Our trip to China for a cruise/tour with Viking Cruises began on May 4 with a flight from Phoenix to Seattle, with a connection to Shanghai. In Seattle, we met up with Julia and Wayne Scruggs, and Celia and John Thompson, who were booked on the same flight. We arrived in the evening on May 5, and a Viking representative met us in the airport and we were transferred to the Shanghai Portman Ritz Carlton. The journey begins with a great view of Mt. Rainier.