Great trip to China
Viking Emerald Cruise Review to Other (Asia/Africa/Middle East)
Sail Date: July 11, 2012
Ship: Viking Emerald
Cabin Type: Balcony
Traveled As: Family (older children)
Reviewed: 5 years ago
Review SummaryThe interior of the ship was very well kept and clean. The staff was amazing and very service orientated. All service personel worked very hard to learn your name and personally recognize anytime you crossed paths--from the dining staff to the bar staff. On board taylor was a plus. I had a custom made dress and oriental top made to my measurements. Beautiful.
Our local Chinese group organizer's \"American\" name was Jimmy. Jimmy made the trip---on top of all transfers and followed up on all of our needs.
Another note--there were NO luggage restrictions on the intra China flights. We were told by Vliking Cruise lines that there would be severe restrictions on luggage and we went out and spent several hundreds of dollars on new lightweight luggage. Viking had a status within the country and luggage was not ever an issue.
Food and Dining
Service and Staff
Service prior to arriving on the ship at local restaurants---NOT friendly at all.
Cabin / Stateroom
Pros: Onboard staff & Professional and precise luggage pick up and boarding pass process on all intra China flights. And our group's Local Chinese guide throughout the trip
Cons: musty smell in cabin & the incorrect luggage information given to us by the cruise lines