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Century Star
 
Date of Build: June 2002
Date of Built: August 2003
Date of first sailing: September 4 2003
Entered Service: Sep 2003
Length: 285.36 feet
Width: 52.48 feet

Remarks:·Managed by Viking River Cruises--the largest Inland Cruises Company of Swiss during the year 2004-2005;

The newest deluxe cruise with six decks decorated in modern style.
All the cabins are desigened with French window and private balcony for viewing the Three Gorges scenery;

Passenger capacity: 186

Cabins: 93-all with outter balconies; 2 deluxe suites; 7 superior standard cabins. All cabins have private bathroom with shower, hair dryer, A/C, TV and ship phone, mini refrigerator.

Standard Twin Cabin: a)amount:84 b)structure:one bedroom with private bathroom and balcony c)Area:16sqm

superior Standard Cabin: a)amount:7 b)structure:one bedroom with private bathroom and balcony c)Area:21sqm

deluxe Suite: a)amount:2 b)structure:one bedroom,one sitting room with private bathroom and balcony c)Area:32sqm

Safety deposit box are available at the front desk

Facilities

Room: Radio,Satellite phone,Color TV-set,Mini Refrigerator,Mini Bar,Shower,Balcony;

Second Floor(Upper Deck):Reception Desk,Dining-Room,Souvenir Shop,Public Washroom;

Third Floor(Promenade Deck): Business Center,Internet Bar,Reading Room,Conference Room,Clinic;

Fourth Floor(Bridge Deck):Guest Rooms;

Fifth Floor(Recreation Deck): Multi-Function Hall,Cafe,Card Room,Beauty Salon,Massage Room,Gym Room;

Six Floor(View Deck):Sun Deck,Beer House.

Publice Areas: Restaurant,ballroom,two bars,coffe shop&tea house,gym&sauna,internet bar&business center, sundeck,gift shops, laundry service. Cilnic and beauty salon onboard.

Non-Smoking Policy :The entire ship is non-smoking,except for some designated, wellventilated open areas &the SunDeck.

Onboard Language: Jeff confirmed that other then English, German will be the other language. We will have a German speaking tour escort for the land and cruise portion of the tour.

Status of the Internet Bar: New Century is planning to aquip three desk-tops witj inernet availabe. The connection of the internet is just like the receptionof the cell phone, which depends on the different areas. In the gorge and remote areas that are far frome the signal net, internet will not be connected.Cost is based on every minute,but the cruise can contract with China Telecom for the monthly or yearly usage with a better deal.

Meal Choices: Meals-Breakfast-Western style buffet,same as hotle(including eggs,bacon,fresh fruits,cereals, bread,cold cuts etc).Linch and Dinner-China food(sit down).Passenger can always order a steak or something else for dinner but not at lunch.

Meals:
1.Breakfast:Chinese Western Buffet 2.Lunch:Chinese Style 3.Dinner:Chinese Style

Yichang-Chongqing (Upstream)
Date
Itinerary
D 1
06:30
Departing at Yichang
08:30-10:30
Three Gorges Dam Project - Shore Excursion
12:00
Passing Three Gorges Dam 5-stage Shiplocks
15:00-16:00
Passing Xiling Gorge - West Part
D 2
07:00
Passing Wu Gorge
08:00-12:00
Lesser three gorges trip - Shore Excursion
14:00-14:30
Passing Qutang Gorge
D3
10:00-12:00
Shore excursion to Shibaozhai-the pearl of the yangtze river
D4
08:00-10:00
Arrive Chongqing Port and disembark the cruise.

Chongqing-Yichang (Downstream)
Date
Itinerary
D1
22:00
The cruise ship set sail from Chongqing city
D2
15:00-17:30
Shore excursion—white king city
17:30-18:00
Passing through the first--Qutang gorge
D3
08:00-12:00
Shore excursion--small three gorges and lesser small three gorges
12:30-13:30
Passing through the second--Wu gorge
15:00-15:30
Passing through the third-Xiling gorge
20:00-21:00
Passing through the ship-lock of the new three gorges dam
D4
07:30-10:00
Shore excursion—the new three gorges dam
 
11:30
Disembarkation at Yichang city
 
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