Question: is the tip automatically added to the price of a cruising for those living in the UK? A freind just returned from cruise on Independence of the Seas, he said ship was 80% UK, 10% indian, 10% american. He told me that when he spoke to the bartenders throuout the ship, they said they were a little upset that they were not receiving any requests. Most of the UK passengers would come to bar and ask for glass of water, which there is no charge. I know americans do not have tips included in their basic charge, just wondering and would like to know.