National Geographic Expeditions – Exclusive River Cruises

Discover magnificent destinations with handpicked National Geographic experts, on an all-inclusive luxury river cruise

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Our exclusive National Geographic river cruises combine Scenic’s all-inclusive luxury experience, with National Geographic’s 130-year legacy of science, conservation, and exploration, to create memories that will last a lifetime.
On a Scenic and National Geographic cruise, you’ll enjoy all of the comfort and 5-star amenities you expect from Scenic, along with the insights of National Geographic’s experts, the powerful perspective of their world-renowned photographers,* and inspiring, new excursions on every voyage. Enjoy a bird-watching hike with a French local conservationist in the Teich Bird Reserve, witness the fascinating carvings in the archaeological site of the Côa Valley and experience exclusive access to Vienna’s Natural History Museum. No matter the journey you choose, unlock unforgettable, once in a lifetime moments as you go behind the scenes with Scenic and National Geographic. 

The National Geographic Difference

Travel is just another way the National Geographic fuels an understanding of the world. 
Now, National Geographic and Scenic collaborate to offer to share our spirit of adventure on board a collection of state-of-the-art Scenic Space-Ships. Discover the National Geographic difference…
  • All Inclusive-Luxury
    Indulge in the same Scenic all-inclusive luxury experience
  • Excursions
    Enjoy special access during exclusive National Geographic excursions
  • Local communities
    Immerse yourself in real destinations and local communities
  • National Geographic Experts
    Enjoy fascinating presentations from National Geographic experts
  • National Geographic Initiatives
    Support vital National Geographic initiatives simply by travelling
  • Photographers
    Learn photography tips from National Geographic photographers

Behind the Scenes with Scenic and National Geographic

Flowing through six countries and running 766 miles, the Rhine is one of the most important rivers in Europe. 
During your 8-day Rhine River Cruise with Scenic and National Geographic, you’ll visit historic landscape dotted with grand castles, vineyards and medieval towns alongside a handpicked National Geographic expert and photographer. On board enjoy luxurious surroundings, all-inclusive meals & drinks as well as laundry service and private butler. 

The National Geographic Collection

Set sail with Scenic and National Geographic and get closer than you ever imagined to the world’s cultural treasures in both Europe and Africa. Stimulated by exploration, our joint objective is to inspire people through meaningful experiences and to create personal connections through adventure.

T&Cs: †Suite upgrade applicable to balcony suites only, excludes upgrading from a standard suite and is not applicable to Deluxe Balcony, Royal, Junior or Royal Panorama Suites. Upgrade is for one cabin category only and is strictly subject to availability at time of booking, and is only applicable to new European river cruise bookings departing in 2020 – excludes Egypt. There is no cash alternative, and offer may be withdrawn at any time. Prices and upgrades are per person, twin share in GBP based on two guests sharing. Savings are already applied to prices shown. Offer ends 30th September 2019. Flights are economy class, routes subject to availability. ^Free private door-to-door transfers and complimentary with 75 miles and are subject to availability. For guests who live outside 75 miles, an additional supplement of £2.00 per mile will be charged. UK mainland only. Scenic Culinaire, Salt Therapy Lounge and Royal Owners Suite not available on all ships. Wellness area treatments are chargeable. All beverages on board included except for a small number of fine and vintage wines, champagnes and spirits. Please note that’s Scenic Tsar is not a Space-Ship and therefore deck plans and inclusions will differ. Itinerary, experts and photographers may be subject change. For full terms and conditions visit