I am thinking of taking a cruise soon, and wanted to get some more info on them... I know they are all inclusive, except for drinks. Is that really true? Are you really paying for nothing else besides drinks? What do drinks run? Like normal bar prices, or very expensive? With food, can you really eat whatever, whenever? Is it worth the extra money to get an "oceanview" or "balcony" room? We are thinking of leaving from Baltimore (most local port). Has anyone else gone from here? Any thoughts on it? I figure we can save flight money by leaving local. Maybe Norfolk also. If you make a stop, is going ashore included? Or do you need to pay extra? I think that's all my questions now. I am sure I will have more, but any insight from people who have taken cruises would be appreciated.