With immense credit to the wide river of the Yangtze, the
Viking Emerald is a gargantuan far cry from the European ships. With a total of
4 decks and capacity of 256 passengers, the Emerald is described as one of the
most sophisticated river ships in the world.
The Viking Emerald features only three areas that travellers can go to for their dining. First is the Restaurant. The casual elegance of the Restaurant is a defining point of Viking’s river cruises, providing outstanding views of the scenery with its panoramic windows and specially prepared regional specialties on fine china.
Head to the comfortable and spacious Observation Lounge where guests can enjoy the majestic beauty of the Yangtze river, chat with fellow guests, and even relax into a fine drink.
A new feature available to the Emerald is the appropriately named Emerald Bar on the Sun Deck, the finest bar on the ship and a sure-fire spot to spend your evening. For the more casual travellers, there is also a Coffee Station on the Observation Deck for you to enjoy.
The Viking ships are designed more for the culturally
invested and traditional travellers. As such, there are a number of
demonstrations, cooking classes and dance performances on board.
talks and lectures regarding the history of places you visit, from the Dutch
Masters or French impressionists to the life and works of Wolfgang Amadeus
Included in these talks are tastes of the local wines and cuisines as
well as lessons in key words and phrases of different languages. All of which
are enhanced by the exemplary excursions on land.
A first for a ship in the Viking River fleet, the Emerald
boasts a Beauty Salon, Massage Parlour and Sauna with highly trained
professionals ready to give you a rejuvenating experience. Opposite to this, is
the Gym for the athletic guests on board.
In the times where you are just looking to sit back and
relax, there is a Library in a prime spot on the Sun Deck, unlike any other
ship, as well as an Internet room just below on the Observation Deck.