Date of Birth 16 april 1980, Sucy en Brie, France
Birth Name Frédéric Georges Mathieu
Height 5'11"25 (1.81 m)
Colour of eyes Blue/ grey
Married, one child (Melina Lian)
Frédéric Mathieu was born in Sucy en Brie, France.
After his general certificate of education specialized
in business and communication, he studied in Paris
where he graduated of an higher national certificate
in Tourism Economy and recreational management.
He speaks four languages fluently.
In 2001, he started as a trainee for the Spanish Tour
Operator Marsans/ Transtours on board the Princess
Danae in quality of Social Host and Tour Escort.
After several summer seasons in the Northern Europe
with Marsans/ Transtours, Costa Cruises called and
signed him in october 2003 as an International Social
Host on board the Costa Classica for cruises in the
Mediterranean and the Caribbean.
Well-experienced for his age, he informs, advices
and represents Francophony on board the Costa
Thanks to his direct knowledge of the harbours in
Europe, the Caribbean, Central and South America,
the Middle East, the Indian Ocean and Asia, his
presentations and his touristic information
constitue an essential guide for the passengers.
He was chosen to represent France and the
Francophony in the team of the Cruise Director
to do from December 28th, 2011 until April 06th,
2012, the World Cruise aboard the Costa Deliziosa.
-Fluent in French, Spanish, Italian and English.
-He first fell in love with ships when, in 2001, he
worked Classic International Cruises 16,531-ton
Ocean liner Princess Danae.
-He worked for two companies on board 14 different
cruise ships since 2001 as Tour Escort and International
Social Host aboard the Princess Danae- Aegean I-
Costa Classica- Romantica- Fortuna- Magica- Victoria-
Allegra- Atlantica- Mediterranea- Luminosa- Deliziosa-
-To date, he completed 2,988 days at sea, working
and participating in 295 cruises, 10 transatlantic
crossings, 1 Cape Horn, 5 Suez Canal, 2 Beagle Canal,
3 Kiel Canal, 1 Panama Canal plus 2 drydocks, 1 ship naming
ceremony, 1 maiden voyage and 1 World Cruise.
-Basic Safety Training Certificate 2003 and 2012
(Regulation VI/1 STCW 1995 Code Section A-VI
paragraph 2), personal survival techniques-
fire prevention and fire fighting- elementary first aid-
personal safety and social responsibilities.
-Security Awareness Training certificate 2014
STCW 2010 A-VI/ 6 -1 course for seafarers without
designated security duties
-Polar Certificate (70°N far above the Arctic circle
in the land of the Northern lights and midnight sun;
-Nordkapp 71°10'21"N Certificate 2004
-Nordkapp diploma and member of the Royal North
Cape Club in 2009;
-Spitzbergen Certificate 2009
-Trollstigen panoramic road Certificate 2009;
-Ushuaia, Patagonia Certificate 2008 (the
southernmost city of the world);
-Europe-Asia Certificate (crossing from one
continent to the other over Istanbul
Bosphorus bridge)- Turkey
-Tandem Skydive Jump Certificate 2007
(completed an approbed tandem skydive,
exited an aircraft at more than 10,000 ft
and experienced the freefall speed of
200 km an hour, and descended to the
ground by parachute) in Umm Al Quwain,
United Arab Emirates;
-Flight Certificate with Seawings
Seaplane in Dubai 2010;
-Helicopter Certificate with Helilagon
in the heart of La Reunion island 2011;
-Helicopter Tour in Antigua/ Montserrat
in the Caribbean 2005;
-Helicopter Tour in San Francisco in 2012;
-He visited the most important and
higher towers in the world: Burj Khalifa,
Dubai (828m), Empire State Building, NY (443m),
Top of the Rock (Rockfeller center NY),
Eiffel Tower, Paris (324m), 101 Taipei tower
(Taiwan), Oriental Pearl Tower, Shanghai (468m),
R66 Tower (Hong-Kong),
Prudential Center (Boston), Tokyo
tower (Japan), Kobe tower (Japan),
Fukuoka Tower (Japan),
Montparnasse tower (Paris); Sydney
Tower (Australia), Eureka Tower (Melbourne),
Sky Tower, Auckland (328m), KL Tower
(Kuala Lumpur), Burj Al Arab, Dubai (321m),
Marina Bay Sands Hote, Singapore (150m),
Aloha Tower, Honolulu (56m)
-Went to "Mile 0" Southernmost point in
Continental USA; Key West- Florida.
-Enjoys Basket-Ball (he played 7 years in Regional
level as a second guard).
-"France Basket Camps" Certificate in 1995 decreed
by the French Federation of Basket-Ball.
-Collecting foreign bank-note (127 countries)