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Scenic Tsar Cruise Reviews

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30 reviews
They're everywhere, they're everywhere
A Re-purposed giant sculpture (Moscow River) - It was originally supposed t
Some Street decorations, alongside Red Square, Moscow
Just another church along the Volga
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4.6
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30 reviews
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A wonderful trip
"We elected to go to Russia more through curiosity. A river cruise seemed the best option and after reviewing the different companies and taking feedback we selected Scenic. We were not disappointed. We arrived a day..."Read More
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RobertCook

2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

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Changing our perceptions of Russia

Review for Scenic Tsar to Russia River

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Bri n Dot

6-10 Cruises

Age 80s

We chose this cruise as it was something outside of "tourists everywhere" which seems to be the case with most popular cruises. We also prefer the intimacy of River Cruising ships with their small number of passengers. WE also much prefer cruising where ALL excursions, gratuities etc are included in the overall price. We had traveled with Scenic once before and knew they were a high class ...
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Sail Date: October 2019


Trip of a Lifetime

Review for Scenic Tsar to Russia River

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Susie99

2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

We chose this cruise as we really wanted to visit Russia and this seemed the perfect way to do it. It was our first experience with Scenic. We went in October for the last cruise of the year from Volvograd to Moscow. We knew the weather would be colder but with the right clothing it was never a problem and we certainly appreciated the ease of our excursions with the reduced number of tourists. ...
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Sail Date: October 2019


Russia was genuinely surprising and awe inspiring.

Review for Scenic Tsar to Russia River

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Blaise Buic

First Time Cruiser

Age 40s

A lot of friends asked us why we chose a Russian cruise as a destination, as if saying Why go there? I was apprehensive given all the stereotypical images portrayed in all the media and films over the years while my husband was more familiar with Russian history and had no such concerns. This was also our first cruise so we were prepared to allow the tour to unfold and didn't have a long list ...
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Sail Date: September 2019


Highlights of Russia

Review for Scenic Tsar to Europe - All

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Robin Montcalm

2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

I have always wanted to visit Russia but wanted to travel without the hassles of trying to do my own thing. So I chose to do a river cruise. Scenic had the itinerary and dates that suited me as well as an excellent reputation for offering a top notch experience. They did not disappoint. The service was first class and the shore excursions were well planned and included all the highlights I ...
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Sail Date: September 2019


Jewels of Russia = Incredible

Review for Scenic Tsar to Russia River

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FloraFlora

2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

We were very impressed reading the itinerary and all the trip offered. It was our first river cruise with scenic. The daily programs are explained every evening, before dinner. Svetlana armstrong, our cruise director was wonderful! Her eye for detail is exceptional, there was never a time she wasn't there for the guests: ensuring all understood the guidelines of what to do, where to meet, along ...
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Sail Date: August 2019


Top Russian Scenic Tour Leaders

Review for Scenic Tsar to Russia River

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JaapPoll

2-5 Cruises

Age 80s

Russia was a total unknown to us - an eye opener of its people and lifestyle in Moscow and St Petersburg. The three Russian Tour Leaders employed by Scenic were superb - their command of the English language was superb and their presentations were with a great sense of humour. The ship staff were friendly and helpful making the trip a very positive experience. The day excursions were of ...
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Sail Date: August 2019


A wonderful trip

Review for Scenic Tsar to Europe - All

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RobertCook

2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

We elected to go to Russia more through curiosity. A river cruise seemed the best option and after reviewing the different companies and taking feedback we selected Scenic. We were not disappointed. We arrived a day early and spent the afternoon at our own pace wandering around downtown Moscow but trying to avoid sights we would visit as part of the tour. The ship was much smaller than the ...
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Sail Date: June 2019


Inaugural trip from Moscow to Volgograde on the Scenic Tsar

Review for Scenic Tsar to Russia River

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Holway

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

Scenic Tsar – Imperial Russia Moscow to Volgagrad 30th Sept – 14th Oct 18 Deluxe Balcony Suite #305 Expectations Checking the previous reviews for the Scenic Tsar, we were somewhat worried. We had been prewarned that the Tsar was NOT a Scenic SpaceShip. Indeed it is not even owned by Scenic and only has 3 Scenic staff members on board. We knew when we booked about the ‘buy your ...
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Sail Date: September 2018


Wonderful locations

Review for Scenic Tsar to Russia River

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bruski

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

The Good: The destinations were what decided us to do this trip and they certainly did not disappoint. We were blown away by most of the venues we visited in Russia, before continuing on a land tour of the Baltic States, ending in Berlin. The staff and guides were mostly all excellent, their English and local knowledge remarkable. The Bad: We were not at all happy where the boat had ...
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Sail Date: September 2018


Russia

Review for Scenic Tsar to Russia River

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D and G

2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

The crew on board Scenic Tsar were fantastic. Nothing was too much trouble for them. Arty our tour director was funny, informative and a joy to be around. His knowledge of Russia and willingness to share his country and life with us in such an entertaining manner was awesome. Vadim and Lena were equally as informative and fun. All staff on board were Russian and most spoke adequate English (we ...
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Sail Date: August 2018


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