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.

Briksdal Glacier Hike

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We recently took a fantastic 7 Night Cruise to Norway on Celebrity Silhouette with our wonderful group of wine lovers and our Ascension Cellars winery hosts. When I was recommending shore excursions, I had many people ask me how strenuous the Briksdal Glacier hike was, so I thought I would describe each stage of the…

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2022 Ascension Cellars Norway: Celebrity Silhouette Ship Review

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Destinations/Ports Series: 2022 Norway Cruise We have sailed many times on the Silhouette, so I won’t do a detailed review except to say that it was everything we have come to expect from Celebrity Cruises. Great service, beautiful venues, wonderful food and fun activities and entertainment. Instead of Karaoke, they have sing with the Band….

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2022 Ascension Cellars Norway: Wine Group Events

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Destinations/Ports Series: 2022 Norway Cruise We love the fact that Celebrity provides us such great venues and are great hosts for our wine makers and our wine lovers. Dave and Lisa Dinsmore of Ascension Cellars are extremely knowledgeable about wine and their boutique Paso Robles wines have been a favorite of ours for years. Our…

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2022 Ascension Cellars Norway: Stavanger, Norway

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Destinations/Ports Series: 2022 Norway Cruise Stavanger ended up being a catch up on email and workday for me, so I did not go ashore. I did go ashore 5 years ago when we were in the same town and visited the Petroleum Museum. However, we took several pictures from the ship and some of the…

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2022 Ascension Cellars Norway: Olden, Norway

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Destinations/Ports Series: 2022 Norway Cruise Olden was the most anticipated port on our itinerary because I have never been there before. Most of our group had booked the afternoon Briksdal Glacier hike, but for logistical reasons we had our tour moved to early morning instead. This just meant getting up early before we started our…

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