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 experiences, with National Geographic's 130-year legacy of science, conservation, and exploration, to create memories that will last a lifetime.

The world is a limitless ocean of wonders that we have only scratched the surface of Scenic’s shared passion for the infinite world, curiosity about its mysterious past, fascination for its vibrant inhabitants and desire to preserve its future has led to its partnership with National Geographic to offer unique river cruise expeditions that explore the far corners of the world. We are delighted to align ourselves with an organisation for which the pursuit of wonder through travel is as important as it is to us.

Aboard each Scenic river cruise expedition along Europe’s waterways and Myanmar’s Irrawaddy River, a National Geographic Expert will join guests to share their knowledge and insights, and enrich the experience through fascinating presentations and informal discussions. Our European river cruising will also be joined by a National Geographic Photographer, who will offer photography tips on technique and artistry. 

Each expedition offers guests National Geographic’s unique access, knowledge and the ability to give back. From these river cruises, a portion of the profits will be donated to the National Geographic Society, which supports researchers and experts engaged in protecting and preserving the planet and its various species and populations.

Q&A with National Geographic Photographer

Sisse Brimberg
Award-winning National Geographic photographer Sisse Brimberg has produced more than 30 stories for National Geographic magazine over the last four decades. Read our Q&A interview about here.

The National Geographic Collection

Set sail with Scenic and National Geographic river cruises 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.

2020 Collection of National Geographic River Cruises

Register today for your free National Geographic 2020 River Cruise brochure.
New for 2020 guests can step back in time to the land of the Pharaohs in Egypt, witness the architectural beauty of Russia, and become seduced by the sophisticated wine regions of France. Simply fill out the form and we will send it straight to your home. Your journey of exploration starts here.
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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