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Viking Asia Cruise Reviews

twin double beds for midgets
empty bar museum cologne
Supposedly handicapped person, when nobody was around (except the photographer).
When the Program Director spends three full days of the cruise fawning over a supposedly handicapped person (later proven not), the rest of the passengers suffer.
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Very Disappointed with Viking's China Roof of World Trip

Review for Viking Emerald to Asia

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Gregory S Gush
6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

Was looking forward to a great adventure in China. It was a very disappointing trip. So much so, that I don't think I'll trust Viking again. We spent $22k. I don't think the trip was worth half that. Don't waste your money! We are done with Viking!!! I don't trust them now! The cruise ship, Emerald was run down, old, tired, and certainly not luxury. We upgraded to a suite but didn't get ...
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Thank you for taking the time to provide a detailed review of your recent river cruise, Mr. Gush. Allow us to begin by assuring you that feedback like yours is invaluable to us, and will be...

Sail Date: October 2019


The Best Way to See Asia

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ttandjt
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

We always have wanted to experience Asia. We chose Viking to do that knowing that they are the best in handling all details of your trips. This was no exception. While we were only on the ship for 8 days the rest of the time we toured Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Wuhan plus Guilin and several others. Every meal ( except for 1) was well thought out and delicious.Our meals on board were some of ...
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Sail Date: June 2019


Imperial Jewels of China was a terrific insight into China and it’s history.

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Baysilv
2-5 Cruises • Age 70s

Viking as always made this land and river travel comfortable and easy. The person that made everything so easy and rewarding was Leo, the guide that was assigned to our small group. Leo was so accommodating, knowledgeable, proud of his heritage he made every part of the trip interesting and informative. In addition he was continually making sure we were comfortable and enjoying the experience. It ...
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Sail Date: June 2019


Undiscovered China

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martin9889
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

The six day river trip on the Yangtze River was part of aa eighteen day adventure in China. From the modern high-rise and lights of Shanghai to the mountain village of Lijiang, this was an exciting and educational experience. The travel through the Three Gorges Dam, the magnificent countryside ad bustling cities, the Panda Reserve experience, the Terra Cotta soldiers, the Forbidden City to the ...
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Sail Date: May 2019


Viking knows how to make this trip special

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nreeder
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

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 the entire trip for that group (Mark--outstanding). We started in Shanghai and stayed at the Wanda Reign, a relatively new hotel right on the river (Bund). This was an over the top Art ...
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Sail Date: May 2019


Part of Vikings tour of China and Tibet

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Donhiorth
2-5 Cruises • Age 70s

The time on the riverboat was only a part of Viking's Roof of the World trip. It appears to be an older boat that has been refitted. The refit was done well, but the boat has issues with headroom and small steps at doorways compared to the European riverboats. My big complaint was with the food. It is an all chinese cooking staff. They have no idea how to cook western food and everything is ...
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Sail Date: April 2019


Be prepared

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TaxiGIrl2005
2-5 Cruises • Age 50s

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 the difficulty of the terrain & lack of access to those with disabilities. Keep in mind my mother walks at least a mile a day, rides an exercise bike regularly. She’s pretty salty for ...
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Sail Date: June 2018


First Viking Cruise. Loved it.

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wanderer9268
2-5 Cruises • Age 70s

We had been wanting to take a river cruise, but several people on our African Safari had been to China and said it was a "Must See", so we decided to combine our interest in a river cruise with seeing all the things we had wanted to see (but never thought we would) in China. Loved it. First, the guide was wonderful and very helpful. Besides seeing so many things we had wanted, like the ...
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Sail Date: April 2018


Seeing Chongquing and Wuhan lit up at night and sailing through the three gorges

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sroc
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

Cruise was part of Viking China Roof of the World tour. Since we have never been to China, it seemed like a way to experience many of China's highlight and Tibet (Lhasa) too. The land portion was fantastic our guide, Johanna, saw to our every need and really took care of us. This continued on the boat. We had been on three previous Viking river cruises and even though Viking does not own this boat ...
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Sail Date: April 2018


Dated ship

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bdwest5
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

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 organized. The live performances were good. Embarkment and disembarkment went smoothly. The pandas, the Great Wall, The three gorge dam, the terra cotta warriors and Tiananmen square were the ...
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Thank you for taking the time to review your recent cruise on Viking Emerald, Bdwest5. While we’re glad to hear that you enjoyed many aspects of this sojourn, we understand the cancellation...

Sail Date: April 2018


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