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Viking Emerald Cruise Review by Command Chief: Imperial Jewels of China 2012 trip

Command Chief
1 Review
Member Since 2011
3 Posts

Member Rating

Cabin 5.0
Dining 5.0
Embarkation 5.0
Enrichment Activities 5.0
Entertainment 5.0
Family & Children Not Rated
Fitness & Recreation Not Rated
Public Rooms 3.0
Rates 5.0
Service 5.0
Shore Excursions 5.0
Value for Money 5.0

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Imperial Jewels of China 2012 trip

Sail Date: May 2012
Destination: Other
Embarkation: Other

The Imperial Jewels of China was more than we expected. We had always wanted to go to China but could not figure out how to see everything we wanted and not spend a lot of money and time. Then ending up only see about a 1/4 of the great sights in China. The Viking River cruise from Shanghai to Beijing was exceptional, it not only met all of our sighting needs, it took away all the worry of traveling and turned it into a leisure trip. We not only got to do a land trip of china but it also combined a great 6 days river cruise along the Yangtze river.

The cruise guide and all the staff on the cruise were the best we have ever met. They catered to every need and want from the time they picked us up at the Shanghai airport to the time they returned us back to the Beijing airport. Each day was filled with an exciting adventure but at no time did we feel like we were just rushing from one site to the next.

My wife an I are looking forward to our next cruise with More Viking. We can not imagine using another River cruise company. We are glad we chose Viking to handle our trip to China. Less

Published 10/22/12

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Cabin review: Viking Emerald

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.

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