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This cruise was part of a 17 day tour, called Cultural Delights of China. We travelled up the Yangze River, stopping at cities and towns along the way. At each stop we had a tour. I have been on a Viking cruise in Europe, and this cruise is different, partly because the ship is not a Viking ship, but owned by a Chinese company. 98% of the staff is Chinese, some with good English, some with passable English. Our tour began in Shanghai and ended in Beijing. We had a tour guide who travelled with us all of the way, and accompanied us on every tour. He was excellent and provided continuity for the entire trip. Because this is a river cruise, there are very few activities, compared to larger ocean cruise ships. However, is allowed us to see parts of China that many visitors never see.

China, Nanjing to Chongqing

Viking Emerald Cruise Review by 261044

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  • Sail Date: November 2015
  • Destination: Asia
This cruise was part of a 17 day tour, called Cultural Delights of China. We travelled up the Yangze River, stopping at cities and towns along the way. At each stop we had a tour.

I have been on a Viking cruise in Europe, and this cruise is different, partly because the ship is not a Viking ship, but owned by a Chinese company. 98% of the staff is Chinese, some with good English, some with passable English.

Our tour began in Shanghai and ended in Beijing. We had a tour guide who travelled with us all of the way, and accompanied us on every tour. He was excellent and provided continuity for the entire trip.

Because this is a river cruise, there are very few activities, compared to larger ocean cruise ships. However, is allowed us to see parts of China that many visitors never see.
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The cabins were all the same with twin or a queen bed, sitting area and a balcony. Not huge, but big enough.