A team of internationally-trained chefs design innovative menus of both Chinese
and Western dishes, catering to the most discerning of palates. Lunches and dinners feature complimentary house wines, coffee and tea, local beer, and bottled water.
The welcome letter found in your cabin will indicate your prearranged table number or notified by your tour guide. Breakfast is usually served at 7:00 a.m., lunch at 12:00 a.m. and dinner at 7:00p.m. Time of dinning however is sometimes adjusted according to shore excursion arrangements.
In-cabin dining: you may order from our in-cabin Room Service Menu 24 hours a day.
Breakfast: Western or Chinese Buffet
Lunch / Dinner: Chinese Table
Cultural Programs & Entertainment
The MS Yangtze Explorer is staffed by the best knowledgeable guides and resources who support a programme of daily lectures and shore excursions, ensuring guests are educated, engaged, and informed. Being the smallest and most intimate ship on the Yangtze, we operate our shore excursions with fewer passengers than most other cruise ships, and thus can offer a more informative experience and at times which are less frequented by other cruise groups. The onboard entertainment is discerning and sophisticated, consciously avoiding the ubiquitous karaoke found on so many Yangtze cruise vessels.
- Taiji Boxing
Every day morning, guests will stand on the Sun Deck to practice Taiji Boxing under the professional's guidance, each act display the Chinese profound culture.
We offer lectures on Chinese history and culture which add insight and depth to the cruise experience. Topics include the evolution of the dam project and its importance to China, Chinese medicine, poetry by many of the famous Chinese sages, Chinese language, Chinese traditional brush painting, dumpling wrapping, etc.
- Acupuncture show
Acupuncture is a traditional Chinese medical technique, and gateway to Chinese Medicine, Health and Wellness. How does it work? You will see this on our cruises.
- Cabaret Shows
Our crew puts on a performance not to be missed! Singing, dancing, music! The cabaret show is also an opportunity for passengers to display any special talents they may have, whether it be shaking a leg, or curling the tongue...anything! This is a wonderful opportunity to unwind and enjoy the experience while cruising on the Yangtze.