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CruisePlus Compass

When we think of a traditional compass, we think of the tool that adventurers use in charting new paths as they explore new lands and make new discoveries. With that in mind, what better name to call our travel blog than the CruisePlus Compass; helping to guide you on your own journeys and to act as your travel companion with invaluable advice about the world we live in. Your adventure awaits!

27 Dec

Guarantee Stateroom

A Guarantee Stateroom is a commitment from a cruise line that you will receive a stateroom in the category you desire with the potential to be upgraded. It’s a system that cruise lines encourage to manage and make the most out of their stateroom inventory. If you choose the guarantee stateroom your cabin will not be assigned until the sail date. It's much like when you’d reserve a hotel, you’ll know what type of room you’re going to receive but not the exact room number. Alternatively, you can book an assigned...

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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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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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4 Jul

6 Reasons to Travel ASAP

There are as many reasons to travel as there are exotic locations around the globe.  Some travel to learn and grow while others travel to escape the mundane, create new friendships and find adventure at every opportunity. Travel is often looked at as the key to happiness and an opportunity to change yourself for the better, but don’t just take our word for it, countless philosophers and travellers throughout history will tell you the same. It was the travel writer and novelist Paul Theroux who said, “You go away for a...

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