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.

2018 Transpacific Cruise: Moorea, French Polynesia

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Destinations/Ports Series: 2018 TransPacific Cruise After my visit to three French Polynesian Island, my recommendation to folks who want to come there for the Over Water Bungalow experience, is to visit Moorea. It is just as beautiful as Bora Bora, and more conveniently located with just a ferry ride from the main island of Tahiti….

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2018 Transpacific Cruise: Papeete, Tahiti

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Destinations/Ports Series: 2018 TransPacific Cruise What could be better than a Sunset Cruise in Tahiti? Not much! After a day of just walking around Papeete, we had a sunset cruise planned as our excursion. Though the boat was modest, Mother Nature put on a spectacular show for us as the sun set behind the clouds…

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2018 Transpacific Cruise: Auckland, New Zealand

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Destinations/Ports Series: 2018 TransPacific Cruise The only bad thing I can say about our stay in Auckland is that it was too short. We started our day by attending Mass at the Cathedral of St Patrick & St Joseph in down town Auckland. The nice thing about the Catholic Mass is that it is so…

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2018 Transpacific Cruise: Bay of Islands, New Zealand

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Destinations/Ports Series: 2018 TransPacific Cruise Bay of Islands is a beautiful area near the Northern tip of New Zealand’s North Island. My one piece of advice for guests visiting here on a large ship, is to book a ship’s tour to make sure that your are one of the first off the ship on a…

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2018 Transpacific Cruise: Sydney, Australia (Pre-Cruise)

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Destinations/Ports Series: 2018 TransPacific Cruise Our stay in Sydney pre-cruise was a delightful start to our transpacific cruise. We were booked in coach but my husband was able to get us upgraded to Business Class for the 18 hour flight by using existing American Airlines Advantage points and purchasing the extra he needed for the…

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