Celebrity Beyond Sets Sail and, Yes, It Really is Beyond…

If you think you’ve seen it all, just wait till you see Beyond. When Celebrity’s newest ship, Celebrity Beyond, set sail for its maiden voyage from Southampton the last week of April, it attracted Celebrity’s most loyal following. But its past passengers had never seen anything like Beyond. The largest ship the “Modern Luxury” cruise line has ever launched, Beyond may look like its sisters, Celebrity Edge and Celebrity Apex. But the resemblance stops at its striking …

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Silversea’s 10th Ship, Silver Dawn, Launches in Spectacular Fashion in Lisbon

A One-Week Shakedown Cruise Introduces the Travel World to Silversea’s 10th Ship Silver Dawn spent the week of March 25, 2022, entertaining both Travel Agents and Travel Press with a cruise up and down the coast of Portugal. Travelers included no fewer than 25 Australians and 4 New Zealanders who made the 30 hour trek to Lisbon to preview this beautiful new ship. Silver Dawn is the final addition to a trio of sister ships. She joins …

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Now For Something Completely Different! Set Sail On Four Seasons Explorer

Introducing Four Seasons Only Floating Resort Runaway to sea aboard Four Seasons Explorer. All the luxury and service Four Seasons is renowned for comes together on adventures around one of the most serene places on earth. The Maldives. Talk about getting away from it all…Four Seasons Explorer transports just 22 guests on incomparable marine adventures in the Archipelago that makes up the Maldives’ Islands in the Indian Ocean. Aboard this gleaming white 39-meter (128 foot) three-decked, 25 …

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The Suite Life. Just when you thought it couldn’t be better, Silversea’s Silver Nova arrives.

Silver Nova is the eleventh ship to join Silversea’s magnificent fleet. And the ship is the most innovative yet for the ultra-luxury cruise line whose offerings circle the globe and touch on all 7 continents.  Sailing in Summer of 2023, Silver Nova breaks all boundaries.  At 54,700 tons, the ship is one of the most spacious ever to set sail for Silversea or any other cruise line.  Her compliment of a maximum of 728 guests will enjoy …

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Hawaii-Bound Cruisers? You Must Hear About Holoholo~A Unique Opportunity to Tour With a Local Car and Driver

Who knows their home island best? Why locals of course! They’re a font of information about where to eat, drink, shop, and everything else under the sun. Holoholo, Hawaii’s own rideshare company goes a step further. Reserve one of their drivers and you’ve got a fully-checked-out* expert on all things on every island. Holoholo creates unforgettable experiences on Oahu, Maui, Lanai, The Big Island (Hawaii) and Kauai.  Holoholo drivers are your friends and guides wherever you want …

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VIKING OCTANTIS SAILS AND A NEW ERA FOR VIKING CRUISES BEGINS-VIKING CRUISES NOW SAIL TO ALL 7 CONTINENTS

Viking Octantis, purpose-built for Expedition Cruising, has set sail for Antarctica where she will spend her first season before journeying from the White Continent to North America. Arriving in New York City in April 2022, she will be officially named by her ceremonial godmother, world-renowned Norwegian explorer and educator, Liv Arnesen.  Following her naming ceremony, she will depart for her summer destination, the Great Lakes. There she will embark on a series of Spring and Summer voyages …

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Diary of Viking’s Iconic Mediterranean Cruise Aboard Viking Jupiter

Starting in February, there will be 19 Opportunities to sail on Viking’s Iconic Mediterranean Itinerary.  Here’s what to expect. Viking Cruise Line, perennially atop “Best Cruise Line” lists, offers this true Bucket List voyage. Viking sails from Rome to Barcelona (or the reverse) on this wonderful itinerary. It takes in Italy’s must-see cultural sites in Rome, Florence and Pisa.  And for those who have ‘seen it all’, there are forays into the Tuscan countryside including a Wine tour …

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Viking Ocean: Viking’s “Iconic Mediterranean” Itinerary

I am one of those people who is happiest by far whenever I am aboard ship. As you can imagine, I haven’t been very happy for a year and a half.  So when Viking invited me to come along on Viking’s “Iconic Mediterranean” itinerary, I jumped at the chance to sail away. I have lots of great memories of Viking’s ocean-going ships. Sleek, white and Scandinavian, they’re among the highest-rated cruise ships in the world. And since …

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WITH THE LAUNCH OF SILVERSEA’S 10TH ULTRA LUXURY SHIP, A NEW DAY IN WELLNESS ARRIVES: OTIVM

On November 12th, Silversea cruises took possession of their newest ship, Silver Dawn. Sister ship to both Silver Muse and Silver Moon, the 596-passenger ship epitomizes the Silversea cruise experience.  From the all-suite accommodations to the signature Butler service assigned to each one, Silver Dawn is pure Silversea.  She will be the second Silversea ship to feature the extraordinary Culinary Arts Program, S.A.L.T. (Sea And Land Taste) launched just this past June aboard Silver Moon.  But her …

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Monte Mathews’ Bio

Monte Mathews

Monte Mathews is a New York-based food and travel writer, with a special focus on culinary cruising. His work has appeared in Saveur Magazine, Connoisseur Magazine, Travel-Wise.com, and The Daily Meal.com where he was a staff writer. In addition to his many feature articles, he is the publisher of a highly successful blog which has over 50,000 pageviews a month. He is an influencer with an ever growing following on Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest. Monte has written …

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