The Yangzi Explorer, our home for the three-day Yangtze journey, was newly renovated in 2008 and has a capacity of 124 passengers. One of the few five-star ships on the Yangtze, the ship features spacious cabins with private bathrooms and floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors that open to private balconies. There are a limited number of suites available on a first-come, first-served basis. Amenities include a panoramic restaurant, a bar, a theater, two lounges, a library, a fitness center, a business center with Internet access, a clinic, a sundeck, a salon, and a spa.
Prices are per person, double occupancy. For a single room, add $3,395 in 2015 and $2,295 in 2016.
International airfare to Beijing and from Shanghai and airfare within China are not included in the expedition cost. The group flights within China are $590 for the 2015 itinerary and $1,200 for the 2016 itinerary (subject to change).
National Geographic has reserved 12 cabins on the Yangzi Explorer on all 2015 departures.