Elaborate water parks and multi-deck slides are popping up on ships. We round up the best of the bunch, and look ahead at what's to come.
Cruises by nature can be super romantic, and while every cruise port isn't hot, there are plenty that sizzle.
You don't have to leave your good habits in your home port: There's a lot passengers can do to reduce waste and energy use. So go ahead, heed these basic tips. It's easy to be green.
The moment the summer sun comes out, boats ship out to waterside Maryland towns. A boat's not necessary, though -- almost all of them are less than 90 minutes from the Bay Bridge by car.
If you are a little unsteady on your feet, beaches can be downright dangerous. But that doesn't mean you have to give up sand and the surf altogether: there's a wide range of accessible beach options out there if you know how find them.
Pauline Frommer visits CNN this week to discuss why you don't have to be P. Diddy or George Clooney to enjoy the best of the French Riviera.
Pauline Frommer talks with CNN about the current state of the economy, its surprising effect on the cruise industry and how you, the traveler, can take advantage now.
Paradise doesn't have to be overpriced (it's not really paradise then, is it?). We show you how to pinch pennies and deduct dollars where it counts.
The golden yet gritty sands of Thailand's beaches can't compete with the powdery white strips elsewhere, but he background scenery sure can: The craggy limestone towers and photogenic grottos that frame the beaches of Krabi are simply out of this world.
It takes time to get to French Polynesia, but there are few places on earth as idyllic. The teal-green lagoons and palm-tree fringed islands are out of this world and the truest definition of beauty, romance, and fantasy.
Cruises between Australia and New Zealand are all the rage. Well, it's all relative: In these parts there's rarely more than one cruise ship in port at a time -- thank god -- but still, business is booming.
If you prefer a tasting menu over a main course, cruise ships are a great way to sample the world's
best bands of powdery sand without being tied down by one.
Here's a guide to a bunch of the best beaches, plus the best cruise itineraries to get you where you need to go. Once in port, you can generally hop in a taxi to hit the beach, or in many cases sign up for the ships' beach excursions.
No need to empty your wallet. Here are the top 21 ways to enjoy the Sunshine State without shelling out the big bucks. The most expensive item is only $10.
Holland America recently made several enhancements to its private island in the Bahamas, and I checked them out on a trip there last week.
To keep pace with the growing size and number of ships being launched, many Caribbean islands are expanding their piers, terminals, shopping outlets and attractions.
Frommer's shows you how to take a leisurely day in Maryland and enjoy Havre de Grace, a crossroad of the past and present.
It's safe to say that the Dalmatian Coast is now firmly back on the tourist map. It's hopping, drawing Europeans who appreciate its beauty, beaches, history, culture and affordability. Find out who cruises there.
All the parks have ranger programs for children and adults, and some will even take the kids off your hands for an hour or 2; but for an in-depth learning vacation, consider joining a field institute or summer camp.
Don't go to the national parks because you think you are supposed to see certain places before you grow up. Be concerned, instead, to make the most of a time when you may be closer to your children, and come to know them better, than at any other time in your lives.