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Asia River Cruise Reviews

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Rooftop of the World - Viking Emerald is a Big Disappointment

Review for Viking Emerald to Asia River

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dawneroe1
2-5 Cruises • Age 50s

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 don't own it - they most certainly didn't build it. The moment you step on board you will know it is not up to Viking standards. The ship is tired and shabby, at best. While the ...
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Sail Date: September 2019


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

Review for Viking Emerald to Asia River

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woernerdavid
2-5 Cruises • Age 70s

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 room and bathroom were very tight, I recommend upgrading the room. The Yangtze River is not very scenic, much of the cruise time was rather bland and the facilities at several of the ...
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Sail Date: June 2019


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

Review for Century Paragon to Asia River

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cabarr
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

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 long distance from parking lot to pier which we were told was shared by dinner boat cruises. We stared down at approximately 200 steps with no hand rails to pier. As we approached ...
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Sail Date: May 2019


Not up to global standards

Review for Sanctuary Yangzi Explorer to Asia River

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CookGirl
10+ Cruises • Age 50s

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 Explorer simply fails every comparison test. My room was dirty and stunk of Urine. There were mosquitos and flies everywhere. No screens on the windows. A/C did not work well at all. ...
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Sail Date: October 2018


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

Review for Viking Emerald to Asia River

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pete1957f
10+ Cruises • Age 80s

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 Viking Ship Emerald (actually a Chinese ship with all Viking passengers) was damp and musty with below average service. Humidifiers in hallways should have given us our first clue as ...
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Sail Date: September 2018


Boat needs serious upgrading because of damp issues

Review for Viking Emerald to Asia River

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Mickswhiskas
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

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. We were advised to ask for dehumidifiers in our cabin when we first arrived. These were provided but made little difference to the dampness overall. Our clothes and bedding were always ...
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Sail Date: September 2018


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

Review for Viking Emerald to Asia River

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ccjabs
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

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 food on the land portion of the trip was very poor. Many of the lunches and dinners were buffets or tables of 10 with a lazy susan in the middle. Food was often cold and not very ...
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Sail Date: May 2018


Fell short of expectations.

Review for Ganges Voyager II to Asia River

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wstanborough
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

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 food was OK but the complimentary Indian wines were below par. The entertainment was good. The ships crew were very good. Almost every time you turned a corner there was one of the ship's ...
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Sail Date: January 2018


It's all about your definition

Review for Scenic Spirit to Asia River

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TaylorM
First Time Cruiser • Age 50s

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 brochures that we selected the Scenic Spirit from Vietnam to Cambodia. In my opinion some simple truths, grey threadbare towels are not luxury or even 5 star. We needed to asked the room ...
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Response from FionaB, The Scenic Team

Dear TaylorM, Thank you for your review and I am very sorry to hear that this was not the five star luxury cruise you were expecting. To help our Customer Care team follow this up for you,...

Sail Date: January 2018


Cruise okay, organization deficient

Review for Irrawaddy Princess II to Asia River

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rarecruiser2
First Time Cruiser • Age 30s

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 Sagaing, a town across the river, all the while pretending that the trip would start in Mandalay. It also recommended the Tint Tint website for further information. This website ...
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Sail Date: December 2017


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