great Wall, Ming Tombs, a Peking Opera performance, and the welcome dinner).
  • On Day 4 you'll fly from Beijing to Xian (tours in Xian - hutong tour/rickshaw, special dinner show). On Day 5 in Xian you'll visit the site of the Terracotta Warriors, also a lacquer workshop, and the Dayan Pagoda. On Day 6 you fly from Xian to Chongqing for embarkation (with a panda zoo visit).
  • Sailing portion. On Day in Shibaozhai there's a walking tour, and a special welcome aboard party with performances by the crew. Day 8 is for the China's most famous Gorges - Qutang, Wu, the Shennong Stream, and to some of the River Yangtze’s lesser gorges visited on a small boat excursion. This day ends with the Captain’s farewell dinner party. On Day 9 you'll visit the Three Gorges Dam, the Gorge in Xiling and Yichang (for disembarkation). On the same day is your charter flight to Shanghai.
  • On Day 10 in Shanghai (with 1 Night hotel stay) you'll visit "The Bund" area, the Yu Yuan Gardens, also a traditional silk factory, the City Museum, and a Chinese acrobatic show.

Century Paragon wiki

Year built 2013

Passenger capacity / crew capacity 408 / 150

Dimensions (Gross tonnage weight / LOA length) 4,700 tons / 465 ft (142 m)

Flag State (registered in) China

Ship builder by:Chongqing Dong Gang Shipyard (China)

Building cost USD -

Ship owner Century River Cruises (China)

Operators (charterers) Avalon Waterways and Uniworld

Christened by -

Official website link CenturyRiverCruises.com

Accident reports and news CruiseMinus.com

  • Passenger decks: 7 (out of 7)
  • Cabin grades number: 4
  • Total number of cabins: 196 (including 40 Suites and 156 Balcony rooms)
  • Sun Deck (7) - Observation lounge area with Bar and deck chairs, Game Room, Kids Playing Room (children garden), Fitness, Library, VIP Restaurant (with 2 Kitchens), Executive Suites (x11, cat ES).
  • Observation Deck (6) - large Multi-Function Lounge (reserved seating for evening entertainment, Bar, observation area), large Reception Area, Executive Suites (x23).
  • Bridge Deck (5) - Navigation Bridge, 2 Souvenir Shops, Junior Suites (x2), Deluxe Staterooms (x62, cat DS).
  • Promenade Deck (4) - 2 Boutique Shops, Accommodations - Presidential Suites (x2, cat PS), Junior Suites (x2), Deluxe Cabins (x62).
  • Upper Deck (3) - Main Dining Room, Guest Services, Deluxe Staterooms (x32).
  • Main Deck (2) - 2 Card Rooms, Laundry, Medical Center, Deluxe Cabins (x8).
  • Lower Deck (1) - 7-deck high Atrium, 2 Elevators, Cinema, Spa & Massage, big Indoor Swimming Pool.
  • Amenities - English-speaking staff and crew, WiFi Internet access, 7-story high atrium, 24-hr laundry service, 24-hr room-serve, Cruise Tour Director.
  • Among the technical and design "improvements" implemented on the Century Paragon and Legend ships are the new type propulsion system, impressive Atrium area, large Indoor Swimming Pool (first ever on a riverboat), huge entertainment lounge without any pillars. The ships' propulsion system was designed specifically to reduce vibrations and to lower bad emissions. The ship's Indoor Pool is large because it's located on the lowest deck. The 7-deck high Atrium is very similar to those on the ocean-going cruise ships. The multipurpose lounge is located on Deck 6, allowing an unique design without pillar support. This venue is generally used as Theater for the evening shows.
  • The vessel as design is identical to Century Legend (also cruising on Yangtze River). While the shipowner is Century Cruises (China), this big-sized luxury river ship is often chartered by large European river cruise lines, such as Avalon Waterways and Uniworld.

Century Paragon Yangtze cruise deals inclusions

  • All meals - American breakfast is served daily, with a total of 10 breakfasts, 8 lunches and 8 dinners (including the Beijing's welcome dinner and the Shanghai's farewell dinner). Complimentary coffee/tea, a la carte dining menu, complimentary regional wines-beer-soft drinks (at dinner).
  • Accommodations/Hotel stays in China - Shanghai (Fairmont Peace), Xian (Hilton), and Beijing (Fairmont) and the Deluxe Balcony Stateroom (two beds) on the Paragon ship.
  • All the guided tours and excursions (headsets, local guides).
  • Onboard entertainment program by the crew and local artisans.
  • Century Paragon Yangtze River cruise deals are all-inclusive. They include also all transfers to and from the boat, tips/gratuities, local port charges, airport taxes, a door-to-door pick-up service to the guests' chosen airport, and flights from UK to China (departing from Heathrow, London). Regional flights are at a supplement.

Century Paragon cabins

  • (list of amenities) - 2 twin beds converting to queen, floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors to a private balcony, bathroom (shower/tub, bathrobes, slippers), living area (sofa, coffee table, vanity desk), Wi-Fi, mini fridge, deluxe pillow menu, hairdryer, flat TV (satellite), safe, complimentary bottled water, individual climate control. Occupancy is 2 guests per room.
  • 2x Presidential Suite (size 1140 ft2 / 106 m2, balcony 30 m2)
  • 34x Executive Suite (size 415 ft2 / 38,5 m2, balcony 3,6 m2)
  • 4x Junior Suite (size 323 ft2 / 30 m2, balcony 4,3 m2)
  • 156x Deluxe Staterooms (size 300 ft2 / 28 m2, balcony 2,8 m2).
Note: You can see the CruiseMapper's list of all river cruise ships and riverboats in the "itinerary" section of our River Cruises hub. All companies and their fleets are listed there.

Century Paragon Itineraries 2016

The below listed Century Paragon cruise prices on 2016 itineraries are only indicative and Per Person (in US dollars, based on double occupancy). These are the cheapest River Cruises fares on the ship’s lowest category cabins available for booking. Cruise fares typically change with departure dates approaching, last minute deals, discounts, promotions, independent travel agency offers.

Itinerary ports
14 September 7 nights / 8 days, one-way from Shanghai to Beijing
Prices starting
from $4659
16 Sep        Departing from Shanghai, China
17 Sep        Yichang, Yangtze River, China
18 Sep - 19 Sep        Yangtze River
20 Sep        Chongqing, China
21 Sep - 22 Sep        Xian, Wei River, China
23 Sep        Arriving in Beijing, China
15 September 6 nights / 7 days, one-way from Beijing to Shanghai
Prices starting
from $4514
18 Sep        Departing from Beijing, China
19 Sep - 20 Sep        Xian, Wei River, China
21 Sep - 23 Sep        Yangtze River
24 Sep        Arriving in Shanghai, China
22 September 6 nights / 7 days, one-way from Beijing to Shanghai
Prices starting
from $4514
25 Sep        Departing from Beijing, China
26 Sep - 27 Sep        Xian, Wei River, China
28 Sep - 30 Sep        Yangtze River
01 Oct        Arriving in Shanghai, China
05 October 7 nights / 8 days, one-way from Shanghai to Beijing
Prices starting
from $4659
07 Oct        Departing from Shanghai, China
08 Oct        Yichang, Yangtze River, China
09 Oct - 10 Oct        Yangtze River
11 Oct        Chongqing, China
12 Oct - 13 Oct        Xian, Wei River, China
14 Oct        Arriving in Beijing, China
06 October 6 nights / 7 days, one-way from Beijing to Shanghai
Prices starting
from $4514
09 Oct        Departing from Beijing, China
10 Oct - 11 Oct        Xian, Wei River, China
12 Oct - 14 Oct        Yangtze River
15 Oct        Arriving in Shanghai, China
12 October 7 nights / 8 days, one-way from Shanghai to Beijing
Prices starting
from $4514
14 Oct        Departing from Shanghai, China
15 Oct        Yichang, Yangtze River, China
16 Oct - 17 Oct        Yangtze River
18 Oct        Chongqing, China
19 Oct - 20 Oct        Xian, Wei River, China
21 Oct        Arriving in Beijing, China
13 October 6 nights / 7 days, one-way from Beijing to Shanghai
Prices starting
from $4374
16 Oct        Departing from Beijing, China
17 Oct - 18 Oct        Xian, Wei River, China
19 Oct - 21 Oct        Yangtze River
22 Oct        Arriving in Shanghai, China
19 October 7 nights / 8 days, one-way from Shanghai to Beijing
Prices starting
from $4419
21 Oct        Departing from Shanghai, China
22 Oct        Yichang, Yangtze River, China
23 Oct - 24 Oct        Yangtze River
25 Oct        Chongqing, China
26 Oct - 27 Oct        Xian, Wei River, China
28 Oct        Arriving in Beijing, China
20 October 6 nights / 7 days, one-way from Beijing to Shanghai
Prices starting
from $4279
23 Oct        Departing from Beijing, China
24 Oct - 25 Oct        Xian, Wei River, China
26 Oct - 28 Oct        Yangtze River
29 Oct        Arriving in Shanghai, China
27 October 6 nights / 7 days, one-way from Beijing to Shanghai
Prices starting
from $4184
30 Oct        Departing from Beijing, China
31 Oct - 01 Nov        Xian, Wei River, China
02 Nov - 04 Nov        Yangtze River
05 Nov        Arriving in Shanghai, China