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Sanctuary Cruises Specifications and Features

  • Deluxe Cabin
  • Suite
  • Spa

With the highest crew-to-passenger ratio (1:1) and the largest cabins and suites on the Yangtze River, the Sanctuary Yangzi Explorer sets the standard for intimate and luxurious river cruising in China. Onboard facilities include a la carte dining, a spacious luxury spa, an observation deck, 24-hour room service, a two-floor theatre, library, and beauty and fitness facilities. A team of internationally-trained chefs and a well-stocked wine cellar ensure dining aboard the Sanctuary Yangzi Explorer is a superb experience. Innovative a-la-carte menus featuring the finest of Chinese and continental cuisine, served with complimentary house wines, local beers and other refreshments at all lunches and dinners, are hallmarks of the Sanctuary Yangzi Explorer experience.


The Sanctuary Yangzi Explorer has 38 deluxe cabins, 20 suites and 4 specialty suites.

All cabins boast floor-to-ceiling windows providing access to private balconies with outdoor armchairs and coffee tables. In addition to a choice of king or twin beds, connecting cabins are also available. All cabins are equipped with private bathroom, hairdryer, safety deposit box, mini bar and LCD satellite television.


Dining on board the Sanctuary Yangzi Explorer is your chance to savour traditional Chinese cooking at its finest. With an a-la-carte menu and cooking lessons from our executive chef for all ages, you can enjoy and learn to cook local delicacies.

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