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Viking Emerald Cruise Reviews

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295 Viking Emerald Cruise Reviews


JohkneeB avatar

JohkneeB

1 Review Written

Another fantastic cruise with an amazing guide and fantasic staff

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This was another fantastic Viking experience made all the more special by our personal guide, Terry, who stayed with us from day 1 til we left. All the staff we met along the way were, as always, very welcoming and ...
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Sail Date March 2019


jsn55 avatar

jsn55

4 Reviews Written

10 Helpful Votes

The good was OK, but bad was horrid

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 ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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Gregory S Gush

2 Reviews Written

32 Helpful Votes

Very Disappointed with Viking's China Roof of World Trip

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 ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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Baysilv

1 Review Written

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

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, ...
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Sail Date June 2019


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dawneroe1

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

Rooftop of the World - Viking Emerald is a Big Disappointment

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 ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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woernerdavid

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

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

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 ...
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Sail Date June 2019


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alldog49

16 Reviews Written

51 Helpful Votes

China Land & Cruise - The Truth

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 ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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martin9889

5 Reviews Written

12 Helpful Votes

Undiscovered China

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 ...
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Sail Date May 2019


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nreeder

6 Reviews Written

11 Helpful Votes

Viking knows how to make this trip special

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 ...
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Sail Date May 2019


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JPJPJP58

2 Reviews Written

14 Helpful Votes

Perfect Way to See the Real China

First of all I apologize for the lateness of this review as I've been busy with life since getting back. We went on the Viking Emerald Yangtze River cruise because a.) we wanted to see the real China, and b.) our ...
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Sail Date November 2018


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ColoradoTraveler1120

2 Reviews Written

19 Helpful Votes

15-Day Viking "Imperial Jewels of China" - Much Good, But Room for Improvement

My wife and I chose Viking - and, specifically, their "Imperial Jewels of China" itinerary, for our first trip to China. Overall, we are glad we did so. Though it was not without concerns and drawbacks. To be ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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Andrew J. Cat

6 Reviews Written

27 Helpful Votes

Epic 5-star trip. 4-star ship, however.

This was the trip of a lifetime for us. Viking staff made all of the difference in the success of this trip. We began in Beijing. We flew on United from Tampa via Washington Dulles. IAD to PEK was a whopping ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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Silimarin

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Best trip ever

We celebrated our 50th with Viking and they took care of us royally. We liked it so much we may take that same cruise again for our 55th. We are impressed with Viking and will travel again with them. We've done one ...
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Sail Date March 2018


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jsheck

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

China - Fascinating and Educational

We have always wanted to visit China to see the difference in cities, culture and landscapes! This Cruise/Land Tour trip was the perfect way to do that. In the two weeks that we were there we saw 6 megacities, flew ...
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Sail Date November 2018


Marty18 avatar

Marty18

1 Review Written

viking emerald

Always wanted to visit China and found the Viking trip highlighted everything we wanted to see without having to make our own arrangements to get to the different places. Everything was very well organized and ...
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Sail Date March 2018


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JohntheLast11

3 Reviews Written

8 Helpful Votes

Very good cruise

Viking did their typical great job of organizing and running a three week Roof of the World visit to China. Can't really complain about anything. The food was great. The guide we had (for the entire duration of the ...
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Sail Date June 2018


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sharont69

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Yangtze Cruise

We chose this Cruise because I wanted to see areas of China I had not seen in my previous visit. My partner had never been to China it seemed like a very good way for him to see a lot of the country and the ...
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Sail Date November 2017


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Bunky39

1 Review Written

Poor

Friends told us but ours was different no zoo tour air food and lodging were bad we were sick the whole time and sick for 6 weeks upon return air born virus I broke 2 teeth eating at the restaurant inbejing first ...
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Sail Date March 2018


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dvrichmond

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Very service oriented, professional, cultural and fun

The staff was very service oriented and professional. Opportunity to learn a lot of cultural information about China history, way of life. Fun and interesting people, plus fun shows by the staff. Like the beer ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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vrosenfeld

2 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

Exotic China

I have traveled a lot but had never been to China. This cruise stops in several different cities and is a combination of river and land. The cruise was well organized and the food and entertainment were quite good. ...
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Sail Date April 2018


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mommala

2 Reviews Written

28 Helpful Votes

THIS is THE way to discover China!

NO COMMENTS ON VESSEL (OR CABINS) BECAUSE THIS WAS HER LAST VIKING CRUISE. A BRAND NEW SHIP IN 2019!!! Our 2-week Imperial Jewels odyssey, Shanghai to Bejing, celebrated our 50th anniversary. It was extremely ...
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Sail Date November 2018


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Debbie Kelch

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Nice cruise, beautiful hotels, but unimpressive ship

We had never been to Asia, and the price for this cruise was very good. The hotels we stayed at were absolutely beautiful and top notch. The excursions were great, but there was a lot of down time flying from ...
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Sail Date June 2018


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pete1957f

2 Reviews Written

6 Helpful Votes

China Cruise: Land Portion and Itinerary Great--Ship & Service Needs Improvement

Great itinerary to see China (Beijing/Great Wall; Xian/Terra Cotta Warriors; Yangtze River/3 Gorges Dam & sights) and land portion of tour with excellent guides and 5 star hotels was really outstanding. However, the ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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Linhankgraham

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Our China trip was fantastic

We always wanted to see China and Viking provided an excellent trip all around. Our guide, Michael was personable, very helpful and made our trip very comfortable. He knew all the details about our travels and ...
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Sail Date May 2018


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Carmen Matos

1 Review Written

China

A wonderful experience. Knowledgeable tour guides, personal attention and excellent hotels. We were placed in tours with our family grounof 6. Service was excellent. River cruise on Yangtze Rivervwas excellent. ...
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Sail Date May 2018


Viking Emerald Ratings

CategoryEditorMember
Cabins4.04.2
Dining4.04.4
Entertainment4.04.1
Public Rooms4.04.5
Fitness Recreation4.03.6
Family1
Enrichment5.04.4
Service4.04.8
Value For Money4.04.5
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