Toronto to Beijing
Beijing to Xian
06. Fri 08-May-09
Hotel to airport Transfer (Xian)
Xian to Chongqing to Yangtze, Sichuan Air 3U8806 Dep 3:25PM - Arr 4:40PM (Economy class) Yangtze Paradise
Cruise pier Transfer (Chongqing), Board the ship from 5:00pm to 8:00pm and departs Chongqing at 10:00pm.(Dinner is at local restaurant).B,L,D
We had spent the day in Xian and then flew to Chongqing an hour and fifteen minutes.
We were met at the Chongqing airport by Jeff,our youngest guide who was just passionate about his city. Unfortunately our flight had been delayed by an hour and we hit rush hour traffic.
Jeff kept up a running commentary while we drove into the city.
He had arranged a preset menu at a beautiful restaurant.
He then took us to an ATM and supermarket to pick up some stuff for the cruise.
He arranged our porters for the luggage and got us checked onto the cruise before leaving us.
I found this photo online that shows the steep path down to the ships, porters carry your luggage.
Our luggage being carried in front of us.
Once aboard we were offered an upgrade to cabins at the front which we took
Our friends' salon.
Once settled we sat on our balconies and watched as we sailed out.