The MV Dong Fang Zhi Xing, also Eastern Star, was a domestic passenger ship capsized late Monday in the waters of China’s Yangtze River in the section between Wuhan and Jingzhou, in Hubei Province.
MV Dong Fang Zhi Xing was operated by Chongqing Wanzhou Dongfang Shipping Company, had been traveling from Nanjing, capital of east China’s Jiangshu Province, to Chongqing city in the southwest. The whole trip would be taken 13 days through eight provinces along the Yangtze River.
Is it safe to take Yangtze River cruise between Chongqing and Yichang?
Many travelers may worry about weather it’s safe to cruise on Yangtze River in the near future. Actually, most of the luxury Yangtze River cruises (International Standard cruises) run service between Chongqing and Yichang, not for the section of Jingzhou to Nanjing. The bureau would adjust the water level of Yangtze River between Chongqing and Three Gorges Dam. They try to make sure it is steady and safe to sail.
Besides, it just takes 4 days and 3 nights for downstream cruise from Chongqing to Yichang and 5 days and 4 nights for upstream cruise from Yichang to Chongqing. As for the cruise companies, there are the world famous cruise companies like Victoria Cruises (American managed cruise company), Century Cruises (managed in the European style) etc. The cruise ships offered by these cruise companies are experienced, high tech, safer with better service and less crowds. They will make sure to guarantee every traveler’s safety.
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