Exuding luxury and comfort, the Scenic Tsar is the perfect vessel on which to experience Russia’s picturesque Volga river. A smaller, more intimate ship than others in Scenic’s European fleet, this 223-foot vessel is no less luxuries, for a tranquil, indulgent river cruise experience. The Scenic Tsar is a sophisticated and elegant setting from which to explore Russia’s magnificent waters.
Boasting an exceptional ratio of 73 staff to meet the needs of just 112 passengers, savour the blissful and tranquil atmosphere that is found aboard this spacious, yet intimate, river cruiser. Offering both 14 and 18 night sailings, the Scenic Tsar truly offers guests the opportunity to drift away and experience the mystique of Russia’s unique waterways. The service team are simply exceptional, on hand throughout your journey to anticipate your every want and cater to every need.
One of the distinguishing features of the Scenic Tsar accommodation are the full-length private balconies that adorn over 90% of the ship’s cabins. An inspired addition, Scenic have decided that more common French balconies are not enough, expanding and renovating in 2012 to deliver this expansive add-on. All cabins are en suite, and are fitted with satellite TV, perfectly mirroring the contemporary style you experience throughout the ship. Expect pioneering technology, with complimentary Wi-Fi and the innovative “Scenic Slumber Beds”, allowing you to relax and unwind in your own personal space. There are eight different stateroom categories to be found aboard the Tsar, with cabins ranging from 160 square feet to 334 square feet. These are spread across the Moskva, Volga and Neva decks, and range from the classic Standard Stateroom to the exceptional dual Royal Panorama Suites. Amongst the most spacious on Russian rivers, each suite, regardless of size, is embellished with luxury features and the finest amenities.
The main dining venue on the Tsar is the exceptional Crystal Dining Room. Located on the Moskva Deck, this lavish space serves all three of the day’s meals. Breakfast and lunch feature buffet-style dining, though guests can also order cooked items to order if preferred. An à la carte menu is available for lunch and dinner is served as a full-course meal as standard. Complimentary wine, beer and soft drinks are served throughout lunch and dinner, which will consist of a decadent array of Russian and international cuisines.
The Tsar plays host to two bars, a large lounge and a fantastic entertainment area capable of seating all 112 passengers without ever feeling cramped. Incredibly beautiful and opulent, the attention to detail is obvious throughout the cruiser’s décor, and is reflected in every interaction with staff. The entertainment areas are the perfect spots to relax and unwind. Enjoy the Sun Deck during the afternoon with drink in hand, and either the Neva or Panorama Lounges in the evening with friends. If you are looking to rejuvenate and de-stress, then enjoy the dedicated Wellness Centre aboard, a pamper paradise for those looking to experience sumptuous spa treatments and massages on-board. The beauty salon too will have you feeling rejuvenated and ready to tackle the many exciting and diverse on-shore excursions Scenic offer in Russia.
This unique river cruise vessel is the perfect intimate setting from which to explore the fascinating and mysterious Russian culture. Shore-excursions are available at every port and enable passengers to fully immerse themselves in the diverse locations that make up this incredible nation. Tours are held by English speaking local guides, who offer real insight into the real day-to-day life of the locals, as well as plenty of historical context. Headsets are provided to make hearing the commentary easy, even in crowded places. Enjoy a combination of picturesque villages, with visits to churches, museums and historic local sites, and trips to major landmarks, including the Red Square and Kremlin. Guests are entertained throughout these excursions with local culture and evening shows, which can range from the world-famous Moscow Circus, to the renowned Russian National Dance Show.