Sorry to hear of this unhappy experience. I cruised on the Fascination last November and had a wonderful time. Food quality is a very subjective thing. Yes, they typically only refund the port taxes and fees for missing a port. I've missed several over the years. It can be disappointing, but is something experienced cruisers expect as a possibility. I don't know about the vodka thing. When I've bought liquor in port or on board in the gift shop they've always delivered it the last evening of the cruise.