Fabulous China River Cruising: Viking Emerald Cruise Review by susrad10
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Fabulous China River Cruising
Our tour guide (or our loyal and benevolent caretaker) was absolutely the BEST! James told us facts, stories and legends. He took great pains to make sure we saw everything we wanted and understood what we saw. He gave us shopping tips and advice as well as eating tips and advice! James made a huge contribution to our enjoyment of the trip. He was with us on land, river and in the air.
The Viking company is so well respected in China that when we were tied up in traffic and late for the plane, James called ahead and they held the plane for us More and expedited us through security. WOW! When do you remember having that done for you! We were also first to go in the Terra Cotta Warriors exhibit so we had a better view than later visitors. We got the autograph of the last surviving farmer who discovered the warriors.
The bar manager, Lois, was wonderful! She really took care of us-we were traveling with 2 friends and made a connection with another couple and made a lively table of 6. We were treated like royalty!
We could not have been happier with our cruise! One thing I really like is that all ground excursions are included in the price-with maybe one or two minor dinners/performances. This makes it easy to project your expenses!
We have already planned another one for next year with Viking to Transylvania! Less
Cabin review: ver
Good sized room and great linens. Great balcony. Closet kind of small but it worked for us. No complaints. The suites on the ship looked wonderful! Maybe we can get one sometime!