There will be so much info posted as time nears for departure to make your trip easier, like what to pack, when to book excursions, theme nights, etc. There will also be groups who form get-togethers at various places the night before, people who will want to share hotel rooms before and after and a host of other good info ! For now, do your research of what you want to do while in port, things you want to see and do. You can also go on the cruise line website and choose the ports to get a look at the excursions they offer as these will be similar to those we are offered. That will help you decide how much you want to spend on them and give you time to plan for that. Make sure you have your passport good for 6 months beyond the cruise date. And yes, by the way, you will be hooked as these are the B.E.S.T. cruises ever !