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Viking Emerald

Cruise the Yangtze River on Viking Emerald, a beautiful, state-of-the-art river cruise vessel. Enjoy a roomy stateroom, junior suite or Explorer Suite every one boasting sliding glass doors opening onto a private veranda. One of the most extraordinary river cruising vessels in the world.

    • 361

    • Length
    • 2011

    • Built Year
    • 137

    • Crew
    • 256

    • Pax Capacity
    • 20

    • Suites

Sailings

Ship Information


  • Maiden Voyage: 2011
  • Length: 361
  • Passenger Capacity: 256
  • Normal Crew Size: 137
  • Staterooms: 128
  • Suites: 20

Dining

All meals aboard are prepared by local chefs under the guidance of our European management team. Meals are open seating during set meal times no table reservations are accepted. Room service is not available. Guests requiring special diets such as vegetarian, low salt, diabetic or low cholesterol meals must alert Viking River Cruises one month prior to departure and inform the Maitre d' when on board. The chefs will make reasonable efforts to accommodate these requests.

Age Restrictions

Due to the nature of their cruise itineraries, Viking River Cruises does not maintain facilities or services for children aboard river cruise vessels. On all cruises and cruise journeys, minors under the age of 18 must be accompanied and share a cabin with a parent, legal guardian or other responsible adult over the age of 21. They reserve the right to limit the number of minors under the age of 18 years on board.

Tipping

It is customary to give cruise gratuities, subject to your satisfaction of services rendered. Gratuities on board and on land are not included in your tour price.

Cabins

Category F
Square Footage: 250

Category F

Hotel-style beds 79 inches x 35 inches (with optional twin-bed configuration) with panoramic windows that open onto private veranda. Private bathroom with shower and premium bath products, bathrobe and slippers available upon request. Telephone, safe, hair dryer & bottled water replenished daily. Kettle and instant coffee available in the stateroom, air conditioning, space under bed for storing suitcases with a roomy wardrobe with wooden hangers. TV with premium entertainment package including CNN and other English-language programming. Located on the Main Deck.




Category E
Square Footage: 250

Category E

Hotel-style beds 79 inches x 35 inches (with optional twin-bed configuration) with panoramic windows that open onto private veranda. Private bathroom with shower and premium bath products, bathrobe and slippers available upon request. Telephone, safe, hair dryer & bottled water replenished daily. Kettle and instant coffee available in the stateroom, air conditioning, space under bed for storing suitcases with a roomy wardrobe with wooden hangers. TV with premium entertainment package including CNN and other English-language programming. Located on the Main Deck.




Category D
Square Footage: 250

Category D

Hotel-style beds 79 inches x 35 inches (with optional twin-bed configuration) with panoramic windows that open onto private veranda. Private bathroom with shower and premium bath products, bathrobe and slippers available upon request. Telephone, safe, hair dryer & bottled water replenished daily. Kettle and instant coffee available in the stateroom, air conditioning, space under bed for storing suitcases with a roomy wardrobe with wooden hangers. TV with premium entertainment package including CNN and other English-language programming. Located on the Middle Deck.




Category C
Square Footage: 250

Category C

Hotel-style beds 79 inches x 35 inches (with optional twin-bed configuration) with panoramic windows that open onto private veranda. Private bathroom with shower and premium bath products, bathrobe and slippers available upon request. Telephone, safe, hair dryer & bottled water replenished daily. Kettle and instant coffee available in the stateroom, air conditioning, space under bed for storing suitcases with a roomy wardrobe with wooden hangers. TV with premium entertainment package including CNN and other English-language programming. Located on the Middle Deck.




Category B
Square Footage: 250

Category B

Hotel-style beds 79 inches x 35 inches (with optional twin-bed configuration) with panoramic windows that open onto private veranda. Private bathroom with shower and premium bath products, bathrobe and slippers available upon request. Telephone, safe, hair dryer & bottled water replenished daily. Kettle and instant coffee available in the stateroom, air conditioning, space under bed for storing suitcases with a roomy wardrobe with wooden hangers. TV with premium entertainment package including CNN and other English-language programming. Located on the Upper Deck.




Category A
Square Footage: 250

Category A

Hotel-style beds 79 inches x 35 inches (with optional twin-bed configuration) with panoramic windows that open onto private veranda. Private bathroom with shower and premium bath products, bathrobe and slippers available upon request. Telephone, safe, hair dryer & bottled water replenished daily. Kettle and instant coffee available in the stateroom, air conditioning, space under bed for storing suitcases with a roomy wardrobe with wooden hangers. TV with premium entertainment package including CNN and other English-language programming. Located on the Upper Deck.




Category JR
Square Footage: 260

Category JR

Hotel-style beds 79 inches x 35 inches (with optional twin-bed configuration) with panoramic windows that open onto private veranda. Private bathroom with shower and premium bath products, bathrobe and slippers available upon request. Telephone, refrigerator, safe, hair dryer & bottled water replenished daily. Kettle and instant coffee available in the stateroom, air conditioning, space under bed for storing suitcases and roomy wardrobe with wooden hangers. TV with premium entertainment package including CNN and other English-language programming. Located on the Upper and Middle Deck.




Category AA
Square Footage: 301

Category AA

Hotel-style beds 79 inches x 35 inches (with optional twin-bed configuration) with panoramic windows that open onto private veranda. Private bathroom with shower and premium bath products, bathrobe and slippers available upon request. Telephone, refrigerator, safe, hair dryer & bottled water replenished daily. Kettle and instant coffee available in the stateroom, air conditioning, space under bed for storing suitcases and roomy wardrobe with wooden hangers. TV with premium entertainment package including CNN and other English-language programming. Located on the Observation Deck.




Category PS
Square Footage: 603

Category PS

Hotel-style beds 79 inches x 71 inches (with optional twin-bed configuration), sitting area with sofa, armchair and desk and panoramic windows that open onto private wraparound veranda. Private bathroom with bathtub, shower and premium bath products, bathrobe and slippers available upon request. Telephone, refrigerator, safe, hair dryer & bottled water replenished daily, kettle and instant coffee available in the stateroom, air conditioning, space under bed for storing suitcases Roomy wardrobe with wooden hangers. Two flat-panel TVs with premium entertainment package including CNN and other English-language programming. Located on Middle Deck.




Life on Board

Recreation

Restaurant

The restaurant seats all guests at tables which accommodate 8 guests each. The dining room is open seating, so you are free to sit where you like, a great way to make new friends. The atmosphere is casual but elegant, with high-quality table linens, china, cutlery and glassware. Located at Main Deck.

Recreation

Emerald Bar

The Emerald Bar has panoramic windows and tables and chairs arranged in various configurations, an excellent place to relax over a drink and enjoy conversation or a book while you watch the scenery, or meet up with friends before and after meals. Located on the Sun Deck.

Recreation

Gift Shop

There is a gift shop onboard with a limited selection of toiletries, souvenirs, and other sundries. Located on the Observation Deck.

Recreation

Internet Cafe

Onboard the ship, the Internet Cafe allows you to access the Internet, where you can send and receive email catch up with family and friends. Located on the Sun Deck.

Recreation

Observation Lounge

This spacious bar area, featuring large picture windows and about three dozen small tables with comfortable chairs, is an excellent place to relax over a drink and enjoy conversation or a book while you watch the scenery, or meet up with friends before and after meals. Located on the Observation Deck.

Recreation

Beauty Salon

Visit the beauty salon where stylists offer a range of services to help you look your best throughout your vacation. Located on the Sun Deck.

Recreation

Fitness Center

If you want to burn some calories from the delicious food you ate, you can do it at the Fitness center. Located on the Sun Deck.

Viking Emerald Customer Reviews

Ratings based off 86 reviews about Viking Emerald - currently showing 5 reviews with comments only
CG
Christine
Reviewed on Nov 11, 2019

This was one of the best trips I have ever been on!

BL
Bruce
Reviewed on Oct 30, 2019

The Viking Roof of the World was executed perfectly! We had the same guide for every included excursion and Viking includes excursions at every site. The onboard ship credit that AffordableTours gave us was generous. When translated into Yuan, the Chinese currency used on board, it gave us even more value. The ship is a Chinese ship with Chinese crew, however, so their English was not perfect. We had to speak slowly and repeat our requests sometimes to get the message across. Overall, I would recommend this cruise to anyone interested in a tour of China.

KA
Karen
Reviewed on Sep 24, 2019

We were more than pleased with the Viking China trip! Our guide was phenomenal and Viking went above and beyond their call of duty in caring for the passengers. A lady in our group fell in the Chongqing airport and broke her hip, having to go to the hospital. Viking pulled one of their English speaking guides and placed him with the couple at the hospital to act as interpreter. Hospital would not go forward with surgery until couple paid. Couple had trouble getting money wired so Viking stepped in to financially cover expenses so surgery could proceed. My husband and I were so impressed!

RA
Robert

This was our second Viking trip booked through Affordable Tours. Both were awesome. Five star all the way!

MS
Margaret

The river cruise portion of the trip was not up to Viking Standards. We understand that they cannot own the ship so we accepted the lower standard of accommodations. However, if this were our first Viking experience we would be hesitant to travel with them again. The onboard staff was outstanding under the circumstances.



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