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Review: Viking Emerald

Cruise - River Cruise

Fantastic holiday, Superb experience

  • By SilverTraveller Orkneygalpenicuik

    1 review

  • Nov 2012
  • Balcony
  • Special occasion
  • Husband

21 people found this review helpful

It is a year to the day when we were off on a trip of a lifetime. Travelling through China on a river cruise is definitely a tick on anyone's bucket list. Starting with two days in Shanghai we were able to meet our tour guide 'Iowa' and the fellow travellers who would be in our 'group' for the cruise. Several trips, visits & a Chinese Acrobatic show later we were back on a 'plane and off to board our ship. The ship was older than most of the other Viking fleet but everything was clean and comfortable. From that moment on we were treated like royalty. The crew are wonderful, the food delicious and the entertainment, while not 'professional' was great fun. It is a demanding cruise. There are many shore visits, some requiring very early starts but who would want to miss seeing the Pandas, or the Great Gorge or the Tian Warriors. The list of amazing things to see and do just went on and on. The holiday finished with three days in Bejing, From our luxury hotel, (Viking only use 5 star establishments) we travelled each day to see such delights as the Great Wall, Tianammin Square, the Summer Palace and then the Winter Palace and oh so much more! Well our camera was well used I can tell you. All in all some wonderful memories but mostly what remains with us is the joy of living aboard the Emerald. We have never been so well looked after or felt so at home on a holiday. Our fellow travellers, mainly Americans, were delightful and we made many friends.

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