You sound like the type of cruiser into details and not a candidate for a 3 day booze cruise. Your local library has many books devoted to cruises. .Fodors and Frommers are excellent.Go to the other extensive on line cruise site-Cruisecritic.com.Go to message boards where all your questions will be addressed. Also thousands of reader ship reviews.It really takes a min. of a week cruise to get a real feel of cruising. Inside cabins are fine and a great way to save.