I am glad that I didnt read any reviews before I went on my first cruise a year ago. I think it would have put me in a sour mood like Mom. But after i experianced it I had a great time! One of the best vacations in my life! Like many people say it is what you make out of it. With that being said I am looking forward to my third cruise in only about a year and a half time frame. Can you tell I am hooked. I wouldnt be spending the money I am if I didnt think it was worth it. Enjoy your trip and make the best of it.