About Cruise Talk Central and Suzanne Klasen

Cruise Talk
Hi! My name is Suzanne Klasen. You may also know me from cruise sites and forums as Cruise Arizona. Along with my husband Steve (aka Mr Papa), we have combined our love of cruising with computer skills to bring you a very informative and entertaining site that we hope will help you plan your next vacation. Our Cruise Talk Central site also allows us to share our cruise experiences and knowledge with our friends and family.

My first cruise was back in 1976 on board the Bon Vivant. Over the last 35 years, I have seen the ships grow bigger, and for the most part better, and prices have become more affordable. This site is dedicated to sharing my love for cruising with others who love cruising or might be considering a cruise.

We’ve got cruise industry news to help keep members up to date on the latest information on cruising.

We also provide you with research on the most discussed cruise topics like dress code policies and alcohol policies. Most of the cruise lines have this information on their own website, but we have put all the information side by side on one page so that you can compare one cruise line to another.

You can check out cruise pictures and cruise videos from our recent cruises to help provide you with even more information on cruising. For nostalgia lovers, I even have some pictures from our cruises in the 70’s and 80’s. We’ll continue adding new pictures as we continue our cruising journeys.

Please feel free to send me a message about articles or other ideas that interest you.

I graduated from Northwest High School in Justin, Tx and have a degree in Communication Arts from Spring Hill College in Mobile, Alabama. I worked in sales and account management for several Fortune 500 companies including NCR and National Semiconductor. My hobbies and interest tend to revolve around my family. In addition to cruising, my hobbies include serving as a volunteer cheer coach with AYF&C, working as a music minister at our church, cooking burgers with the football boosters, and escorting patients to their appointments as part of the volunteer team at the Southern Arizona Veteran’s Hospital.

After taking some time off to be a full time Mom, I decided that rather than return to the corporate world, I would prefer to own my own business as a an Independent Vacation Specialist for CruiseOne. I encourage you to also also visit my CruiseOne web site to check out my latest specials, sign up for my CruiseOne exclusive offers and discounts, or plan your next cruise vacation. I don’t post my specials or promotion here at Cruise Talk, because this site is about news, information, and opinion. To protect our readers privacy, we require our readers must sign up separately on the CruiseOne site to receive promotions and exclusive CruiseOne offers.

Thanks for stopping by today, and we hope that you’ll be a regular visitor to our site.

Suzanne (aka Cruise Arizona)