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: Fort Lauderdale

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Destinations/Ports Series: 2018 Southern Caribbean Cruise This cruise was for a large group of wine lovers and one of the extras that I coordinated for the group was a group rate at the hotel, a wine reception at the hotel and a dinner at the Rustic Inn Crab House. Finding a hotel with a reasonable…

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Post Shut Down Return to Cruising – My Experience

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I want to start by saying that everyone has their on comfort level with cruising in a a world where the Covid pandemic caused or contributed to the death of millions of people world wide. This article is in no way intended to diminish the suffering that so many had world wide either through their…

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2021 Caribbean Cruise: Seabourn Odyssey Ship Review

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Destinations/Ports Series: 2021 Caribbean Cruise This was our first experience with Seabourn, but it won’t be our last.  Our inexperienced impression of luxury lines was that that might feel stuffy and that the activities and entertainment might not keep us engaged.   We found just the opposite on board. The activities and entertainment were some of…

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2021 Caribbean Cruise: Seabourn Odyssey Onboard Dining

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Destinations/Ports Series: 2021 Caribbean Cruise A luxury cruise lines should offer a variety of included venues, hassle free dining arrangements, innovative cuisine, and attentive service.   The Seabourn Odyssey succeeded in all those aspects.   I’ll review each venue here and try to provide an idea of what made each venue so special.  The Restaurant While the…

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2021 Caribbean Cruise: Bridgetown, Barbados (post cruise)

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Destinations/Ports Series: 2021 Caribbean Cruise We can’t say enough about the hospitality and the health and safety measures we experienced during our post cruise tour of Barbados. Many folks on our cruise had scheduled the 3:30 pm flight from Bridgetown to Miami and then a connecting flight back home. Because we disembarked the ship so…

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