Cruising the Yangtze in 2008

ADVERTORIAL “The water level has risenit’s now approaching the 175-meters mark, and cruising the river is even better than ever,” states Larry Greenman, Manager of Public Relations and Customer Service for Victoria Cruises. He adds, “Conventional wisdom used to be that when the water rose, the scenery wo

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“The water level has risenit’s now approaching the 175-meters mark, and cruising the river is even better than ever,” states Larry Greenman, Manager of Public Relations and Customer Service for Victoria Cruises. He adds, “Conventional wisdom used to be that when the water rose, the scenery would disappear. That is certainly not the case!”

Greenman explained that there is more to see than ever. He cited several examples. First, the vistas of the large gorges remain virtually the same as before. New cities have been built along the river at the high water mark, and now passengers can view the completed dam structure on a sightseeing tour.

Another new feature of a Yangtze cruise today is that visiting the small and mini-gorges is better than ever. With the rising water, Victoria is able to go even deeper into the dramatic interior of these rivers. “The steep cliffs with their verdant scenery seem to be so close you can almost touch them.”

New Boats for Small Gorge Excursions

With the higher water levels, Victoria utilizes larger, more comfortable boats to sail into the small gorges. Instead of small sampans seating about 30 people, the larger excursion boats carry 130 passengers, and these passengers can get up and walk around the ship to get the very best views.

Yangtze Itineraries from Pacific Delight Tours

Tours that include a Victoria cruise on the Yangtze River plus other popular China destinations are available through Pacific Delight Tours, a leader in China vacations. Rosalyn Gershell, Sr. VP Sales & Marketing, emphasized, “We offer several different itineraries that include Yangtze cruises- many more than any other company. In that way, our travel agency partners can offer clients a much more individualized vacation experience.”

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