Century Cruises’ two all-new ships, the Century Paragon will make its first voyage on March 19, 2013 on Yangtze River. While Century Legend will begin its maiden voyage on May 18, 2013. Aboard Century Paragon and Century Legend, guests will be treated to some decidedly uncommon river cruise features.
The “First” of Century Paragon & Century Legend
Century Paragon & Legend, designed by Yran and Storbrraton, have adopted green technology, including:
- The first integrated e-propulsion and rudder propeller system on the Yangtze, reducing vibration and noise while increasing the ships’ maneuvering capability;
- The first Internet-based remote control surveillance system;
- The first “zero paint” Yangtze cruise ships, instead colored using high-tech compound panels for interior decoration and furniture.
The “Uniqueness” of Century Paragon & Century Legend
- An over 2,150 square foot heated indoor swimming pool and spa complete with bar, fitness center, private relaxation area and two dressing rooms with shower;
- Public area and sightseeing elevators extended to the B1 deck;
- A 7-story Grand Atrium lobby that provides views of the surrounding Yangtze scenery;
- An unobstructed 12-foot high, multifunctional lounge featuring a center stage with large LED screen;
- An auditorium-style HD cinema seating up to 150-guests, and featuring multi-lingual translation equipment for international meetings.
Each ship accommodations 398 passengers and features a choice of accommodations that include 160 deluxe cabins, 34 executive suites and two presidential suites.
The standard deluxe cabins on Century’s two new ships are 301 square feet, the largest standard cruise ship cabins or suites currently on the Yangtze. All have balconies and amenities such as a direct dial phone, LCD Satellite TV, automatically controlled air-conditioning and a bathroom with a separate bathtub.
Guests staying in executive suites are able to access exclusive areas available only to them, including an a la carte restaurant, a private reception area, bar and sundeck area. They also have access to 24-hours concierge service for food and beverage, executive suites guests receive a “welcome” bottle of red wine and one Western dinner in the Executive Club Restaurant.
The new ships also have two restaurants: a main restaurant featuring floor to ceiling panoramic windows, and the Executive Club restaurant on deck 6 primarily for executive suite passengers.
Entertainment & Activities Onboard:
For leisure hours there are two bars, WI-FI throughout the ships, a variety of shops, a game room, library, two KTV rooms, a card room and a children’s playground. Cooking demonstrations featuring traditional Chinese and “Hot Pot” cooking, and Tai Chi classes are available on board every morning.