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We would like to thank our friends and colleagues at www.GotSaga.com for featuring my article on Guilin and the Lijiang River.  What a befitting destination to feature in light of the Chinese New Year celebration currently going on!

Celebrations International Travel’s agents can help you plan a tour to China that best suits your travel style.  Whether you prefer to participate in a tour where the itinerary is pre-set and you get to join a group of traveliing companions, or if you’d prefer a tour itinerary customized with travel dates of your choice and including only those cities and towns that interest you, we can help you explore the wonders of China and the world!

Either as a part of your tour to China or as a trip by itself, a river cruise down the Yangtze and Lijiang Rivers is a unique and unforgettable experience.  See our Cruises page to learn more.  Victoria Cruises is an American-owned and managed cruise line specializing in Yangtze River cruises.  There is no better, more luxurious way to experience the waterways of China.

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Here is an excerpt from a  press release I received from Victoria Cruises, a river cruise line specializing in cruises on the Yangtze, yesterday morning.   I’ve added the green headings to make it easier to read.

(Click on the Victoria Cruises link to see pictures of the Victoria Jenna and other ships.)

ONE WEEK AFTER INAUGURAL VOYAGE ON CHINA ‘S YANGTZE,
VICTORIA JENNA IS NOW WORLD’S LARGEST RIVER CRUISE SHIP

Victoria Cruises Newest Ship Boasts More Suites Than Any Other Vessel On The Yangtze

NEW YORK , NY (Sept. 14, 2009) – On Sunday, Sept. 6, Victoria Cruises launched the Victoria Jenna the world’s largest and most technologically advanced luxury river cruise ship.  One week after its inaugural journey along China ‘s mist-shrouded, temple-lined Yangtze River , the Victoria Jenna shattered expectations and achieved several milestones.

About Stateroom Accommodations: The Victoria Jenna makes history as the first river cruise ship in the world to possess four elevators, two separate full-service kitchens and wireless CDMA Internet, as well as full bathtubs and high efficiency dual-flush toilets in each passenger stateroom.

With 200 staterooms and a passenger capacity of 400, the Victoria Jenna is the largest ship in the Victoria Cruises ‘ five-star fleet, which has now grown to eight vessels.  The room breakdown is as follows: 150 superior staterooms, 35 junior suites, three deluxe suites and two Shangri-La Suites.

“When we first conceptualized the Victoria Jenna, we envisioned a state-of-the-art river cruise ship above and beyond that which made our previous five-star vessels exceptional,” noted Larry Greenman, manager of public relations and customer service for Victoria Cruises .

“The Victoria Jenna marks a new standard for class, style and elegance, and Victoria Cruises is once again proud to pioneer a new era of luxury cruising on the Yangtze River ,” added Greenman.

Meeting & Dining Rooms: Two dedicated conference rooms (equipped with AV-ready equipment for presentations) with capacity to seat up to 40 guests each make the Victoria Jenna perfect for corporate meetings and retreats, while the Yangtze ClubDynasty Dining Room, also the Yangtze’s largest, boasts a capacity of 350 guests, while the upper deck VIP Club restaurant has a capacity of up to 150 guests.

About the Food: Two separate kitchens provide customized meal requests, such as Kosher Tours, Gluten-Free and Vegetarian cuisine.  The VIP Club offers á la carte dining, as well as omelet & egg stations for breakfast, noodle and sandwiching stations for lunch, and Carving and Peking Duck stations for lunch or dinner (varies by day).  All food on the ship is freshly-baked and freshly-made. Grass-fed and non-hormone meats are used, and all pastries, breads and desserts are handmade.

More on Stateroom Amenities: All staterooms feature a private balcony so guests can appreciate the magnificent views of the Yangtze River .  Marble-Top bathroom counters, in-room refrigerators and safety boxes, 26″ Phillips LCD flat screen televisions in each stateroom (suites feature 42″ Phillips LCD flat screen TVs with DVD player), international cable TV broadcasts of HBO and CNN, advanced-cooling air conditioning systems and a fully fit-out fitness center further add to the luxury look and feel of the Victoria Jenna.

Public Spaces & Activities: The Victoria Jenna also features a lecture room (for talks about the river’s history and lessons in Tai Chi, Mandarin language and mah jong), library/reading room, cocktail lounge, beauty parlor and mini-spa, gift shop, spacious observation deck, business center, health clinic and lavish atrium lobby.  The ship’s overall décor is highlighted by a rich tapestry of colors, gleaming woods, sparkling chandeliers, and American and European influences with Asian accents.

Green Cruising: The Victoria Jenna is poised to become the new leader in environmental conservation and “green” renewable technology with the best fuel-passenger ratio on the river due to improved navigational design and weight distribution.  To drastically eliminate paper usage, the Victoria Jenna employs a five-star hotel management software application to fully streamline ship operations from onboard shopping to passenger telecommunications.

The ship possesses advanced SONAR, GPS, Engine and Navigation systems to ensure maximum safety, as well as 24/7 video security surveillance system for passenger areas.

Entertainment & Shore Excursions: In addition to onboard activities such as Tai Chi lessons and a host of nightly entertainment options, the cruise features invigorating shore excursions such as the impressive Three Gorges Dam in Sandouping, an extraordinary feat of engineering. Visitors will also have the opportunity to board a smaller boat for a mind-blowing expedition down the Yangtze’s scenic Daning or Shennong River tributaries to the Small Gorges.

For more information or to book, call Celebrations International Travel at (480) 272-6020 or Contact Us.

Exciting News!  Celebrations’ River & Specialty Cruise Web site section has been expanded.  Information is now available about Victoria Cruises and AMA Waterways.

River and specialty cruises are a great way to experience a destination up-close, while still enjoying the convenience of unpacking only once aboard your floating hotel.

And most, if not all of your shore-side excursions and activities are included, making river and specialty cruising a great deal!

Victoria Cruises is an American-managed cruise line specializing in China and Yangtze River Cruises.Celebrations’ River & Specialty Cruise Web site section has been expanded. Information is now available about Victoria Cruises and AMA Waterways. River and specialty cruises are a great way to experience a destination up-close, while still enjoying the convenience of unpacking only once aboard your floating hotel. And most, if not all of your shore-side excursions and activities are included, making river and specialty cruising a great deal! Victoria Cruises is an American-managed cruise line specializing in China and Yangtze River Cruises.

Victoria Cruises Staff

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