The time-honoured Yangtze River is a mirror into China’s heart, and a great way to explore it is on board the new look Sanctuary Yangzi Explorer.
This luxurious vessel, with 38 deluxe cabins, 20 suites and four specialty suites, has had a comprehensive refurbishment and now reflects a contemporary feel while retaining Chinese influences.
All cabins and suites have private balconies and the ship has a one-to-one crew to passenger ratio, ensuring service second to none.
Sanctuary Yangzi Explorer offers three-night cruises from Chongqing to Yichang and four-night cruises from Yichang to Chongqing, the latter offering guests a full day excursion in Shennongjia Nature Reserve, known as the ‘Green Pearl’ of China.
This ancient forest landscape offers spectacular scenery with steep mountains, flowers, bamboo and vines, and is also home to the iconic golden monkeys.