The East meets West menus take food lovers on a tour of authentic local delicacies and international flavours - the quality of the eating and drinking is a hallmark of the Sanctuary Yangzi Explorer experience. There's a team of internationally trained chefs and a well-stocked wine cellar - choose from complimentary house reds and whites, as well as the finest French labels. Soft drinks, house wine and local beer are unlimited at mealtimes.
At breakfast and lunch, buffets extend a range of continental classics and Chinese dishes - start with just-squeezed fruit juices and house-baked pastries one day and feast on freshly steamed dim sum the next. Afternoon tea isn't just about the homemade cakes and brewed-how-you-like-it tea or coffee - the servers also share with you the secrets to the specialist blends on board.
Chinese banquets are legendary - and so is the Taste of China farewell dinner. It's a feast of tasty dishes, such as west lake beef broth, Yangzhou rice and dory fish with vermicelli. As well as this carnival of flavours, the parade features characters dressed as the Emperor, Empress and concubines with a folklore-telling Lion Dance. Wear your own traditional Chinese outfit for the ultimate photo opportunity,