Scenic Tsar Review

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Why Choose Scenic Tsar?

  • Tours, tips and wine with meals included in fare
  • Cruises Russia's rivers
  • Boutique, small, intimate ship

Scenic Tsar Overview

The 112-passenger Scenic Tsar was relaunched in 2012. It's not a new riverboat, but the refurbishment was so extensive, that it's registered as a new vessel. Tsar cruises on Russia's Volga river, offering 14- and 18-night sailings.

Scenic Tsar differs in a few ways from the company's six-strong European river fleet (all sisters): It's smaller, and it's not quite as high-end as the newer sisters.

Here’s what you'll find on Scenic Tsar:

All cabins are en suite, and have satellite TV.

The ship has two bars, a large lounge and entertainment area capable of seating all guests, as well as a wellness area for spa treatments and massage, gym and an onboard doctor. Russian and international cuisine are the typical fare in the restaurants.

Cabins range from 160 square feet (standard cabin without balcony) to 334 square feet (Royal Panorama Suite with balcony).

93% of cabins have private full-sized outdoor balconies. Shore excursions are included in every port and are guided by English-speaking locals. Headsets are provided to make hearing the commentary easier even in crowded places.

Wi-fi internet is complimentary while onboard.

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Ship Facts

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Ship Stats
Crew:  65
Launched:  2012
Decks:  4
Tonnage:  1250
Passengers:  112
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CDC Score:  Not Yet Inspected
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4 Scenic Tsar Reviews from our Cruise Critic Community

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diane flynn
Member Since 2015
1 review
2 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed June 2015
We have recently returned from the Jewels of Russia River Cruise starting in Moscow and finishing in St Petersburg which has been great. We were met at the Airport and taken by Coach to the Ship Tsar where we were welcomed on board. The ... Read more
SILV011
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
8 helpful votes
In Australia, we were happy to pay the $11,000 per person (excluding airfares) based on the fact that everything you could possibly need or want on tour was included in the tour price - "a five star, once in a lifetime luxurious ... Read more
MerlinC
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
19 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Having experienced the amazing service of Scenic on an Amsterdam to Budapest cruise we were happy to entrust our next holiday to them. We understood that river cruising in Russia was going to be different from Europe and planned for it. ... Read more

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