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Scenic Moscow Cruise Reviews
Cruiser Rating
4.7
Very Good
18 reviews
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Russia River Cruise
"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..."Read More
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diane flynn

2-5 Cruises

Age 70s

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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

Departure Port: Auckland


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

Departure Port: Auckland

3 Helpful Votes


Top Russian Scenic Tour Leaders

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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

Departure Port: Auckland

2 Helpful Votes


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

Departure Port: Auckland


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

Departure Port: Auckland

63 Helpful Votes


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

Departure Port: Auckland

9 Helpful Votes


Russia

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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

Departure Port: Auckland

2 Helpful Votes


The only way to enjoy Russia

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Bowen_Murray

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

This was our 50th Anniversary trip (of a lifetime) and our 2nd Scenic River Cruise. I was somewhat disappointed with the young lady who greeted us at the airport... no 'welcome to Scenic'.. no conversation on the bus... but found out she worked for the ground operator not Scenic. The 'official welcome' started right away as soon as we departed the bus at the ship. The greeting was so warm ...
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Sail Date: June 2018

Departure Port: Auckland

7 Helpful Votes


Excellent Volga Cruise

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oldjohn

6-10 Cruises

Age 70s

We chose this cruise because It covered our required itinerary at that time of the year and followed on to an extension in Scandinavia. We liked the idea of being settled on the ship in Moscow and St. Petersburg for four days each with a nice river cruise in between. The shore tours in both Moscow and St. Petersburg were excellent (although a little tiring in the unusually hot weather) and ...
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Sail Date: May 2018

Departure Port: Auckland

1 Helpful Vote


Exceeding Expectations

Review for Scenic Tsar to Russia River

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voxuna

6-10 Cruises

Age 70s

Enjoy cruising and wanted to see a bit more of Russia than just St. Petersburg, so this river cruise appealed on all levels. Apart from tedious procedure in obtaining the visa (you must visit in person), all other arrangements were hassle free. The boat was lovely, although we were told by regular Scenic cruisers not as luxurious as other European boats. However, it was obvious to us that it ...
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Sail Date: July 2017

Departure Port: Auckland

2 Helpful Votes


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