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Viking Emerald

Viking Emerald

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Cruise the Yangtze River on Viking Emerald, a beautiful, state-of-the-art river cruise vessel built for the 2011 sailing season. Accommodating 264 guests with full balconies, hotel-style beds in every spacious suite and stateroom and an outstanding crew, Viking Emerald is one of the most sophisticated river ships in the world. The ship's hotel operations are 100% managed by Viking River Cruises Swiss-trained management team, employing the best and most knowledgeable English-speaking staff. Enjoy one of the Viking Emerald's roomy 269-square-foot staterooms, or treat yourself to a junior suite or suite at 301 square feet and 327 square feet respectively. Or perhaps you would enjoy one of the two 840-square-foot presidential suites, with king-sized bed, separate sitting room and private wraparound balcony. The choice is yours!

Keeping line with Viking’s 175 years of river cruising history, you will receive the very best of service aboard Viking Emerald. The fact that Viking specializes in river cruises means that the experience of a river cruise will not be matched by any other company. From panoramic windows to the most expert of river tour guides, there will be no shortage of enjoyment aboard Viking Emerald.

Viking Emerald's immersion in local culture does not end with the river. Open dining is provided throughout the day so guests can partake in the finest in local cuisine at any time of the day. Expertly trained chefs use the freshest ingredients to prepare regional delicacies which match perfectly with hand-picked bottles of local wines.

Off-boat activities are also offered to compliment the on-ship portion of your voyage. Try your hands at local activities and customs to get the real-world feel of the area you are traveling in. From music to food and wine tastings, you will have many tales to bring back to your friends and family.

Viking Emerald Facts

Inaugural Year: 2011
Refurbished Year: N/A
Country of Registration: China
Guest Occupancy*: 264
Crew: 150
Crew-to-Passenger Ratio: 1 to 1.8
Length: 361 feet
Beam: 35 feet
Passenger Decks: 5

Staterooms
Total: 128
Suites, with balcony: 20
Suites, without balcony: 0
Ocean View, with balcony: 108
Ocean View, without balcony: 0
Inside: 0

Accessible Staterooms: 0

Dining Type: Open

Casino: No

*Based on double occupancy
Ship Highlights

Fine dining aboard Viking Emerald
Viking Emerald chefs create a variety of tasty offerings for you, with freshly prepared seasonal local vegetables, local specialties adapted to satisfy the tastes of our passengers, and homemade soups prepared daily. For breakfast, choose from our selections of pastries, cereals, breakfast meats, fresh fruit and selected cheeses. Or you may prefer a hot dish, such as an omelet prepared to order at one of our cooking stations. 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 designed by celebrity chef Martin Yan. You can also select from our European 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.

Cultural Highlights
To complement your tours and shore excursions, take part in Viking Emerald's Cultural Highlights-immersive learning and enhancement activities both on board and ashore:
  • Shanghai Acrobatic Troupe revue
  • Hubei bronze bells performance
  • Tibetan family tea
  • Porcelain-making demonstration
  • 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.

Culture Curriculum
Sometimes you want to dig a little deeper. Viking Emerald offers a series of onboard multimedia talks to shed light on the history and culture of the places you visit. Learn about:
  • The Three Gorges Dam
  • China's dynasties
  • History of Chinese culture
  • The Great Wall of China
  • The Terra Cotta Warriors
  • Key words and phrases in the Chinese language-written and spoken
These presentations provide a context for your own observations, enhancing your travel experience.

Viking Emerald Deals

Check out the cruise deals that we have available on Viking Emerald cruises:
Low Price Guarantee on all Cruises

Huge Discounts & Low Price Guarantee on all Viking Emerald Cruises!

Book any Viking Emerald cruise with us and you'll get the best deal possible, regardless of the ship or sail date! Because of our huge price discounts and "Low Price Guarantee," nobody beats our Viking Emerald cruise prices, so look around and you're sure to find the best Viking Emerald cruise deal possible when booking with us!
Complimentary Beverages on Viking River

Complimentary Beverages on Viking River Cruises

Viking is the most all-inclusive of all river cruise lines. And starting this year, Viking provides complimentary wine, beer and soft drinks with onboard dinner and lunch service to enhance your dining experience.
No Booking Fees

No Booking Fees!

We do not charge booking fees on any cruises! You're sure to enjoy an affordable Viking Emerald cruise when booking with us!
Our special offers on Viking Emerald cruises may not be combinable. Certain restrictions apply to each offer. View terms and conditions during the online booking process.
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Pricing listed above is per person, based on double occupancy in the least expensive accommodations available, are subject to change, may not reflect the most recent pricing, and get updated daily at 4:00 am. Prices don't reflect discounts and special promotions that you may qualify for. Go to Step 3 of the online booking process to view the live pricing and latest sales. Government taxes and fees are additional (viewable on Step 5).
Jump to: Suites - Balconies
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Presidential Suite Presidential Suite (Category PS)
Approximate Size: 605 square feet
Located on: Deck 2

The most premium presidential suites onboard Viking Emerald are exclusively located on Deck 2 with a comfortable room size of 605-square feet. These staterooms feature large panoramic windows that open onto a private wraparound balcony great for enjoying beautiful river views, queen size bed with optional twin-bed configuration, sitting area with sofa, armchair and desk, private bathroom with bathtub, shower and premium bath products, bathrobe and slippers available upon request, telephone, safe, refrigerator, kettle and instant coffee available in the stateroom, air conditioning, hair dryer, space under bed for storing suitcases, roomy wardrobe with wooden hangers, and two flat-panel TVs with premium entertainment package including: CNBC and other English-language programming. For your convenience bottled water is replenished daily.
Suite Suite (Category S)
Approximate Size: 305 square feet
Located on: Deck 4

These suite staterooms feature panoramic windows that open onto a private balcony for beautiful oceanic views, queen size bed with optional twin-bed configuration, private bathroom with shower and premium bath products, bathrobe and slippers available upon request, telephone, safe, air conditioning, hair dryer, refrigerator, kettle and instant coffee available in the stateroom, space under bed for storing suitcases, roomy wardrobe with wooden hangers, and TV with premium entertainment package including CNN and other English-language programming. For your convenience bottled water is replenished daily.
Junior Suite Junior Suite (Category JS)
Approximate Size: 260 square feet
Located on: Decks 2 and 3

These 260-square foot staterooms feature panoramic windows that open onto a private balcony for beautiful river views, queen size bed with optional twin-bed configuration, private bathroom with shower and premium bath products, bathrobe and slippers available upon request, telephone, safe, air conditioning, hair dryer, refrigerator, kettle and instant coffee available in the stateroom, space under bed for storing suitcases, roomy wardrobe with wooden hangers, and TV with premium entertainment package including CNN and other English-language programming. For your convenience bottled water is replenished daily.
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Balcony

Balcony (Categories A, B, C, D, E and F)
Approximate Size: 250 square feet
A located on: Deck 3
B located on: Deck 3
C located on: Deck 2
D located on: Deck 2
E located on: Deck 1
F located on: Deck 1

These staterooms feature an ocean view with private veranda, queen sized bed with optional twin-bed configuration, private bathroom with shower and premium bath products, bathrobe and slippers available upon request, telephone, safe, hair dryer, air conditioning, kettle and instant coffee available in the stateroom, space under bed for storing suitcases, roomy wardrobe with wooden hangers, and TV with premium entertainment package including CNN and other English-language programming. For your convenience bottled water is replenished daily.



All stateroom descriptions are subject to change. Photos provided are not guaranteed to accurately represent the room listed. Some staterooms in the same category may have different furniture arrangements or be a different size than listed. We reserve the right to correct errors. Please verify all details with the cruise line directly.

Viking Emerald Deck Plans

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Deck 5 (Sun)
Deck 4 (Observation)
Deck 3 (Upper)
Deck 2 (Middle)
Deck 1 (Main)


Category Legend
PS Presidential Suite
S Suite
JS Junior Suite
A Balcony
B Balcony
C Balcony
D Balcony
E Balcony
F Balcony


The deck plans of Viking Emerald provided on this page are subject to change. We reserve the right to correct errors. Please verify all information with Viking River Cruises directly.
Deck 5 (Sun)
Viking Emerald Deck Plans

Viking Emerald Gallery

Here's a look at some of the highlights of Viking Emerald:
For photos of staterooms, please click the accommodations tab provided above. Ship is subject to modifications.
Dining Room
Dining Room
Lobby & Atrium
Lobby & Atrium
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