Scenic Tsar Review

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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.

9 Scenic Tsar Reviews from our Cruise Critic Community

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BarryWilkinson
Member Since 2016
1 review
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3 helpful votes
Sailed July 2016
Scenic Tours are to be thoroughly applauded for their excellent service, from our departure, throughout our tour, to our return home to Melbourne! On our arrival in St Petersburg, we were met by our Tour Guide and were escorted to our ... Read more
5Fivegates
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
So we are off to Russia. What are we meant to expect, is it going to be the cold concrete face that we so often see portrayed in our news reels, is it going to be safe, and will the people be welcoming, let's wait and see I suppose? The ... Read more
PepiG
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
I would give it 10 stars if it was possible. Can't speak highly enough of all the staff on board the Scenic Tsar (Alexanderder Grin). We were well taken care of from the moment we stepped off the plane in Moscow to the time we boarded our ... Read more
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