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.

2022 Ultimate Southern Caribbean: Fort Lauderdale, FL

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Destinations/Ports Series: 2022 Ultimate Southern Caribbean Cruise We have sailed many times out of Fort Lauderdale, in Covid Times and Non-Covid times. Embarkation day has always been pretty easy and efficient. We had an early arrival time of 12:00 Noon and I think we were on the ship in less than 35 minutes from arrival…

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2022 Tropical Caribbean: Holland America Rotterdam Ship Review

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Destinations/Ports Series: 2022 Tropical Caribbean Cruise The Rotterdam was described to me as a ship for foodies and music lovers, as are all of the Pinnacle Class ships from Holland America. There was a relaxed elegance and attention to detail that made the ambiance from boarding day to disembarkation day a fabulous experience. Our Veranda…

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2022 Tropical Caribbean: Half Moon Cay, Bahamas

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Destinations/Ports Series: 2022 Tropical Caribbean Cruise Holland America outdid themselves when they choose this beautiful crescent shaped beach for their private island experience. They have invested in large island tenders and a nice marina so that disembarkation via those tenders rather than the smaller ships tenders is smooth and efficient. Guests can enjoy a walk…

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2022 Tropical Caribbean: Amber Cove, Dominican Republic

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Destinations/Ports Series: 2022 Tropical Caribbean Cruise We had never been to Dominican Republic before, so wanting to learn about the food and culture, we took a tasting and shopping tour into the nearby town of Puerto Plata. However, if you simply want a relaxing day ashore with a pool, bar, and waterslides, you can stay…

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