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125 Viking Asia Cruise Reviews

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Jobabe13
Member Since 2013
1 review
17 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This was a wonderful trip. We were treated as VIP's throughout the tour. It is a hybrid cruise and tour. Because of language barriers the guides have to work harder and they did a great job assisting every person. Don't expect as much free ... Read more
Queen of DaNile
Member Since 2004
1 review
564 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed September 2013
We embarked the Emerald in Chongqing having arrived that morning from Lhasa with our new "family" of 28. We went directly to our cabin to pick up our keys and then did quick tour of the ship to get our bearings. The basic cabins are tidy ... Read more
juliesaddiction
Member Since 2011
2 reviews
280 forum posts
0 helpful votes
First of all, this was not my choice of trips, it was my mom's. She wanted to go for a long time and since she treats me so well and lets me choose destinations a lot of the time I knew that I had to do it for her. I have a hard time with ... Read more
jwas1
Member Since 2006
1 review
56 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Just returned from Viking Imperial Jewels of China cruise. We booked our own air with Delta. A Viking local tour guide met us at the airport in Shanghai and the transfer to the Ritz Carlton was flawless. At the hotel we met our guide Jane ... Read more
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CChristians
Member Since 2014
1 review
1 forum post
0 helpful votes
We had an amazing, awesome, wonderful cruise on the China Cultural Delights tour that began Aug. 1, 2013. (Just the cruise part is actually 10 days.) I don't even know where to start. From the moment we landed in Beijing to the moment we ... Read more

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GrandmaNana
Member Since 2013
1 review
2 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed August 2013
We recently returned from a 16 day Roof of The World trip to China. Booked with Viking River Cruises. Started in Beijing, went to Xian, Lhasa (Tibet), River cruised on the Yangtze, ended in Shanghai. Small group on land tour of 32, 250 on ... Read more
n654jb
Member Since 2013
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Not rated Sailed August 2013
six of us departed Houston on august 20 bound for Beijing. This was all booked through Viking, and I must say they did a great job. its a 2 hour flight from Houston iah to Detroit, then 12 hours to Beijing. We were met at the airport in ... Read more
CRcruiser13
Member Since 2013
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We have just returned from the Viking Emerald - China's Cultural Delights August 2013 First and foremost, think twice before traveling to China in August. The temperatures were near 100 with 100% humidity daily. The trip has a lot of ... Read more
PamRodgers
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
My son (25) and I (58) took the July 9, 2013 Shanghai-Beijing "Imperial Jewels of China" 12-day tour, which included 5 nights on the Yangtze River going upriver. It was a trip of a lifetime. As an American, the cultural differences between ... Read more
samyers48
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Our total trip, land + river, was 12 days. A viking representative met us at the airport in Shanghai and from that point on we were superbly cared for until a Viking rep dropped us at the airport in Beijing. The attention to detail, the ... Read more

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jewrn
Member Since 2013
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed July 2013
Out Viking River Crusie was disappointing from the start overpriced, 2 for 1 sale, that is always on The Emerald Centruy Riverboat is old and dated, musty, damp. and dreary. The young Chisese staff try very hard and many are great at ... Read more
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WW Cruiser
Member Since 2013
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
I don't want to go into details as to how BAD this trip was but here is the list. 1- First Hotel, Mildewy and dirty floors with wine spill that was never cleaned. 2- No Refrigerated water on a sweltering 115 degree weather, they just ... Read more
saracen1990
Member Since 2009
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We decided on a tour of China to celebrate our joint 50th birthdays. We wanted a completely different cultural experience and we certainly got it. The Imperial Jewels (Shanghai to Beijing)tour started with a stay at the Ritz Carlton, a ... Read more
arkcruiser
Member Since 2002
1 review
197 forum posts
1 helpful vote
The earlier reviews of this cruise were spot on: the Viking itinerary is well-organized and operated; the accommodations are very comfortable; the trip is exhilarating but strenuous. Unlike many such tours in Europe and elsewhere, the age ... Read more
JLAII
Member Since 2013
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
I will try to stay on matters relevant to prospective travellers and not to dwell on incidentals. A few specifics that may set a framework: we travelled from June 20-July 5, 2013, from Shanghai to Beijing with extension to Guilin and Hong ... Read more
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gaesharp
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
3 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We recently returned home after completing the Imperial Jewels of China Tour with Viking River Cruises on board Viking Emerald. Whilst we were very busy, with quite a lot of land-content and walking, the trip was wonderful with a set of ... Read more
overthehill97
Member Since 2009
2 reviews
5 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Although the cruise portion of itinerary was only 5 nights, Viking's 12 day itinerary allowed us to see many more historic sights before and after the cruise. My wife and I, along with another couple, arrived in Shanghai four days in ... Read more
uscdrm
Member Since 2013
4 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This trip was a 50th anniversary gift to ourselves and our second Viking River Cruise. We knew from our prior one not to expect the ocean cruising experience of imitation Vegas shows, dress up night, bingo, dancing and spas. We came to see ... Read more
mikedewey
Member Since 2009
3 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Our 5 night cruise down the Yangtze River on the Viking Emerald was a core highlight of the 12 day Viking Imperial Jewels of China tour. Suffice to say that the cruise exceeded all of our expectations, as did the entire tour overall. The ... Read more
nyrobin
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
267 forum posts
0 helpful votes
In April my husband and I did our first river cruise in China with Viking. It was a fabulous experience with virtually seamless transitions from city to city with a lovely 5 night river cruise on the Yangtze. It couldn't have been easier ... Read more

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swifs
Member Since 2007
1 review
387 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We are experienced travelers and cruisers and we had never taken an escorted vacation before the Viking Emerald Imperials Jewels of China. However China presented challenges that we did not feel qualified to meet, so we signed up with ... Read more
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nadadora
Member Since 2011
1 review
1 forum post
0 helpful votes
My husband and I went on our first river cruise with Viking this past April. We selected the Imperials Jewels of China as this trip seemed to offer an array of the high points in China for a first time visit. The flight from LA was very ... Read more
zoombib
Member Since 2013
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed April 2013
My wife and I have been a number or cruises but this was the first River Cruise.We traveled from JFK to Japan, a long 14 flight and then had a 2 hour layover in Japan until our 3 hour flight to Shanghai. A lot of time on board a plane and ... Read more
sissabagrama
Member Since 2013
1 review
71 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We have just returned from the Apr. 4th Imperial Jewels in China. Wow. Before any other comments count - had hotels, food, sites all been awful, one element would have made it memorable anyway. Jin. He was our tour escort. He ... Read more
GoInOnaCruz
Member Since 2013
1 review
169 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed March 2013
My husband and I fulfilled his lifelong dream of touring China in booking and going on the VRC cruise Imperial Jewels of China in March 2013. First off let me state that the ultimate success of our trip is largely (if not completely) due ... Read more

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