Yangtze Gold 3 Cruise Ship

Yangtze Gold 3 Cruise Ship mainly introduces Yangtze Gold 3 overview including basic information, the reasons to choose it, highlights, facilities, cabin configuration and itinerary, which make you better know Yangtze Gold 3 cruise ship. Yangtze Gold 3, as the sister ship of Yangtze Gold 2, made her first service sailing in 2012. Built with the criteria of international ocean cruises and providing fantastic cruise facilities and hearty services, Yangtze Gold 3 is one of the top ship choices for people from different countries to enjoy the Yangtze River cruise trip!

Introduction of Yangtze Gold 3

Yangtze Gold 3 cruise ship is one of the sister ship of Yangtze Gold 2 and made her first voyage in May, 2012. This Yangtze River cruise ship satisfy the needs of both domestic citizens and travelers from the Europe and America, because it adopted the advanced international technologies and system to make the ship sail in comfort and smooth, learns the advantages of international ocean cruises, five-star hotels and high-end entertainment places, and arranged a series of activities and performances to treat every guests onboard. Therefore, people on the ship can spend very comfortable, happy, wonderful and leisure moments. also, there are in total 216 cabins and suites that can hold up to 570 people at once, you can choose their room from the totally 7 kinds according to your different needs and plans, and the luxury and harmonious rooms will give you very cozy stay during your days on the Yangtze River.

Basic Information

  • Maiden Voyage: May 9th, 2012
  • Tonnage: 17,000
  • Length: 149.95 meters
  • Width: 24 meters
  • Speed: 26 km/h
  • Passenger Capacity: 570
  • Number of Crew: 200
  • Total Cabins: 216
  • Decks: 6
  • Elevators: 3
  • Restaurants: 3
  • Itinerary: Chongqing<=>Yichang

Why Choose Yangtze Gold 3

Shocked Appearance

Drawing on the façade and built-in functional elements of the cruise ship, through the construction of the large forward tilt of the cruise ship and the outer arc balcony, and the optimized combination of classic colors, it makes a qualitative leap in visual impact and comfort. It is more suitable for canyon sightseeing, leisure tourism and business needs.

Prominent Tourist Destination Functions

The cruise ship continues to improve its destination functions in design details. The six tourism elements of “food, accommodation, transportation, sightseeing, shopping, and entertainment” are fully integrated, which can almost meet the various needs of tourists during their journey. Helipads, large double-story movie theaters and simultaneous interpretation conference halls are all the first of the Yangtze River Golden Series cruise ships. The ship also includes simulated cabs, children’s playgrounds, golf courses, circuit tracks, billiard rooms and other entertainment facilities. The Yangtze River Golden Cruise is a flowing water city, and the complete entertainment facilities in this “city” make it truly a place for tourists to “stay”.

More Cabin Types with Large Area

In addition to various types of cabins, including presidential suites, deluxe suites, deluxe double rooms, executive rooms and standard cabins. The number of single cabins has increased. It is worth mentioning that the shared space occupies one third, reaching 6,000 to 7,000 square meters, which better guarantees the comfort of the Yangtze River cruise tour.

High-end Positioning and Advanced Facilities and Equipment

It has advanced, energy-saving, low-carbon and environmental protection, lower noise decibels, better function layout, more sightseeing elevators, large and luxurious presidential suites, larger single bed rooms, and more comfortable passenger experience. At present, it is the only one on the Yangtze River that adopts the “mute cover” technology of the cabin, vibration and noise reduction, etc. Very advanced central ventilation system is applied in the building of the Yangtze Gold 3 cruise, which enable the air onboard the cruise circulate well and travelers can enjoy the very fresh and healthy air of nature.

Yangtze Gold 3 Facilities

Type Public Facilities Floor Layout Area(m2)
Catering Western Restaurant 2F 660
Business restaurant 3F 35
VIP restaurant 6F 378
Landscape bar 6F 970
Entertainment Large Double-story movie theater -1F 257 
Simultaneous interpretation hall
Children’s playground 2F 53
Conference room 4F 47
Fitness exercise Fitness Center 1F 146
Surfing Pool 5F 63
Outdoor Golf Practice Court Ceiling 786
Other Facilities SPA 1F 226
Lobby 2F 387
Business Center 2F 22
Monitor Room 2F 28
Broadcasting Room 2F 45
Photographing centre 2F 35

Cabin Type Introduction

Cabin type Total cabins Cabin size(m2) Beds(size) Private balcony Location
Standard Cabin 173 24.0 Twin beds(1.1 m * 2.0 m) 2F/3F/4F/5F
Deluxe King-size Bed Cabin 8 24.0 Double beds(1.8 m * 2.0 m) 4F
Executive Cabin 6 36.0 Twin beds(1.1 m * 2.0 m) 5F
Executive King-size Bed Cabin 5 36.0 Double bed(1.8 m * 2.0 m) 3F/4F
Presidential Suite 1 139.0 Double beds(2.0 m * 2.0 m) 3F
Executive Suite 1 72.0 Double beds(1.8 m * 2.0 m) 3F
Deluxe Suite 2 65.0 Double beds(1.8 m * 2.0 m) 4F

Significance of Yangtze Gold 3

Firstly, it is to accelerate the upgrading of the Three Gorges cruise ship and optimize the capacity structure of the Yangtze River. Various cruise ship companies have drawn up plans to build new cruise ships. Secondly, it is to play a leading role in promoting the overall development of the Three Gorges Tourism. Before and after the launch of the Yangtze gold series cruise ship, domestic and overseas propaganda and momentum, and then set off the Three Gorges tourism boom. At the same time, various cruise ship companies have improved their product systems, strengthened marketing, improved service quality, and overall improved the tourism level of the Three Gorges cruise ship. The Yangtze gold series cruises adhere to the characteristics of operation, enlarge the market, build the cruise as a tourist destination, highlight business reception, domestic and foreign guest travel, conference charter and other functions, aim at the high-end tourist market, and do not compete with other cruise ships in terms of pricing. Thirdly, it is to reflect the comprehensive social benefits and promote the employment of poverty alleviation in the Three Gorges reservoir area. At present, 70% of the service staff of the Golden Cruise on the Yangtze River come from the Three Gorges Reservoir area. In addition, the number of tourists transported by cruise ships to the scenic spots along the Three Gorges Reservoir area continues to increase, which has indirectly driven the local immigrants’ employment and local economic development.

Yangtze Gold 3 Cruise Itinerary

Downstream cruise from Chongqing to Yichang will take 4 days and 3 nights, while upstream cruise from Yichang to Chongqing will take 5 days and 4 nights. Select one and get to know more detailed information about its schedules, itineraries, etc.

4 Days and 3 Nights Downstream Itinerary(Chongqing -> Yichang)

Day Time Events
1 18:00 Boarding in Chongqing
20:00 Embarkation briefing
21:00 Departing from Chongqing
2 07:00-07:30 Morning coffee and Taiji  exercise
08:00-11:00 Visiting Fengdu Ghost City 
16:30-18:00 Shibaozhai or Three Kingdoms Show(Optional)
17:00-18:00 Captain welcoming party
20:30-21:30 The Three Gorges theme show
3 07:00-07:30 Morning coffee and Taiji  exercise
08:00-11:00 Visiting White Emperor City(Optional)
11:00-11:30 Set sail ,passing through Qutang Gorge
13:30-17:30 Lesser Three Gorges
17:30-20:00 Set sail, passing through the Wu Gorge, western part of Xiling Gorge
20:30-21:30 Entertainment show
4 07:00-07:30 Morning coffee and Taiji  exercise
08:00-11:00 Three Gorges Dam

5 Days and 4 Nights Upstream Itinerary(Yichang -> Chongqing)

Day Time Events
1 18:00-22:30 Boarding in Maoping, Embarkation briefing
2 07:00-07:30 Morning coffee and Taiji exercise
07:30-12:30 Optional tour to the Three Gorges Tribe or Quyuan Hometown
14:00-21:30 Three Gorges Dam, Quyuan Hometown or Ship Lift(Optional), Captain welcoming party, Three Gorges theme show
3 07:00-07:30 Morning coffee and Taiji exercise
08:00-12:00 Lesser Three Gorges, Mini Three Gorges(Optional)
14:30-21:30 Set sail ,passing through the Qutang Gorge, White Emperor City(Optional), dancing party
4 07:00-21:30 Morning coffee and Taiji exercise, Shibaozhai(Optional), Fengdu Ghost City, entertainment  show 
5 07:00-09:00 Three Gorges Dam, Disembarkation at Chongqi

Onboard Experience


Atrium-view Room, Deluxe Standard Room, Deluxe King Room, Executive Standard Room, Executive King Room, Deluxe Suite, Executive Suite and Presidential Suite, all facilities are equipped according to the standard of luxury five-star hotels.


In restaurants of multiple styles, China’s four major cuisines and a variety of Western-style meals are available. On Yangtze Gold Cruises, cuisine plays a major role in creating an ideal experience for the discerning travelers, treating their senses with delectable tastes in the finest Western tradition, as well as local specialties not found anywhere else. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are buffet (except for the Captain’s Farewell Banquet).


Every cruise is equipped with a large double-layer theater and simultaneous interpretation conference hall, meeting rooms of all sizes, a multi-functional hall for entertainment, a 5D cinema, a helipad and many other places for different purposes. 30 to 300 people can be accommodated at the same time for high-end business meetings, games, theme festivals, river parties and other activities.


Every Gold Cruise has its own “Shopping Street”, replete with a wide variety of shops, ranging from the latest fashion designs to carefully selected keepsake and mementos.


Tai Chi Learning

The Taiji Quan refers to a school or method of boxing or combat. Tai Chi Chuan is a sophisticated method of fighting based on the reconciliation of dynamically interacting forces.

Chinese Lecture

Offering lectures on Chinese history and culture which add insight and depth to the cruise experience. Topics include the evolution of the dam project and its importance to China, Chinese medicine, Chinese language, and Chinese traditional brush painting, dumpling making.

Featured Facilities:

  • Large two-tier movie theater (5F/Observation Deck)
  • Billiards (4F/Bridge Deck)
  • Children’s Playground (2F/Upper Deck)
  • Cyber Café (4F/Bridge Deck)
  • Gym Center (1F/Main Deck)
  • Swimming Pool (1F/Down Deck)
  • Mini Golf Course (Dome)
  • Running Track (6F/Sun Deck)
  • Beauty Salon (2F/Upper Deck)