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20 Jun

Accessing the Internet While at Sea

These days, we live in an increasingly connected world allowing us to communicate with friends, loved ones and even coworkers while on the go virtually anywhere in the world, even while on vacation. Instant communication is now only a few button clicks away. Social media, text messaging and face to face video applications are now the standard as the most convenient way to stay in touch with family and friends across the globe, but these services often require access to the internet and sometimes demand a reliable and consistent high-speed...

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28 Feb

A Seabourn Adventure Through the Indian Ocean

Guest blogger Peter Frinton describes his recent journey with his brother, who just happens to be CruisePlus Travel & Tours Founder Dave Frinton, aboard the Seabourn Sojourn for an incredible 14 days of adventure through the Indian Ocean. Here, Peter tells you a little about their experience with Seabourn Cruise Line and the incredible journey shared with his brother. This is Peter's first foray into the CruisePlus Compass and hopefully not his last as we will definitely be tapping him as a resource going forward. So please, make Peter feel...

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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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18 Dec

Globus: A Bus Tour of America’s Music History

Exploring America's Music History by Bus Recently my husband and I embarked on an escorted bus tour with Globus Tours. As music lovers, we chose to sign up for the “America’s Musical Heritage” tour with stays in Nashville, Memphis and New Orleans as the key destinations with the hopes of being exposed to some legendary music venues and history. We were not disappointed! This was the first bus tour either of us had ever taken and we very pleased with our experience. One of the benefits of a bus tour is that...

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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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1 Aug

13 Amazing Facts About The Galapagos

The Galapagos islands are well known to be a true “bucket list” destination, and people come from all corners of the globe enjoy these pristine islands. The islands boast incredibly diverse marine and land wildlife that simply cannot be found anywhere else on the planet. Pair that with the natural unspoiled beauty of these islands and it's a destination that's hard to beat. It’s no wonder why Charles Darwin was so fascinated by this collection of volcanic islands and its diverse inhabitants. Visiting the Galapagos feels much like stepping into...

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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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18 Jul

6 Ways G Adventures Practices Ethical and Responsible Tourism

Since the company's creation in 1990 by founder Bruce Poon Tip, G adventures has always led the way in creating ethical and sustainable travel and tourism. The travel industry can often have an incredible impact on world communities, big or small, and whether that impact is positive or negative is highly dependent on choices made by both the traveller and touring company. G Adventures have pioneered a handful of initiatives that contribute positively to the many destinations they visit around the globe. The consensus at G Adventures is that the...

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