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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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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