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Viking Emerald Review

4.0 / 5.0
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Loved China!

Review for Viking Emerald to Asia
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10+ Cruises • Age 60s

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Sail Date: Sep 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 attentive! Our ship was also very nice. We saw all the main sights of China. But we also got to see a lot of the real China with small markets and a visit to a local elementary school. The children sang to us in English and then wanted us to sing to them! All of our shore excursions were wonderful and we had the same guide throughout the entire tour. We were on several different flights within China and the planes were all very modern planes and all went well. They don't give you much to eat on these flights but most were not more than two hours. The entertainment on our ship was put on by the staff and it was all top-notch! They are all very talented singers and dancers. We also had magicians and comedians! It was amazing that they have day-jobs and yet put on these fantastic shows in the evenings! Our cabin on the ship was very comfortable. We had a very heavy duvet and we asked for something lighter and they brought us a very soft lightweight blanket that was just perfect! Our guide was absolutely wonderful! When someone had a problem she was right there and took every step possible to help that passenger! We loved the scenery and thought it reminded us of Hawaii because of how lush and green it was! The food was also amazing! Very interesting presentation and the service was excellent. We loved everything about it. We would definitely think of going back some day.

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Cabin Veranda stateroom

Our cabin was very comfortable and clean. Fresh flowers in the room! When we asked for a lighter blanket, we received a lovely blanket to replace the heavy duvet. The temperature in the cabin stayed very comfortable and the temperatures outside were mostly comfortable. A little humid, but not bad. We didn't have rain, except two days on our whole trip.

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