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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 Alaska Cruise: Juneau, Alaska

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Destinations/Ports Series: 2021 Alaska Cruise This was my 5th time to visit Juneau, so once again we didn’t take any real excursions. This whole cruise was about the Silversea experience, so excursions weren’t too important to us. However, I would highly recommend that guests visiting Juneau do a helicopter tour to a glacier with or…

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2021 Alaska Cruise: Skagway, Alaska

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Destinations/Ports Series: 2021 Alaska Cruise This was our 3rd time to visit Skagway, so it gave us the chance to enjoy the town at its quietest. I highly recommend the train excursion or the coach excursion along that opposing highway. Both offer tremendous views and the opportunity to see both landscapes and wildlife. I have…

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2021 Alaska Cruise: Icy Strait Point, Alaska

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Destinations/Ports Series: 2021 Alaska Cruise This was our first trip to Alaska that included Icy Strait Point. This area is a tourism private island developed and run by the Tlingit native Alaskan tribe. They used to log the area, but decided that they couldn’t rely on that source of income forever and decided to get into…

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2021 Alaska Cruise: Sitka, Alaska

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Destinations/Ports Series: 2021 Alaska Cruise Sitka is the town where the flags were exchanged when the USA took over ownership of Alaska from Russia. We even visited the fort where the handover ceremony took place. Our ship dropped anchor in the scenic bay and guests traveled ashore via the ship’s tender boats, as there is…

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2021 Alaska Cruise: Ketchikan, Alaska

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Destinations/Ports Series: 2021 Alaska Cruise Ketchikan, Alaska, with its 17K population, is the 4th largest city in Alaska.   Alaska is a sparsely populated state with lots of open space and wildlife that area some of the state’s biggest attractions.   With Steve and I having visited 3 times previously (plus an extra one for me), we…

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