This ship is owned by Century Cruises but I guess it's chartered occasionally by Viking River Cruises. I sailed on the cruise in December at a time when I don't believe any Viking Holiday passengers were onboard. I say this now because I travelled independently and wasn't on any kind of tour so I don't believe it was a normal Viking Cruise experience. I've travelled some 25 times on cruises all over the world usually on quite nice ships like the old QE2 and the huge Queen Mary2. I was very apprehensive about taking a cruise in China, I just didn't know what to expect, whether the hygyine would be up to standard and the cabins fit for habitation. I arrived full of trepidation. The whole experience was actually lovely. The cabins were much more luxurious than what I was expecting. If you've ever travelled Cunard ships then the cabins were at a Princess Grill level. Everything about the boat was lovely, the staff were so friendly and attentive. Lois in the bar is so sweet. Unfortunately I had to share a cabin as I would have otherwise paid more than double. I shared with some Chinese retired official who was as miserable as sin. I don't think the guy cracked a smile the whole time he was onboard. I didn't enjoy the food, most of the time it was cold and just really boring. There was a free tour of a cave, it was a nine hour round trip so I decided not to even bother. The other tours were quite fine. Basically the Yangtse river cruise is a very relaxing trip. It wasn't what I was expecting but at the same time I wasn't disappointed with the experience. I came away glad that I had done it but if you are short on time and wondering if you should squeeze this tour in then I'm sure you could do without it.
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