Scenic & Nat Geo pact

Cruise Weekly - - NEWS -

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.

The of­fer­ing is not cur­rently avail­able through Scenic’s Aus­tralian of­fice, CLICK HERE.

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