I'll be going on my first cruise this July. Read several books on first time cruising, preparing for a cruise, packing for a cruise, etc., but not one had this much information. Entertaining, informative, and never, ever boring. Hard to find a book that's so jam-packed with information and yet made me smile--and sometimes actually laugh--as stories were presented showing why a particular hint was so important. I would recommend this book to anyone, whether it's their first cruise or not. Just sorry I did not read Deb Graham's book first!