Since 1993, Victoria Cruises has been a leader in river cruising. The line, based out of New York, established new standards for cruising from day one, when it planned and then sailed (in 1994) a luxury river cruise along China’s Yangtze River. When the ship edged out of its port, travelers and the travel industry new there was something special happening. Today, Victoria cruises operates a fleet of seven Five-Star Ultra-Luxury vessels (as determined by the China National Tourism Administration) and each of the ships are all newly built or structurally rebuilt.
All of the vessels in the Victoria Cruises fleet featured new-design European-Asian-inspired staterooms (with modern private balconies, bathtubs, and cable TV), spacious architecture, Wi-Fi, and international telecommunications systems. Ships range in size from 200 to 400-passenger occupancy, and they’re built to maritime standards.
Onboard activities provided on Victoria cruises focus on showcasing China’s culture and highlighting the beautiful Yangtze, which is the world’s third longest river. During the daytime, cruisers attend lectures, acupuncture demonstrations, painting classes, and Tai Chi lessons. At night, there are cultural presentations and fashion shows going on, and there’s always authentic Chinese music playing.
Victoria Cruises’ ships cater to travelers who want the best service. The line has created an Executive Deck Program for those who desire “white-glove” service, with enhanced stateroom placement, access to an Executive Lounge, complimentary beverages, and exclusive shore excursions for groups of six or more.
Travel Weekly magazine recently selected Victoria Cruises’ Victoria Jenner ship as a Silver Award Winner for the Magellan Awards’ River Cruise Ship Category. To get more of an idea why, and to see all of the other glorious Victoria Cruises ships, visit the Victoria Cruises website.