Why cruise on this ship?
The MS Select Explorer is an elegant river cruise vessel, which was built in the Netherlands in 2001. The 125.5 m long vessel combines spacious comfort with an elegant and cozy atmosphere.
China has one of the world's great culinary traditions. Passengers will experience the joys of Chinese cuisine, expertly prepared with the highest quality fresh ingredients. Victoria's award-winning dining experience is reflective of China's evolving culinary landscape, with a fusion of western dishes.
Meals are served in a single-seating Dynasty Dining Room. Sumptuous western and Chinese buffets are offered at breakfast, lunch and dinner. An elegant Captain’s Farewell Banquet is served on the final night of the cruise.
In addition to the main Dynasty Dining Room, we have a separate dining room which offers buffet breakfast and lunch, and an a la carte menu at dinner. This separate dining room is available without additional charge to passengers pre-booking upgraded Executive Superior Cabins and Suites, or for a supplementary charge for passengers in Superior Cabins on other decks.
If you have special dietary requirements, please advise us of your needs at time of booking. Meal times will be posted in a daily events schedule distributed to each cabin. The legal drinking age on board Victoria Cruises vessels is 18 years old.
Onboard is a three-story atrium lobby, two lounges, three bars, a gym, lecture room, library, beauty salon, massage room, and gift shop.
Take part in the programs they offer to enhance your vacation and learn more about the Yangtze and Chinese culture.
Health and fitness
Passengers can enjoy a wide range of services from Internet access to personal massages.
Kids and teens
Please be advised that there are no dedicated children's or teens facilities onboard.
With cosy, well-appointed standard cabins and elegant suites, the Victoria Sophia has been redesigned with private balconies for all cabins to allow intimate, private viewing of the scenery of the Three Gorges. The Victoria Sophia's hospitable, well-trained staff makes passengers feel comfortable and at home aboard this floating hotel.