Century Cruises Launches the Century Legend

Century Cruises launched its second new 398-guest vessel, Century Legend. The Century Legend's identical sister ship Century Paragon was launched in March of this year. With the introduction of the Century Legend, Century Cruises grows to a fleet of seven.

Designed specifically for the Western traveler, Century Cruises has continued its collaboration with European naval architects Yran and Storbratten (architects for Disney Cruises, Seabourn, Holland America, Viking River Cruises among others) for the design of these new vessels.

The Century Legend will sail on Saturdays for four day/three night itineraries downstream between Chongqing and Yichang and on Tuesdays for five day/four night itineraries upstream on the same route. The itineraries visit the Yangtze River highlights of Shibao Pagoda, the Three Gorges of Daning River or Shennong Stream), the Three Gorges Dam as well as a transit of the dam’s locks system.

Like sister ship Century Paragon, the Century Legend includes extended exterior scenic sightseeing elevators; a seven-story grand atrium lobbies; a 2,000 square foot indoor swimming pool and leisure area. Both ships also have a large, pillar-less multifunction room with 12-foot ceilings that hosts evening performances and guest lectures. For entertainment, guests can also enjoy 150-seat HD cinema with multi-lingual capabilities. WiFi is available throughout the ship.

Century Cruises provides a private balcony in all staterooms designed specifically to provide views of the Yangtze river. The Century Legend has 196 exterior staterooms including two 1,140-square-foot Presidential Suites; 34 Executive Suites (415 square feet) located on two exclusive, suite-only Executive Club decks; four Junior Suites (323 square feet) and 156 Riverview Staterooms (301 square feet).

All suites and staterooms have daily maid and turndown service, king-sized bedding, all- cotton luxury linens, separate sitting area, LCD Satellite televisions (with channels including HBO and CNN), individually controlled air conditioning, a bath with separate tub and shower and personal grooming amenities. In addition, suites have personalized butler service, Italian coffee makers, mini bar, DVD players, daily snacks and fruit. Guests in the Presidential Suites also receive a full array of additional services via 24-hour room service.

For more information, visit www.centuryrivercruises.com.

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