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The Yangtze Cruise ship organizes and arranges the Three Gorges tours and on board activities usually as the followings:
A welcoming party will be held to honor the guests on board on the first night of the Yangtze Cruise, hosted by the captain. Tasting delicious snacks and attractive beverages amid the romantic music background while listening to the captain's narration of cruise ship history and introduction to this Yangtze River itinerary is a great and memorable start of your tour.
Two to three times to disembark and have sightseeing tour, two or three themed soirees and about 4 lectures. Chinese martial arts and sports will be performed and Chinese traditional calligraphy and painting appreciation. There will also be guessing contest with prizes, Asian style dance and song performance, Beer Carnival and Games, Fashion Show and Midnight Theater. Some of the parties are generally free, just charged the beverages.
Some lectures are held at the short intervals of sightseeing tours involving teachings such as traditional Chinese health knowledge, Chinese cooking, Chinese Tai Chi practice, Chinese dance and calligraphy that would let you know much more about Chinese culture.
Passengers can also use various kinds of recreational facilities on board to arrange your own schedule of activities, such as reading in the library, relaxing in sauna and massage (Chinese or Thai style), playing card or chess game in the chess hall and doing exercise or playing table tennis in the gymnasium (24 hours). Hairdressing and barber services are also available.
The library in some cruise ships collects about 1,000 books, mostly in Chinese, although it might be some English or German periodicals; therefore, if you like to read something during your tour, bring a few of yours is recommended.
Business conference services can be available on request. It is recommended to negotiate the timing and price issues in advance to make your work smooth.
Passengers could go to the bridge to command a stunning view of the Three Gorges and the Yangtze River. For this sightseeing activity it should be booked in advance.
An appreciation dinner party will be on the final evening on board. The captain will deliver a gratitude speech and give a toast to all the guests.