We originally designed this Cruise Planner to assist us plotting routes, making notes, writing down way points and getting a general view on a world map. In essence it is a world map with layers of information such as hurricane/monsoon/tropical storm areas and times, piracy areas, countries - on a A0 size paper. We then plastic laminated ours so that we can write on it with a permanent marker which writings can then later be removed with a solvent. The A0 paper size also allows for others to view and participate in the planning.
We use to permanently have this cruise planner on the saloon table, but we have since moved away from this as we now do just about all planning in electronic format. You can always print the cruise planner in a smaller size such as A1, A2 or A3 to suit your requirements. The cruise planner came in handy and served it's purpose - we hope it will also serve you well.