The Sanctuary Yangzi Explorer navigates the mighty Yangtze River in absolute luxury. With an unprecedented 1:1 passenger to crew ratio, guests can expect the highest level of service at a relaxed pace.

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Spacious and tranquil, the Sanctuary Yangzi Explorer has 38 deluxe cabins, 20 suites, and four specialty suites, and boasts the largest interiors of any other ship on the river. There are connecting cabins available to accommodate guests traveling in groups. Find serenity in the calming colors, warm lighting, and contemporary furnishings indicative of every en suite cabin. Chinese artwork, stylish textiles and silver leaf wallpaper with peony print decorate the rooms.  The Celestial and Imperial Suites have contemporary-Colonial Chinese style.

All of the comforts of a modern hotel are found on board, including a fully-stocked minibar, electronic safe, and LCD television. Each cabin also includes a private balcony equipped with comfortable seating, ideal for taking in the breezes and beauty of the river. Guests can be assured that with the ship’s state-of-the-art disposal and on-board recycling that their holiday on the river will have minimal impact on the Yangtze environment.

On board activities are found throughout all five decks of the vessel, giving guests ample room to spread out and experience everything the Sanctuary Yangzi Explorer offers. A delicious selection of Chinese and continental dishes are available a la carte, prepared by internationally-trained chefs and staff and served in the Dynasty dining room. For a special treat, consider booking a private dining room for an intimate and relaxed dinner. Enjoy nightly live music and performances in the two-story Tang Theatre, or sample the wide variety of beers, wines, and spirits available in the Explorer Bar.

Discover the culture of China with Tai Chi, cooking, calligraphy, embroidery, and other daily activities designed for guests of all ages. Visit the spa for soothing treatments, and head to the sun lounges on the upper decks for solace as the river flows by. Guests will cruise the most stunning sections of the Yangtze and the natural splendors of the Three Gorges, witnessing first-hand the profound impact – for better and worse – that the massive Three Gorges hydroelectric dam has had on this historically beautiful area. Disembarking into the town of Fengdu paints an authentic portrait of life on the Yangzte.

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