Viator was right on time to pick us up from the Beijing Hotel and take us to the Tianjin Zingang International Port as they were previously. The drive was so good. We saw a lot of the countryside and the driver who couldn't speak English spoke into his phone and this was translated to English so there was no confusion. The trip was safe and interesting and we thoroughly enjoyed the trip.
Driver showed up in hotel lobby promptly. We ordered a SUV since we had 4 large suitcases. The vehicle was very clean and the driver was friendly and professional. I recommend an SUV if you have oversized luggage or are traveling with a family. The road to the cruise terminal is a highway and the ride was smooth and took about 90 minutes with a stop at a rest area along the way.
The driver arrived as scheduled, no English, but this was expected as we didn't pay for an English driver. A little dissapointed he didn't seem to know where to go in TianJin to meet our ship. Had to stop a load of times to ask directions to the cruise terminal. But we arrived in time in the end. Our hotel was not downtown so we were worried about the pick up, but for 25 he met us at our hotel which was really good. If ever we went again, I would get the GPS location of the dhip and give this to the driver, TianJin is a huge port.