I spoke directly to Celebrity about this, because it was a decision we had to make. The cruise offer came with a classic beverage package included. At first, my understanding was this...If I chose a drink that is above $8 they would charge me the difference. This is incorrect. The Celebrity agent told me.."if you choose any beverage over $8.00 you are charged for the drink in its entirety"...If you upgrade to the Premium package (Max $12 per drink) THEN you can order anything you want and pay the difference...i.e...a drink costing $13 would be billed $1 on your account. So, we opted for the premium package (the upgrade was like $150 apiece for the 2 week cruise) we will find out how good it is as we depart on 12/13. Cheers!