Sanctuary Retreats China Cruise: Three Gorges Dam

I wrote about my wonderful three-day cruise on the Yangzi River with Sanctuary Retreats here on National Geographic.  But I wanted to post up more photos, especially the room photos we all love! EVERY room had a balcony which I used throughout the day.

I love river cruising and how the M.S. Yangzi Explorer felt like the perfect floating hotel to take me through one of the world's greatest areas of natural beauty, and now, cultural significance due to the Three Gorges dam.

My room on board

Our departure point in Chongqing

View of Chongqing before leaving

Loved my balcony

Will never forget meeting this man who had been relocated due to the dam

Food market in Fengdu

How cute is this little boy?!

Sailing through the gorges

In a painting

Bridge being built

First glimpse of the Three Gorges dam at night

Hazy day on our visit to the Three Gorges dam