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Viking Emerald River Cruises Cruise Reviews

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Viking Emerald
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Traveler rating

Excellent

72

Very Good

12

Average

7

Poor

4

Terrible

2

Cruise type

River Cruises

100

Senior Cruises

37

Family Cruises

19

Group and Theme Cruises

18

Luxury Cruises

13

100 Viking Emerald River Cruises Cruise Reviews


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JOETCRUISE

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Yangtzee River Cruise

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This cruise was an excellent way to see China. It was part of a combined land and river vacation. The accommodations on the river cruise boat were great and service was excellent. The dining facility was nice and ...
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Sail Date May 2016


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Lmclean111

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Beyond expectations! Could not have done China better!

My mom and I chose to travel with Viking to China because we had heard great things about Viking tours, and wanted to travel with a reputable company. When we looked at the available cruises we chose the 'cruise' ...
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Sail Date March 2016


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laurachristy

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Highs and Lows of Viking Emerald

We chose this cruise because we really enjoyed our Viking cruise in France, and the excursions covered a lot of sights we wanted to see. Unfortunately, this one didn't go as well as our French cruise. There were ...
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Sail Date April 2016


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goldeneyes

4 Reviews Written

33 Helpful Votes

To Infinity and Beyond - The Roof of the World and Viking

We wanted to take an Asian cruise and decided on the Viking Roof of the World land/river cruise tour. It included 6 days on the Yangtze plus 10 days on land. The clinching part was the inclusion of 2.5 days in ...
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Sail Date June 2016


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jburnham43

1 Review Written

10 Helpful Votes

Undiscovered China: Trip of a Lifetime

Only way we would tour China was with a guided tour; we chose Viking because friends had recommended Viking for its wonderful service and comprehensive excursions. We were not disappointed. In fact, we loved every ...
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Sail Date June 2016


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Mulguy Boy

8 Reviews Written

41 Helpful Votes

Great way to see some of China but better & earlier information needed.

We traveled with Viking River Cruises on the Imperial Jewels of China trip (April, 2016) in the direction from Beijing to Shanghai. The trip was wonderful and a fantastic experience. A very safe and convenient way ...
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Sail Date April 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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connie45

1 Review Written

18 Helpful Votes

Beijing to Shanghai

The Viking Emerald is not the usual Scandinavian design, it is definitely Chinese. Beautifully decorated with shops where you can have silk clothing MADE on board, watch a very good artist paint, and more. The ...
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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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loubrijohn

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Imperial Jewels 2015

This was an excellent experience for our first trip to China. Fantastic itinerary, great hotels, awesome cruise. Great service all around. In an overwhelming country with so much to see, Viking helped us to focus on ...
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Sail Date October 2015


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LibraryJo

4 Reviews Written

14 Helpful Votes

Imperial Jewels

I thought this tour was exceptional. The organization of everything by Viking was wonderful; everything went very smoothly. The hotels were 5-star; the food was wonderful - on land and on the ship. Roy was a ...
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Sail Date September 2015


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Lindadirk

2 Reviews Written

8 Helpful Votes

Loved China and Tibet

As usual, Viking arranged five star hotels and an excellent guide! Our hotel in Shanghai, The Fairmount Peace Hotel was beautiful and right across the street form the Bund, or River Walk. The ship was not as nice as ...
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Sail Date August 2015


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Cruise Critic 666

1 Review Written

Land/River Vacaion on Viking Emerld

We visited wonderful places - in awe factor order - Forbidden City, Great Wall, Terra Cotta Soldiers, Yangtze River Gorges, school visit, Zoo/Pandas, numerous historical/cultural sites sprinkled throughout our ...
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Sail Date May 2015


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spanishjay

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


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GretaS

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Know What You Are Signing Up For!

Don’t think of this three-week odyssey as a vacation, but as a journey. It’s not an easy trip for several reasons, but the payoff comes in surprising ways along with a few pretty significant downers. The 21-day ...
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Sail Date June 2015


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hwmpg

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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jtmccand

2 Reviews Written

Viking Roof of the World; China

This was a first class tour of China. I would rate the 4 hotels we stayed in as 5 star. The Viking Emerald was modern and well maintained. The food on board was excellent. We had one guide who accompanied our group ...
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Sail Date September 2014


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hotzim

3 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

China cruisetour with Viking

This was our first experience with Viking and although the cruise part of the tour and pre cruise trip was only 5 days, the entire trip was 15 days for us. There were lots of logistics for them to handle and we felt ...
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Sail Date October 2014


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EvieEngel

1 Review Written

Roof of the World (includes Tibet)

Roof of the World was a trip of a lifetime! My husband and I thoroughly recommend it for both the cultural and historical aspects. We chose this excursion because it included visiting different areas of China and ...
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Sail Date October 2014


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zumaqueen

3 Reviews Written

7 Helpful Votes

Touring China's Cultural Delights

This was our first venture into China, so we booked all air and transfers through Viking. They flew us to Beijing a day early which was appreciated. We flew Air China which offered nothing out of the ordinary ...
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Sail Date November 2014


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hotzim

3 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

Well executed and detail oriented

We are not easily impressed having been disappointed on many occasions, but this is one time where the trip actually lived up to its hype. While travel in China is not without its drawbacks, we felt that Viking did ...
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Sail Date October 2014


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nessemsarK

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Viking Emerald Yangtse River Shanghai to Chungquing

The cultural experience in China was excellent. The guides and ship staff were pleasant and hard working. English language skills were very good. The Viking Emerald, however, leaves a lot to be desired. Although ...
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Sail Date August 2014


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Us2travelers

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


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davemiller

2 Reviews Written

7 Helpful Votes

Highlights of China

As with most of our fellow passengers, this was our first visit to China. The trip comprised three land centres punctuated by a five day cruise on the Yangtze. The selected hotels in Shanghai, Xian and Beijing were ...
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Sail Date July 2014


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Marsha93003

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Viking River Cruise - Imperial Jewels of China

I just returned from this trip and it far exceeded my expectations. (I traveled the direction: Beijing to Shanghai.) First I can tell you that I heard nothing but good reviews from my fellow passengers about their ...
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Sail Date September 2014


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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