Viking Emerald

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Viking Emerald: Pearl of the Yangtze

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The Viking Experience: Extraordinary Elegance & Comfort

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The World of Viking


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.

Ship Highlights

Below is a sampling of some of the exciting features found aboard this Viking ship.


As you embark your ship, marble floors, crystal chandeliers and a soaring, skylit five-story atrium welcome you to the Yangtze's most elegant river cruise ship.


Located in the Lounge, the bar is lively and inviting; a gathering place for guests to have a drink and hear live music every evening.


Gaze at breathtaking scenery through the Restaurant’s panoramic windows as you dine on regional specialties and contemporary cuisine. The atmosphere is casual yet elegant, with high-quality table linens, china, cutlery and glassware at every meal.

Explorer Suite (Lounge)

Our spacious Explorer Suites are the largest in river cruising. Each boasts panoramic windows and a private, wraparound veranda from which to watch the Yangtze unfold.

Explorer Suite (Bedroom)

Our spacious Explorer Suites feature hotel-style beds, large closets, a private bath with shower, and modern amenities, including a flat-panel TV and premium bath products.

Veranda Stateroom

Every stateroom features a wraparound veranda, plus hotel-style beds, spacious closets, a private bath with shower, and modern amenities, including a flat-panel TV and premium bath products.

Ship Features

  • 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
  • 2 elevators
  • 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
  • Doctor & hairdresser on board
  • Laundry service
  • Voltage: 220V & 110V (U.S. outlet) in stateroom

Viking Emerald Cruise Ship Overview - Viking River Cruises