Viking Emerald Cruise Review by spunky50
- Sail Date: November 2012
- Destination: Asia
The Viking River Company has cruising down to a fine art. The people we met on the cruise were fabulous; we enjoyed everyone's company thoroughly. The staff on the cruise deserve a gold star as many do double duty eg. some performed nightly for the passengers. All the staff (including tour guides) diligently work hard in providing good service and try to accommodate the passengers that they serve.
My husband's only complaint wish they had better coffee. The food was good, I heard some rumbling from the passengers regarding being served too much Chinese food -- I have to address this: Why shouldn't they? If you're travelling in a foreign country especially China, you should not be expecting a 'steak' or 'hamburger' for your meals. Travelling to a foreign place means learning about culture and that includes food.
Overall, travelling with Viking was great and we will be travelling with them again in November - Paris/Normandy.
One piece of advice and warning from our tour guide - always lock your balcony door when at port because the ships are closely abutted together. You actually touch the other ship and get a good glimpse of the other ship.