There is a lot of information out there. Some of it is even right. Forums like this exist to provide information to those who need it, from those who have experience. That's a good thing, for the most part. Everyone wants to have a great cruise experience, and they think, in order to have the best experience possible, they have to have all the info they can gather. That, is a mistake. In order to have a great cruise, you need to know only two things. TWO ! Some of you are asking how this is possible with huge ships you have to know cabin locations, dining times, etc...No you don't. Not yet. What about how and what to pack ? Nope. You'll make mistakes regardless of the information you have. No one is the perfect packer.
Here are the two things you absolutely need to know before your cruise:
1) what time do you need to be at the port
2) what port does your ship leave from
thats it ! Those two bits of info are the two most important things you need. Now, I am assuming you know about passports and travel documents. But, if you mess up on either of the other two, it's all over. And if you think people don't fly into Miami, when their ship leaves from Ft. Lauderdale because they booked it wrong, you are fooling yourself. We met someone that did that very thing. They realized their error when the hotel didn't have their booking, but found it in the database.
Thats it ! If you can get those two things right, you'll have a great cruise. Everything else, you'll learn as you go. Believe me, you won't have to sleep on deck because you couldn't find your cabin, and you won't starve either.