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Viking Emerald

About Viking Emerald

Learn about the Viking Emerald river cruise ship – its unique offerings, amenities, accommodations, staterooms, cabin information, and details of luxurious suites, decks, dining, specialty dining, public venues, entertainment, health and fitness facilities, activities for kids and teens, sports and enrichment programs for all family members, pictures and videos.

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Viking Emerald

When you're travelling through Asia, you want to be assured of the finest comfort throughout your journey. Spacious and stylish, Viking's ships sailing the Yangtze, Mekong, and Irrawaddy offer all the comfort of a floating hotel, one that is designed to make the most of the spectacular ever-changing views. Viking's Swiss-trained staff excel in superior service with a heartfelt smile, stemming form a genuine desire to make your stay unforgettable. As you embark Viking Emerald, marble floor, crystal chandeliers and a skylit five-storey atrium welcome you to one of the most elegant and sophisticated river cruise ship on the Yangtze River. 

  • Size boutique
  • Style Premium
  • Type river
  • Year of launch 2011
  • Length 110.0m
  • Width 10.5m
  • Speed 14kts
  • Decks 5
  • Language English
  • Currency Chinese Yuan (Â¥)
  • No. of passengers 246
  • No. of crew 138
  • No. of cabins 132
  • -wheelchair access 0
Unique Features

Docking Advantage- Viking’s exclusive rights to premier docking locations means you can step into the heart of the city for your included excursion in every port.


Tipping & Gratuities for shipboard crew are included in your cruise programs.

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The ship's Explorer Suites are the largest in river cruising, and all staterooms feature a private veranda. With hotel-style beds, spacious wardrobes, a flat-panel television, private bad with shower and premium bath products, you will feel right at home.


Viking Emerald is the only Yagtze ship to have a state-of-the-art western kitchen, so you can indulge in expertly prepared Asian and European dishes.

Select from our extensive wine list chosen to compliment your meal, or enjoy a vintage crafted by Viking’s own vintner, with our compliments.

You have choices for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Not just in food selection, but also in where and how you enjoy them. Greet the morning with a croissant and cappuccino on deck, or begin your day with a sumptuous buffet breakfast. Have a casual lunch or dinner al fresco, or join friends in the restaurant. Open seating allows you to mingle with the same guests every evening or meet someone new each day.


Entertainment on river vessels is never going to be an all-singing all-dancing spectacular, but from the moment a colorful lion dancer welcomes passengers onboard, Viking stages a small but perfectly formed entertainment program that fills in the gaps between shore excursions. 

Health and fitness

Cruise into total body wellness. Start your mornings with an exercise program on the Sky Deck (weather permitting) featuring stretching and yoga, attend helpful lectures on healthy lifestyles, and enjoy healthy but delicious dining options, crafted daily on board.

Located on the Sun deck is a beauty salon that offers cuts for men and women, hair-styling, facials, manicures and pedicures.

The gym is open throughout the day and has a treadmill, elliptical cross-trainer, two static bikes and a selection of free weights. Towels and bottled water are provided, and users have the pleasant diversion of looking out onto the river and passing scenery as they work out. Large windows in front of the gym equipment can be opened to provide natural air-conditioning.

Located on the Sun Deck is a magnificent spa treatment room operated by a professional masseur.

Kids and Teens

Due to the nature of Viking cruises, they do not maintain specific facilities or services for children aboard cruise vessels. In the circumstances you and all members of your party must be aged 18 or over on or before the day you are scheduled to embark on the cruise vessel.


Viking offer a series of onboard multimedia talks to shed light on the history and culture of the places you visit. Topics may include the rise and fall of the Khmer empire, the archaeological excavations at Angkor, a history of Vietnam and Cambodia, a history and culture of the Champa people, a key words and phrases in the local languages. These presentations provide a context for your own observations, enhancing your travel experience.

Hands-on demonstrations, cooking classes, traditional dance performances, and local tastings. 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.

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