Places Visited: Chongqing, Fengdu, Qutang Gorge, Wu Gorge, Shennong Stream, Xiling Gorge, Three Gorges, Yichang
The smallest of the Yangtze cruisers, with only 62 exclusive cabins and suites (the most spacious on the river), this is the crème de la crème of Yangtze cruisers, and our number one choice. All of the accommodation benefits from private balconies and gorgeous floor-to-ceiling windows yielding expansive views. An unrivalled staff-to-passenger ratio of 1:1 ensures highly personalised service at all times.
International-grade, five-star facilities on board include à la carte dining, an indulgent spa, fitness centre, theatre and high observation deck. Passengers may also benefit from a range of on-board activities, including Tai-Chi, Chinese cookery classes and lessons in traditional Mandarin calligraphy. Another real plus with the Sanctuary is that it visits less crowded sites than its competitors, and uses only the most knowledgeable guides.