How Does Hurricane Season Affect Cruises?

By Thomas Faddegon

For a full six months of the year, the Caribbean is hit by an average of six hurricanes. Cruising during hurricane season means great deals from the cruise lines, but there are some things to consider before you book:

9 Tips for Cruising With Small Children

By Heidi Sarna

Cruises are great family vacations because kids are catered to as well as adults. Most ships offer supervised activities, and the biggest vessels have several spacious playrooms geared to different age groups, each with their own age-appropriate toys, electronic gaming, and furniture — there are even bathrooms with miniature toilets and sinks. If you’re the parent of a young child and are eager to cruise because you’ll have lots of time to do your own thing, you’ll want to familiarize yourself with these pointers first: 

Mix and Match Cruise Vacations: That Include Both Land or River Cruise Add-Ons

By Pauline Frommer

One week hopping ports in the Caribbean? That's old hat. To lure more customers, the major cruise lines are offering a slew of new land and river cruise options to their itineraries.


The 5 Best Cruise Lines for Kids

By Lambeth Hochwald

No matter how old your kids are, few family vacations are easier than hopping aboard a cruise ship — you unpack once, and you don’t have to juggle plane and train schedules or maps to chart a course. We scoped out the most family-friendly cruise lines and found out what make these ships rock. If you think we’re just talking about kids’ menus, mini-golf, and high chairs, you’re in for a surprise; these lines work hard to make family travel easy. Read on for the five best cruise lines for kids, in no particular order:

7 Popular Tourist Traps — and Where to Go Instead

By Bob Payne

Ever wonder why tourist traps are so popular? Sometimes, it’s as simple as name recognition, created by effective marketing, and a lack of knowledge about other choices.

La Soirée, the Burlesque Cabaret New York is Talking About: Frommer's and City Buzz Are Wowed

By City Buzz

Is Economy Plus Really Worth the Price?

By Sascha Segan

How much is a good night's sleep worth? $100? How about $500? We measure the benefits of paying more for a little bit of legroom.

How to Complain to the Airlines: Effective Ways to Get Ahead

By Sascha Segan

Air travel isn't always fun. Things go wrong. But it's often worth complaining to the airlines and seeing what you can get for your travel inconveniences.

Travel Writing 101: Becoming an Expert

By Robert Haru Fisher

Want to get a writing assignment? Make a name for yourself by developing expertise based on geography and curiosity.

Essential Advice for Experiencing Parks Without the Crowds

By Don & Barbara Laine

It's not easy to commune with nature when you're surrounded by hordes of fellow visitors. Podcast: How to Travel the World for a Long, Long Time

By David A. Lytle

'Vagabonding' author Rolf Potts tells you how you can skip work and travel the globe for months at a time.

How Big Can a Ship Get Before Sinking?

By Heidi Sarna

Ever marvel at how exactly ships float? It seems impossible, considering today's cruise ships are gigantic steel-encased cities carrying thousands of passengers, crew, and everything needed to feed and entertain them.

What to Expect (and How to Save) on an Ultra-Luxe Cruise Line

By Heidi Sarna

The bottle of chilled champagne wrapped in a stole of white linen and leaning jauntily to the side of its silver bucket was the first of many iconic symbols of luxury that greeted us when we first boarded the 382-passenger Silver Whisper in Singapore a few weeks back.

10 Ways to Make a Cruise More Romantic

By Heidi Sarna

Our favorite Hallmark holiday is nearly upon us. Let's take a moment to ponder the ten most romantic things about a cruise.

Speak Up and Be Heard by Arthur Frommer, the Man Who Wrote the Book on Travel

By The Frommer's Staff

Since publication of this article, the Frommer's radio show has moved. Find the new broadcast here:

The Cruise News Round-Up for November 9, 2006

By Heidi Sarna

Princess releases the soundtrack to your cruise, Windstar announces on-board cell service, and Norwegian Coastal Voyage introduces a suite of fly-float packages.

How to Cruise Southeast Asia Like a Local

By Heidi Sarna

A cruise is a super convenient way to take in the highlights of the Far East. Unpack once and let the ornate temples, gilded Buddhas and golden beaches come to you.

Travel With Kids on Long Flights, And Survive

By Heidi Sarna

If you're over 35, chances are you didn't hop on a plane until you were old enough to drive, and maybe even later. Family vacations used to mean long car rides to the beach, the Grand Canyon or grandma's house, affording hours and hours of important familial bonding.

No Fleabag Stays for Fido: Resources and Deals for Traveling with your Pets

By Charis Atlas Heelan

People love their pets -- so much so that there is an entire sub-industry out there of pet related leisure wear, accessories and travel gadgets. There is also a plethora of travel sites aimed at pet owners looking for resources, tips, information, accommodations and booking services.

Tips & Deals to Make the Most of BA & Argentina

By Maureen Clarke

Frommer's Favorite Budget Providers for Independent and Escorted Travel to Italy

By Reid Bramblett

The Longest Flight: Survival Tips for Hours in the Air

By Sascha Segan

When you're locked in a plane for long hours you have to worry about both your safety and your sanity. David Blaine had a team of doctors; you have us.

How to Prepare When Your Child Flies Solo

By The Frommer's Staff

If you are allowing your children to fly alone, be sure to take every necessary precaution to ensure their safety. Millions of children fly alone each year; be sure you and your child are prepared for the trip.

When to Go to Asia

By Robert Haru Fisher

What you need to know about cost, weather and activities for regional travel before you go.

When to Go to Africa

By Robert Haru Fisher

What you need to know about cost, weather and activities for regional travel before you go.