Welcome to Cruise Talk!

Hi! My name is Suzanne Klasen.  I am the Owner / Travel Advisor and CLIA Master Cruise Counselor and Elite Cruise Counselor (MCC, ECC) 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.

2019 Southern Caribbean ABC Cruise – Kralendijk, Bonaire

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Destinations/Ports Series: 2019 Southern Caribbean ABC Cruise They have a saying in Bonaire: “We make two things here: babies and salt”. Our tour included leaning about the salt farms and unfortunately the desperate lives that the slaves who harvested the salt were forced to live. But, we also learned about the wonderful people who now…

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2019 Southern Caribbean ABC Cruise – Wilemstad, Curacao

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Destinations/Ports Series: 2019 Southern Caribbean ABC Cruise It had been nearly 40 years since I had last visited Curacao, and quite frankly, it was very run down. I remember our tour just took us to the front street section of town to see the pretty buildings, but much beyond that, it was a town filled…

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2019 Southern Caribbean ABC Cruise – Oranjestad, Aruba

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Destinations/Ports Series: 2019 Southern Caribbean ABC Cruise This was my very first trip to Aruba, so we wanted to make sure that we had a complete experience with an all day tour. We started our tour with a visit to a local Aloe Vera products manufacturing plant. At the factory, they had informative displays about…

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2019 Southern Caribbean ABC Cruise – George Town, Grand Cayman

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Destinations/Ports Series: 2019 Southern Caribbean ABC Cruise During our previous visits to George Town, Grand Cayman there were always several large mega-ships in port with us. This meant that the town was bustling with cruise ship tourists. This time, we visited on a Sunday, when most shops in town were closed, and our ship was…

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2019 Southern Caribbean ABC Cruise – Fort Lauderdale, FL

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Destinations/Ports Series: 2019 Southern Caribbean ABC Cruise It might be hard to count the number of sailings we have done from Ft. Lauderdale. We definitely prefer sailing out of Ft. Lauderdale’s Port Everglades over Miami, just because it feels like a small resort town rather than a big bustling city. For this cruise, we stayed…

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