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Viking Emerald Review

4.0 / 5.0
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A very disappointed land/cruise combined tour - Roof of the World

Review for Viking Emerald to Asia River
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thhuang93
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

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Sail Date: Apr 2018
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This is the worst of Viking experience I can imagine, since we sailed with Viking Ocean before and think that their China Yangtze River cruise should also honor that tradition. On the contrary, this is the worst cruise/tour we have had in the past 25 years.

1. Viking had chartered a low-graded local Chinese river cruise ship (called Century Emerald) and only hang up Viking signage during the journey. It is NOT a Viking ship at all.

2. The ship is old, ill-equipped and lack of proper maintenance. The state room is very small with 6 inches-depth closet space and old and smelly bathroom. Most of the common area has been occupied by vendors for souvenirs...etc. , similar to any popular attractions in China.

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Thank you, thhuang93, for the time you’ve taken to provide your review to the Cruise Critic community. We are sorry to hear that your experience with Viking Emerald, particularly the interior...

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