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Viking Emerald Family Cruises Cruise Reviews

Viking River
Viking Emerald
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River Cruises


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Family Cruises


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19 Viking Emerald Family Cruises Cruise Reviews

Carmen Matos avatar

Carmen Matos

1 Review Written



A wonderful experience. Knowledgeable tour guides, personal attention and excellent hotels. We were placed in tours with our family grounof 6. Service was excellent. River cruise on Yangtze Rivervwas excellent. ...
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Sail Date May 2018

krochen avatar


2 Reviews Written

Great Trip to China

We loved this trip from start to finish. When we arrived in Beijing we were met by the tour guide and quickly on our way to the hotel. They were with us all of the way to the last stop. All of the hotels were ...
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Sail Date July 2016

karinjordanave avatar


1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Loved the scenery of the gorges.

We wanted to see China and this trip was the perfect mix of land/water. The highlight for my husband was the Terracota Warriors and for me was sailing down the river looking at the scenery of the gorges. Just ...
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Sail Date September 2016

rocky13 avatar


1 Review Written

Arnold our tour guide was great he spoke perfect English.

The cruise went to excellent ports, the tours were very informative and Arnold our tour guide throughout the cruise was excellent. He was very knowledgeable The junior suite was a good size. The food was good and ...
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Sail Date March 2016

callie01 avatar


1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Three Gorges - Beautiful sight to see

We enjoyed the whole trip, The tour guide was excellent. He did an outstanding job. Very knowledgeable, accommodating to your needs, nice and pleasant to be with. The places that we visited were all wonderful ...
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Sail Date July 2016

Dadwong@aol.com avatar


1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Adventures of a Dumb Tourist

Actually the cruise is from Chongqing,China to Wuhan but because I lost my passport at our transfer port of Hong Kong from San Francisco, we never got to Beijing.Instead we were on our own in Hong Kong.We are ...
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Sail Date April 2016

261044 avatar


2 Reviews Written

12 Helpful Votes

China, Nanjing to Chongqing

This cruise was part of a 17 day tour, called Cultural Delights of China. We travelled up the Yangze River, stopping at cities and towns along the way. At each stop we had a tour. I have been on a Viking cruise ...
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Sail Date November 2015

rob@sanrographics.com avatar


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

moswalt avatar


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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Gorgeous Diva

1 Review Written

Beijing to Shanghai Imperial Jewels of China

This was our maiden voyage with Viking River Cruises and our experience was far above as we expected. We took the one of the only two Explorer Suites of Viking Emerald Ship and were treated royally. Our son had ...
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Sail Date August 2015

hwmpg avatar


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

Us2travelers avatar


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



1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Beijing to Shanghai

If you are contemplating booking this cruise, I would recommend starting in Beijing and doing all the strenuous part of the tour first. Firstly the tour does involve lots of walking and steps, so it is not ...
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Sail Date June 2014

PamRodgers avatar


1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes


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

ginnystl avatar


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

samyers48 avatar


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

TravelSt689 avatar


1 Review Written

Imperial Jewels of China with Hong Kong & Guilin Extension

My wife and I had been interested in China from a social, economic, and tourist perspective for many years, but did not visit due to concerns about the language barrier, governmental issues, and quality of services. ...
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Sail Date June 2011

TaxiGIrl2005 avatar


1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

Be prepared

My 90 year old mother chose this trip after taking Prague to Paris with the grandaughters. Its was wonderful. After reading the reviews, I was concerned about the physical aspects of the trip & reviewers discussing ...
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Sail Date June 2018

801Jeff avatar


6 Reviews Written

28 Helpful Votes

Best for first trip to China

While we had twice been to Beijing on business, and had done some sightseeing while there, this was our first trip to China for the purposes of travel only. The entire program was under the direction of Viking ...
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Sail Date May 2018

Viking Emerald Ratings

Public Rooms4.04.5
Fitness Recreation4.03.6
Value For Money4.04.5
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