Taking a cruise for the first time is a big step into a new world of travel. Cruise vacations are unlike anything else out there and this is a fabulous time for the cruise industry since we're at a tipping point where it is becoming more than a niche. As a result, new players are entering the market and breaking conventional wisdom by trying new ideas going to new ports, and launching new ships with innovative features. Unfortunately, this means that it can be a confusing industry full of truths and contradictions. A veteran cruiser who's been on nearly 30 cruises over the past three decades, I have a lot of cruise knowledge. However, it can be challenging to remember what it was like to cruise for the first time and so I've taken inspiration for this article from questions our travel advisor partner, Flow Voyages has shared with us from her clients ...