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audiA4
Member Since 2016
1 review
A great holiday starting in Beijing including a 5 day cruise down the Yangtse river and ending in Shanghai ( with a 2 day extension) fantastic itinerary taking in all i wanted to see. Every hotel we stayed at was top class 4-5 star and ... Read more
jhammer
Member Since 2016
1 review
10 helpful votes
We wanted to see China and when we heard about this cruise/tour, we knew that it was what we needed to book since it covered so many of the sites we wanted to see. We have traveled Viking before on the Danube in Europe and knew that ... Read more
Eliza45
Member Since 2016
1 review
8 helpful votes
My 76-year old lady-friend's husband did not want to fly from Florida to China, so this 70-year old accompanied her friend who wanted to see the terra cotta soldiers near Xi'an. Both of us had been flight attendants for many years in our ... Read more
DCTraveler2
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
this was a Yangtze River cruise. We had time in Shanghai before leaving--great museum, would have liked a bit more time to explore city sights. Transition to ship was smooth--all Viking staff were terrific--extremely professional and ... Read more
laurachristy
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
We chose this cruise because we really enjoyed our Viking cruise in France, and the excursions covered a lot of sights we wanted to see. Unfortunately, this one didn't go as well as our French cruise. There were many problems on the ... Read more
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PlanoRick
Member Since 2016
1 review
13 helpful votes
We traveled with Viking River Cruises on the Imperial Jewels of China trip (April, 2016) in the direction from Beijing to Shanghai. The trip was absolutely wonderful! The Viking staff took care of everything for us; we felt so pampered. ... Read more
connie45
Member Since 2016
1 review
16 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
The Viking Emerald is not the usual Scandinavian design, it is definitely Chinese. Beautifully decorated with shops where you can have silk clothing MADE on board, watch a very good artist paint, and more. The staff is polite and ... Read more
captainmcd
Member Since 2000
9 reviews
451 forum posts
12 helpful votes
There are a few different companies that offer similar cruises up the Mekong, but we had sailed with Viking River Cruises in the past and were happy with them. I booked the April sailing, the last of the season because we could not sail ... Read more
s2r2l@aol.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
Choose Viking based on itinerary and positive recommendation of previous tour participant. Our China tour was a combination of land, river and air. All went smoothly. Viking pays attention to detail in addition to our dedicated tour guide ... Read more
Lmclean111
Member Since 2016
1 review
My mom and I chose to travel with Viking to China because we had heard great things about Viking tours, and wanted to travel with a reputable company. When we looked at the available cruises we chose the 'cruise' from Beijing to Shanghai. ... Read more
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Ann West
Member Since 2016
1 review
I have been on three previous Viking river cruises and just love them. Am no longer interested in ocean cruises now that I have done the river ones. Our program director was the best, Mu Mu. She engaged all of his daily and the crew ... Read more
Twickner
Member Since 2016
1 review
8 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
We chose this cruise and land excursion to get a good understanding of the culture of SE Asia. Unlike others I found the ship quaint and it fit the area we were traveling in. While the stairs were steep and there were some tall banks ... Read more
261044
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
2 forum posts
12 helpful votes
Sailed November 2015
This cruise was part of a 17 day tour, called Cultural Delights of China. We travelled up the Yangze River, stopping at cities and towns along the way. At each stop we had a tour. I have been on a Viking cruise in Europe, and this ... Read more
bill719
Member Since 2016
1 review
8 helpful votes
I've always wanted to travel to China, was on my short bucket list, and I was not disappointed. I had been on ocean cruises before but the river cruise was the perfect way to see China. The cities of Shanghai, Xi'an and Beijing were ... Read more
Linanbob2
Member Since 2015
1 review
12 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed October 2015
--Viking's Style in China-- The interesting thing Viking does in China (don't know if their Europe river cruises are the same), is combine the concepts of the land tour with the river cruise. There are seven or eight groups of about ... Read more
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terran_explr
Member Since 2011
7 reviews
4 forum posts
13 helpful votes
My intent is to write a review that will give you insight and tips to help in planning your trip. I read reviews on Cruise Critic about the Imperial Jewels of China trip before I left home, but I learned many things on my trip that were ... Read more
TJMcConville
Member Since 2016
1 review
8 helpful votes
My wife had wanted to see Vietnam and Cambodia for sometime and we were able to tie this into a reunion in the Australia. Because this was and land and river cruise adventure we were able to see and experience much of the region. The ... Read more
otter310@beyondbb.com
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed September 2015
We were unsure what to expect from China, but we found the people to be so welcoming and friendly! Our hotels were all 5 star! Every hotel was more lovely than the one before! Very impressive. And the hotel staff were all very ... Read more
LibraryJo
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
5 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed September 2015
I thought this tour was exceptional. The organization of everything by Viking was wonderful; everything went very smoothly. The hotels were 5-star; the food was wonderful - on land and on the ship. Roy was a great escort. The sights ... Read more
Sandhillsmac
Member Since 2013
1 review
Sailed September 2015
From the first day to the last day, this trip was outstanding! Our guide, Bob, was most congenial, shared his background (most interesting), shared his in depth knowledge of his country and cared for us as a Mother Hen cares for her ... Read more
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Fpacifico
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
264 forum posts
Sailed September 2015
Before embarking, our tour guide, Johanna gave us a preview of what to expect and to make reservations for the optional tours. Johanna made sure that we had no issues in our flight from Shanghai. Our cabin was 451, and Harry our cabin ... Read more
Lindadirk
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
Sailed August 2015
As usual, Viking arranged five star hotels and an excellent guide! Our hotel in Shanghai, The Fairmount Peace Hotel was beautiful and right across the street form the Bund, or River Walk. The ship was not as nice as the longship we cruised ... Read more
Gorgeous Diva
Member Since 2015
1 review
This was our maiden voyage with Viking River Cruises and our experience was far above as we expected. We took the one of the only two Explorer Suites of Viking Emerald Ship and were treated royally. Our son had his own stateroom which ... Read more
GretaS
Member Since 2015
1 review
5 helpful votes
Don’t think of this three-week odyssey as a vacation, but as a journey. It’s not an easy trip for several reasons, but the payoff comes in surprising ways along with a few pretty significant downers. The 21-day Roof of the ... Read more
spanishjay
Member Since 2015
1 review
3 helpful votes
Although this is presented as a cruise the time on the water is only half of the trip. Nor did we embark at Shanghai but the option to choose Chonqing is not in the menu. This was our first experience of cruising since both my husband ... Read more
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