We were on a tour of China and the highlight was to be the 4 nights trip down the Yangtze on brand new Century Legend. The overall tour was with Uniworld and on land was in 5*+ hotels (Sofitel, Shangri La)
The ship was not very clean, we found a book left by a previous passenger under the bed, the bathroom needed a vacuum as well as a good clean round the shower door and in the plug hole in the sink. Water had been split under the glass tops on the shelves and table - it was still there.
The food was average, often under cooked, over cooked, cold or stale. As Uniworld passengers, we used the VIP restaurant, but unfortunately the kitchens seemed to be attached to the larger restaurant and at one dinner a table of 9 took nearly 15 minutes to be served their main course. A bottle of wine was clearly corked but explaining this to the staff was a non starter. Waiting staff were moved off the VIP restaurant before service had finished to work in the main lounge.
The VIP lounge needed a good vacuum and was closed before we left the ship so no alternative to the stewed coffee offered in the restaurant.
According to other passengers most of the gym equipment was already broken (the ship has only been in service 4 months).
Marble stairs were already badly cracked, wooden stairs damaged and gouged, decking (which was a sheet style) was bubbling in the sun and as a result uneven. Several electrical fittings were "bodged" with sealing compound and not very pretty