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Luxury cruise begins maiden voyage on Yangtze River


16:05, September 01, 2011

On Aug. 31, the luxury cruise Yangtze River No.1 sails from Sandouping Port in Yichang of Hubei province. (Xinhua/ Zheng Jiayu)

Edited and translated by Yao Chun, People's Daily Online

Yangtze River No.2, the largest inland river top-class luxury cruise, began its maiden voyage from Chongqing Port on Aug. 29. The cruise sailed downstream along the Three Gorges international tourism golden line and finally arrived in Yichang City, where the Three Gorges Project is located.

At present, Yangtze River No.2 is the Chinese inland river luxury cruise with the largest tonnage and carrying capacity and the most complete services. This six-floor cruise liner measures 139 meters long, 19.6 meters wide and 17 meters high, with a gross tonnage of 15 kilotons. It contains the first heated indoor swimming pool and the first indoor theaters on the Yangtze River route, and it can carry a maximum of 452 passengers at the same time.

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Peter Hudgens at 2011-09-02210.86.1.*
I was on Yangtze 1 earlier this year, and had a wonderful experience despite the misty weather. There are a number of new ships on this site The Yangtze is an ideal option for those who want to see the both new and old China.

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