Themed Yangtze cruises

A&K offers experiences of Chinese festivals, art, food and medicine during 2011 river cruises.

Cruising to a theme is making its way to the oriental rivers of China this year when tour operator A&K charters the luxury 124-passenger Sanctuary Yangzi Explorer along the Yangtze and through the spectacular Three Gorges.

A Chinese Easter cruise departs April 21 and 24 and includes morning tai chi, traditional Chinese art and craft demonstrations, Easter egg tossing and a Chinese banquet.

June 2 is the sole departure for the Health & Wellness-themed cruise, which focusses on the ancient philosophies of Chinese medicine. Passengers will be immersed in the arts of reflexology, acupuncture and other traditional healing methods, Chinese cooking classes and tai chi; all complemented by special menus designed to cleanse the body.

Finally, the company will run a Dragon Boat Surprise on the June 2 and 5 departures, featuring lectures on the historical significance of the ancient festival, cooking classes for Chinese delicacies and broadcasts of the Dragon Boat races.

All A&K’s themed Yangtze departures run on the same itinerary as the ‘Highlights of China’ cruises, which visits the ancient river village of Wanzhou, Qutang Gorge, temples of Fengu, forest of Wu Gorge, Xiling Gorge, Three Gorges and more.

For bookings contact Abercrombia & Kent on 1300 851 800.