Welcome to cruising. It is a very good way to spend a vacation. All have answered your questions well. There will be plenty to do on board. As stated check your Compass daily to see all of the activities. If you booked with a travel agent work with them. If you booked directly with the cruiseline that's fine too. They will answer your questions as well. If a problem arises they are more than willing to work with you to get it resolved. Through the RCI website you can order your drink and liquor packages. You can also book all excursions and shows there too. As far as the food goes, there is breakfast, lunch and dinner served at specific times but food is available most of the day and night around the ship. Enjoy your cruise.