The longest river in Asia is getting the largest river cruise ship in the world.
The US brand Victoria Cruises announced MS Victoria Sabrina - a 7-deck high newbuild riverboat to be deployed on Yangtze River in China, beginning in May 2020. In the vessel's design and construction project participated 9 different companies.
Victoria Sabrina is the first to take advantage of Yangtze River’s Three Gorges Dam, a USD 31 billion hydroelectric dam (opened in 2003), which increases shipping capacity, prevents flooding, and generates world-record power output.
Passengers will be able to enjoy immaculately appointed staterooms, cuisine that mixes world-class Chinese dishes with Western comfort, theatre and observation decks, a bar and a gym. The river cruise ship has 6 passenger decks with a total of 286 passenger staterooms (all with private balconies) that can accommodate 600 guests. Onboard amenities and entertainment include Chinese cultural performing arts, music, lectures, and meals by Emmy-winning chef Walter Staib.
The ship is due to pass the Three Gorges Dam along with Jade Emperor Scenic Area - an important site in Fengdu Ghost City, as well as the shallow channel Shennv Stream.