I am reading so many negative cruise reviews.  I wonder if the service and food on board are really deteriorating or are passengers expecting too much? I do know that cruise lines are trying to keep down prices and instituting cost cutting measures wherever possible.  On the other hand, passengers are blaming the cruise lines for poor weather and the skipping of some ports of call for various legitimate reasons and downgrade their ratings for their cruise.  Are these negative reviews impacting your decision to cruise in general or on a particular ship?