Viking Emerald Overview

Explore the Yangtze River aboard the beautiful, state-of-the-art river cruise ship the Viking Emerald. This lovely vessel offers features one would expect on a larger ship or at a fine boutique hotel. Enjoy roomy accommodations - each with a sliding glass door that opens to a balcony. Sample sumptuous local cuisine while watching panoramic views at the restaurant, reminisce with friends about the day's events over a drink at the Emerald Bar or relax after a day of walking at the sauna. Along with tentative service, inviting public areas and plush accommodations the Viking Emerald is sure to make exploring China's waterways a relaxing and memorable vacation.

Viking Emerald Ship Stats

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  • Size: S
  • Total Passengers: 264
  • Number of Decks: 5
  • Total Cabins: 0
  • Cabin Categories: 9

Viking Emerald Cabins

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Balcony Balcony
(6 Reviews)
Avg. Size: 250 sq. ft. Avg. Cost: $314/night
Suite Cabin Suite
Avg. Size: 388 sq. ft. Avg. Cost: $357/night

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28 Viking Emerald Reviews

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Expectation on Emerald Not Meet by Tiger69

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All our hotel stays were exceptional. Shore excursions, except for Flying Tiger Museum, were inspirational. We signed up for the Pre and Post Additions and they were a great addition to our trip. The people we meet were all welcoming and went the extra mile to help us make many memories. My favorite places were Lijiang, Xian, Shanghai, and Beijing. Can not recommend the Emerald as a Luxury Ship.

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An Amazing Journey! by RebeccaA48

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Definitely worth the extensive time required to fly to China. The history, the scenery, the customs, the Viking experience provided many long lasting memories!

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Great Trip to China by SCcruiser2011

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The cruise on the Yangtze was a very nice cruise, although it wasn't until the third day on the ship that we actually started to see some fantastic views on the river. From there on in there were really pretty views from the river, including the Three Gorges and then the Goddess Stream. The tours during the cruising were all very interesting and when we weren't cruising through scenic areas, there were always great presentations on the ship by really knowledgeable staff to pique everyone's interest. This survey only asks about tours while on the ship but it's important to note that once the sailing portion of this trip was over we had several days where we stayed in some wonderful cities and in some beautiful hotels and did tours that were amazing (The Great Wall of China, The Terra Cotta Warriors, Tienanmen Square, The Forbidden City, etc). All of those things, combined with the cruise, made for a great trip.

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Apr 06, 2015

Be prepared for rainy and foggy weather -- in addition to China's pollution. We lucked out and Beijing had absolutely beautiful, albeit cold weather while we were there.

Jun 22, 2015

The boat was very comfortable, but do not expect a "cruise ship" experience. This is a standard river boat. China also has some hot and muggy weather, along with smog in their big cities. We found that this time of the year it is not bad, and we also had rain only one day.

Jul 25, 2017

Get the drink package (if you drink) and get a room with a Balcony.

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