Due to increased demand for cruises to the famed Three Gorges, Victoria Cruises has repositioned the Victoria Sophia on its popular Three Gorges Highlights program. The vessel has joined the rest of Victoria Cruises’ fleet of five-star ships offering 3- and 4-night cruises between Chongqing and Yichang. A one-time shore excursion cost of $90 pp, inclusive of all standard excursions, includes an educational tour of the largest hydro-electric dam project in the world, the Three Gorges Dam. In addition, guests can visit Shibaozhai, often referred to as “The Pearl of the Yangtze,” to view its 12-story wooden pagoda dating back to the 18th century, and take a traditional Chinese sampan (a small wooden boat) along one of the Yangtze’s tributaries for an up-close look at local life on the Yangtze River. Rates for the Victoria Sophia start at $980 pp. For more information, call (800) 348-8084 or visit victoriacruises.com.