As usual Dave is 100% in his post. I can only add that in my short time as an avid cruiser I have found that making friends with at least one of the bartenders can work in your favor as the cruise progresses. On Oasis last August many drinks were "secured" from just getting to know the staff behind the bar. Does it work all the time...probably not....but I think of it as a casino comp...lol. Have fun...your gonna have blast!!!!!