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Century Paragon Cruise Ship

• English name: Century Paragon
• First flight date: 2013
• Gross tonnage: 12,516 tons
• Number of crew: 150
• Ship speed: static water 24KM/H
• Number of guests: 398
• Hull length (M): 141.8 meters
• Hull width (M): 19.8 meters
• Hull height (M): 24.6 meters
• Number of decks: 7 floors
Designed and operated specifically for Western passengers, Century Paragon is owned by Century Cruises, which has a fleet of seven modern vessels on China’s Yangtze River.

Launched in 2013 with sister vessel Century Legend, the sibling ships are the newest in the fleet and two of the most luxurious on the Yangtze. Built in the Chongqing Donggang shipyard, Century Paragon was designed by Yran & Storbraaten, the Norwegian naval architectural firm that has worked with lines including Seabourn, Disney Cruises, Holland America and Viking. The ships are often chartered by major river cruise lines such as Uniworld and Avalon and tour operators like Wendy Wu.

Much larger than the river ships on European rivers, which are restricted in size by low bridges and the size of locks, Century Paragon has more cabins, public areas and additional amenities. Features include a large swimming pool and cabins on the sun deck, a rarity on river vessels.

The 196 cabins are spread over six of the seven passenger decks and comprise 156 Deluxe cabins (301 square feet), 34 Executive Suites (415) square feet), four Junior Suites (323 square feet), and two Presidential Suites (1,140 square feet). All cabins have floor-to-ceiling sliding-glass doors that open onto a private balcony, with the exception of the eight Deluxe cabins on the lower Main Deck (Deck 2), which have large panoramic windows that do not open.

There are 32 Deluxe cabins on the Upper Deck (Deck 3), and the most cabins — 66 in total — are on the Promenade Deck (Deck 4), comprising Deluxe, Junior Suites and the two Presidential Suites, situated forward with wraparound balconies, a table, two chairs and two loungers. The Bridge Deck (Deck 5) has 64 cabins, made up of 62 Deluxe and two Junior Suites, and there are 23 Executive Suites on the Observation Deck (Deck 6). The 11 other Executive Suites are on the Sun Deck (Deck 7).

All cabins have a bathtub and shower. Standard cabin amenities include a sofa, coffee table, desk, hair dryer, quality cotton bed linen and memory foam bed topper, high-definition flat-screen TV, fridge/mini-bar, safe, individual climate control and complimentary bottled water replenished daily. The pair of Presidential Suites have a separate bedroom and living area.

Additional perks for suite guests include butler service, daily snacks and fruit and an Italian coffee maker. Passengers in the Presidential Suites can additionally order room service.

The onboard voltage is 220v, and all power points are of the continental two- or three-pin variety so U.S., U.K. and other non-mainland European passengers need to bring adapters.

Meals are served at a single sitting in the main Globe restaurant and a la carte restaurant, the latter available exclusively to passengers in the Executive and Presidential suites. Other facilities include the library, a for-fee internet cafe, beauty salon, fitness center, cinema, card room and heated 2,153-square-foot indoor swimming pool. There is an onboard medical center and laundry service (both with fees) and the ship has two exterior scenic elevators. The large lounge, with 12-foot ceilings, hosts evening performances and guest lectures, along with classes in tai chi and the traditional Chinese board game mah-jongg.

Century Paragon mainly sails on four-night upstream and three-night downstream itineraries between Chongqing and Yichang, including a transit of the Three Gorges Dam lock system and calls at Shibao Pagoda, the Three Gorges of the Daning River and the Three Gorges Dam. Additionally, there are seasonal winter itineraries, including a 10-night cruise from Chongqing to Shanghai.

Century Paragon
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Chongqing To YiChang itinerary
Time Century sailing itinerary schedual
Day 1 Depart Chongqing   

Boarding around 7:00pm. Your Yangtze cruise begins at 9:30pm as the ship sails apart Chongqing
19:30-21:00 Embarkation

21:30 Departure in Chongqing

22:00 Embarkation Briefing

Day 2 6: 30-7: 00 Free coffee,tea and pastries   

06:30-07:00 Tai Chi exercise

07:00-08:30 Breakfast (Buffet)

8:30 Optional Excursion to Fengdu Ghost City(river conditions permitting)

09:30-11:30 Onboard Activities

12:00-13:30 Lunch (Buffet)

14:00-17:00 Shore excursion—Shibao Pagoda

18:00-19:00 Captain’s welcome party

19:00-20:30 Dinner (Buffet)

21:00 Crew cabaret

Day 3 06:30-07:00 Free coffee,tea and pastries   

06:30-07:00 Tai Chi exersice

07:00-08:30 Breakfast (Buffet)

07:30-09:30 Optional tour to The White Emperor City

10:00 (Est.) Cruising Highlights—Qutang Gorge

10:30 Activities

11:45 (Est.)Scenic cruising—Wu Gorge

12:00-13:00 Lunch (Buffet)

13:30-17:30 Shore excursion—Lesser Three Gorges or Shennong/Shennv Stream

18:15 Disembarkation briefing

19:00-20:30 Captain’s farewell dinner

20:30-23:00 Settle the bills

21:00-22:30 Dancing Party / Karaoke Time / Bingo

Day 4 06:30-08:00 Breakfast (Buffet)
08:00-10:30 Shore excursion—Three Gorges Dam Site
11:00 (Est.) Scenic cruising—Xiling Gorge
11:30 Check out
13:00 Disembarkation in Yichang
YiChang to ChongQing itinerary
Time Century sailing itinerary schedual
Day 1 19:30-22:00 Embarking   

22:00 Embarkation Briefing

Day 2 7:15(Est.)Sail through the Xiling Gorge   

7:30-9:00 Breakfast (Buffet)

09:00 (Est.) Optional Excursion — Tribe of the Three Gorges

9:30 Onboard Activities

12:00-13:30 Lunch (Buffet)

13:30-16:00 Shore excursion—Three Gorges Dam Site

16:00-17:00 Activities

17:15(Est.)Sails through the ship-locks

18:00-19:00 Captain’s welcome party

19:00-20:30 Dinner (Buffet)

21:00 Crew cabaret

Day 3 06:30-07:00 Free coffee, tea and pastrie
06:30-07:00 Tai Chi exercise
07:00-08:30 Breakfast (Buffet)
07:30 (Est.) Scenic cruising—Wu Gorge
08:30-13:00 Shore excursion—Lesser Three Gorges or Shennong/Shennv Stream
13:00-14:30 Lunch (Buffet)
15:00 (Est.) Cruising Highlights—Qutang Gorge
15:30-18:00 Optional tour to The White Emperor City
19:00-20:30 Dinner (Buffet)
21:00 Dancing Party/Karaoke Time / Bingo
Day 4 06:30-07:00 Free coffee, tea and pastries   

06:30-07:00 Tai Chi Exercise

07:00-08:30 Breakfast (Buffet)

09:00-12:00 Shore excursion—Shibao Pagoda

12:00-13:30 Lunch (Buffet)

15:00-17:00 Optional Tour – Fengdu Ghost City

18:00 Disembarkation briefing

Shore excursion—Shibao Pagoda

19:00-20:30 Captain’s farewell dinner

20:00-22:30 Settle the bills

20:45 Dancing Party/Karaoke Time / Bingo

Day 5 06:30-08:00 Breakfast (Buffet)
7:30 Check out
08:00 Disembarkation in Chongqing
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Accommodation 1:Based on standard cabin
Accommodation 2:Based on double occupancy in each cabin
Meal:The daily meals listed in the itinerary.
Shore Excurcation:usually 3 toursit attractions sightseeing(including tour guide,entrance tickets;port fee;transportation…),each cruise ship vary from,please check cruise specific itinerary.
Cultrue class:such as taichi,calligraphy,culture lecture organized by the cruise ship
Onboard entertainments:such Gym,snooker room……..


The last night of yangtze river cruise
Single Room Supplement.
Your Upgrading better and higher level cabin
Meal 1:The first day(onboard) dinner,and the last day(disembark) lunch (you can order onboard dining room,on your expense )
Meal 2:Your UpGrading to upper level VIP dining room(quiet enviorment and plenty food)
Personal Expense:such as Onboard laundry, drinks,beverage,bar charge,movie,KTV,swiming pool,shopping,surfing bar,SPA.massages;hair salon….
Optional Shore Excurcation Sightseeing
Service Charge:depends on,some cruise complusory,some ship volunteerary,up to your satisfactory
Tansfer:Shuttel between port and airport or train station in ChongQing/YiChang
Gratuities, Tips to tour guides

Price for Children:
Between 2 – 12 years not occupying a bed, are entitled to 50% discount of the TWIN rate,
a child 2 – 12 occupying a bed is charged the 100% normal rate as an adult.
An infant under 2 years, not occupying a bed, are entitled to 80% discount of the Adult rate

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