Scenic Tsar

Scenic Tsar Review and Specifications

Specifications of Scenic Tsar

Year built 2012  /  Age : 6
Flag state Russia
Builder OSWAG Werft (Linz, Austria)
Owner Moscow River Shipping Company
Operator Scenic Cruises
Speed 11 kn / 20 kph / 13 mph
Length (LOA) 90 m / 295 ft
Gross Tonnage 3019 gt
Passengers 56 - 112
Crew 71
Decks 5
Cabins 56
Decks with cabins 4
Former names MS Alexander Grin, MS Grin

Review of Scenic Tsar

Scenic Tsar cruise ship (MS Alexander Grin) cruises on Volga River in Russia. The vessel started operations for Scenic Cruises in 2012 under the name "Scenic Tsar". This was Scenic Tours' first ship (as opposed to riverboat) in the fleet. The vessel is owned by the Russian company Moscow River Shipping and operated in Russia exclusively under 5-year charter by Scenic Cruises.Scenic Tsar cruise ship Alexander Grin Scenic's Volga cruise passengers enjoy intimate cruising on a vessel with max capacity of just 112 guests. Being a newbuild river ship, Scenic Tsar was extensively refurbished to meet the line's standards of amenities and services on Volga river cruises in Russia. The ship operates with 14 and 18-nights sailings. Around 93% of all cruise staterooms and suites have their private full-length balconies. The ship provides 4-star hotel luxury accommodations and has all 6 Royal-categories Suites. Passengers on Scenic Tsar (Alexander Grin) are 45 and older, most of them being from Australia and UK.

At full capacity, the boat's crew ratio is 1 to 3,2 guests. The Tsar ship differs from Scenic Cruises European river fleet. It’s smaller, and not quite high-end. The ship has a large lounge, two bars, entertainment area, wellness area (massages and gym), medical centre with onboard doctor. Typical for its restaurants are the international and local Russian cuisine. Shore excursions and tours (included in every port along the itinerary) are guided by locals. Guides are all English-speaking. Modern headsets with GPS are provided everywhere along the cruise itineraries and land tour routes. All passengers benefit from the line's complimentary Wi-Fi on board.

Scenic river cruise deals are among the industry's most all-inclusive. All meals, drinks (except the French Champagne and highest-end liquors), excursions, butler service and Internet are included in the fares. Even the drinks in cabins' mini-bars are complimentary. Scenic Tours cruises traditionally attract travelers from Australia and the UK, with a constantly growing number of Americans, Canadians and Germans. Passengers are 55+, financially comfortable and well traveled.

Scenic Tsar cruise prices are per person and based on double occupancy. These are only indicative Scenic Cruises Russia rates. They might be different when you book your Scenic Tours Volga river cruisetour deals, influenced by travel agency promotions, special offers and discounts, group travel booking or last-minute deals rates.

Scenic Tsar wiki

  • Cabin grades number: 8
  • Total number of cabins: 56
  • Restaurants: Crystal Restaurant
  • Lounges & Bars: Panorama Lounge (live piano music), Neva Lounge and Bar
  • Wellness Centre (Gym and Spa), shop
  • The ship is comparatively smaller, with a V-shape hull design, and not as high-end as the traditional, company-owned Scenic riverboats. Still, it offers the impressive 93% cabins with full-sized balconies.
  • Scenic Tsar cruise deals are inclusive of Internet (Wi-Fi), all tours/excursions, ground transfers, hotel stays, gratuities, port taxes, all beverages consumed on the ship (coffee, tea, bottled water, soft drinks). River cruise fares are also inclusive of alcohol - wine and beer at lunch/dinner, but also of cocktails and liquor offered at the boat's bars.
  • Officially named "MS Alexander Grin" (or simply MS Grin), Scenic Tsar received USD 8,2 million stern-to-bow drydock refurbishment and refit. The vessel was relaunched in Russia in June 2012. It's not a new river ship, but the refit was so extensive, that Alexander Grin was registered as a new vessel.
  • Be sure to join the Scenic Cruises loyalty program named "Scenic Club". The Scenic Club membership is free and offers numerous benefits, including exclusive deals, booking discount vouchers, members-only river cruise and tour itineraries, complimentary hotel packages and limousine services, unlimited laundry, Scenic-logoed merchandise, gift cards, special (exclusive) onboard events and competitions.
  • Note: Depending on departure dates, itineraries and special offers/promotions, sometimes, Scenic river cruise prices may include the airfare.

Note: You can see the CruiseMapper's list of all river cruise ships and riverboats in the "itinerary" section of our River Cruises hub. All companies and their fleets are listed there. For other Russia-based ships you can visit our dedicated to Russian River Cruises hub.

Scenic Tsar Itineraries 2018

The below listed Scenic Tsar cruise prices on 2018 itineraries are only indicative and Per Person (in US dollars, based on double occupancy). These are the cheapest Scenic Cruises fares on the ship’s lowest category cabins available for booking. Cruise fares typically change with departure dates approaching, last minute deals, discounts, promotions, independent travel agency offers.

Itinerary ports
Saint Petersburg cruise port

24 May 2018 14 nights / 15 days, one-way from Saint Petersburg to Moscow
Prices starting
from $7568
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24 May      Departing from Saint Petersburg, Russia   
26 May     Saint Petersburg, Russia (Peterhof Grand Palace)   
27 May     Saint Petersburg, Russia (Hermitage)   
28 May     Saint Petersburg, Russia (Ballet)   
29 May     Saint Petersburg, Russia (Canals cruise)   
30 May     Mandrogi, Russia (Museum village)   
31 May     Kizhi Island, Lake Onega, Russia (Church of Transfiguration)   
01 Jun     Goritsy, Russia (Vodka Tasting)   
02 Jun     Yaroslavl, Russia (City Tour)   
03 Jun     Uglich, Russia (City Tour)   
04 Jun     Moscow, Russia (Scenic cruise)   
05 Jun     Moscow, Russia (Circus)   
06 Jun     Moscow, Russia (Meet a Cosmonaut)   
07 Jun     Moscow, Russia (Kremlin)   
08 Jun      Arriving in Moscow, Russia   

Saint Petersburg cruise port

22 July 2018 14 nights / 15 days, one-way from Saint Petersburg to Moscow
Prices starting
from $7418
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22 Jul      Departing from Saint Petersburg, Russia   
24 Jul     Saint Petersburg, Russia (Peterhof Grand Palace)   
25 Jul     Saint Petersburg, Russia (Hermitage)   
26 Jul     Saint Petersburg, Russia (Ballet)   
27 Jul     Saint Petersburg, Russia (Canals cruise)   
28 Jul     Mandrogi, Russia (Museum village)   
29 Jul     Kizhi Island, Lake Onega, Russia (Church of Transfiguration)   
30 Jul     Goritsy, Russia (Vodka Tasting)   
31 Jul     Yaroslavl, Russia (City Tour)   
01 Aug     Uglich, Russia (City Tour)   
02 Aug     Moscow, Russia (Scenic cruise)   
03 Aug     Moscow, Russia (Circus)   
04 Aug     Moscow, Russia (Meet a Cosmonaut)   
05 Aug     Moscow, Russia (Kremlin)   
06 Aug      Arriving in Moscow, Russia   

Saint Petersburg cruise port

19 August 2018 14 nights / 15 days, one-way from Saint Petersburg to Moscow
Prices starting
from $7118
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19 Aug      Departing from Saint Petersburg, Russia   
21 Aug     Saint Petersburg, Russia (Peterhof Grand Palace)   
22 Aug     Saint Petersburg, Russia (Hermitage)   
23 Aug     Saint Petersburg, Russia (Ballet)   
24 Aug     Saint Petersburg, Russia (Canals cruise)   
25 Aug     Mandrogi, Russia (Museum village)   
26 Aug     Kizhi Island, Lake Onega, Russia (Church of Transfiguration)   
27 Aug     Goritsy, Russia (Vodka Tasting)   
28 Aug     Yaroslavl, Russia (City Tour)   
29 Aug     Uglich, Russia (City Tour)   
30 Aug     Moscow, Russia (Scenic cruise)   
31 Aug     Moscow, Russia (Circus)   
01 Sep     Moscow, Russia (Meet a Cosmonaut)   
02 Sep     Moscow, Russia (Kremlin)   
03 Sep      Arriving in Moscow, Russia   

Saint Petersburg cruise port

16 September 2018 14 nights / 15 days, one-way from Saint Petersburg to Moscow
Prices starting
from $7418
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16 Sep      Departing from Saint Petersburg, Russia   
18 Sep     Saint Petersburg, Russia (Peterhof Grand Palace)   
19 Sep     Saint Petersburg, Russia (Hermitage)   
20 Sep     Saint Petersburg, Russia (Ballet)   
21 Sep     Saint Petersburg, Russia (Canals cruise)   
22 Sep     Mandrogi, Russia (Museum village)   
23 Sep     Kizhi Island, Lake Onega, Russia (Church of Transfiguration)   
24 Sep     Goritsy, Russia (Vodka Tasting)   
25 Sep     Yaroslavl, Russia (City Tour)   
26 Sep     Uglich, Russia (City Tour)   
27 Sep     Moscow, Russia (Scenic cruise)   
28 Sep     Moscow, Russia (Circus)   
29 Sep     Moscow, Russia (Meet a Cosmonaut)   
30 Sep     Moscow, Russia (Kremlin)   
01 Oct      Arriving in Moscow, Russia   

Moscow cruise port

30 September 2018 14 nights / 15 days, one-way from Moscow to Volgograd
Prices starting
from $7185
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30 Sep      Departing from Moscow, Russia   
02 Oct - 03 Oct     Moscow, Russia (Overnight)   
03 Oct     Moscow, Russia   
04 Oct     Uglich, Russia   
05 Oct     Yaroslavl, Russia   
06 Oct     Kostroma, Russia   
06 Oct     Pylos, Greece   
07 Oct - 08 Oct     Nizhny Novgorod, Russia (Overnight)   
08 Oct     Nizhny Novgorod, Russia   
09 Oct     Kazan, Russia   
10 Oct     Ulyanovsk, Russia   
11 Oct     Samara, Russia   
12 Oct - 13 Oct     Saratov, Russia (Overnight)   
13 Oct     Saratov, Russia   
13 Oct     Volgograd, Russia   
14 Oct     Volgograd, Russia   
15 Oct      Arriving in Volgograd, Russia   

Volgograd cruise port

14 October 2018 14 nights / 15 days, one-way from Volgograd to Moscow
Prices starting
from $5692
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14 Oct      Departing from Volgograd, Russia   
16 Oct     Volgograd, Russia   
17 Oct     Volgograd, Russia   
17 Oct - 18 Oct     Saratov, Russia (Overnight)   
18 Oct     Saratov, Russia   
19 Oct     Samara, Russia   
20 Oct     Ulyanovsk, Russia   
21 Oct     Kazan, Russia   
22 Oct - 23 Oct     Nizhny Novgorod, Russia (Overnight)   
23 Oct     Nizhny Novgorod, Russia   
24 Oct     Pylos, Greece   
24 Oct     Kostroma, Russia   
25 Oct     Yaroslavl, Russia   
26 Oct     Uglich, Russia   
27 Oct - 28 Oct     Moscow, Russia (Overnight)   
28 Oct - 29 Oct     Moscow, Russia (Overnight)   
29 Oct      Arriving in Moscow, Russia