National Geographic 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. 

National Geographic Exclusive Offers  

  • 2021 Departures - SAVE UP TO £550 PER COUPLE
    Book from our 2021 National Geographic Collection and benefit from our limited time launch discount of £300 per couple, plus save an additional £250 per couple early payment discount when your cruise is booked and paid for in full by 31 October 2020.
    Book from our 2020 National Geographic Collection and save £100 per person and enjoy FREE Private Door-to-Door Chauffeur Transfers across all itineraries.

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:  2020: Prices are based on twin share in GBP, based on two guests sharing and are subject to availability. Savings of £100 per person and ^private door-to-door chauffeur transfers are available on all National Geographic 2020 departures when you book by 31 December 2020. Transfers are complimentary within 75 miles of an airport where flights are available from or St. Pancras International Train Station and are subject to availability. For guests who live outside of 75 miles, an additional supplement of £2.00 per mile will be charged. 

2021: Savings of £300 per couple are valid on new 2021 National Geographic departures across all itineraries until 31 May 2020. Offers are subject to change and can be withdrawn at any time. Early Payment Discount of £125 per person or £250 per couple is applicable for cruises departing in 2021 only are booked and paid for in full by 31 October 2020. Not available on 2020 National Geographic river cruises. National Geographic experts and photographers may be subject to change. For full terms and conditions please visit