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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.

2022 Italy, Greece and Turkey: Mykonos, Greece

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Destinations/Ports Series: 2022 Italy Greece Turkey Cruise Though we spent a very short time here, Mykonos might be my favorite place we visited. The sky and water were so blue and the uniform white buildings made it picture perfect. This was a tender port and we had the excitement of seeing the brand new Celebrity…

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2022 Italy, Greece and Turkey: Ephesus (Kusadasi), Turkey

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Destinations/Ports Series: 2022 Italy Greece Turkey Cruise We were supposed to visit Santorini, and I will make it back there some day, but guests have to go ashore via ship’s tenders in Santorini, and with 9 foot seas and high winds, it was not possible for us to visit there. Instead our ship headed to…

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2022 Italy, Greece and Turkey: Katakolon (Olympia), Greece

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Destinations/Ports Series: 2022 Italy Greece Turkey Cruise We arrived into port of Katakolon, but our excursion took us to nearby ancient Olympia for the day. We first explored the ancient grounds and then headed over to the Museum to see the artifacts found there. I actually enjoyed the museum portion a little better, but the…

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2022 Italy, Greece and Turkey: Ravenna, Italy

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Destinations/Ports Series: 2022 Italy Greece Turkey Cruise With the over tourism of Venice that led to cruise ships being banned from the port, our embarkation port was moved to Ravenna. First, I want to address the issue of the over tourism of Venice. It is over crowded in the most popular parts of Venice including…

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