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.

2018 Southern Caribbean: Bridgetown, Barbados

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Destinations/Ports Series: 2018 Southern Caribbean Cruise Our day in Barbados was really special. We did an independent tour with Calabaza Sailing Cruises. This small company took us on a small catamaran tour to snorkel at Carlilse Bay. There were two shipwrecks to snorkel there plus a few sea turtles to see. After that snorkel, we…

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2018 Southern Caribbean: St George’s, Grenada

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Destinations/Ports Series: 2018 Southern Caribbean Cruise It had been about 40 years since I had visited Grenada, so it was a wonderful treat to try to jog my memory and find familiar sights. In those 4 years, ship sizes have more than doubled, so the town built a new dock to accommodate the larger ships,…

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2018 Southern Caribbean: St John’s, Antigua and Barbuda

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Destinations/Ports Series: 2018 Southern Caribbean Cruise Antigua, with its 365 beaches, one for every day of the year, might just be the prettiest of the Caribbean islands. A group of us walked off the ship and picked up a tour from the many sellers on the dock. Our driver was quite the character and quite…

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2018 Southern Caribbean: St Croix, USVI

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Destinations/Ports Series: 2018 Southern Caribbean Cruise St. Croix was a last minute substitution for our cruise, as a few of original ports had been hit by the 2017 hurricane that devastated much of the Caribbean. We kept things simple in St. Croix with a taxi ride to a local beach front pub where we enjoyed…

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2018 Southern Caribbean: San Juan, Puerto Rico

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Destinations/Ports Series: 2018 Southern Caribbean Cruise This was one of the first cruise ships to return to San Juan after the devastating hurricanes of 2017. The news was so full of the disaster, that some in our group were concerned about the readiness of the Island to host our ship. Those concerns were not needed,…

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