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Sanctuary Yangzi Explorer

Sanctuary Yangzi Explorer

APT Guided Tours & River Cruises
  • Guests: 124
  • Crew: 124 Staff
  • Tonnage:
  • Length: 91
  • Beam: 16.3
  • Cruise Speed:
  • Launch Year 2008
  • Refit Year 2017

The Sanctuary Yangzi Explorer is the smallest, most exclusive and most luxurious ship cruising the Yangtze River. It offers the level of intimacy, facilities, comfort and service expected.

Cruising aboard the luxurious Sanctuary Yangzi Explorer offers an intimate look at the Yangtze River and allows you to do as little, or as much, as you



Internationally trained chefs celebrate Chinese and continental cuisines with innovative à la carte menus at dinner and buffet options at breakfast and lunch. 

This is complemented by the sommelier-curated cellar and complimentary house wines, carefully selected imports, local beers and refreshing soft drinks.


Grand Suite

Mandarin, Jade, Celestial and Imperial Suites.

These four suites are the largest on the ship. Dressed in traditional Chinese decor, these sumptuous, spacious suites have separate bedroom and living areas and as well as uninterupted views of screensaver-worthy landscapes as the ship sails its course.

Additional perks to this luxury accommodation include room service, in-suite private dining, sparkling wine, a fruit bowl replenished daily, and afternoon tea imaginatively presented in a birdcage.


These 20 suites have an indoor seating area and a private balcony with table and chairs. They're spacious enough to accommodate a third person, and they include a free laundry service as well as access to the suite lounge for unlimited drinks and snacks.

Deluxe Cabins

These 38 ensuite cabins are the largest entry level of their kind on the Yangtze River. Stylish, and wish their own private balconies, each is fully equipped with satellite TV, electronic safe, minibar and fridge.

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Health and Fitness Facilities

On the Qutang deck there's the Huang Ding Spa and Fitness Centre for when you want to wind down or work out. Seek out the beauty salon for manicures, pedicures and hair styling so that you look your best as well as feel it.

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