Cruise provided 1) enjoyable and educational excursions. 2) a lot of history. 3) a good understanding of modern China. 4) a great sense of hstory of Okinawa.
All accommodations,food, spa and exercise equipment were impeccable. We enjoyed numerous on board lectures: history, shipping, and NASA/space travel.
We did a river cruise on Viking Rurik, Waterway of the Czars (Oct 2018). W e really enjoyed that trip. We were very pleased with the Viking experience. We wanted to try an ocean cruise in Asia. Our experience on Viking Orion was as satisfying as the trip on Viking Rurik. We anticipate we will take another Viking cruise in the 24 months.
The variety of excursions was wonderful. We did as many as we could. We visited temples, mosques, markets, local restaurants for lunch and dinner, acrobat show, tallest buildings, and night light shows. We traveled on mag-lev train (252mph), funicular rail (30 degree incline) and sampan (30’ ).
Talking with tour guides and Viking staff really made the trip a warm and welcoming experience.
Nice balcony to watch approach up river to each Chinese port. Cabin staff very friendly and helpful. Everything super clean. Good sized bathroom and shower. Five electrical outlets that accepted US style plug. Equal number for European style plugs.