Originally Posted by StormKat
Beware! NCL is pretty good with their surcharge for the specialty restaurants. We were told that charge covers the gratuity. On Princess, we paid a surcharge for a specialty venue and the matre' d followed my husband out of the restaurant and advised him that a tip was also expected. I guess NCL gets their extra bucks from the plastic glasses that you HAVE to purchase in order to get some drinks.
Not from the plastic glasses but the wait staff in the specialty venus are covered in the $12 / day service charge on NCL. A little extra is always welcome if earned.