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Category: Cruise Travels

Armchair Travelers: Take a look at the most luxurious ship ever to sail the Galapagos. Read the astonishing story of shipbuilding during a Pandemic.

Armchair Travelers: Take a look at the most luxurious ship ever to sail the Galapagos. Read the astonishing story of shipbuilding during a Pandemic.

Just published, my latest article in Connoisseur Magazine. It’s the amazing story of Silversea’s Silver Origin. Silver Origin is the luxury cruise lines’ first Destination-specific designed ship.  This is the tale of how Shipyard De Hoop, a Dutch shipbuilder, completed the most luxurious vessel ever…

My latest article on Viking River’s newest Douro River Cruiseship has just been published…Enjoy!

My latest article on Viking River’s newest Douro River Cruiseship has just been published…Enjoy!

Sailing The Douro On Viking’s Newest ‘Baby’ Longship, Viking Helgrim August 4, 2019 By Guest Post Leave a Comment Guest post by Monte Mathews The Douro, The River of Gold, is Portugal’s gift to river cruising. Viking Cruises is bringing its formula of absolutely top-notch…

Our Report From Silversea: “An In-Depth Culinary Experience, S.A.L.T.” has just been published by Avid Cruiser.com

Our Report From Silversea: “An In-Depth Culinary Experience, S.A.L.T.” has just been published by Avid Cruiser.com

S.A.L.T. is the acronym for Silversea Cruise’s extraordinary new culinary program. It stands for “Sea And Land Taste.” And our latest sampling of what’s on offer assures us it will be a huge favorite of culinary-inclined cruisers. Food Wine and Travel Writer Monte Mathews reports…

My latest article for Connoisseur Magazine has just been published. Step aboard the most eagerly anticipated ship of the year, Celebrity Edge.

My latest article for Connoisseur Magazine has just been published. Step aboard the most eagerly anticipated ship of the year, Celebrity Edge.

I was very pleased when Connoisseur Magazine invited me to be a Luxury Travel Correspondent for their publication which has both UK and US Editions.  Connoisseur is written with the luxury traveler in mind.  So when I was asked to write about the newest ship…

First up from Scandinavia…Swedish Frikadeller!

First up from Scandinavia…Swedish Frikadeller!

I have to admit being completely charmed by my visit to Scandinavia.  In the interests of full disclosure, I went to Denmark and Norway side-stepping Sweden, Finland and far distant Iceland on my 7 day Viking Homeland itinerary.  But I felt completely immersed in Scandinavia…

My Travels:  My Vietnamese Culinary Journey has just been published…

My Travels: My Vietnamese Culinary Journey has just been published…

Silversea Cruises Introduces Culinary Voyagers to Vietnamese Cuisine Apr 25, 2018 | 11:15 am By Monte Mathews Staff Writer Both aboard ship and ashore, this cruise line brings its passengers great Vietnamese food Vietnam is a perfect country for cruising.  It hugs a 1,600 mile…

Come and join me on a Culinary Adventure aboard Celebrity Cruises’ Equinox. My Daily Meal Article is up at last!

Come and join me on a Culinary Adventure aboard Celebrity Cruises’ Equinox. My Daily Meal Article is up at last!

Culinary Travel: Dining Like a Celebrity Jan 17, 2018 | 11:53 am By Monte Mathews Staff Writer Celebrity cruise line’s reputation for great cuisine is on full display aboard Celebrity Equinox The Galley Tour on Celebrity Cruise’s Equinox was well-attended despite this being a picture-perfect…

My Travels:  What it’s really like on a Cruise Ship with 2849 other passengers and me

My Travels: What it’s really like on a Cruise Ship with 2849 other passengers and me

On Monday, I sailed from the World’s largest cruise ship port, Miami, aboard a 121,878 ton Cruise Ship.  Large? Hardly.  It is dwarfed by 40 other ships as the Cruise World expands, regularly building ships over twice this size. Launched just 8 years ago, it…