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PersonAuthor:Sidney Yu May-01-2018

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what’s difference between Upstream and Downstream Cruise?

Upstream :From YiChang To ChongQing (5 days 4 nights)
Downstream :From ChongQing to YiChang (4 days 3 nights)

1.Sailing Speed

Downstream -28-30km/h, 4Day/3Night


2.Night sailing

Downstream cruise ships- No sail at night

Upstream cruise ships -Sail at night to reach shore excursion sites and scenic attraction in day time due to the slower speed.

1.Different Embarkation/Disembarkation schedule

• Embarkation Time:18:00-21:00 at Chongqing Port
• Disembarkation Time: 12:30 at Yichang Port

• Embarkation Time:18:00-21:00 at Yichang Port
• Disembarkation Time: 09:00 at Chongqing Port
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Downstream is 50USD-80USD more expensive than Upstream

Q3:Why downstream 4D/3N is more expensive than upstream 5D/4N?
A:4D/3N downstream trip is shorter,more popular among travelers,so base on the demand&supply,the price of downstream route is more expensive.
However,if you had enough time,upstream will be a ideal choice.
Q4:Which port should I start my Yangtze river cruise,Chongqing or Yichang?
A:No matter which port to start your Yangtze river cruise,you will see the full Yangtze river highlights & attractions in the day time.
If you have enough time,start from Yichang to enjoy the relaxing 5D/4N upstream Yangtze river cruise.
If your time is limited,start from Chongqing ,take the 4D/3N downstream trip to save 1 day.
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