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Asia River Cruise Reviews

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Asia River
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60

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24 Asia River Cruise Reviews


dawneroe1 avatar

dawneroe1

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

Rooftop of the World - Viking Emerald is a Big Disappointment

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While this trip also includes multiple land transfers and exploration of several cities, I'll focus on the cruise portion. Most importantly, it is deceptive call the Emerald a Viking ship because apparently they ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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woernerdavid

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Viking Emerald was o.k. but Yangtze River is not very scenic

We wished to visit China and this was river cruise was 6 days out of 15 days total. The river cruise was o.k., the dining and meals on the Viking Emerald were surprisingly good and service was good. Our standard ...
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Sail Date June 2019


CookGirl avatar

CookGirl

11 Reviews Written

79 Helpful Votes

Not up to global standards

This cruise was part of a 15 day tour of China with a luxury tour company. The accommodations on this ship were by far the worst of the tour. I have been on several river cruises in Europe and the Yangzi ...
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Sail Date October 2018


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pete1957f

2 Reviews Written

6 Helpful Votes

China Cruise: Land Portion and Itinerary Great--Ship & Service Needs Improvement

Great itinerary to see China (Beijing/Great Wall; Xian/Terra Cotta Warriors; Yangtze River/3 Gorges Dam & sights) and land portion of tour with excellent guides and 5 star hotels was really outstanding. However, the ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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ccjabs

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Viking River Cruise 2018 - Beijing, Xian, Yangtze River, Shanghai

We chose this cruise because we had cruised with Viking before and had a lovely experience. Also, we wanted to visit China and see the highlights. Unfortunately this trip did not live up to our expectations. The ...
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Sail Date May 2018


TaylorM avatar

TaylorM

2 Reviews Written

6 Helpful Votes

It's all about your definition

Luxury is a subjective word as is the definition 5 stars. Scenic is constantly reviewed as a 5 star product and because of this and the 5 star rating and luxury spruiked by Scenic in its tour advertising and ...
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Sail Date January 2018


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wstanborough

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

Fell short of expectations.

We chose this cruise because we had already done a Uniworld cruise in Europe and thought it may deliver the same standards. It didn't. The ship is OK. It's nothing special. The cabin (Heritage Suite) was OK. The ...
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Sail Date January 2018


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Thornliebank

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Failing to live up to Scenic's high standards

Interesting and exciting itinerary or so I thought. First full day in Yangon scenic free choice all customers were on one trip (no antiques market or arts or crafts tours) only trip to village not to my taste going ...
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Sail Date August 2017


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Tracey Lewis

2 Reviews Written

17 Helpful Votes

Very average

We boarded the Victoria Anna for what was supposed to be a "5 day 4 night" cruise. I think that needs to be corrected to a "4 day 4 night cruise" How day 1 can be counted as boarding at 9pm with no dinner supplied ...
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Sail Date May 2017


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gminervini

1 Review Written

11 Helpful Votes

Former Glory!

We accompanied friends on what we thought would be an amazing journey through the Three Gorges area of the Yangtze River. Overall the trip was "OK" but did leave a bit to be desired. The Victoria Anna is old an ...
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Sail Date March 2017


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Glasgowtraveller

1 Review Written

11 Helpful Votes

Not as luxurious as expected

This week-long river Ganges cruise was the second half of an APT holiday in India. The first week was an excellent land tour covering Delhi, Agra (for the Taj Mahal) and Jaipur, staying in top class hotels. We then ...
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Sail Date December 2016


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Globexplorer

1 Review Written

31 Helpful Votes

Imperial Jewels of China

This was our first river cruise. We are avid ocean cruisers and have done 55 cruises to date. We have been many times to Shanghai and a couple of times to Beijing over the years. We wanted to see more of China, as ...
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Sail Date November 2016


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Prince Lard

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Rubbish Flights

This was a 12 day cruise tour that began in Shanghai and ended in Beijing, with a 5 night cruise on the Yangtze in the middle. The arrangements were very smooth, including intra-China flights. The ship appeared to ...
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Sail Date May 2016


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knsh55a

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

China Cultural HIghlights

The mechanics of the trip were good - everything was well planned out and the hotels that we had were great. We had a wonderful guide in Tingting. That being said, China was a bit of a disappointment due to the ...
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Sail Date October 2015


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mammie46

1 Review Written

32 Helpful Votes

A little disappointed

I had read very good reviews about this boat but found I was a little disappointed. It could possibly be that we went at the wrong time of year as the Mekong was very low and getting on and off the boat was an ...
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Sail Date December 2015


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gkraft

2 Reviews Written

14 Helpful Votes

Deceptive Advertising with APT

We also did only the river cruise as part of a broader package that APT travel provides. The trip was advertised as requiring a "good level of fitness" to participate in the excursions. "Good level of fitness" ...
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Sail Date June 2015


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rob@sanrographics.com

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

A good trip, but could use some better planning and advise from Viking.

This trip was well worth the money and effort. Having in mind before we left that China would be a whole new and different experience from that we had done before our expectations were met. The Hotel accommodation ...
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Sail Date October 2015


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Friscojoyce

4 Reviews Written

19 Helpful Votes

Viking Mekong

I had a difficult time finding reviews, and after I got there realized that the boat itself was called Tonle Pandaw, so if you're having difficulty that may be the reason. The weather is hot and humid. Right now ...
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Sail Date September 2015


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moswalt

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

China Yangtze Cruise Tour Wuhan to Chongqing

I might mention that the air part of the trip was terrible (and scheduled by Viking) . Not booked directly to Shanghai (where tour began) but through Beijing. And not enought time to make connection. Missed ...
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Sail Date May 2015


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gkraft

2 Reviews Written

14 Helpful Votes

Misled by Advertising for Mekong River Cruise

Recently we participated in what was advertised as an 8 day river cruise, for people with a "good level of fitness", up the Mekong from Saigon to Siem Reap. It promised active excursions that required a good level ...
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Sail Date June 2015


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hwmpg

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Yangtze River Cruise Wuhan to Chongqing

As mentioned in other reviews, the on board staff couldn't have been more pleasant and efficient. The ship itself appeared to be in decent condition, and was never too loud when running. If your idea of a ...
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Sail Date July 2015


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rarecruiser2

1 Review Written

Cruise okay, organization deficient

A Myanmar travel agent booked the cruise for us. The cruise was booked to start in Mandalay,(a place worth exploring at least for two days). The ticket voucher indicated a jetty for embarkation which is actually in ...
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Sail Date December 2017


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cabarr

3 Reviews Written

American ship company in China/ Victory Cruise lines 5/14/2019

Unfortunately we did not have have a choice of ships. The tour company used both Century and Victory cruise ships. We were on a 3 night 4 day cruise down the Yangtze River. As we left our bus we walked a ...
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Sail Date May 2019


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Mickswhiskas

1 Review Written

Boat needs serious upgrading because of damp issues

This was part of a multi centre trip to China. It was a 6 night cruise down the Yangtze River. Staff, food and excursions were exceptional. However, the boat has a very serious problem with damp/ excessive humidity. ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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