Tuesday 21 July 2009

China in 5-Star Luxury – You’re Cruising

You can now enjoy a river cruise with one of Europe’s most respected riverboat specialists without going all the way to Europe to do it – and see some of the most fascinating sights in China at the same time. has 12-night packages in April, June and August of next year that include ten-nights cruising the Yangtze River from Chongqing to Shanghai aboard the luxury Viking Century Sun, a hotel night pre- and post-cruise in Shanghai, return air including taxes from Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide or Brisbane, and all onboard dining that includes a complimentary wine package, Welcome Cocktail Reception, and both a spectacular Captain’s Welcome and Farewell Dinner.

And is selling this package from just $4899pp twin-share which is $1500pp off the brochure price – and throwing-in free air travel between Shanghai and Chongqing to join Viking Century Sun, and airport/ship transfers there as well.

Highlights of Viking Century Sun’s 10-night cruise include the Three Gorges, Lesser Three Gorges and the Three Gorges Dam, sacred Mt Jiu Hua, the birthplaces of porcelain and dragon boat racing, Hubei Province Museum in Wuhan and the architectural gardens of Suzhou.

For a fully-detailed itinerary and package inclusions phone 1300 369 848 or check-out

VIKING CENTURY SUN additional details: The 306-passenger Viking Century Sun has all the comforts of a 5-star hotel, including both an elegant restaurant and a cafeteria on the promenade deck.

There’s a choice of bars either inboard or on-deck with 360-degree views, and a gym and beauty salon; all staterooms are “outside” with private balconies.

Ports of call include Fengdu, Shibaozhai, Jingzhou, Dongting Lake, Wuhan, Jingdezhen, Mt Jiu Hua, Nanjing and Suzhou with departures from Chongqing on April 25, June 18 and August 17 2010.

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