The legendary Three Gorges (San Xia, pronounced san she-uh) on the Yangtze River will be flooded when the new dam is completed, forever altering the magnificent scenery and forcing millions of people to relocate. The city in the picture above was built to replace one on the opposite bank that will be completely covered by the rising water.
Our four night cruise on the the Victoria II went upstream from Wushan to Chongqing. We had reserved (and paid for) an upgrade to a Jr. Suite (recommended if you care about such things). This gave us first shot at higher upgrades (discounted since they were still vacant) when we arrived onboard, and we grabbed one of the two Shangrai-la suites with private decks - wonderful.
We were very satisfied with the accomodations and cruise. The only complaints we heard (and we heard them repeatedly) were that the lighting in the standard cabins was quite dim.