For many, a cruise is the ultimate vacation: sunlight and sparkling blue ocean in the luxurious surroundings of a cruise ship, with entertainment and activity of every kind at your fingertips, and more food than you could ever eat. Cruises allow you to visit new places and see new sights without having to pack up and move every night. You start your vacation with your accommodations and most of your meals paid for. Still, those who’ve never cruised might be nervous about what to expect and how to prepare for their first cruise. Including you.