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Shanghai River Cruises Cruise Reviews

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Shanghai

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Family Cruises

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Senior Cruises

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Repositioning Cruises

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River Cruises

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Romantic Cruises

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25 Shanghai River Cruises Cruise Reviews


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jburnham43

1 Review Written

10 Helpful Votes

Undiscovered China: Trip of a Lifetime

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Only way we would tour China was with a guided tour; we chose Viking because friends had recommended Viking for its wonderful service and comprehensive excursions. We were not disappointed. In fact, we loved every ...
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Sail Date June 2016


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ngmaldonado

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

The wonders of ancient and modern China!

The cabins on our ship were always well maintained. We had a great view off our balcony and we could hear the scenery descriptions as we sailed down the Yangtze River. We really appreciated the surprise gifts left ...
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Sail Date October 2015


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connie45

1 Review Written

18 Helpful Votes

Beijing to Shanghai

The Viking Emerald is not the usual Scandinavian design, it is definitely Chinese. Beautifully decorated with shops where you can have silk clothing MADE on board, watch a very good artist paint, and more. The ...
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Sail Date April 2016


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Lindadirk

2 Reviews Written

8 Helpful Votes

Loved China and Tibet

As usual, Viking arranged five star hotels and an excellent guide! Our hotel in Shanghai, The Fairmount Peace Hotel was beautiful and right across the street form the Bund, or River Walk. The ship was not as nice as ...
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Sail Date August 2015


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Cruise Critic 666

1 Review Written

Land/River Vacaion on Viking Emerld

We visited wonderful places - in awe factor order - Forbidden City, Great Wall, Terra Cotta Soldiers, Yangtze River Gorges, school visit, Zoo/Pandas, numerous historical/cultural sites sprinkled throughout our ...
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Sail Date May 2015


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spanishjay

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

An unforgettable experience

Although this is presented as a cruise the time on the water is only half of the trip. Nor did we embark at Shanghai but the option to choose Chonqing is not in the menu. This was our first experience of cruising ...
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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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hotzim

3 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

China cruisetour with Viking

This was our first experience with Viking and although the cruise part of the tour and pre cruise trip was only 5 days, the entire trip was 15 days for us. There were lots of logistics for them to handle and we felt ...
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Sail Date October 2014


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EvieEngel

1 Review Written

Roof of the World (includes Tibet)

Roof of the World was a trip of a lifetime! My husband and I thoroughly recommend it for both the cultural and historical aspects. We chose this excursion because it included visiting different areas of China and ...
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Sail Date October 2014


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hotzim

3 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

Well executed and detail oriented

We are not easily impressed having been disappointed on many occasions, but this is one time where the trip actually lived up to its hype. While travel in China is not without its drawbacks, we felt that Viking did ...
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Sail Date October 2014


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Us2travelers

2 Reviews Written

Facinating China

Pictures, films, books, and magazines fall short of capturing China in it's beauty, frenzy, contradictions, and growth to modernization. The Viking cruise did a fantastic job in showing as much as possible in a ...
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Sail Date October 2014


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davemiller

2 Reviews Written

7 Helpful Votes

Highlights of China

As with most of our fellow passengers, this was our first visit to China. The trip comprised three land centres punctuated by a five day cruise on the Yangtze. The selected hotels in Shanghai, Xian and Beijing were ...
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Sail Date July 2014


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travelteachersait

1 Review Written

Viking in Asia did not disappoint.

We travelled on the Viking Imperial Jewels tour/river cruise at the end of July. We havecruised frequently on ocean cruises and are also independent travellers so this was a unique situation for us. Most of my angst ...
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Sail Date July 2014


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L-87ouise

1 Review Written

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Visit China While You are Physically Able to Enjoy the Sights

We traveled on Viking River Cruise's Imperial Jewels of China trip in May/June 2014. We chose Viking because of their total package, and because China would be difficult to navigate by ourselves. I'll start with ...
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Sail Date May 2014


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PamRodgers

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

IMPERIAL JEWELS OF CHINA - AWESOME TRIP! And Viking saved me at the G

My son (25) and I (58) took the July 9, 2013 Shanghai-Beijing "Imperial Jewels of China" 12-day tour, which included 5 nights on the Yangtze River going upriver. It was a trip of a lifetime. As an American, the ...
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Sail Date July 2013


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ginnystl

1 Review Written

Fantastic Viking River Cruise

Subject: Viking Cruise, China Nov 1-18, 2013 – Tour Guide-Arnold Zheng We experienced 18 amazing days in China! My sister-in-law and I decided to take a Viking Cruise to China. I love travel and have been on over ...
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Sail Date November 2013


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franfrey

1 Review Written

Roof top of the World with Viking River Cruise

We just returned home from a 17 day trip to China starting in Shanghai and ending in Beijing. We had a 6 day cruise along the Yangtze River and an incredible 3 day excursion to Lhasa in Tibet. The entire trip was ...
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Sail Date October 2013


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Jobabe13

1 Review Written

Wonderful Trip made better by excellent staff

This was a wonderful trip. We were treated as VIP's throughout the tour. It is a hybrid cruise and tour. Because of language barriers the guides have to work harder and they did a great job assisting every person. ...
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Sail Date September 2013


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samyers48

2 Reviews Written

Record Breaking Heat Wave, but that wasn't Viking's fault

Our total trip, land + river, was 12 days. A viking representative met us at the airport in Shanghai and from that point on we were superbly cared for until a Viking rep dropped us at the airport in Beijing. The ...
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Sail Date July 2013


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jwas1

1 Review Written

Viking Imperial Jewels of China

Just returned from Viking Imperial Jewels of China cruise. We booked our own air with Delta. A Viking local tour guide met us at the airport in Shanghai and the transfer to the Ritz Carlton was flawless. At the ...
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Sail Date September 2013


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juliesaddiction

3 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

September 2013 Imperial Jewels of China

First of all, this was not my choice of trips, it was my mom's. She wanted to go for a long time and since she treats me so well and lets me choose destinations a lot of the time I knew that I had to do it for her. ...
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Sail Date September 2013


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swifs

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Viking Emerald - China April 2013

We are experienced travelers and cruisers and we had never taken an escorted vacation before the Viking Emerald Imperials Jewels of China. However China presented challenges that we did not feel qualified to meet, ...
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Sail Date April 2013


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CRcruiser13

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Viking Emerald - just okay

We have just returned from the Viking Emerald - China's Cultural Delights August 2013 First and foremost, think twice before traveling to China in August. The temperatures were near 100 with 100% humidity daily. ...
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Sail Date August 2013


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JLAII

1 Review Written

Viking Emerald on Yangtze

I will try to stay on matters relevant to prospective travellers and not to dwell on incidentals. A few specifics that may set a framework: we travelled from June 20-July 5, 2013, from Shanghai to Beijing with ...
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Sail Date June 2013


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Poupou

7 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

Nice ship - terrible food!

Somewhat seasoned travellers, my wife and I are in our late 50's and residents of a small village in Eastern Canada. We wanted to visit Asia while our health still permitted it. We decided on an extended 8-night ...
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Sail Date May 2010


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