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Susan Goldberg Joins Scenic Luxury Cruises & Tours for Douro River Sailing in 2019

Travel Agent News for Scenic River Cruises with National Geographic

Truly all-inclusive fares include roundtrip air from major US gateways



Boston, MA, October 29th, 2018Scenic Luxury Cruises & Tours’ multi-year partnership with National Geographic Expeditions has been incredibly successful, producing wonderful experiences for guests who join the sailings. Learning from leading National Geographic experts and photographers, listening to fascinating presentations, participating in informal discussions, and honing photographic skills, add to already in-depth itineraries. Along those lines, Scenic is especially honored to announce that Susan Goldberg, the Editor-in-Chief of National Geographic Magazine (first woman editor since its inception in 1888) and National Geographic Partners Editorial Director (in charge of all publishing ventures, including digital journalism, magazines, books, maps, children and family, and travel and adventure), is joining the May 25, 2019, 11-day Douro River Cruise. Under her leadership, National Geographic was a 2017 finalist for a Pulitzer Prize for Explanatory Reporting for its issue about gender. That same year they won a National Magazine Award for best single issue. Ms. Goldberg is also a board member for Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press and the National Museum of Women in the Arts.


Bookings and additional information is available at Truly all-inclusive fares start at $7,545 per person, double, and include round-trip flights from numerous US gateways.


Joining Susan is Franklin Knight, the Leornard and Helen R. Stulman Professor Emeritus of History and Academy Professor at Johns Hopkins University, and National Geographic photographer, Krista Rossow, whose has used her camera as a tool for understanding new cultures, meeting the locals, and exploring the natural world.


Other Scenic/National Geographic River Cruise itineraries include the Rhine, Danube and Main Rivers; through France’s Bordeaux region, and on the Irrawaddy River in Myanmar (Burma).


National Geographic Expeditions offers a variety of unique travel experiences led by top experts and guides to more than 80 destinations across all seven continents. Along with these new river cruises, travel opportunities include land and train expeditions, active adventures, family and student expeditions, value-priced journeys, expedition cruises, private jet trips, as well as a collection of 55 National Geographic Unique Lodges of the World.


Scenic Luxury Cruises & Tours has grown over its 31-year history to include award-winning, all-inclusive escorted tours that take participants to many of the world’s most fascinating destinations and since 2008, its 15 Space-Ships offer truly all-inclusive, five-star river cruises in many of those same destinations. In 2018, Scenic is introducing the world’s first Discovery Yachts, Scenic Eclipse, which will launch in January and take 228 guests on adventures all over the world, including the polar regions – and a sister ship to launch in 2020. Emerald Waterways has seven Star-Ships sailing Europe’s rivers and an eighth (Emerald Harmony) launching in 2019 for SE Asia’s Mekong River. Exclusive charters are offered on the Irrawaddy Explorer in South East Asia; the MS Rossia along the Volga River in Russia; the Adriatic Princess II yacht in Croatia; and the MS Hamees on the Nile.


Additional information on these and other cruises, brochures and reservations can be obtained via travel agents; or at:; phone 844-788-7985; or email: [email protected].Brochures can also be downloaded directly from the website.