When choosing a Yangtze River cruise, some points should be considered such as the high and the low season, days of Yangtze River cruise, etc. Information about Choosing a Cruise is provided for you. You may be more familiar with how to choosing a cruise after your read this page.
High season & low season: The high and low seasons in all cruise itineraries refer to the seasons defined by the cruise companies based on their cruise lines and the water level. Usually April, May, September and October are the high seasons for cruising.
Duration of a cruise: The length varies on different cruising courses. The shortest one is 4 days from Chongqing to Yichang and the longest could be 9 days or more from Shanghai to Chongqing. To choose a cruise, length is not the only element to consider. You need also consider the cruise schedules, which might not be available daily.
The Yangtze River cruises from Chongqing to Wuhan are listed as lasting 5 days, but the start and stop days really cover 4 days, because there is one day when you pre-board the cruise ship. This only occurs when the ship is scheduled to sail in the early morning. For example, the downstream cruise of Regal China from Chongqing to Wuhan. The ship is scheduled to sail at 8:00 am. We arrange a one-day city tour in Chongqing then the guide arranges for you to board in the evening.
Shennong Stream and Three Little Gorges: Both are side trips of the Yangtze River cruise to the unspoiled tributaries, and both feature natural beauty and exciting boating, drifting along crystal streams. Considering the river's water conditions and the schedules of different ships, the cruise company will arrange either Three Little Gorges or Shennong Stream.