Everything You Need to Know About Tipping on Cruisesby Gayle Keck | February 10, 2016
Nearly all lines add a 15 to 18 percent gratuity when you purchase alcoholic beverages and soft drinks à la carte. You won't have to carry cash; it will be added to your account. If you buy a drinks package, gratuities may be included as part of the package.
Gayle Keck is a San Francisco-based contributor to ShermansCruise who has also written for The Washington Post and Los Angeles Times.