Before you go on your next vacation, cruise or anything anywhere in the world, check your accommodations out by visiting the one website that's purpose-built to find you accommodations that won't suck.
It's called Trip Advisor. There, you'll find up-to-date reviews from people who just got back from their vacations at the very hotel you're thinking of booking. This information is vitally important to avoid scams at the airport, dangers on the streets, and strange odors in rooms.
In an effort to “pay it forward,” I'd encourage you to review the hotel when you get back so that others can benefit from your experience, either positive or negative. And be detailed and specific.
Collective wisdom is what the web does best. And porn, it does porn really well, too.