Originally Posted by green_rd
You will be changed a 15% gratuity for each beverage as you acquire that way the right crew member gets their due. (If I read the package information correctly.)
You get charged the gratuity when you purchase the package but you do not then pay for it each time you get a drink....You don't pay the tip twice..
If you don't buy the package you will charged the tip for each drink as you buy them except on the Eclipse while it is currently in England. Last year when Eclipse was first homeported in England there were so many complaints about the gratuity automatically added to the drinks they made a change this year. You no longer are charged the tip but it is added into the cost of the drink. Effectively, however the drinks are the same price.