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.

2021 Caribbean Cruise: Carambola Beach, Saint Kitts and Nevis

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Destinations/Ports Series: 2021 Caribbean Cruise Our day at Carambola Beach in St. Kitts and Nevis might be my favorite day of the cruise. This was some what like a private island experience with the tender boats taking us to Carambola Beach Club. Here, we had access to beautiful clear ocean waters and a small snorkeling…

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2021 Caribbean Cruise: St. Johns, Antigua And Barbuda

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Destinations/Ports Series: 2021 Caribbean Cruise One of the most remarkable aspects of the island of Antigua is that there are 365 beaches on the island, one for every day. I first visited Antigua in 1980 when I was just 13 years old. It would be nearly 38 years before I returned again in Jan of…

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2021 Caribbean Cruise: Rodney Bay, Saint Lucia

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Destinations/Ports Series: 2021 Caribbean Cruise For this cruise, I have to take a different approach to reviewing the ports, as we took this cruise primarily for the onboard cruise experience and we did not book any formal ship’s excursions. Because of Covid protocols, we were not able to, nor did we feel the need to…

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2021 Caribbean Cruise: Bridgetown, Barbados

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Destinations/Ports Series: 2021 Caribbean Cruise I can’t say enough about how much I loved visiting Barbados. The people are so welcoming and the island so beautiful! It is hard not to love this amazing island. Barbados has some of the most extensive and exacting protocols for visitors during the Pandemic. All guests must arrive with…

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2021 Alaska Cruise: Silver Muse Ship Review

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Destinations/Ports Series: 2021 Alaska Cruise The Silver Muse was our first introduction as guests to the world of “Ultra Luxury” cruising. I hate to use that phrase “Ultra Luxury” as it implies that it might be too high brow or beyond the reach of most people. However, with so much included in the price of…

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