Just reading on NCL's site about tipping. In their PDF, they say "a service charge of $10 per person per day will be added to your account... guests should not feel obliged to offer a gratuity for service that is generally rendered to all guests." It then goes on to explain however, that if staff go the extra mile they are permitted to accept supplementary cash gratuities.." which is typical of any service experience.
My question is about at restaurants. People have said on forums here that it's still customary to add an additional tip of 15% at dinner. Isn't this covered by the $10 per day? I don't mean to sound cheap, but I'm trying to budget for the trip. With parking at the dock, paying for pop, water, alcohol, a $10 per day charge and tips for room service, dining, etc, doing any shopping and excursions and after paying $1500 for the cruise, this isn't gonna be a cheap trip!!
Any advice would be appreciated!