We are on the same cruise as you are. Where are you from? This is our first cruise and we are going with 7 others - 3 couples from Dallas, my husband and my best girlfriend. I've heard the drinks are expensive too. We're planning on sneaking on our own liquor. Plus you are allowed to bring champagne and wine. They do charge $10 corkage if you take it to dinner. Hope to hear back from you.