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Viking Emerald First-Time Cruisers Cruise Reviews

Viking River
Viking Emerald
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11 Viking Emerald First-Time Cruisers Cruise Reviews

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1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

China Cruise; Chongquing to Wuhan


Our China trip started in Beijing and ended in Shanghai, touring the sites in Beijing from the Forbidden City, Tienanmen square, The Great Wall etc. was amazing. On to Xian to see the Terracotta Warriors a dream ...
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Sail Date October 2015

suemarlow avatar


1 Review Written

Imperial Jewels of China

This was our first Viking cruise and won't be our last. The organisation was superb with an escort for the whole time who flew with us on the internal flights as well as being on the ship. The ship was modern, ...
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Sail Date October 2015

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hannah mac

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Wuhan to Chongquing

First time with Viking & first river cruise well impressed. Hotels first class beds amazing in size. Ship was excellent house keeping food entertainment staff ever so friendly & helpful. Shore excursions well ...
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Sail Date October 2015

gilbury avatar


1 Review Written

Wuhan to Chonquing

W thoroughly enjoyed our time on Viking Emerald. Everything was well organised from our embarkation to leaving at Chonquing. All the crew were very good although one or two of the waiting staff did not have enough ...
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Sail Date October 2015

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Nancy Mary Lange

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Fabulous Trip

This was my first Viking River Cruise and it was outstanding. I took this trip alone with no expectations and was pleased to have the time of my life. I enjoyed every minute of the trip and especially meeting some ...
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Sail Date April 2015

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Yvonne Wareham

1 Review Written

Beijing to Shanghai

This was our very first cruise and it was absolutely amazing. We were looked after so well from the minute we were picked up at the airport until the minute they left us at the other end of our holiday. Our tour ...
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Sail Date April 2015

spanishjay avatar


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

Vickyd avatar


1 Review Written

Shanghai to Beijing Imperial Jewels of China

Our first cruise on a Viking ship was all that was promised and more! Our Chinese Guide Bob spoke excellent English as he explained the Chinese culture both in today's world and many centuries in the past. As we ...
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Sail Date May 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

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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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1 Review Written

Viking Imperial Jewels tour a WOW

We have just returned from the Apr. 4th Imperial Jewels in China. Wow. Before any other comments count - had hotels, food, sites all been awful, one element would have made it memorable anyway. Jin. He was our ...
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Sail Date April 2013

Viking Emerald Ratings

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