Having experienced increased demand for its luxury river cruise product on China’s Yangtze River, Victoria Cruise Lines reports that it will launch a new ship in the spring of 2020. The line says that the Victoria Sabrina will be the largest river cruise ship in the world when departs on its inaugural voyage next spring.
Designed in cooperation with nine research and design firms, the Victoria Sabrina will be the first of a new generation of ships with environmentally friendly technologies that utilize electric power, save energy and aim to provide a smoother ride.
With six passenger decks, along with an additional Theater Deck, the new ship’s design will combine an open-concept floor plan, traditional Chinese décor and modern touches.
“Though our entire fleet of five-star ships received a complete overhaul since 2017—including our 2009 build, the Victoria Jenna—this new ship is the first to take full advantage of the increased water level of the Yangtze as a result of the Three Gorges Dam,” said Larry Greenman, manager of public relations and customer service for Victoria Cruise Lines, in a written statement. Access to excursions along the Yangtze and its tributaries has also been enhanced, he said.