Sanctuary Yangzi Explorer

Sanctuary Yangzi Explorer Review and Specifications

Specifications of Sanctuary Yangzi Explorer

Year built 2008  /  Age : 10
Owner Sanctuary Retreats
Operator Sanctuary Retreats China
Length (LOA) 91 m / 299 ft
Beam (width) 16 m / 52 ft
Gross Tonnage 6733 gt
Passengers 62 - 124
Crew 130
Decks 6
Cabins 62
Decks with cabins 5
Former names Yangtze Explorer

Review of Sanctuary Yangzi Explorer

Sanctuary Yangzi Explorer is a well-designed luxury river cruise ship, regarded to be the prior choice of vacationers to cruise on Yangtze River in China. Different from other based in China riverboats which carry more than 300 passengers, Yangtze Explorer accommodates a maximum of 124 passengers and offers most personalized and comfortable services. From March through November, there are a lot of scheduled itineraries between Yichang and Chongqing.

Sanctuary Yangzi Explorer river cruise ship

Sanctuary Retreats operates lodges and safari camps that are some of the finest in the spectacular surroundings throughout Eastern and Southern Africa. Established in 1999, the philosophy of the company is "Luxury, naturally", evident with the focus on adventurous safari experiences in the most luxurious surroundings. The excellent guides of Sanctuary Retreats have an intimate knowledge of local environment and make ideal safari companions.

In each 4 or 5-days voyage aboard Sanctuary Yangzi Explorer, guests could have a good rest in deluxe cabins or suites, enjoy delicious food made by Austria chefs in ship's imperial restaurant, and taste champagne in the explorer bar. The shore excursion arrangements offer a chance to explore the ancient inland culture, appreciate the magnificent scenery of the three gorges dam, as well as get to know the life of pristine migrants from three gorges area.

Sanctuary Yangzi Explorer is home of the most spacious and luxurious cabins and suites among all Yangtze River cruises, which offer the most comfortable experience just as the international 5-star hotels. The cabins feature warm colors and natural materials in neo-classic style: soft Italian leather, luxury timber, French fabric and exotic facilities along with large-sized private balconies. Yangtze Explorer has 38 deluxe cabins, entirely different from other Yangtze cruises, 20 standard and 4 deluxe suites.

In order to provide more enjoyable cruising, the Yangtze Explorer ship offers a variety of lectures on culture, which help passengers learn more about local customs throughout the trip. The cruise line also offers movies, cooking class, mahjong playing, bingo games, chess, staff performance and Tai-chi playing.

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