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Viking Emerald Cruise Reviews

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The good was OK, but bad was horrid

Review for Viking Emerald to Asia River

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jsn55
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

This is an EXTREMELY long report; I don’ seem to be able to anything halfway. Please read it knowing that we are NOT tour people. We don’t like regimentation and we surely do not want to get up at 5am every day of our “vacation”. I have years of experience planning and managing events, and I am quite persnickety. We’ve done many cruise-tours with Grand Circle and Avalon. They have been great, ...
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Sail Date: November 2019


Very Disappointed with Viking's China Roof of World Trip

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Gregory S Gush
6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

Was looking forward to a great adventure in China. It was a very disappointing trip. So much so, that I don't think I'll trust Viking again. We spent $22k. I don't think the trip was worth half that. Don't waste your money! We are done with Viking!!! I don't trust them now! The cruise ship, Emerald was run down, old, tired, and certainly not luxury. We upgraded to a suite but didn't get ...
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Thank you for taking the time to provide a detailed review of your recent river cruise, Mr. Gush. Allow us to begin by assuring you that feedback like yours is invaluable to us, and will be...

Sail Date: October 2019


Rooftop of the World - Viking Emerald is a Big Disappointment

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dawneroe1
2-5 Cruises • Age 50s

While this trip also includes multiple land transfers and exploration of several cities, I'll focus on the cruise portion. Most importantly, it is deceptive call the Emerald a Viking ship because apparently they don't own it - they most certainly didn't build it. The moment you step on board you will know it is not up to Viking standards. The ship is tired and shabby, at best. While the ...
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Sail Date: September 2019


China Land & Cruise - The Truth

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alldog49
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

Thirteen nights, 7 land, 6 cruising. A little background. My husband and I have cruised on Celebrity, Royal Caribbean, and Oceania but never on a river cruise. We did do Galapagos but I don't count that as a river cruise. China was on our bucket list. I was a little hesitant because I am hearing impaired. I can hear but conversation is tough in a noisy environment. Also, I can't use the ...
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Sail Date: August 2019


The Best Way to See Asia

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ttandjt
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

We always have wanted to experience Asia. We chose Viking to do that knowing that they are the best in handling all details of your trips. This was no exception. While we were only on the ship for 8 days the rest of the time we toured Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Wuhan plus Guilin and several others. Every meal ( except for 1) was well thought out and delicious.Our meals on board were some of ...
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Sail Date: June 2019


Imperial Jewels of China was a terrific insight into China and it’s history.

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Baysilv
2-5 Cruises • Age 70s

Viking as always made this land and river travel comfortable and easy. The person that made everything so easy and rewarding was Leo, the guide that was assigned to our small group. Leo was so accommodating, knowledgeable, proud of his heritage he made every part of the trip interesting and informative. In addition he was continually making sure we were comfortable and enjoying the experience. It ...
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Sail Date: June 2019


Viking Emerald was o.k. but Yangtze River is not very scenic

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woernerdavid
2-5 Cruises • Age 70s

We wished to visit China and this was river cruise was 6 days out of 15 days total. The river cruise was o.k., the dining and meals on the Viking Emerald were surprisingly good and service was good. Our standard room and bathroom were very tight, I recommend upgrading the room. The Yangtze River is not very scenic, much of the cruise time was rather bland and the facilities at several of the ...
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Sail Date: June 2019


"Roof of the World Land Tour and Cruise-China"

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damaco
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

This trip was a 17 day land and river cruise tour which included visits to Beijing, Xian, Lhasa in Tibet, a six day river cruise down the Yangtze involving numerous stops along the way,and a final stop Shanghai. The overall logistics required to accommodate the needs of each our group of 31-beginning with our differing arrivals in Beijing, hotels, tours, 4 domestic flights within China, ship ...
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Sail Date: May 2019


Undiscovered China

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martin9889
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

The six day river trip on the Yangtze River was part of aa eighteen day adventure in China. From the modern high-rise and lights of Shanghai to the mountain village of Lijiang, this was an exciting and educational experience. The travel through the Three Gorges Dam, the magnificent countryside ad bustling cities, the Panda Reserve experience, the Terra Cotta soldiers, the Forbidden City to the ...
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Sail Date: May 2019


Viking knows how to make this trip special

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nreeder
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

We did the Viking "Undiscovered China" version (there are two other shorter alternatives). While onboard, you are together with 250 passengers, but on land you are usually with about 25-30 and one tour guide for the entire trip for that group (Mark--outstanding). We started in Shanghai and stayed at the Wanda Reign, a relatively new hotel right on the river (Bund). This was an over the top Art ...
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Sail Date: May 2019


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