Welcome to Cruise Talk!

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. The map above represents the cruise travel (based on embarkation port) that I have posted so far (more to come). Click on a map point to see the cruise itinerary and details.

2022 Tropical Caribbean: Fort Lauderdale, Florida, US

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Destinations/Ports Series: 2022 Tropical Caribbean Cruise With the ship at less than 50% capacity and staggered arrival times, check in at Holland America was a breeze. We had purchased the Club Orange upgrade which got us our own queue for checking in. I think the whole process took 15 minutes at the most. We showed…

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Cruise to the Arctic Circle, the Polar Icecap and Norwegian/Icelandic Fjords – June 11, 2023

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Join Suzanne and Steve of CruiseOne Show Low, AZ on our Voyage deep into the Arctic Circle as we visit Spitsbergen, the Polar Icecap and the spectacular fjords of Iceland and Norway. Traverse fire and ice as you glide Liefdefd Fjord, the polar icecap, Spitsbergen, Isafjördurm and other nature-ensconced areas. This cruise also visits Dover,…

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Luxury Cruising – If You Can Afford It – Do It!

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The price point and even the phrase “luxury cruising” may be intimidating and may make guests think that the whole idea of a luxury cruise may be too stuffy and snooty for them, but this year my husband and I, who usually cruise on premium lines, had the opportunity to take a luxury cruise on…

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2021 Mayan Sol: Virgin Voyages Scarlet Lady Ship Review

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Destinations/Ports Series: 2021 Mayan Sol Cruise Virgin Voyages, for better or worse, is a completely different kind of cruise. Reflecting back on my 5 Night cruise, it really didn’t feel much like I was on a cruise. It might have felt more like I was on a land based resort. One thing is for sure,…

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