Yangtze cruiser Victoria Jenna to be renovated

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A rendering of a renovated cabin onboard the Victoria Jenna.
A rendering of a renovated cabin onboard the Victoria Jenna.

Victoria Cruises’ 378-passenger Yantze River cruise ship Victoria Jenna will be undergoing a series of major upgrades for the 2016 season to get the vessel up to speed with the rest of the fleet, according to the company.

The Victoria Jenna is the largest and newest vessel in the Victoria fleet, having launched in 2009, and will receive an updated interior design that the company said will evoke “modern elegance.” Victoria Cruises retained the New York-based interior design firm it used for its other fleet renovations, and the overhaul is slated to get underway in December and be completed in time for the vessel’s relaunch in April.

With the renovation of the Victoria Jenna, Victoria Cruises will have complete upgrades and renovations for its entire fleet of Yangtze River cruise ships.

A rendering detailing some of the interior upgrades Victoria Cruises is planning for its 378-passenger Victoria Jenna.
A rendering detailing some of the interior upgrades Victoria Cruises is planning for its 378-passenger Victoria Jenna.

The Victoria Jenna is the eighth ship in the Victoria Cruises fleet and has 189 staterooms, of which 149 are superior cabins (225 square feet each), 35 are executive suites (333 square feet each), three are deluxe suites (428 square feet each), and two are the 588-square-foot Shangri-La suites. All cabins have private balconies and TVs with HBO and CNN.

There are also two restaurants: a single-seating main dining room and an a la carte restaurant on the top deck, as well as a three-story atrium lobby, two lounges, three bars, a fitness center, two lecture rooms, a library, a beauty salon and a gift shop. There is WiFi access onboard.

“At a mere 6 years of age, the Victoria Jenna was certainly not dated, but we wanted to bring it up to speed in comparison to the work we’ve implemented on other vessels,” Larry Greenman, manager of public relations and customer service for Victoria Cruises, said in a release. “Upon completion of the Victoria Jenna's renovation, our passengers will enjoy a uniform experience across our entire luxury fleet."

The Victoria Jenna sails Victoria Cruises’ Three Gorges Highlights program between Chongqing and Yichang for four- and five-day sailings with prices starting at $980 per person, based on double occupancy.

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