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The Sanctuary Yangzi Explorer from APT River Cruises

The Sanctuary Yangzi Explorer Overview

The Sanctuary Yangzi Explorer Overview

The Sanctuary Yangzi Explorer is arguably one of the most luxurious river ships in the world, with all guests enjoying attentive service, fine dining and wonderful small group excursions. With just 62 suites available, the ship offers the intimacy and opulence that passengers have come to expect from an APT cruise. All in all your cruise on the Yangtze River is sure to be a holiday you will cherish forever.

Onboard Facilities

Stylish observation deck.

A two-floor theatre.

Hair and beauty salon.

Spa with six treatment rooms.



Onboard doctor.

Luxury Suites

With more floor space than any other ship currently cruising the Yangtze River, the suites aboard the Sanctuary Yangzi Explorer offer guests pure comfort. All suites feature a private balcony with seating; a private bathroom; a mini-bar; a flat screen television; a safety deposit box; personal climate control and more.

Why Choose the Sanctuary Yangzi Explorer?

The Yangtze’s only luxury all-suite ship.

Highest crew to guest ratio.

Internationally trained chefs serving up the finest in local and western cuisine.

The Sanctuary Yangzi Explorer Technical Data

  • Built: 2008
  • Built in:
  • Length: 300ft
  • Width:
  • Crew: 130
  • Staterooms: 62
  • Jr. Suites:
  • Ship Registry:
  • Home port:

The Sanctuary Yangzi Explorer Deck Plans

Explorer Deck

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Qatang Deck

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Wu Deck

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Main Deck

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Xiling Deck

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The Sanctuary Yangzi Explorer Cabin Layouts

Category A & B

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Category C, D & E

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The Sanctuary Yangzi Explorer Itinerary

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