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Viking Emerald Senior Cruises Cruise Reviews

Viking River
Viking Emerald
Destination
Departure Port

Traveler rating

Excellent

26

Very Good

7

Average

3

Terrible

1

Cruise type

River Cruises

100

Senior Cruises

37

Family Cruises

19

Group and Theme Cruises

18

Luxury Cruises

13

37 Viking Emerald Senior Cruises Cruise Reviews


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nreeder

6 Reviews Written

11 Helpful Votes

Viking knows how to make this trip special

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We did the Viking "Undiscovered China" version (there are two other shorter alternatives). While onboard, you are together with 250 passengers, but on land you are usually with about 25-30 and one tour guide for ...
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Sail Date May 2019


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JPJPJP58

2 Reviews Written

14 Helpful Votes

Perfect Way to See the Real China

First of all I apologize for the lateness of this review as I've been busy with life since getting back. We went on the Viking Emerald Yangtze River cruise because a.) we wanted to see the real China, and b.) our ...
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Sail Date November 2018


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jsheck

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

China - Fascinating and Educational

We have always wanted to visit China to see the difference in cities, culture and landscapes! This Cruise/Land Tour trip was the perfect way to do that. In the two weeks that we were there we saw 6 megacities, flew ...
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Sail Date November 2018


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Bunky39

1 Review Written

Poor

Friends told us but ours was different no zoo tour air food and lodging were bad we were sick the whole time and sick for 6 weeks upon return air born virus I broke 2 teeth eating at the restaurant inbejing first ...
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Sail Date March 2018


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vrosenfeld

2 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

Exotic China

I have traveled a lot but had never been to China. This cruise stops in several different cities and is a combination of river and land. The cruise was well organized and the food and entertainment were quite good. ...
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Sail Date April 2018


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Linhankgraham

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Our China trip was fantastic

We always wanted to see China and Viking provided an excellent trip all around. Our guide, Michael was personable, very helpful and made our trip very comfortable. He knew all the details about our travels and ...
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Sail Date May 2018


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vrosenfeld

2 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

Great Value

We selected this cruise because we wanted to see the highlights of China. the itinerary which included a week on land and a week on the cruise took us to visit the major spots and gave us an overview of the country. ...
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Sail Date April 2018


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bdwest5

4 Reviews Written

27 Helpful Votes

Dated ship

Pros: It is nice to only have 200 people on board the ship. The staff was lovely and accommodating. The food was fine. The hotels were excellent! The tour guide was good. The intra- country flights were well ...
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Sail Date April 2018


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Richard-from-Lowell

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

Surprising window to an amazing country

We were talked into this cruise by friends who felt it was a good price to see a country none of us had been to and Viking had served us well on a European cruise. We in turn brought a third couple and we were all ...
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Sail Date November 2017


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irishmuzzie

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

My first Viking river cruise

The cruise itinerary offered the most sites within the time frame. There was not ONE thing on this cruise that was not top notch. The trip met or exceeded all expectations. I have been on many ocean cruises and ...
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Sail Date November 2017


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Tangiroo

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Roof of the World China and Tibet

Interesting but exhausting trip. 17 days is a long time which included 3 internal flights which were tiresome. A Highlight of the trip was our tour guide Ray. His amazing communication skills and A+ personality made ...
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Sail Date October 2017


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ForneyTravelers

3 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

Outstanding trip to China

Viking did a great job of organizing a truly memorable trip. We arranged our own travel because we used our AA miles and flew business class for the 14 1/2 hour non-stop flight. We also made our own taxi ...
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Sail Date November 2016


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Bunnilover62

2 Reviews Written

10 Helpful Votes

Fabulous Trip Across the World in China

We decided to satiate our desire for something totally different by taking the Viking Imperial jewels of China cruise. We chose June because it was part of a birthday celebration. We arrive in Beijing two days ...
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Sail Date June 2017


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afewdollars

2 Reviews Written

18 Helpful Votes

Great Cruise - Poor Airline

Viking Air Service Pros Cost of airfare was part of the total tour package and was lower than the cost of tickets we could have purchased. Cons. The air service was the biggest disappointment of any ...
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Sail Date July 2017


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briddiver

1 Review Written

22 Helpful Votes

Holiday of a lifetime

Following in a friend's footsteps we chose Viking Emerald to China because all the reviews looked so great and the trip came highly recommended. Could barely fault anything for the whole two weeks. Logistics were ...
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Sail Date April 2017


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oldtar333

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

How to do it the right way.

If you have never been on a Viking Cruise then you don't know what leaving up to the cruise organizers to do all the hard work is. From the time you get off the plane to when you head home, everything, and I mean ...
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Sail Date May 2016


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lrkur

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Feeling like a VIP in China

China seemed like a daunting destination to do on our own, so we decided to sample it with a reputable company, Viking. The trip was beyond our expectations! The entire time we felt like we were very special VIPs. ...
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Sail Date September 2016


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Polarcub

2 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

Our Trip: The Imperial Jewels of China 2016

We left Alaska early to arrive in Beijing on Sunday,a day early before our scheduled tour. We and a second couple, also arriving early, were met at the airport by our Tour Guide (James) and were transported to our ...
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Sail Date April 2016


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2TooTall

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Imperial Jewels of China is aptly named!

Viking went over and above board to ensure we saw as much as possible in the time that we had. All my bucket list items were covered and I managed to bring back all the souvenirs on my list! Our tour escort was ...
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Sail Date May 2016


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nextsteps

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Highlight of our 5 week sojourn to China, Japan and India

WE chose this cruise for the Terra Cotta Army and the 3 Gorges Dam. the hotels we stayed in prior to and after the crusie were magnificient. the cruise was great and up to Viking Standards. the Guide, Terry, was ...
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Sail Date March 2016


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callie01

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


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gowhileyoucan

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Rooftops of the World - China

We did the Rooftops of the World with an extension to Hong Kong. The tour started in Beijing and ended in Hong Kong. We spent 3 days in Beijing before we moved on to the next city. We traveled both by air and ...
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Sail Date May 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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Mbrown5806

2 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

Paris to Paris; Heart of Normandy

We traveled on the final cruise of the year, we spent Christmas in Rouen as the Normandy Beaches excursion would have fallen on a Holiday. This is a very pleasant easy trip. Viking was on the ball, they rearranged ...
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Sail Date December 2015


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otter310@beyondbb.com

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Loved China!

We were unsure what to expect from China, but we found the people to be so welcoming and friendly! Our hotels were all 5 star! Every hotel was more lovely than the one before! Very impressive. And the hotel ...
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Sail Date September 2015


Viking Emerald Ratings

CategoryEditorMember
Cabins4.04.2
Dining4.04.4
Entertainment4.04.1
Public Rooms4.04.5
Fitness Recreation4.03.6
Family1
Enrichment5.04.4
Service4.04.8
Value For Money4.04.5
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