MS Century Diamond Yangtze River Cruise Ship

MS Centrury Diamond Yangtze River Cruise ShipIf you are considering taking one of our Yangtze River Cruises, you will be delighted to know that this cruise is navigated by the beautiful MS Century Diamond Cruise Ship.  This large cruise liner will complete your journey with the comfort you are seeking and amenities you can enjoy.  The Yangtze River is one of the longest rivers in Asia and the MS Century Ship is well equipped sail it’s bountiful waters.

Cabins and Images


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Diamond Sun DeckDiamond Observation DeckDiamond Upper DeckDiamond Middle Deck

Junior Suite Deluxe Cabin Deluxe Cabin Deluxe Cabin Main Deck
Observation Deck Deluxe Suites Deluxe Cabin Deluxe Cabin Junior Suite

Ship Specs:


Star Rating:5 star Plus
Initial Sailing: August 29, 2008
Route: Chongqing — Yichang and reverse
Speed: 26km/h
Gross Tonnage: 7142 T
Length: 110m
Beam/Width: 17m
Draft: 2.6m
Air conditioning: Centrally Controlled
Established by: Chongqing Dongfeng Ship Building Corperation
Built: 2008
Crew: 146
Capacity: 264
Height: 22.25(M):
Horsepower(KW):2160
Decks: 6



The Ms Century Diamond Cruise Ship set its first sail on the stunning Yangtze River in 2008. This new cruise ship is a magnificent part of enjoying your travel and is considered a 5 star cruise ship! When you enter the ship you will not be disappointed with an enchanting lobby and glass copula centering the levels of the ship. The Ms Century Diamond has many features such as an outside sundeck with comfortable seating, spa amenities, a fun lounge and bar area, trendy and cultural shops, performances, classes, luxurious dining areas and it doesn’t stop there. The friendly and accommodating staff, spectacular views and meeting other cruise enthusiasts such as yourself will only enhance your cruising experience.


Although we consider this a 5 star cruise line, you will want to bring comfortable clothes and shoes.  It is a casual atmosphere and you will need comfortable wear for your offshore excursion. However you may want to bring something less casual for your nightly dining experience.  If you would like to learn more about your travel and are in search of some travel tips, take a look at our Travel Tips page.  We have been doing these river cruises for many years and would like to help you every step of the way.

Ms Century Diamond Specifications

The standard cabins are very spacious at 270 sq ft and the suites are even larger giving passengers room to move around and enjoy the comforts of staying in hotel “like” accommodations.  There is a capacity of 264 passengers and a staff of 145 members. There are also 5 decks to choose from a variety of rooms.  While traveling through China on your cruise ship you will notice one of the premium highlights of each room is that it has its own balcony exit to enjoy the outdoor scenery at your leisure.  Giving you even more freedom to enjoy your journey as it pleases you.

On the MS Century Diamond every room comes with a modern bathroom, cultural yet modern decor, air conditioning, a TV, telephone and a hair dryer.  If you decide to upgrade to the Diamond Suites you will enjoy a living room area and a private sun deck as well.  Bath on one of your exclusive lounge chairs privately, while taking in the stunning scenery all around you.

Facilities aboard the MS Century Diamond

There are many features to enjoy upon this cruise ship.  There is an elegant main dining room or if you prefer there is also an “al la carte” menu and seating on the sundeck.  The meals on the sun deck are European meals and the dining area serves Chinese and European meals.  Breakfast and lunch are served buffet style.

If you are the type of person that enjoys a little exercise on your trip, there is an exercise room for our guests.  If you would like a more relaxing experience and want to pamper yourself you might indulge in a spa treatment or relaxing in the sauna.  There is also a small library if you wish to pamper yourself to a good book and quiet time.

The MS Century Diamond didn’t skip a beat creating a lovely social lounge and bar area for guests to enjoy either.  The welcoming staff will entertain you with drinks and company. Visit with your fellow travelers and discuss all the sites you’ve shared on this Yangtze River Cruise or sit back on a cozy chair while taking in the peaceful night sky.

The MS Century also has an internet area, cigar room, shops, and a doctor on board.

Entertainment on the MS Century Diamond

Besides all of the wonders you will see outside of the cruise ship itself you will also have an opportunity to enjoy some entertainment accommodated by the MS Century staff.  There are wonderful traditional Chinese performances, fashion shows, Tai-Chi class, and highlights to learn more about the Chinese arts and culture.  The performances are not always the same; however the staff will provide details to you once you are on board.

Need assistance or want to see what other highlights you are missing?  There is an on board English speaking guide to assist you for all of your needs or you can check with your Tours Director.

MS Century Diamond Highlights

One might say the chief highlight of the MS Century Diamond is having the opportunity to view historical sites and take in the beauty of the land throughout the Yangtze River at you own leisure.  Traveling via a river cruise – the magic of seeing places, mountains, and landmarks that you have never seen before or would not be able to see via anything else – is sure to be a priceless experience.

So whether you are going on the China Grand, Best of China, China Three Gorges, or the Classic China River Cruise, you will have the pleasure of enjoying your stay on the MS Century Diamond Cruise Ship.  Your specific program will tell you detailed information regarding boarding days and times, along with the destinations along the Yangtze River.  Find out more regarding specific itineraries on the Yangtze River Cruise page or visit our China page to learn more about this part of the world.

Our friendly and experienced staff is always here for any questions you might have.  You can reach one of our specialists at (800) 795-1633. We look forward to hearing from you!