Victoria Cruise Lines is launching a new ship sailing on China’s Yangtze River, in the spring of 2020, the Victoria Sabrina, that is said will be the largest river cruise ship in the world when it departs on its inaugural voyage in the spring of 2020.
The Victoria Sabrina will be the first of a generation of ships with new environmentally friendly technologies that utilize electric power, save energy, and provide the smoothest ride possible.
With six passenger decks featuring optimal placement of staterooms and amenities, plus an additional Theater Deck, Victoria Cruise Lines is embracing a design style marrying an open-concept floor plan with Asian decor.
“Though our entire fleet of five-star ships received a complete overhaul since 2017, including our 2009 build, the Victoria Jenna, this new ship is the first to take full advantage of the increased water level of the Yangtze as a result of the Three Gorges Dam,” said Larry Greenman, manager of public relations and customer service for Victoria Cruise Lines, in a statement.
Greenman also noted that access to excursions along the Yangtze and its tributaries has also been enhanced. “The mist-shrouded Three Gorges are just as impressive, but the overall experience goes much deeper into the panoramic vistas and traditions of the region and its people with new excursions and unique on-shore entertainment. Our upcoming new ship provides even more reason to experience the charm and culture of the Yangtze River unlike ever before.”
Superior staterooms provide approximately 275 square feet of space including a private balcony. Executive suites offer more than 375 square feet of living space along with complimentary access to the Luxury Amenities package which provides VIP perks such as “white glove” service, exclusive happy hour, complimentary Wi-Fi and access to exclusive ship areas including the Top of the Yangtze a la carte restaurant. Additional a la carte seating for the popular Luxury Amenities program will utilize The View restaurant at the bow of the ship.
The highest room category on the Victoria Sabrina are the Shangri-La Suites with more than 1,320 square feet of balcony space in addition to approximately 915 square feet of living space.
The onboard experience for passengers in all cabin categories features informative lectures and demonstrations as well as a dining program designed by celebrity chef Walter Staib. Victoria Cruise Lines is the only American-managed cruise line on the Yangtze River with a culinary program designed for the American palate and with passenger amenities designed for the Western clientele.