Cruise the Yangtze River on Viking Emerald, a state-of-the-art river cruise vessel built in 2011. Accommodating 256 guests with full verandas, hotel-style beds in every spacious suite and stateroom, public areas bathed in light and an English-speaking crew, Viking Emerald is one of the most sophisticated river ships sailing the region.
Explorer Suites are 603 square feet, have separate sleeping & sitting quarters, 2 flatpanel TVs, bathtub/shower, refrigerator, panoramic windows & wraparound veranda
All staterooms & Suites have hotel-style beds with optional twin-bed configuration
All staterooms have a veranda with sliding glass doors
Private bathroom with shower & premium bath products; bathrobe & slippers upon request
Flat-panel TV with CNN & more
Telephone, safe hair dryer & air conditioning
Bottled water replenished daily
Sun deck with shaded sitting area
Restaurant with panoramic views
Observation lounge & bar
Onboard boutique & tailor; library
Free Internet service
State-of-the-art Western kitchen offers a choice of expertly prepared Asian and European cuisines
Hotel & catering services overseen by Viking's Swiss management
Shanghai Acrobatic Troupe revue, a Hubei bronze bells performance, Tibetan family tea, porcelain-making demonstrations, and visiting with children at a local school. These in-depth experiences are included as an essential part of discovering more about the places through which you cruise, and each activity is planned specifically to illuminate each itinerary.
Sometimes you want to dig a little deeper. We offer a series of onboard multimedia talks to shed light on the history and culture of the places you visit. Topics may include the Three Gorges Dam, China's dynasties, a history of Chinese culture, the Great Wall of China, the Terra Cotta Warriors, and key words and phrases in the Chinese language. These presentations provide a context for your own observations, enhancing your travel experience.
For breakfast, choose from our selections of pastries, cereals, breakfast meats, egg dishes, fresh fruit and selected cheeses. At lunch, select from the soup and sandwich bar, or a choice of entrees and dessert. And for dinner, you are treated to a five-course gourmet menu with regional specialties. You can also select from our regional wines to perfectly complement your meal. And wherever you sail, you will find enhancements reflecting your itinerary-it is all part of experiencing the local culture.