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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.

2020 South America/Antarctica: Montevideo, Uruguay

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Destinations/Ports Series: 2020 South America/Antarctica Cruise I wasn’t quite sure what to expect in Montevideo, but our full day private tour exceeded expectations. First, I didn’t realize that it had so many beaches. The statistic that our tour guide gave us was either 22 miles or 22 Kilometers of beaches. I think it was the…

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2020 South America/Antarctica: Puerto Madryn, Argentina

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Destinations/Ports Series: 2020 South America/Antarctica Cruise As a child, my son, who is now close to 25, was obsessed with dinosaurs. Between the Land Before Time, Disney’s Dinosaur and the Walking With Dinosaurs CGI documentaries, we almost always had dinosaurs on the TV. My son was an early reader, and non-fiction books about dinosaurs were…

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2020 South America/Antarctica: Port Stanley, Falkland Islands

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Destinations/Ports Series: 2020 South America/Antarctica Cruise If you want to see the world’s most accessible colony of King Penguins, the Bluff Cove penguin excursion in Port Stanley is a must do. I knew we were going to see penguins, but I had honestly picked the excursion due to its short travel time, rather than it…

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2020 South America/Antarctica: Elephant Island, Antarctica

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Destinations/Ports Series: 2020 South America/Antarctica Cruise Elephant Island may be most famous as the shelter of last resort taken by the crew of the Endurance during the ill fated Antarctic expedition lead by Ernest Shackleton. Shackleton’s ship became trapped in the Weddell Sea ice for over a year and was eventually crushed and sank. The…

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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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