20The Beverage Packages Might Not Be The Best Deal
Water, water everywhere, but not a soda to drink? The good news is that just about all cruise lines, at least the major ones, include water, along with the simple pleasures of plain tea and coffee, in the base price for the trip. For anything more elaborate, even soda, passengers
will have to choose between buying beverages à la carte or springing for a beverage package.
The good news about these packages is that they typically include a fifteen percent gratuity for baristas, bartenders, and servers. The bad news is that unless you plan on drinking a lot of pop (or something stronger), you may spend more than you would buying à la carte. The Penny Hoarder has a list of different packages for you to survey.