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Viking Emerald Group and Theme Cruises Cruise Reviews

Viking River
Viking Emerald
Destination
Departure Port

Traveler rating

Excellent

14

Very Good

2

Average

1

Terrible

1

Cruise type

River Cruises

100

Senior Cruises

37

Family Cruises

19

Group and Theme Cruises

18

Luxury Cruises

13

18 Viking Emerald Group and Theme Cruises Cruise Reviews


JPJPJP58 avatar

JPJPJP58

2 Reviews Written

14 Helpful Votes

Perfect Way to See the Real China

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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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DMowery

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Mowery-Schaffner Asia Viking Emerald May 2018

We (wife and I) chose this Viking Emerald cruise because it has the major destinations (cities), river cruising, and the dates we wanted. The tour was for 14 days. We booked a couple days before and after the ...
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Sail Date May 2018


Sharon12 avatar

Sharon12

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Imperial Jewels of China

This was my first Viking experience. The service and attention to detail was exceptional. I did not worry about handling my luggage or transfers. There were enough activities to keep you busy if you wanted to do ...
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Sail Date July 2016


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Smbruner

2 Reviews Written

7 Helpful Votes

Excellent trip and cruise!

First time with Viking and wanted to be fully escorted on our first trip to China. Heard great things about Viking in China and it did not disappoint. Viking took care of us from the moment we landed in Beijing ...
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Sail Date October 2016


lrkur avatar

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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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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eimi48

1 Review Written

13 Helpful Votes

Welcome to China

We did the Viking Emerald cruise starting in Shanghai and ending in Beijing. The Westin hotel on Shanghai was very comfortable and the service was good. From there we flew to Wuhan to pick up the Viking Emerald for ...
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Sail Date September 2016


jhammer avatar

jhammer

1 Review Written

13 Helpful Votes

Extraordinary Cruise of China

We wanted to see China and when we heard about this cruise/tour, we knew that it was what we needed to book since it covered so many of the sites we wanted to see. We have traveled Viking before on the Danube ...
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Sail Date June 2016


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jimxxxbell

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Sights, Sounds, and People of China

We took the cruise to find out more about China and the people. It turned out to be a really great journey. Our escort was fantastic and had a lot of patience with the group. He spoke really good English and was ...
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Sail Date April 2016


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BobClark

1 Review Written

11 Helpful Votes

Fantastic Viking Tour!

Fantastic cruise, fantastic restaurants, fantastic ship, fantastic staff, fantastic food, fantastic service, fantastic guide (Joshua). This was our China anniversary (20 years) so we picked China for our holiday. We ...
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Sail Date March 2016


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bill719

2 Reviews Written

8 Helpful Votes

China: One Off the Bucket List

I've always wanted to travel to China, was on my short bucket list, and I was not disappointed. I had been on ocean cruises before but the river cruise was the perfect way to see China. The cities of Shanghai, Xi'an ...
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Sail Date November 2015


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Colginny

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

All Things China

This was my first Viking cruise and I would definitely recommend it to all my friends. I have traveled around the world and China was on my list to see next. The Chinese people were friendly and the food was ...
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Sail Date July 2015


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terran_explr

15 Reviews Written

172 Helpful Votes

A perfect way to visit China

My intent is to write a review that will give you insight and tips to help in planning your trip. I read reviews on Cruise Critic about the Imperial Jewels of China trip before I left home, but I learned many things ...
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Sail Date October 2015


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rob@sanrographics.com

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


Nancy Mary Lange avatar

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


samyers48 avatar

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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bichonmama27

2 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

Now a trip for the faint of heart!

The trip that we thought would be the trip of a lifetime turned into the trip from Hell! Viking is not doing anyone a favor by not disclosing the details of this trip. Any one with any medical conditions, ie. ...
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Sail Date May 2012


801Jeff avatar

801Jeff

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

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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