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Sanctuary Yangzi Explorer

Sanctuary Yangzi Explorer

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Sanctuary Yangzi Explorer, is Uniworld's newest ship that sails on the Yangtze. Sanctuary Yangzi Explorer will continue Uniworld’s reputation of being one of the best river cruise companies in the world.

Traveling along the radiant Yangtze River, the all-new Sanctuary Yangzi Explorer will deliver you to ports, sights, and lands that you would not encounter on an ocean liner. Don’t be fooled by the small size of Sanctuary Yangzi Explorer; as soon as you step aboard, you will instantly be able to live your dream of trekking through Asia. With her advanced deck plan, you can be sure that your comfortable journey will be one of a kind.

The highlight of any Uniworld river cruise is the river itself, along with the curious destinations that are just begging you to explore their best-kept secrets. The 2019 itineraries for Sanctuary Yangzi Explorer are Highlights of China and the Yangtze as well as China, Tibet, and the Yangtze. Prepare for all of your traveling dreams to come true with these fantastic itineraries!

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Sanctuary Yangzi Explorer Facts

Inaugural Year: 2008
Refurbished Year: N/A
Tonnage (GRT): 6,733
Country of Registration: N/A
Guest Occupancy*: 124-162
Crew: 130
Crew-to-Passenger Ratio: N/A
Length: 302 feet
Width: 52 feet
Passenger Decks: 6
Cruising Speed: 16 knots

Total: 62
Suites, with balcony: TBA
Suites, without balcony: TBA
Ocean View, with balcony: TBA
Ocean View, without balcony: TBA
Inside: 0

Dining Type: Traditional

Casino: No

*Based on double occupancy
Ship Highlights

Exciting Excursions
With Sanctuary Yangzi Explorer, getting to know Asia up close and personal is a real possibility, hassle-free and with everything you need provided to you. Have fun while checking off your traveling bucket list with all of the phenomenal stops along the Yangtze River.

Excellent Onboard Amenities
You can expect to find some all-new, state-of-the-art amenities onboard this ship. Some of these new features include the suite lounge, outdoor observation deck, theater, and spa for your ultimate comfort and enjoyment. You will never fall short of something to do!

Fine Food
A main highlight of sailing on Sanctuary Yangzi Explorer is the unforgettable culinary experience. Seasoned with all the best flavors and dishes from every single stop along the way and flavored with the freshest and most authentic of ingredients, your taste buds will have you coming back for more each night. After a long day of sightseeing you will probably work up quite the appetite, and you can be sure that the food aboard Sanctuary Yangzi Explorer is some of the best that you’ll ever have in your life. On this cruise ship, you will waste no time experiencing authentic Asian flavors, both offboard and onboard. With chefs picking ingredients from local markets, your food will be the freshest rendition of local cuisine that will simply make your mouth melt. Along with your dinner, enjoy hand-selected wines paired with your food, truly giving you the best of both worlds. Afterwards, you can retire to your safe and secure stateroom, where you can bask in the comforts of elite accommodations that are sure to amplify your life-changing journey aboard Sanctuary Yangzi Explorer even more.

Sanctuary Yangzi Explorer Cruise Deals

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Uniworld Cruise Deals

All-Inclusive River Cruise Experience!

Uniworld offers a truly all-inclusive river cruise experience, with the following amenities:
  • On Europe itineraries, receive complimentary gratuities for the ship's staff and crew, as well as all onshore tour guides; includes any pre- or post-cruise land extensions.1
  • All scheduled airport transfers included.
  • Complimentary, in-suite butler service on all European based ships.2
  • Inclusive onboard dining and entertainment, and select complimentary beverages.
  • A variety of personalized excursions, led by English-speaking local experts.
  • Excursions created exclusively for Uniworld guests.
  • Well-equipped onboard fitness center, offering excercise and wellness clases (lead by certified onboard wellness instructors in Europe).
  • Bicycles and Nordic walking sticks for onshore use.
  • Shipwide internet and WiFi access, when available.3

1 Gratuities are not included for Russia & Egypt itineraries. For Asia itineraries, only gratuities for the local land experts and drivers during excursions are included.

2 Excludes Russia, Portugal and all non-Europe itineraries.

3 Service may be briefly interrupted in remote areas, while sailing, or moving through locks.

Certain restrictions apply. Select benefits will not be available on every ship, and may be withdrawn or changed by Uniworld at any time. Ever very effort has been made to produce this info accurately; we reserve the right to correct errors.
No Booking Fees

No Booking Fees!

We do not charge booking fees on any cruises! You're sure to enjoy an affordable Sanctuary Yangzi Explorer cruise when booking with us!
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Pricing listed above is per person, based on double occupancy in the least expensive accommodations available, are subject to change, may not reflect the most recent pricing, and get updated daily at 4:00 am. Prices don't reflect discounts and special promotions that you may qualify for. Go to Step 3 of the online booking process to view the live pricing and latest sales. Government taxes and fees are additional (viewable on Step 5).
Jump to: Suites - French Balconies - Oceanviews
Stateroom amenities include:
•A private balcony
Suites top
Royal Suite Grand Suite
Approximate Size: TBA
Located on: Xiling Deck, Main Deck

There is 1 Grand Suite stateroom on board Sanctuary Yangzi Explorer. This accommodation can fit up to 2 guests. The Royal Suite includes all amenities listed above.
Suite Suite
Approximate Size: TBA
Located on: Qutang Deck

These accommodations can fit up to 2 guests. The Suite includes all amenities listed above.

All stateroom descriptions are subject to change. Photos provided are not guaranteed to accurately represent the room listed. Some staterooms in the same category may have different furniture arrangements or be a different size than listed. We reserve the right to correct errors. Please verify all details with the cruise line directly.

Sanctuary Yangzi Explorer Deck Plans

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Explorer Deck
Qutang Deck
Wu Deck
Xiling Deck
Main Deck

Category Legend
Presidental Suite Suite
Presidental Suite Grand Suite

Deck Plan Key
Elevator Elevator

The deck plans of Sanctuary Yangzi Explorer provided on this page are subject to change. We reserve the right to correct errors. Please verify all information with Uniworld directly.
Explorer Deck
Sanctuary Yangzi Explorer Deck Plans

Sanctuary Yangzi Explorer Photo Gallery

Here's a look at some of the highlights of Sanctuary Yangzi Explorer:
For photos of staterooms, please click the accommodations tab provided above. The following photos are of Sanctuary Yangzi Explorer's sister ship, S.S. Antoinette. Ship is subject to modifications.
Conference Room
Conference Room
Fitness Center
Fitness Center
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