Century Cruises’ seven ships are now sailing along the Yangtze River at 75 per cent capacity
Century Cruises has resumed sailing on the Yangtze River in China, with its seven ships departing on cruises at 75 per cent capacity as recommended by the Chinese government.
Century Emerald will sail round-trip from the city of Chongqing on the Yangtze Adventure itinerary throughout 2021, as well as offering a seven-night cruise from Wuhan to Chongqing. Meanwhile, Century Legend will sail four 15-day cruises from Shanghai to Chongqing, visiting eight cities and seven provinces along the way.
Century’s five other ships will operate established short routes between the city of Yichang to Chongqing, which will either travel downstream on a three-night cruise or upstream on a four-night cruise.
Onboard safety measures will include a requirement to wear face coverings in all venues, social distancing, fresh-air ventilation systems and increased sanitation of onboard spaces. All crew members and officers for the ships have also been vaccinated.
The river cruise line has also added new sightseeing and entertainment options for the resumption of sailing. Guests can now visit the Mount Wuling Great Rift Valley, the Yunyand Longgang National Geological Park or the 816 Underground Nuclear Military Bunker inside Mount Fuilin. A new open-air production will also be shown during cruises, titled Feng Yan San Guo or ‘The War Fire of Three Kingdoms Show’. The show will tell the story of legendary hero Guan Yu in the ancient Three Kingdoms Period of China using 3D holographic lasers, sound effects, lights and high-definition projections.
Century Cruises now plans to launch a new ship, Century Victory, in March 2022 due to delays to the construction of the Sun Deck and cabin balconies by suppliers and to logistical processes for imported materials. The launches of Century Oasis in September 2022, Century Voyager in March 2023 and Century Dream in March 2024 will go ahead as planned.
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