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adamspt says ...
Apr 06, 2015

Be prepared for rainy and foggy weather -- in addition to China's pollution. We lucked out and Beijing had absolutely beautiful, albeit cold weather while we were there.

rcar11 says ...
Sep 06, 2017

I wouldn't bother to purchase the most expensive room since you don't spend much, if any, time in your room except to change clothes or sleep. The rooms on this particular ship are a good size and are very comfortable so use the money saved on something else. This was a really nice ship!

SCcruiser2011 says ...
Sep 03, 2017

I wouldn't bother to purchase the most expensive room since you don't spend much, if any, time in your room except to change clothes or sleep. The rooms on this particular ship are a good size and are very comfortable so use the money saved on something else. This was a really nice ship!

RebeccaA48 says ...
Sep 02, 2017

Choose your cabin wisely. Although all cabins have veranda's, some are located too close to the engine, the anchor, etc and the noise created sleeping issues for some guests. Our friend's opted for Cabin 202 and had almost zero balcony. Cabin #439 was just right in location, size, convenience to staircases etc.

Sbf says ...
Jul 25, 2017

Get the drink package (if you drink) and get a room with a Balcony.

Thoman says ...
Jun 22, 2015

The boat was very comfortable, but do not expect a "cruise ship" experience. This is a standard river boat. China also has some hot and muggy weather, along with smog in their big cities. We found that this time of the year it is not bad, and we also had rain only one day.

fgumbel24 says ...
Dec 06, 2016

Shanghai and Beijing smog and pollution were worse than expected and made both my wife and I ill with some form of reaction like bronchitis. Was surprised how bad smog and air polluiton were throughout the trip. didn't see the sun till late in the trip and it was bright red from the polution.

jweber18906380 says ...
Sep 27, 2016

...this is a very active, busy tour and there is lots of walking and star climbing...our weather was so hot and humid which exaggerated the required effort!

NCVikingnewbie says ...
Aug 12, 2016

Don't miss the lectures -- wonderful amounts of information to help make your excursions even more meaningful.

maryelizabethhe says ...
Dec 10, 2015

We went in November/December. The weather can be rainy and foggy. It is also quite humid.

Fheagle says ...
Oct 29, 2015

Starting in Beijing and then cruising for 5 days was a nice way to go!

SacramentoJan says ...
Aug 03, 2015

I was happy that we had the Beijing to Shanghai route rather than the opposite. It was great to see the exciting things right away, then rest on the cruise and have a relaxed time before Shanghai. If possible, arrive a day or two early to adjust to time zone. It is crazy hot/humid/rainy in summer.


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