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Yangtze cruise ship Century Glory debuts

Century Glory
Century Glory will operate Chongqing-Yichang round-trips for the rest of the year
The newly delivered Century Glory (Shi Ji Rong Yao in Chinese), operated by Chongqing Century Cruises, began operating on the Yangtze River.

The 15,000gt vessel was built at Chongqing Zhongjiang Shipyard at a total investment of nearly RMB300m ($42m).

650-passenger capacity

Carrying up to 650 passengers and 180 crew, Century Glory measures 150 meters, with a beam of 21 meters and a draft of 3 meters. It offers a high-end product, according to Liu Yan, president of Century Cruises.

The ship will homeport at Chongqing and sail Chongqing-Yichang round-trips for the rest of this year.

Established in 1992, Chongqing Century Cruises operates 12 high-end vessels on the Yangtze.

Two more new ships to come

Two further newbuilds are under construction for delivery by the end of 2020 and 2021.