Russia Cruises

Start your next discovery today with an ultra-luxury cruise on board Scenic Eclipse.

Discover the Russian Arctic & Russian Far East in ultra-luxury on a Scenic Eclipse voyage

The Russian Arctic and the Russian Far East is an immaculate region filled with icebergs, volcanoes, and thriving wildlife. 
Be immersed in the untold legends of Russia and the Russian Arctic on our 6-star, ultra-luxury Scenic Eclipse Expedition Voyages. From the volcanoes of the Pacific Ring of Fire to the wildlife of the Northeast Passage, experience unrivaled exploration only possible on a Discovery Yacht. 

Discover active volcanoes, icy tundra and Cold War vestiges. Kayak around rocky cliff faces, spot the ezo red fox through your included binoculars, hike around abandoned Russian military barracks, and learn about the remote local tribes from our specialist up to 20-member Discovery Team

Why visit Russia...

  • Unrivalled Discovery
    Let our expert discovery team teach you history of the region whist also showing you it’s beauty and charm. Explore by Zodiac, kayak, paddleboard and by foot in these spectacular destinations.
  • Spectacular Landscapes
    Delight in spectacular landscapes forged by plate tectonics, punctuated by active volcanoes capped with ice and swathed in tundra, taiga and exquisite forests.
  • Expansive History
    Discover the history of the Russian Coastline and the Cold War and learn the intricacies of the dispute between Russia and Japan over the Kuril Islands.

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Why cruise on board Scenic Eclipse?

  • Discovery Yacht Cruising
    Scenic Eclipse caters for up to 228 guests and features an impressive array of indoor and outdoor spaces for an intimate cruising experience. Enjoy up to 10 dining experiences, nine bars and lounges, the indulgent Senses Spa and a dedicated Observation Lounge and Terrace. Be inspired by lectures from our expert Discovery Team in the state-of-the-art theatre.
  • Tailored on shore Experiences
    Scenic Eclipse offers truly all-inclusive curated Scenic Enrich experiences taking you behind the scenes in the most spectacular surrounds with private access and immersive moments. Scenic Freechoice activities are meticulously curated to cater to all interests and fitness levels, including experienced guided walking and bike tours. From a relaxed to active pace, there’s something for everyone.
  • World-Class Design & Technology
    Scenic Eclipse sets the standard in ocean cruising. Designed with an unwavering commitment to safety and excellence in design, ensuring the highest international safety standards. Scenic Eclipse features customized stabilizers that are 50% larger than those of other ships and will provide greater stability as it navigates the waters. An Advanced Wastewater Treatment System, electronic Azipod propulsion system and a GPS Dynamic Positioning allows the vessel to maintain its location without dropping anchor onto sensitive seabeds.
  • 6-Star Ultra-Luxury
    Watch the world go by from your private verandah suite in 6-star luxury. A dedicated Butler service is available for every guest, along with an almost 1:1 staff-to-guest ratio. The Comfort Class 1 notation, features the lowest passenger ship noise and vibration throughout all public spaces and luxury suites. With the highest rating as per the marine class society Bureau Vista.
  • Two Helicopters^ & a Submarine^
    Venture beyond the horizon, with two state-of-the-art Airbus H130-T2 helicopters on board Scenic Eclipse, custom-designed for optimal flightseeing and excursions. Dive below the ocean for the most luxurious experience on board by submarine, custom-built for optimal sightseeing excursions of crystal-clear waters and all that lies in them.
  • Unrivalled Viewing & Relaxation
    Scenic Eclipse has an abundance of space, spanning across 10 luxurious decks, from outdoor areas, to the Sun Terrace on the top deck offering sweeping views, to the spacious Observation Terrace overlooking the front of the yacht. The Senses Spa and Pool Terrace provides a relaxing vantage point to spot incredible landmarks and wildlife, ensuring you never miss a moment.
  • Specialist Discovery Team
    The Scenic Eclipse Discovery Team are experts in their fields. They will share their insights into the environment, history and culture of each region and their personal highlights, so you are ready to explore the many new horizons that await onshore.
^Helicopter, helicopter experiences and submarine at additional cost, subject to regulatory approval, availability, weight restrictions, medical approval and weather and ice conditions.

Your Peace of Mind

Small Ship Experience Ocean

Small Ship Experience

Experience the benefits of small ship river cruising and ocean discovery voyages

Flexible Booking - Peace of Mind

Flexible Booking

Defer or cancel your travel plans up to 60 days prior to departure with our Flexible Booking Policy available on river and ocean cruising.

Health & Safety

Travel with Confidence

Our commitment to each guest and crew’s health, safety and well-being remains our key priority.

The World's First Discovery Yachts

We invite you on board Scenic Eclipse, The World’s First Discovery Yachts™. Explore the far horizons of the globe led by a team of experts whose passion and enthusiasm will help you unlock all the wonders of the destinations to which you are traveling, and the sheer enjoyment of traveling on this world-class ultra-luxury yacht.
Scenic Eclipse is unlike any other cruise ships in the world. They are essentially mega-yachts, designed and looking far more like yachts than any traditional cruise ship. Yet one of the most technologically advanced vessels to be found in the world today.

Perfectly designed for safe navigation through all waters and sensitive marine environments. An advanced Heating, Ventilation and Air-Conditioning (HVAC) system operates throughout the ships and guest’s suites, providing 100 per cent fresh air through both UVC and HEPA filter treatments, meaning that there is no recirculated air passing between suites and public spaces. These advanced features are also coupled with state-of-the-art technology and ships design, GPS dynamic positioning system, forward bow thrusters and an electronic Azipod propulsion system.

The on board technology allows us to operate efficiently in compliance with and in excess of all of the current environmental regulations in each port we visit around the world, where we leave a very small footprint.

The Expedition Voyage Experience

Enjoy unrivaled exploration of extraordinary Russia on a Scenic Expedition Voyage with:
  • Up to 200 guests on board, to maximise landings polar regions
  • Up to 20-member specialist Polar Discovery Team
  • Engaging lectures and education program with on board experts
  • Scenic Discovery Excursions by Zodiac
  • Full kayak program and stand-up paddleboarding
  • Complimentary expedition parka and water bottle, plus use of special polar boots
  1. The Expedition Experience (Click to expand)

    A Scenic Eclipse ultra-luxury Expedition Voyage is in a class of its own. Your truly all-inclusive Scenic Discovery Excursions will be led by an expert Discovery Team of up to 20-members. Your custom parka and polar boots will be professionally fitted in the Discovery Centre, before you are guided by the Discovery Team on land and sea. Learn about polar wildlife and landscapes during enriching lectures and education programs, hosted in the Discovery Yacht’s impressive state-of-the-art theatre.

  1. The Benchmark in Ultra-Luxury Expedition Cruises (Click to expand)

    The Scenic Eclipse Discovery yachts have been purpose-built for Expedition Voyages into these ecologically spectacular destinations. Designed with a Polar Class 6-classification, the Scenic Eclipse's state-of-the-art technological features include a strengthened hull, forward bow thrusters and an electronic Azipod propulsion system that enables comfortable and safe expeditions. The GPS Dynamic Positioning system allows the ship to maintain its location without dropping anchor onto ecologically sensitive seabeds. With only 200 guests on board, you will enjoy multiple shore landings via Zodiac onto ice beds, making the most of your precious stops in these once-in-a-lifetime locations.

  1. The Discovery Team (Click to expand)

    The Discovery Team is the core of our Expedition Voyages, with up to 20 expert members who will guide you and enrich your understanding of each destination. With credentials and qualifications that span such disciplines as science, geology, botany, history, photography, archaeology, anthropology, marine biology, and glaciology – each guest will feel like they have their own personal expert guide to answer the most curious and technical questions.

Where we travel in Russia

Kuril Islands
In the Kuril Islands, detect an air of intrigue as your Discovery Team historian reveals abandoned listening posts and submarine bases, Soviet era fish processing plants and Japanese WW II fortresses. Hike through megaherb forests, visit the remains of Ainu villages and delight in close encounters with largha (spotted) and harbor seals, and sea otters swimming with pups on their chests. Zodiac cruise, kayak and stand-up paddle board in waters aflutter with whiskered auks, puffins, guillemots and kittiwakes as you traverse one of the world’s greatest bird migration flyways.
The Northeast Passage
Scenic Eclipse’s world class design and features will ensure effortless navigation through the remote region of The Northeast Passage, one of the greatest seaways in the world that is covered in ice for the most part of the year. Purpose built with a Polar Class 6 rating, Scenic Eclipse is the ideal Discovery Yacht for crossing the Northeast Passage. A truly unique voyage through sea ice, glaciers and icebergs, over tundra plains and ancient ceremonial sites, along mountain lined landscapes and volcano spires awaits. Spot wildlife such as large pods of walrus, polar bears, whales and arctic seabird colonies. Walk where the woolly mammoth once roamed and feel the greatness of this untouched corner of the world.
In Chukotka, cruise magnificent fjords to some of the world’s most remote wilderness where Chukchi reindeer herders roam. Enjoy walks to stunning alpine lakes and across colorful tundra, feasting on crowberries, bilberries and exquisite cloudberries, and Zodiac cruise to soaring bird cliffs, where bears and foxes scavenge for eggs.

Find your perfect cruise

Book your suite today! Contact your Travel Advisor or call our Reservations Team at 855 430 4464.
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Please note: ^Helicopter, helicopter experiences and submarine at additional cost, subject to regulatory approval, availability, weight restrictions, medical approval and weather and ice conditions. Helicopters are unable to operate in South Georgia, Svalbard and Russia. Submarine is unable to operate in US waters and Svalbard.