Biggest River-Liner Starts Maiden Voyage
    2009-09-07 12:08:25     CRIENGLISH.com      Web Editor: Xu Leiying
 

The picture published Monday, September 7, 2009, shows the Victoria Jenna, the world's biggest liner to cruise inland waterways. [Photo: xinhuanet]

The Victoria Jenna, the world's biggest cruise liner for inland waterways, started its maiden voyage in Chongqing municipality in southwest China, the Chongqing Evening News reported on Sunday.

The five-star luxury passenger liner is 133.8 meters long and 18.8 meters wide and weighs over 10,000 tons, the biggest tonnage among all inland ships around the world.

The liner, made by American company Victoria Cruises, costs some 100 million yuan, or about 14.6 million US dollars.

It can serve a total of 400 passengers for a single voyage, providing 2 presidential suites, 38 other luxury suites and 160 standard rooms, along with unique balcony views, conference rooms, wireless Internet access and cuisine services.

Four days and three nights in a presidential suite on the Victoria Jenna will cost 5,000 US dollars.

Reservations for rooms aboard the liner have accounted for 80 percent of the company's total bookings in September and October, and some of the rooms can only be booked next year, the company said.

--by Xu Leiying


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