The Viking Emerald Cruise tour, Mar 8 - Mar 20, 2015

Viking Emerald Cruise Review to Other (Asia/Africa/Middle East)

Cruises: 1 cruise (first)
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 31

Overall rating:

4 out of 5
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Viking Emerald

12 Night Imperial Jewels Of China (Beijing To Shanghai)

Sail date: March 08, 2015

Ship: Viking Emerald

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 218

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 5 years ago

Review summary

This tour was an excellent introduction to contemporary China.  The river cruise part was a very relaxing aspect, with great food, good company, fine accommodations, interesting stops and dedicated staff and guides.  China is fairly overwhelming and we do not think we could have attempted this kind of a trip on our own, which is the usual way we travel.   


Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5


5 out of 5

Children's Programs


Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5

Ship tip

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.

Ports of call

Beijing (Peking), China

5 out of 5

Chongqing, China

5 out of 5

Shibaozhai, China

3 out of 5

Cruise Yangtze River

5 out of 5

Tour Three Gorges Dam

3 out of 5

Cruise Three Gorges

5 out of 5

Jingzhou, China

5 out of 5

Wuhan, China

5 out of 5
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