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Viking Emerald

China’s magnificent Yangtze River offers a rich bounty of scenic beauty, vibrant cultures, delicious cuisine and welcoming locals. Here is a preview of the countless landmarks and experiences you will enjoy on an Asia River Cruise:
Beijing’s massive Tiananmen Square and Forbidden Palace
The breathtaking Three Gorges Dam
Shanghai’s blend of colonial and futuristic architecture
China’s canal-laced old city of Lijiang
Chengdu’s enthralling Panda Base
The serpentine Great Wall of China

Cruise the Yangtze River on Viking Emerald, a state-of-the-art river cruise vessel. 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.

Elegant comfort. Superb service. Spectacular views. Cultural immersion. It’s all yours to discover aboard Viking Emerald, one of the newest ships on the Yangtze River. The inviting dining room offers delicious local cuisine plus a full Western-style menu, and every stateroom and suite comes with a veranda.

Activities on Viking Emerald

Viking offers Cultural Highlights, activities designed to help you immerse yourself in the region you are visiting and to enhance your experience while you're there, offered both on and off the ship. Guests can attend a Shanghai Acrobatic Troupe revue, or enjoy a Tibetan family tea. There are porcelain-making demonstrations, as well as Hubei bronze bells performances; guests can even take a visit to a local school and interact with the children! Each activity is designed specially to match your itinerary. There are also lectures and multimedia talks on the ship that will illuminate the history and culture of your destinations. You can learn about China's dynasties and the history of China's culture, or listen to how the Three Gorges Dam and the Great Wall of China were built. Another intriguing topic covers the Terra Cotta Warriors, and you can also learn key words and phrases in the Chinese language - both written and spoken!

Dining / Food on Viking Emerald

Destination-Focused Dining. Delicious local cuisine with a full Western-style menu.

Entertainment on Viking Emerald

Viking Emerald Fast Facts
Maiden Voyage 2011
Length 361 ft
Passenger Capacity 256
Number of Crew 138
Passenger Decks 5
Total Accommodations 128
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