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.

2020 South America/Antarctica: Paradise Bay, Antarctica

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Destinations/Ports Series: 2020 South America/Antarctica Cruise Paradise Bay is one of the quietest places I have ever visited. There are no signs of civilization, though it is home to Argentina’s Almirante Brown Antarctic Base (still in use) and Chile’s González Videla Antarctic Base (not used since the 1980s). We sat on the deck of our…

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2020 South America/Antarctica: Gerlache Strait, Antarctica

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Destinations/Ports Series: 2020 South America/Antarctica Cruise After spending most of the day at sailing around Paradise Bay and enjoying the picturesque views, our ship headed back towards South America via the Gerlache Strait, named for Belgian explorer Adrien de Gerlache who lead an Antarctic expedition in 1897. This continued the scenic sailing though the Antarctic…

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2020 South America/Antarctica: Schollaert Channel

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Destinations/Ports Series: 2020 South America/Antarctica Cruise This was our first glimpse of land as we approached Antarctica. On either side of us was Anvers Island and the Brabant Islands. The channel was discovered by the Belgian Explorer Adrien de Gerlache who named it for Fans Schollaert, who served as prime minster of Belgium from 1908…

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2020 South America/Antarctica: Cape Horn, Chile

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Destinations/Ports Series: 2020 South America/Antarctica Cruise Before the completion of the Panama Canal, merchants who wanted to ship goods via sea from the East Coast of the US to California, or the reverse, would have to utilize the clipper ships that would sail around South America and the famed Cape Horn. Sailing on a sailing…

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2020 South America/Antarctica: Ushuaia, Argentina

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Destinations/Ports Series: 2020 South America/Antarctica Cruise We weren’t quite sure what to expect from the Southern most city in the world, but the port turned into one of the highlights of this cruise. We started the day by exploring on foot with the idea of finding a little café for authentic Argentine food. We found…

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