We choose one of the 108 comfortable Veranda outside staterooms on the main deck. The room was well maintained by the staff each day. The staff took great care in ensuring the room was cleaned and ready for our return to the ship by mid day. The Viking Emerald provided a stateroom that was 250-square-foot with an exceptional view of the Yangtze river 24-7. The stateroom, bathroom as well as the wall closets for your clothing were much larger than any ocean going cruise ship. The hallways allowed easy access on each deck. The Viking Emerald was well laid out to allow easy access to each deck and all the facilities. The ship was well maintained. The room also had a station on the TV that provided a front view of the river as it cruised up the Yangtze river.