What difference does it make what the tradition of the place you were born and raised make in terms of tipping? Do you live there now?
In America the practice is to tip. Not sure what makes that so hard for you to accept.
Perhaps people do cheat on their tip income to the IRS, jsut like some people cheat on their taxes in all professions. Does that mean they shouldn't get paid either? I thought we had a legal system to address such things. Two wrongs, doesn't make a right.
ms Zuiderdam - May 2006
Carnival Mardi Gras - July 1991
RCCL Viking Serenade - November 1994
Carnival Pride - September 2004