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CHINA’S YANGTZE . . . A GIANT CRUISE DRAWCARD

17-01-2014 | 

Australians’ love for cruising couldn’t be better indicated by the growing number booking a China tour which encompasses a Yangtze River experience. That’s the news from leading China specialist of 27 years Helen Wong’s Tours which includes a Victoria Cruises’ luxury cruise through the Three Gorges on nine of its 19 group and premium groups tours.

Australians’ love for cruising couldn’t be better indicated by the growing number booking a China tour which encompasses a Yangtze River experience.

That’s the news from leading China specialist of 27 years Helen Wong’s Tours which includes a Victoria Cruises’ luxury cruise through the Three Gorges on nine of its 19 group and premium groups tours.

“To have the chance to cruise the Yangtze is very much on the mind of travellers when choosing a China tour,” said founder and managing director Helen Wong.

“Our sales figures show there has been a steady increase in interest, which is very much the case with all types of cruising around the world,” she said.

“The fact that additional cruise ships have been assigned to the Yangtze and its Three Gorges in recent years is an indication of the strength of cruising through this scenic region of China.”

Despite early concerns surrounding the damming of the river in the early 2000s, Ms Wong said such a project generated plenty of additional interest with as much focus on the massive dam as the Three Gorges themselves.

“The dam and its sheer size is man-made marvel, very much a modern Great Wall, which has become a major drawcard,” she said.

Helen Wong’s Tours includes a three-day Yangtze cruise aboard the five-star Victoria Cruises Katarina on such tours as its 15-day Yangtze Wonders group tour, priced from $4950 per person twin share, including return air fare from Australia.