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    Jan 2010
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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 ratings:

  • Cabin / Stateroom 4.0
  • Children's Programs 3.0
  • Destinations and Excursions 4.8
  • Embarkation and Disembarkation 4.4
  • Entertainment 3.8
  • Food and Dining 4.3
  • Onboard Activities 3.8
  • Service and Staff 4.9
  • Ship Quality 4.1

Viking Emerald cabins

9 cabin categories.

Balcony Cabin


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Avg. Size: 250 sq. ft. Avg. Cost: $355/night
Suite Cabin


Avg. Size: 388 sq. ft. Avg. Cost: $390/night

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28 Viking Emerald Reviews

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Our six nights on the viking emerald was very enjoyable. by MITraveler

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Viking Emerald / Destination: River Cruises - China/Asia

Our time on the Viking Emerald was very good, but not quite excellent due to some things not being up to the Viking standard.

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Expectation on Emerald Not Meet by Tiger69

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Viking Emerald / Destination: River Cruises - China/Asia

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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Ship: Viking Emerald / Destination: River Cruises - China/Asia

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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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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