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Refurbed Victoria Jenna launches on China's Yangtze

Refurbed Victoria Jenna launches on China's Yangtze
Having upgraded and transformed its entire fleet - including  the complete overhaul of Victoria Katarina on two separate occasions in 2010 and 2014 - Victoria Cruises is celebrating the inaugural voyage of 2009-built Victoria Jenna, post a major renovation since its launch.

The six-year-old ship benefits from a complete redesign and a brand new appearance intended to bring the vessel up to speed with the rest of Victoria Cruises' fleet.

Victoria Cruises retained architect Leo Lam, the same New York-based interior design firm used for its other fleet renovations.

Like its sister ships, all staterooms aboard Victoria Jenna feature a private balcony.

VIP perks provided via the Luxury Amenities add-on include personalized 'white glove' service, upper deck placement, access to exclusive ship areas, complimentary Wi-Fi Internet access, exclusive happy hour, and enhanced culinary privileges including a la carte service and wine and beer with dinner.

'Since the launch of Victoria Jenna, the vessel has been surpassed by our own innovations as we've modernized the rest of our fleet one ship at a time,' said Larry Greenman, manager of public relations and customer service for Victoria Cruises.

'This signifies the completion of the extensive fleet-wide redesign we began in 2010,' noted Greenman.

Victoria Jenna rejoined the fleet on April 11 for Victoria Cruises' popular Three Gorges Highlights program between Chongqing and Yichang which it will continue to sail with twice weekly departures on Mondays and Thursdays.

Starting at $980 per person, based on double occupancy, the Three Gorges Highlights voyage is offered with three- and four-night options (based on river direction).

A standard shore excursion package is available for $90 per person and includes tours of Shibaozhai's famous red pagoda and the Three Gorges Dam as well as a scenic journey on a traditional sampan through Goddess Stream.

Victoria Jenna is featured in tour packages offered by US operators combining the Yangtze River with segments in Beijing, Shanghai, the ancient Qin Dynasty capital city of Xi'an and other destinations within China.