Scenic & Nat Geo pact
SCENIC and National Geographic Expeditions have teamed up to create National Geographic River Cruises, which will be offered to the US market.
The new experience will debut in Europe in 2018 and will combine Scenic’s river cruise experience with National Geographic’s focus on science, conservation and exploration.
Each departure will be joined by a National Geographic expert who will give daily talks and accompany daily outings.
In Europe the departures will sail along the Rhine, Danube, Main and Moselle Rivers; in Holland and Belgium; through France’s Bordeaux region and Portugal’s Douro Valley, and will also be offered on the Irrawaddy River in Myanmar.
European cruises will be joined by a National Geographic photographer to help guests hone their photography skills.
Passengers on National Geographic River Cruises will have access to excursions ranging from hikes and bike rides to in-depth learning experiences that focus on the natural world, culture and history.
“We are excited and proud to align ourselves with a brand as historic and well respected as National Geographic,” said Glen Moroney, chairman of Scenic Luxury Cruises and Tours.
“We believe Scenic’s dedication to providing guests with the most exceptional five-star, allinclusive river cruise experience available is a perfect complement to the enriching and authentic experiences for which National Geographic Expeditions is known,” he said.
Nancy Schumacher, head of travel and tour operations for National Geographic, said bringing river cruise into the company’s portfolio “allows our travellers to reach spectacular parts of the world in a unique way”.
“We are pleased to partner with Scenic, as they share our commitment to delivering outstanding experiences to guests,” Schumacher said.
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