Viking Emerald

Viking Emerald Review and Specifications

Specifications of Viking Emerald

Year built2010  /  Age : 8
BuilderChongqing East Wind Co Ltd (Chongqing, China)
OwnerCentury Cruises China
OperatorViking River Cruises Asia
Length (LOA)110 m / 361 ft
Passengers256
Crew138
Decks6
Cabins128
Decks with cabins4
Former namesMS Century Emerald

Current itinerary of Viking Emerald

Viking Emerald current cruise is 6 days, one-way from Xian to Shanghai. Prices start from USD 5542 (double occupancy rates). The itinerary starts on 21 Sep, 2018 and ends on 27 Sep, 2018. This voyage is also offered as flycruise deal.

Date / TimePort
21 Sep      Departing from Xian, Wei River, China(flight)   
21 Sep      Departing from Chongqing, China   
22 Sep     Yangtze River, China   
22 Sep     Shibaozhai, Yangtze River, China   
23 Sep     Qutang Gorge, Yangtze River, China   
23 Sep     Lesser Three Gorges, Daning River, China   
23 Sep     Wu Gorge, Yangtze River, China   
24 Sep     Three Gorges Dam, Yangtze River, China   
24 Sep     Xiling Gorge, Yangtze River, China   
25 Sep     Jingzhou, Yangtze River, China   
26 Sep     Wuhan, Yangtze River, China   
26 Sep     Yangtze River, China   
27 Sep     Wuhan, Yangtze River, China   
27 Sep      Arriving in Shanghai, China(flight)   

Review of Viking Emerald

The Viking Emerald ship cruises on Yangtze River in China, departing from Shanghai and Beijing.

Viking Emerald is a state-of-the-art beautiful river cruise vessel sailing along the Yangtze River, built for 2011 sailing season. It accommodates 256 guests with hotel-style beds and full verandas in every stateroom and spacious suite. With such an outstanding crew, the Emerald is among the most sophisticated ships in the world. Viking River Cruises management team is 100% Swiss-trained and employs the most knowledgeable staff, all English-speaking.

Viking Emerald cruise ship (Yangtze River, China)

Enjoy the roomy 250-sq.foot staterooms on board Viking Emerald, or treat to a Suite/Junior Suite. You would also enjoy one of the 603-sq.foot Explorer Suites featuring a private wraparound veranda and separate sitting room. Have a rest on the Sun deck with shaded sitting area and panoramic views. Explore the Observation bar and lounge, the Emerald Bar and the Restaurant with panoramic views. Viking Emerald boasts an onboard boutique, library, gym, sauna, massage services, beauty salon and internet café. You can find even a tailor and onboard doctor.

Viking Emerald river cruise prices are per person and based on double occupancy. These are only indicative Viking cruise rates. They might be different when you book your Viking River Cruises Asia cruisetour deals, influenced by travel agency promotions, special offers and discounts, group travel booking or last-minute deals rates. On some Viking Emerald's China cruise tours, the line offers round-trip USA airfare discount deals (on select cabins or itineraries/dates).

Viking China River Cruise Itineraries

Follows the list of Viking Emerald river cruise itineraries as themes, officially announced by the Viking Cruises line:

  • "IMPERIAL JEWELS OF CHINA" are 13-days Yangtze river cruises from Beijing to Shanghai, and the reverse from Shanghai to Beijing, with 11 complimentary land tours/excursions included in the fares. These deals are also inclusive of 3-night Beijing luxury hotel package, rickshaw tour, flight to Xian (1-night luxury hotel package, Terracotta Army necropolis), flight to Chongqing (on Yangtze river, boarding), Three Gorges cruise (Qutang Gorge /small boat "Lesser Three Gorges" excursion, Wu Gorge /Three Gorges Dam locks, and Xiling Gorge), flight to Shanghai (2-night luxury hotel package), with two optional choices- 2-night Shanghai hotel or guided land tour with hotel packages for 3-nights in Hong Kong and 1-night in Guilin.
  • "CHINA CULTURAL DELIGHTS" are 18-days Tibet and China river cruises from Beijing to Shanghai, and the reverse from Shanghai to Beijing, with 16 complimentary land tours/excursions included in the fares. These deals additionally feature Fengdu (Snow Jade Cave tour), Shibaozhai Temple tour, Dongting Lake cruise (the Yueyang wooden tower), Jingdezhen (Ceramic History Museum), Jiu Hua mountain tour, Nanjing bus travel to Suzhou (Fishermen’s Garden), bus travel to Shanghai 2-night (luxury hotel package included). Optional are two hotel packages- 2-nights in Shanghai or 3-nights in Hong Kong plus 1-night in Guilin.
  • "ROOF OF THE WORLD" are 15-days Tibet and China river cruises from Beijing to Shanghai, and the reverse from Shanghai to Beijing, with 18 complimentary land tours/excursions included in the fares. These deals are also inclusive of 3-night Beijing hotel package, Xian (Terra Cotta Warriors, Big Wild Goose Pagoda), flight to Tibet (2-night Lhasa hotel, Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Market, Tibetan Museum, Potala Palace /Dalai Lama, Sera Monastery), flight from Lhasa to Chongqing (on Yangtze river, boarding the Viking Emerald ship), disembarkation in Wuhan, flight to Shanghai (2-night hotel package). Optional are 2-night Shanghai hotel or the guided land program inclusive of 2 hotel packages - 3-nights in Hong Kong and 1-night in Guilin.

Note: You can see the CruiseMapper's list of all river cruise ships and riverboats in the "itinerary" section of our River Cruises hub. All companies and their fleets are listed there.

Viking Emerald wiki

  • Cabin grades number: 9
  • Total number of cabins: 128 (of which 20 Suite and 108 Balcony staterooms).
  • Restaurants, Lounges & Bars: Emerald (dining room), Emerald Lounge & Bar (observation), Emerald Bar, Shop, Tailor, Beauty Salon, Massage Room, Gym, Sauna, Library (Internet), Promenade (deck 4), Sun Deck (observation /with shaded seating), special services onboard (laundry, concierge, tailor, doctor).
  • Viking Century Emerald cruise ship deals are inclusive of Internet (Wi-Fi), all China and Tibet tours/excursions, flights and motorcoach transfers in China, live evening entertainment, daily expert lecturers, 24-hour coffee/tea, replenished daily bottled water.
  • Note: To/from Viking Emerald ship transfers and airport meet&greet services in China are included in the fares only when airfares are purchased through the Viking Cruises line.
  • Viking Emerald cruise ship is the line's only vessel cruising in China. It was built under the name "Century Legend" as part of the Chinese line "Century River Cruises". The Century Emerald ship is operated under charter (branded as "Viking Emerald") since 2011. The list of the rest Viking Cruises Asia ships includes Mekong (on Mekong River /in Vietnam and Cambodia), and Mandalay and Orient (both on Irrawaddy River /in Burma).

Cabins Types/Categories (number, location), high to low

  • Suites - PS (x2, deck2), JR (x4, deck2-3), AA (x14, deck4)
  • Balcony Staterooms - A (x24, deck3), B (x16, deck3), C (x28, deck2), D (x15, deck2), E (x16, deck1), F (x9, deck1)
  • Deluxe RiverView Staterooms - none.

Note: You can see the CruiseMapper's list of all river cruise ships and riverboats in the "itinerary" section of our River Cruises hub. All companies and their fleets are listed there.

Viking Emerald - user reviews and comments

Viking Emerald Itineraries

The below listed Viking Emerald cruise prices on itineraries are only indicative and Per Person (in US dollars, based on double occupancy). These are the cheapest Viking Cruises fares on the ship’s lowest category cabins available for booking. Cruise fares typically change with departure dates approaching, last minute deals, discounts, promotions, independent travel agency offers.

DateCruise NameDeparture PortPrice from
2018 Sep 21 6 days, one-way from Xian to Shanghai Xian$5542
2018 Sep 29 6 days, one-way from Shanghai to Xian Shanghai$6292
2018 Nov 03 6 days, one-way from Shanghai to Xian Shanghai$5392
2019 Mar 24 6 days, one-way from Xian to Shanghai Xian$5476
2019 Mar 31 6 days, one-way from Shanghai to Xian Shanghai$4173
2019 Apr 05 6 days, one-way from Xian to Shanghai Xian$5476
2019 Apr 12 6 days, one-way from Shanghai to Xian Shanghai$4173
2019 Apr 17 6 days, one-way from Xian to Shanghai Xian$5476
2019 Apr 24 6 days, one-way from Shanghai to Xian Shanghai$4173
2019 Apr 29 6 days, one-way from Xian to Shanghai Xian$5476
2019 May 06 6 days, one-way from Shanghai to Xian Shanghai$4173
2019 May 11 6 days, one-way from Xian to Shanghai Xian$5476
2019 May 18 6 days, one-way from Shanghai to Xian Shanghai$4173
2019 May 23 6 days, one-way from Xian to Shanghai Xian$5476
2019 May 30 6 days, one-way from Shanghai to Xian Shanghai$4173
2019 Jun 04 6 days, one-way from Xian to Shanghai Xian$5476
2019 Jun 11 6 days, one-way from Shanghai to Xian Shanghai$4173
2019 Jun 16 6 days, one-way from Xian to Shanghai Xian$5476
2019 Jun 23 6 days, one-way from Shanghai to Xian Shanghai$4173
2019 Aug 27 6 days, one-way from Xian to Shanghai Xian$5868
2019 Sep 03 6 days, one-way from Shanghai to Xian Shanghai$5868
2019 Sep 08 6 days, one-way from Xian to Shanghai Xian$5868
2019 Sep 15 6 days, one-way from Shanghai to Xian Shanghai$5868
2019 Sep 20 6 days, one-way from Xian to Shanghai Xian$5868
2019 Sep 27 6 days, one-way from Shanghai to Xian Shanghai$5868
2019 Oct 02 6 days, one-way from Xian to Shanghai Xian$5868
2019 Oct 09 6 days, one-way from Shanghai to Xian Shanghai$5868
2019 Oct 14 6 days, one-way from Xian to Shanghai Xian$5868
2019 Oct 21 6 days, one-way from Shanghai to Xian Shanghai$5868
2019 Oct 26 6 days, one-way from Xian to Shanghai Xian$5868
2019 Nov 02 6 days, one-way from Shanghai to Xian Shanghai$5868
2019 Nov 07 6 days, one-way from Xian to Shanghai Xian$5868
2019 Nov 14 6 days, one-way from Shanghai to Xian Shanghai$5868