One of the most popular activities in China is a Yangtze River cruise. Although some cruises start or end at Shanghai the most common cruise is from Yichang to Chongqing. Upstream starts from Yichang and downstream from Chongqing.
There are a number of different cruise companies that operate this sector with the season running from mid March to late November. The main cruise companies are Victoria Cruises, President and Century Star and some of these offer cruises in combination with visits to other major tourist places such as Xian, Kunming and Beijing.
Although most passengers fly in (or come by bus or train) to start their cruises it is worthwhile to spend a day or so at each end port – Yichang and Chongqing. Read the rest of this entry »