Hi all. My DH, DD7 and myself are planning our very first cruise - most likely the 5 day Bahamian in June 2011. I know absolutely nothing about cruising...I mean NOTHING! I've read the sticky on this forum and have explored the DCL website, but I feel like there is so much I'm missing. Like what's the difference between starboard and portside of the ship? Should I pay the extra $$ for category 6A vs. a category 6B? Should I fly into Orlando the day before departure? What time should I book my return flight? Is a passport necessary? And that doesn't even include the questions I have about what to expect on the ship and in port! Should I book excursions early or when I get on the ship? What's not included in "all inclusive"? Are photos taken randomly like photopass at WDW, or do you book a photo session? Can I take alcoholic beverages to sip by the family/kiddie pools or do I have to stay in a designated area? And what's the deal with the magnets on the doors? What do you wish you would have known before you went on your first cruise? I know I seem completely hopeless now, but I have 1 1/2 years to peruse the DCL board so I know I'll get there! Thanks DISers!!