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 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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2021 Alaska Cruise: Seattle

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Destinations/Ports Series: 2021 Alaska Cruise Wow, well I know this expression is cliché but, Wow! I have been on 35 other cruises, and while those cruises were excellent, Silversea just takes every thing one step further.   First the embarkation process was smooth and easy. We estimated that it might take 40 minutes to get from…

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2018 Alaska Cruise: Victoria, British Columbia

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Destinations/Ports Series: 2018 Alaska Cruise Victoria is a quaint port that I had visited on several occasions when cruising from Seattle to Alaska. The Passenger Service Vessel Act requires ships that are not US flagged and crewed, to visit a foreign port when doing a roundtrip cruise from a US port. For cruises from Seattle,…

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2018 Alaska Cruise: Skagway, Alaska

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Destinations/Ports Series: 2018 Alaska Cruise This day turned out to be a pleasant surprise for us. Our group had originally booked the White Pass and Yukon train tour that goes up along the pass from Skagway into the Yukon territory. I had done that train ride during my previous visit to Skagway in 2008. However…

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