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So tell me for sure.. Is the tip for the specialty restaurants included in the surcharge or not. Some posters say that the tip is extra above the surcharge and some posters say that the tip is included in the surcharge. If you read all of the above posts you get two answers. Try it and you will see that the posted answers do not match. OM
Celebrity's official policy is that the gratuity is included in the surcharge. That's why there's no additional "suggested" gratuity for dining there.
The same is true of Celebrity's "Alternative Casual Dining" in the buffet restaurant.
Note, however, that a decision to dine in either of these venues does NOT reduce the proper gratuity for your dining staff in the main dining room. The gratutity for the staff in the main dining room is computed based on the length of the cruise, whether you actually dine there or not.