We are considering a cruise for spring break. While my husband and I have been on cruises, it has been almost 15 years. Back then, we used a TA, as booking yourself on the internet was new and not common. We have gone to Disney several times, and found booking ourselves was easier and the same price as going through a TA. Is it the same for a cruise? Also, anything major I should know that might have changed for cruises in the past 15 years. I assume there are some homeland security issues, but anything else you can think of? I've read through the forum and am confused by a lot if the abbreviations so I can't quite make out what the posts are talking about. Especially in regards to meals.