MV Century Sun
MV Century Sun is designed and equipped according to world class standards. Century Sun is one of the largest river cruise ships on the Yangtze. This 6-story ship has 153 cabins on board, each with a private balcony. It features a spacious observation lounge, panoramic restaurant, fitness center, massage room and much more to ensure your comfort.
- Maiden Voyage: 2006
- Length: 416
- Passenger Capacity: 306
- Normal Crew Size: 152
- Staterooms: 153
- Suites: 10
As specified in each itinerary. Meals are based on the hotel's or restaurant's buffet or set menu. In general, beverages are not included, unless specifically stated. Although Gate 1 cannot make guarantees, every effort will be made to honor special dietary requests submitted in writing at least 72 hours prior to departure.
All children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Minimum age for children on escorted tours is 8. Minimum age on Discovery Tours is 12. Minimum age for European River Cruise programs is 16. Minimum age for game drives in Kruger National Park (South Africa) is 12. Minimum age for Uganda programs is 15. Minimum age for Norwegian Cruise Line® is 6 months old and to sail unaccompanied by an adult is 21 years of age. There is no minimum age on independent packages except for the Beijing & Shanghai special programs which have a minimum age of 5. Discounts for children sharing a room as third may apply to children under 12. Most hotels do not permit children under 18 to occupy a room without an adult. Accompanying adults are responsible for the safety of their children including to provide any necessary safety equipment (such as infant/child seats) where appropriate. Please note that many countries have adopted practices to prevent international abductions of children. If a person under the age of 18 years will be travelling with an adult other than his/her parents, or with only one parent, a notarized letter written by the parents, or non-travelling parent, granting authorization to travel, including the dates of travel should be carried.
Complete tipping guidelines are provided with final travel documents and on each program's website presentation, Trip Preparation/At Your Destination section.
Square Footage: 278
Category Cabin C
Deluxe Cabin with a private balcony and full-length observation window. Features a European style bathroom, television, safe, individual climate control, mini bar, hair dryer and is furnished with a unique and refined interior. Located on the Bridge Deck.
Square Footage: 278
Category Cabin B
Deluxe Cabin with a private balcony and full-length observation window. Features a European style bathroom, television, safe, individual climate control, mini bar, hair dryer and is furnished with a unique and refined interior. Located on the Promenade Deck.
Square Footage: 278
Category Cabin A
Deluxe Cabin with a private balcony and full-length observation window. Features a European style bathroom, television, safe, individual climate control, mini bar, hair dryer and is furnished with a unique and refined interior. Located on the Observation Deck.
Life on Board
RestaurantFine dining restaurant serves both western and Chinese-style dishes. Located on the Upper Deck.
LibraryThe library provides comfortable seating and a large selection of books. Located on the Observation Deck.
Lotus BarThe Lotus bar is a great place to sit back and relax while meeting new friends. Located on the Sun Deck.
Observation LoungeThe Observation Lounge is a large room where guests can enjoy the passing scenery while having a drink. Also, various entertainment and music performances reflecting local customs and traditions. Located on the Observation Deck.
Fitness CenterStay on top of your exercise routine at the fitness center. Located on the Upper Deck.
Massage RoomStop by the massage room and select from various massages offered. Also available by appointment. Located on the Upper Deck.
SalonThe salon hairdressers can provide you with a fresh new look and make you feel amazing. Located on the Upper Deck.
Hygiene and Safety Protocols
At Gate 1 we take your safety and security very seriously. We have a strong network of tour managers, local offices, ground operators and colleagues which help us stay informed in all the destinations that we operate. We closely monitor local situations which enable us to make the operational decisions necessary to keep our tours running safely. Millions of people travel the world each year and experience enjoyable and safe trips but crimes against people and property are sadly a fact of life. It is very important to be aware of your surroundings and avoid drawing attention to yourself. Please remember that you have the same responsibility for your personal safety and possessions as you do at home. It is essential to prepare for a safe and healthy travel abroad. Therefore before you travel, we strongly recommend that you visit the website of the US Department of State at https://travel.state.gov/content/travel.html for up-to-date travel advice on the countries that you are visiting. The website provides useful information on subjects such as safety and security information, health precautions and medications, health insurance and additional tips for traveling abroad. If you do not reside in the United States, we recommend you check your government's travel advisory website for any country you will be visiting. We recommend that you review the safety guidance that may be provided by us, our agents or suppliers, either before you go or when you arrive in your destination. You can also find helpful tips on our website in the "Trip Preparation" tab of each of our tour packages. We do know that in-spite of careful planning, things can sometimes still go wrong, so rest assured, we will be there to help and support you.
Gate 1 was an excellent tour provider. They were attentive to tourists needs and even anticipated things to make the trip go smoothly, They provided excellent local guides and introduced us to local foods to enhance our experience of China.
I had not traveled with a tour before and I had heard horror stories from friends and family about tours they had been on. I was very happy with our tour and accommodations. We saw so many wonderful things. The local guides were great. The bus drivers were great. She was amazing and handled all the different personalities of our group in a professional way. She is amazing. My one issue was the shopping. While I wanted to shop and did indeed purchase an expensive jade bracelet and pearls, I did feel the sales people in the jade store and pearl store were a little too aggressive. As a person from California I found it disturbing to be constantly followed in a store by a sales person and called "lady, lady". But, I still bought what I wanted to buy.