Should we tip even though we are paying extra to see the show?
IMO, no. The server's working there should be covered by the "automatic" tips and/or the charge for the show.
"A truly happy person is one who can enjoy the scenery on a detour."
Paul, Does that include the upscale speciliaty restaurents? I usually leave $10 (for 2 people) on the table. I do feel that I'm paying enough ($30 or $35) If the servers are getting some of the surcharge, I'll gladly stop. Jimbo
I am sorry to say that the charge you pay to dine there already includes a service charge so there really is no need to leave an additional tip. Furthermore, anytime you give a tip the server is expected share it with the entire crew, so you $20 just got thrown into a largwer pool.
If you ever want to tip someone personally on a ship, make sure you hand them the cash discretely - personally and in private. And keep in mind ships have many surveillance cameras.