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The Sanctuary Yangzi Explorer introduces a new standard of cruising in China - more intimate and luxurious. With the largest cabins and suites on the river, all with private balconies, as well as the highest crew to passenger ratio on the river of 1:1, this is a Yangzi cruise unlike any other.

Carrying just 124 passengers, compared to the 300 plus accommodated on other cruise ships, the Sanctuary Yangzi Explorer offers the finest and most personalised service on the river. Onboard facilities include a la carte dining, a luxury spa, an observation deck, 24-hour room service, a two-floor theatre, library, and beauty and fitness facilities. The ship also has the most spacious and indulgent spa on board any cruise vessel on the Yangzi.

Why Yangzi


  • Highest crew to passenger ratio on the river of 1:1
  • Largest cabins and suites on river, all with private balconies
  • Spacious spa with variety of treatments
  • Carefully planned itineraries with variety of on board activities and site visits
  • Personalised service due to smaller number of passengers than other boats


  • July 03, July 31, August 07 2016 sailings include Shennongjia Nature Reserve in a special itinerary
  • Includes full day excursion to Shennongjia, known as the ‘Green Pearl’ of China
  • Explore this magnificent, ancient forest landscape where high, steep mountains make for some spectacular scenery
  • Shennongjia is home to the iconic golden monkeys, who can be seen playing in the trees overhead.