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Old July 10th, 2010, 07:30 PM
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Should we tip even though we are paying extra to see the show?
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Old July 10th, 2010, 08:21 PM
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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.
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You really shouldn't ever tip extra for any service on a cruise ship except for room service, and possibly a massage therapist if you want to make sure they get a personal tip.

Never add a tip to a drink or other ticket you sign, the service charge has already been figured in.
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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
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Old July 12th, 2010, 05:03 PM
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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.

You basically have to palm it to them.

That's the truth folks.
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Old July 12th, 2010, 05:41 PM
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I almost always tip in the speciality restaurants on US ships...I feel sorta embarrassed into it as they are so GOOD. I fill in the tip line on thjr bill.
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