National Geographic River Cruises

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

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In 2021 our partnership with National Geographic will offer special itineraries through Europe, including Portugal’s Douro Valley and the mighty Volga River in Russia. They will combine our luxury river cruise experience with National Geographic’s legacy of science, conservation and exploration to create unforgettable experiences.

Scenic’s shared passion for discovery, curiosity about history, a fascination for the world’s cultures has led to this partnership with National Geographic Expeditions, to offer unique river cruise expeditions.

On board each river cruise, a National Geographic Expert will share their knowledge and insights, through fascinating presentations and informal discussions. A National Geographic Photographer will also join our Expedition river cruising itineraries to provide photography tips. 

A portion of the profits from these river cruises 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:  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