National Geographic Expeditions has partnered with Scenic
Luxury Cruises & Tours to launch National Geographic River Cruises.
For 2018, National Geographic will offer eight itineraries: seven
in Europe and one on the Irrawaddy River in Myanmar. The Europe cruises will
sail the Rhine, Danube, Main and Moselle rivers, the inland waterways of Holland and Belgium, through
France's Bordeaux region, and along Portugal's Douro Valley.
Passengers on each sailing will be accompanied by a National
Geographic expert who will give educational presentations and informal
discussions throughout the trip. The European cruises will also feature a
National Geographic photographer who will share techniques and help guests hone
their photography skills.
National Geographic River Cruises will include experiential
excursions such as hikes, bike rides and learning experiences that focus on
nature, culture and history.
"Bringing river cruises into our portfolio allows our
travelers to reach spectacular parts of the world in a unique way," stated
Nancy Schumacher, head of travel and tour operations for National Geographic.
A complete list of
the river cruises went live Thursday. The product is commissionable.