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22 Aug

Silver Muse Tour: Viewing & Lunch in Vancouver

In July of 2019, CruisePlus Travel & Tours guest blogger Peter Frinton, who most recently reviewed his cruise with brother Dave on Seabourn’s Sojourn, embarked on a tour of Silversea’s Silver Muse while she was docked in Vancouver. This exclusive, invite-only, tour provided Peter with the opportunity to experience the service, décor, onboard amenities and food first-hand. The following is Peter’s impressions of his visit to the Silver Muse courtesy of Silversea Cruises. First Impressions - Silversea Pushes the Envelope For those that aren’t familiar, Silversea Cruises is a luxury cruise line...

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12 Apr

Why Book with CruisePlus Travel & Tours

Experience. Knowledge. Trust. While those three words aren’t the only ones that will apply to your dealings with CruisePlus Travel & Tours, they are three that we feel are very important to consider when engaging and entrusting any travel agency with your vacation dreams. After all, when you're committing so much or your time and hard earned money into treating yourself with any travel experience, you want to make sure that your needs are being met with professionalism and integrity and by people who are putting your needs first. Unmatched Experience With over...

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27 Dec

Guarantee Stateroom

If you choose a GUARANTEE stateroom: A stateroom guarantee is a reservation for the category selected or possibly better. Your stateroom may be located on any passenger deck of the ship at any location; staterooms may be partially or fully obstructed, balconies may have a solid steel railing, or the stateroom may be handicap equipped for example. When booking a guarantee, we have no control over the location of your assignment; upgrades are by chance only and controlled by the cruise line.  If stateroom assignment is important to you, we...

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14 Nov

Why Take a Repositioning Cruise?

What is a Repositioning Cruise? A repositioning cruise is the name given to specific sailings when a ship is leaving a region of the world where it’s been following many itineraries, on its way to sail another region's waters. Ships might be changing locations for a variety of reasons such as changes in weather or the season (typically during spring or autumn) It’s possible they may also move due to a large demand for cruising in another area of the world. Whatever the reason may be, these lesser-known sailings can provide many...

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13 Sep

Accessible Cruising

Your Guide to Ship, Port, Ocean and River Cruising Accessibilities The cruise industry is growing rapidly and due to its ease of access and all-inclusive nature, it attracts people from across the globe. Travellers with limited or no mobility are no exception to the crowds of people who cruise every year. Almost all of the world’s major cruise lines are making every effort to make the incredible holidays they provide an accessible reality for everyone. This is part of what makes a cruise vacation an ideal way to travel for those facing...

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17 Aug

Travel North America

North America is a land of beautiful landscapes, iconic cities and adventure around every corner offering a perfect blend of natural beauty and man-made achievements in one unique package. If you're the type to chase after wilderness on your holidays, you’ll easily find a forest of towering trees to immerse yourself in, hikes to the top of many mountains or journey to sun-drenched deserts. There’s no limit to the terrain and climate offered throughout the continent and is definitely deserving of one or more visits to see its natural wonders. ...

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25 Jul

CruisePlus Guide to Etiquette at Sea

It's finally time to unwind aboard your favourite ship and sail off to one of the many exotic locations on your bucket list. You've waited so patiently for this opportunity to recharge your batteries and really enjoy yourself for a few days or more. A first-time cruiser might not know that there are a few subtle niceties that will improve not only your own trip but other travellers as well. While the vast majority of cruisers are very considerate, it is possible to run into a rotten apple spoiling everyone...

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10 Jul

Some Do’s and Do Not’s When Packing For a Cruise

It’s always a good idea to be prepared for as much as you can in life and being prepared for travel is no exception, especially when packing for your hard-earned vacation. Just about everyone tends to forget an item or two when packing in a rush for an upcoming journey, but there are just some items important enough to double check the bag to make sure you have and some that should really be left at home. Cruise lines are known for making every effort to have your onboard experience...

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19 Jun

Avoiding Seasickness

It’s a first-time cruisers biggest fear, finding themselves stuck on a ship for days or weeks at a time feeling sick to their stomach due to the ocean's waves causing the ship to rock back and forth. Even some seasoned cruisers can find themselves a bit seasick from time to time, so no one is immune.  There’s no doubt getting symptoms of nausea, dizziness or even vomiting is the opposite of what you had envisioned for your hard earned vacation. So how does one avoid or overcome this unfortunate, often...

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13 Jun

Top Tips For Better Vacation Photos

We all want those perfect vacation photos, those photos that are not only incredible memories but give us bragging rights. It used to be that you had to have expensive, complicated and cumbersome camera equipment to really nail the shot. Nowadays everyone can be a pretty great photographer. We all have smartphones and devices with some fairly high-quality cameras ready for the action. In this article, we’re going to cover a few tips that will give you the competitive advantage when taking snapshots of those memorable moments.  The Equipment It is no...

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