About nicko cruises
For more than 20 years, nicko cruises ships have been sailing the world's rivers. The fleet currently consists of 25 ships, which are divided into the ship types nicko boutique, nicko modern and nicko classic. In addition to a variety of European destinations the cruise line also offers some exotic destinations such as Myanmar and Vietnam. The river cruises can be supplemented by various services, such as pre-bookable beverage packages or various arrival and departure options
The M/S President VIII is considered one of the most modern river boats in China. On this ship you will experience the Yangtze River in a stylish and comfortable way. The ship offers Western-standard luxury comparable to leading on-shore hotels. The spacious indoor pool and the stylish spa area guarantee limitless relaxation for up to 460 passengers. The languages on board are English and Chinese. Board currency is the yuan (exchange on board possible), the bill can also be paid by credit card.
Life on Board
The atmosphere on board the M/S President VIII is cozy, friendly and familiar, just as on the other nicko ships. Whether you want to enjoy a quiet moment to immerse yourself in a good book or attend a social event on board want, on this ship everything is taken care of. Various theme evenings or music programs offer plenty of variety. Wellness area, shops and cinema expand the large on-board offer. The clothing on board is casual, for dinner, well-kept clothing is desired. During the shore excursions, German-speaking tour guides convey exciting knowledge about regional culture, nature and important cities.
The deluxe cabins are first-class and full-featured hotel rooms with tasteful decor. All cabins have a private balcony with seating area, shower / WC, satellite TV, hairdryer, safe, telephone and adjustable air conditioning. They are about 26.5 m² in size (including balcony) and are equipped with two separate beds, which can also be put together.
Food and Beverages
Culinary delights await you in the main restaurant of the ship. Typical of nicko cruises, the menu features both international specialties and typical regional dishes.
Entertainment, Sports and Relaxation
For your leisure activities, the M/S President VIII offers more possibilities than most of the river boats. The salon / function room, bar or reading room invite you to relax and linger. On the spacious sundeck you can enjoy the view of the impressive landscape of the Yangtze River, the longest river in China. For sports activities or deep relaxation, there is a gym and wellness area with a heated swimming pool. You do not have to renounce good films during the trip, but the cinema hall on board will take care of that. Bar and cigar lounge invite you to a quiet end to exciting days in China.
The cruise line offers optional bookable shore excursions, which are adapted to the respective length of stay in the port. Suitable for your cruise you can book a trip package that combines the highlights of each route into a single package. On board, however, you can also book only certain elements of the excursion packages, as long as there are seats available, and make your cruise even more individual. On many excursions, an audio system is available so that you can follow the explanations of your tour guide quite relaxed, without missing interesting highlights. In addition to classic excursion programs, nicko cruises also offers active bike trips.
If you want to discover the Yangtze and China from a whole new perspective, the M/S President VIII is certainly the most comfortable and luxurious option.