This Week in Cruise: Lindblad Expeditions Celebrates Five Years of the National Geographic Explorer

In celebration of the National Geographic Explorer's fifth anniversary, Lindblad Expeditions is offering five new itineraries in 2013 aboard the ship. The new itineraries visit South America, Iceland, Greenland, the Arctic and the Baltic Sea. Earlier this month Lindblad began offering three new Caribbean voyages, expanding its offerings further.

MSC Cruises is offering new children's dining options that allow for romantic dinners between parents with trained supervision over their children. Children are served from a separate kids' menu, and when they finish their meal they are taken to specialized play areas by staff members of MSC Cruises' Kid's Club. Also available are Fun Time Dinners, available for children ages 3-11, where children dine in a seperate area from their parents with the line's entertainment team. These changes to the children's dining options are a great touch for parents looking to take advantage of the new heritage cruises being offered by the line this fall.

AmaWaterways donated the entirety of AmaDagio's onboard art collection to the Avignon chapter of Kiwanis International to be auctioned off to raise money for local children’s charities. AmaDagio is replacing its old artwork with reproductions of Vincent Van Gogh’s paintings, in honor of the artist’s relationship with Provence.

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