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Hi! My name is Suzanne Klasen.  I am the Owner / Travel Advisor and CLIA Master Cruise Counselor (MCC) for my CruiseOne Vacations by Suzanne Travel Agency.

This site is a collection of my personal travels, thoughts and recommendations.

Earning My Master Cruise Counselor Certification in 2021

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I decided to use the downturn in the travel industry during the 2020/2021 Covid 19 Pandemic as an opportunity for professional development. At the beginning of the pandemic in February, March and April of 2020, I was very busy. There was a lot of worries and concerns, and I spent a good deal of my…

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2018 Southern Caribbean: Celebrity Reflection Ship Review

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Destinations/Ports Series: 2018 Southern Caribbean Cruise This was our second time on the Celebrity Reflection, and our 10th time cruising on the Celebrity Solstice class ships, so it felt like a return to home. That is probably the reason that I didn’t take many pictures of the features of the ship or the food. I…

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2018 Southern Caribbean: Wine Group Events

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Destinations/Ports Series: 2018 Southern Caribbean Cruise Once again, I am extremely grateful to Kevin and Karyl Wilhelm of Wilhelm Family Vineyards for hosting our wine tasting program on board. Karyl does a great job of simplifying the science of wine and her presentations are all a great chance for us to learn more about wine….

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2018 Southern Caribbean: Basseterre, St Kitts/Nevis

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Destinations/Ports Series: 2018 Southern Caribbean Cruise Our day in St. Kitts was pretty low key. We just got off the ship and walked around the port. St. Kitts has beautiful waters and beaches, so for those of you who love a beach day, I suggest booking a snorkeling, sailing or beach excursions there. I would…

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2018 Southern Caribbean: Castries, St. Lucia

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Destinations/Ports Series: 2018 Southern Caribbean Cruise In St. Lucia, I organized a special private tour for our group through our preferred partners Shore Excursion Group. The tour included stops at scenic vistas, rum tasting, a stop at a thermal waterfall, a visit to the drive through Volcano with its famous mud pits and a creole…

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