Matt Balsamo

East Greenwich, RI

Luxury Travel Advisor and Cruise Specialist

Maybe its vineyard hopping on a private tour in Tuscany or sailing between the Greek Islands on a small intimate ship. Together with my partners the possibilities are endless. I will be your travel advocate from beginning to end providing excellent customer service and value. Contact me today and lets begin to make all your travel dreams a reality.

My Travel Specialties

Luxury Travel Advisor and Cruise Specialist

Let me help you plan an unparalleled experience.  I have been crafting customized luxury vacations for Rhode Island residents and beyond for over 20 years.  For me it is a passion. 
 
Born into a 100% Italian American family my love of Italy in particular has always been constant. ...
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Experiencing Machu Picchu With The Family

Royal Caribbean Cruise Expert

Have you dreamed of cruising around the Mediterranean or maybe seeing the cool blue glaciers of Alaska? How about the white-sand beaches of the Caribbean? If your answer is yes, then a Royal Caribbean cruise may be in your future. Unpack once and enjoy Royal Caribbean’s wonderful cuisine, entertainment...
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Cruise Expert

Come sail away! Have you dreamed of cruising around the Greek Islands or maybe seeing the cool blue glaciers of Alaska? If your answer is yes to these questions then a cruise may be in your future! I have sailed on over 25 cruises. Europe, Alaska, Panama Canal and the Caribbean. The relaxation and...
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Quantum of the Seas Inaugural

Italy, Europe and Cruise Specialist

"La Dolce Vita " or "The Sweet Life". To me that describes what traveling is all about. My career began right after graduating from Johnson and Wales University with a degree in Travel-Tourism Management. After 16 years in this industry my desire to help clients fulfill their travel dreams is stronger...
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My Travel Albums

Quantum of the Seas Inaugural Cruise
Italy Family Visits
Prosciutto and Melon
Italy Group 2014
Blue Grotto

Customer Testimonials

Italy Dream Trip !

Matt, I would like to take this opportunity to thank you from the bottom of my heart for the perfect Italy trip you planned for myself and my sister and cousin. The effort, work, and strategies you put forth to make our trip of a lifetime become a reality was evident in the hotels you chose for us, the locations, and the private tours/ transportation. Each time we arrived at a city or town we were dazzled by the beauty, delighted with our accommodations, and at all times felt safe with your coordinating partner, Arno Travel in Florence. Arno always kept watch over us and made sure we were taken care of. It is evident to me that you are a very competent travel agent with a vast array of knowledge and experience which is vital when planning a specialized trip such as ours was; every desire for a perfect vacation was met, and I will treasure these memories forever. I would highly recommend your services to friends and family alike. With heartfelt than
Gail D, Port St Lucie FL

My Reviews

12 of 21 people found this review helpful
This trip was amazing, more than we could have ima
A year ago when we started to think of a family trip to celebrate our 50th anniversary, of course we thought of Matt as our travel agent.
We wanted an experience that would accommodate or family of 17, 8 adults and 9 kids.
We were thinking of an all inclusive but were not sure not sure that was right or affordable for our family.
Matt guided us to a Villa experience in Jamaica.
We knew after some research this was the way to go for us.
Matt’s patient ways was amazing, there was not a question he would not check out for us.
I would never trust anyone else with my travel plans. Matt B is our man!
By  Nanny and Poppy Hogan  from  Warwick, RI
Traveled to  Montego Bay ~ Jamaica ~ Caribbean
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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13 of 24 people found this review helpful
Awesome Family Adventures
Matt is a crackerjack travel agent. So thorough, knowledgeable and efficient in his delivery of proposal ideas. Travel documentation/itinerary always clearly identified and presented for a seamless travel experience.
By  Liz  from  Cranston, Rhode Island
Traveled to  Lisbon ~ Portugal ~ Europe
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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12 of 22 people found this review helpful
Trip of a Lifetime!
From the moment I spoke with Matt it was obvious how knowledgeable his is and how helpful he would be to help me plan my trip to Italy. He is insightful, patient, personable and friendly. He always responded quickly and I always felt that I had his undivided attention. He helped me with every detail and it was the trip of my dreams!
By  Lisa   from  Cheshire, CT
Traveled to  Italy ~ Europe
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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13 of 29 people found this review helpful
Exceptional
Working with Matt has been a great experience over the years. My wife and I have worked with Matt several times and he has always provided exceptional service and has been both professional and friendly. We always enjoy our meetings with Matt and our vacations have always exceeded our expectations. Highly recommended!!
By  Larry  from  Warwick, ri
Traveled to  Costa Rica ~ Central America
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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10 of 23 people found this review helpful
Marvelous Travel Arrangements
Dealing with Matt was the absolute best! He was very attentive to our needs and matched our desires for accommodations, transportation, and tours perfectly. Matt was always either available or very responsive to our inquiries pertaining to the travel plans. I would ABSOLUTELY recommend him to anyone needing travel arrangements, particularly in Italy. My wife and I look forward to working with Matt again!
By  Jim  from  Richmond, TX
Traveled to  Italy ~ Europe
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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Destination Expert:

  • At Sea
  • Italy
  • Alaska
  • Mediterranean
  • France
  • Caribbean
  • Greece
  • Spain

Travel Specialist:

  • Cruises
  • Luxury
  • All Inclusive
  • Luxury Cruises
  • Escorted Tours
  • River Cruises
  • LGBT Honeymoons & Destination Weddings
  • Religious
  • Family Vacations

Top Travel Partners:

  • Disney
  • Royal Caribbean International
  • Princess Cruises®
  • Disney Cruise Line

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