107 Beijing Cruise Reviews

This was not really a port as we were not on the ship yet, but I loved touring this city. Unfortunately you see only the highlights but it's not Viking's fault as you have only so much time at each destination. For instance, we ... Read More
This was not really a port as we were not on the ship yet, but I loved touring this city. Unfortunately you see only the highlights but it's not Viking's fault as you have only so much time at each destination. For instance, we spent maybe 2-3 hours at the Summer Palace but literally took a quick walk (and boat ride) through the establishment, not being able to see within any of the structures. One drawback of being in a tour is you spend quite a bit of time just standing in one spot either listening to the guide. Read Less
Sail Date June 2012
Avoid Beijing the first week of October every year. Unfortunately Silversea did not and we had huge crowds. Very poor planning on the part of the cruise line. We toured Beijing on our own with a private tour guide, not with Silversea. ... Read More
Avoid Beijing the first week of October every year. Unfortunately Silversea did not and we had huge crowds. Very poor planning on the part of the cruise line. We toured Beijing on our own with a private tour guide, not with Silversea. Silversea did not offer an overnight into Beijing until at the last minute after we had already purchased our private tour. Very poor planning. Read Less
Sail Date September 2018
Terminal very very far from life! very expensive to go out and about, not enough taxis locally and of course very expensive from the company tours offered!!!
Terminal very very far from life! very expensive to go out and about, not enough taxis locally and of course very expensive from the company tours offered!!! Read Less
Sail Date March 2017
Our port of call for the cruise was not Beijing so I can't rate it.As a matter of fact I never saw Beijing.
Our port of call for the cruise was not Beijing so I can't rate it.As a matter of fact I never saw Beijing. Read Less
Sail Date April 2016
Terrible pollution, chaotic traffic. I can't think of a better place to leave and probably will never return.
Terrible pollution, chaotic traffic. I can't think of a better place to leave and probably will never return. Read Less
Sail Date October 2016
on the to see list. Just non stop crowds and very rushed unfortunately ( after a 3+ hr bus trip)
on the to see list. Just non stop crowds and very rushed unfortunately ( after a 3+ hr bus trip) Read Less
Sail Date February 2019
The Great Wall of China was worth the 1.5 hour drive. There were trinket sales everywhere, and it all falls apart within first use.
The Great Wall of China was worth the 1.5 hour drive. There were trinket sales everywhere, and it all falls apart within first use. Read Less
Sail Date February 2019
Worth noting Beijing itself is actually very far from Tianjin, where the actual port is located. They are separate cities.
Worth noting Beijing itself is actually very far from Tianjin, where the actual port is located. They are separate cities. Read Less
Sail Date April 2018
Big City - had been there 18 years ago - due to the unusually cold/inclement weather we did not take a tour
Big City - had been there 18 years ago - due to the unusually cold/inclement weather we did not take a tour Read Less
Sail Date April 2018
Long drive from Bangkok to cruise terminal. Would have been nice to have the guide provide some sort of narrative or history along the way,
Long drive from Bangkok to cruise terminal. Would have been nice to have the guide provide some sort of narrative or history along the way, Read Less
Sail Date April 2017
The iconic building from the opening Olympic ceremonies. See it from the pedestrian walkway over the highway for the best view
The iconic building from the opening Olympic ceremonies. See it from the pedestrian walkway over the highway for the best view Read Less
Sail Date March 2017
Traffic was horrendous, little time left to tour.
Traffic was horrendous, little time left to tour. Read Less
Sail Date February 2017
Guide put too much in and the group was hurried from one place to the next.
Guide put too much in and the group was hurried from one place to the next. Read Less
Sail Date March 2016
Something was going on the day we went, so could only see the outlining portion of the square
Something was going on the day we went, so could only see the outlining portion of the square Read Less
Sail Date November 2015
We took the free shuttle from the ship to AEON market. We bought some wine, but caught a shuttle back soon afterwards. Didn't think much of this place.
We took the free shuttle from the ship to AEON market. We bought some wine, but caught a shuttle back soon afterwards. Didn't think much of this place. Read Less
Sail Date April 2015
The ship docks three hours plus by road away from Beijing. Passengers can take one of the shore excursions, arrange their own tour through the many local agencies offering Beijing tours, or team up with fellow cruisers via cruise websites. ... Read More
The ship docks three hours plus by road away from Beijing. Passengers can take one of the shore excursions, arrange their own tour through the many local agencies offering Beijing tours, or team up with fellow cruisers via cruise websites. It is also possible to get to Beijing by bullet train and this is quite achievable, but if possible, it would be good to go prepared by having someone skilled in Mandarin write down a request for the appropriate number of return tickets to Beijing from Tianjin down for you to show at the ticket office as you may not find anyone who speaks English. If going to Beijing, an overnight tour is recommended. Read Less
Sail Date March 2013

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