Imperial Jewels China: Viking Emerald Cruise Review by JamesMe
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Imperial Jewels China
The Viking Emerald although new this year appears worn.Perhaps the high humidity on the Yangtze takes its toll.Both food and room service were excellent.Lectures were interesting. The music in the evenings was well done.Both shows that the crew did were well done.The scenery was More awesome.The Three Gorges Dam was a marvel. I enjoyed the school visit the most!
Our hotel was within walking distance of the Bund in Shanghai-an extra bonus.We also did the Hong Kong extension. The Li river near Guilin is so different to the Yangtze that this alone is a good reason to do the extension. The morning market in Guilin was also different than anything we had experienced earlier.Hong Kong is a shoppers paradise.There are many things to do and see within walking distance of the hotel. We wanted to see and experience as much of China as we could and opted to do two additional tours.These were Grayline tours. The was Highlights of the Night and the other was Lantau 360 Island Explorer.
Food was a concern before we took the cruise.All breakfasts were Buffet and included traditional American fare.Lunch and dinner were about half Chinese and half American. The quality was excellent and there was a wide variety of dishes presented.
All hotels were 5*at least.An exceptional tour overall. Less
Cabin review: D303
D level was good for a river cruise.Balcony is a must.Quiet as there was a suite next to the cabin and that was the last cabin down the hall