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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. 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.

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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2021 Mayan Sol: Virgin Voyages Scarlet Lady Dining Review

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Destinations/Ports Series: 2021 Mayan Sol Cruise Virgin’s goal was to flip the cruise ship dining experience on its head. I will say that they have done that, but I am not sure that it acheived the goal of presenting better food than one would experience on a premium cruise line. I say “Premium Cruise Line”…

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2021 Mayan Sol: Beach Club at Bimini, Bahamas

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Destinations/Ports Series: 2021 Mayan Sol Cruise Bimini is a tiny Bahamian island that is only a two hour ferry ride from Miami. The only real development there is Resort World/Hilton Hotel. Virgin Voyages and Resort World worked together to build the Beach Club at Bimini. Virgin guests enjoy a complimentary day at the resort. They…

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2021 Mayan Sol: Costa Maya, Mexico

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Destinations/Ports Series: 2021 Mayan Sol Cruise There are basically three things to do in Costa Maya, Mexico – well, maybe 4 if you count “Staying on the Ship”. If this is your first time here, I highly recommend a tour to the Choccoben Mayan Ruins. The ruins are about 1 hour from the port. Discovered…

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2021 Mayan Sol: Miami, FL

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Destinations/Ports Series: 2021 Mayan Sol Cruise Embarkation with Virgin was a little bit of a different experience. We had no choice really, but to arrive early since we were getting of the Celebrity ship and going straight to the Virgin ship. We had a scheduled Black Lane driver pick us up from Port Everglades in…

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