Century Cruises to launch newbuild Yangtze ship in 2019

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The 650-passenger Century Glory will launch in September 2019.
The 650-passenger Century Glory will launch in September 2019.
Chinese company Century River Cruises plans to launch a river cruise ship on the Yangtze River next year, the company's eighth on the river and its first newbuild since 2013.


The 650-passenger Century Glory, which will set sail in September 2019, will be the largest vessel on the Yangtze, according to Century, at 492 feet long and 70 feet wide.

A rendering of Century Cruises' forthcoming Century Glory.
A rendering of Century Cruises' forthcoming Century Glory.

Public areas will include a cinema, an atrium lobby, an indoor bar, an observation lounge, a sun deck bar, two dining rooms, a gym, a self-service laundry and a convenience store. The vessel will also incorporate newer technologies such as electronic propulsion, a rudder propeller and low-emission systems.

The staterooms will include connecting cabins for families traveling together.

Century River Cruises was founded 18 years ago, and the company has a fleet of seven river vessels sailing the Yangtze.

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