Sailing on the Yangtzy River


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October 23rd 2017
Published: October 24th 2017
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As I write this blog, I am lying in bed listening to the clammer as we make our way through the five locks at the Three Gorges Project. We began the journey through the locks about 7 PM and it will take about 3 1/2-4 hours to get through them.

On Sunday afternoon,after an early rise and on the bus by 8 AM , we arrived at the dock where we embarked on our Yangtze River Cruise . We had lunch in Jingzhou and had a tour of the old city and a short visit to a museum where we saw a mummy that had been preserved for over 2000 years.

Our first impressions of the ship were very good. Our cabin is quite lovely. We have a balcony with two chairs and a little table. Our bathroom is quite spacious with a large shower with lots of hot water. Really, it is bigger than the bathrooms I have experienced on my Royal Caribbean cruises. The beds have lovely linens and are very comfortable. We have a flat screen TV with several English channels. We bought the Wifi package in our room so we really have everything we need.

We ordered our wine package and set off for dinner at 6:30. We sit with the same group every day and fortunately we have a great group- all Ontarioans.

After dinner we settled in for an early night for us. In bed by 10.

On Monday, we had breakfast at 8 AM and had a leisurely morning enjoying the trip up the Yangtze River . It was a dull, misty morning but by noon the sun came out and we had a beautiful afternoon to enjoy our excursion to the Three Gorges Project.


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