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Old July 28th, 2011, 07:29 PM
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If time, and, money, or health, were no issue to you cruising, how often would you like to cruise yearly?
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Old July 28th, 2011, 07:51 PM
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I would go monthly.
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Old July 28th, 2011, 07:53 PM
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Once we retire, we hope to cruise four months a year, land travel four months a year, and relax at home the other four months. Our longest cruise has been 25 nights and we certainly would have liked to stay on longer.

Insha'Allah, and my staying employed for eight more years, and we should be able to do it.
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I would be happy with one or two a year, and the length could be more than just 7 days....
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Old July 28th, 2011, 08:42 PM
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Trip, I'd cruise 11 months a year if I could . I understand that the IRS prefers that a person spends "half a year, plus a day" in the US, to collect their $$$, so I'd have to figure out what to do about that.

I'd really only need a month to do my doctor's and dentist's visits, renew my license's, etc. .

Maybe some of us could get together and "share" a US apartment address, while cruising most of the time !
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Trip, I'd cruise 11 months a year if I could . I understand that the IRS prefers that a person spends "half a year, plus a day" in the US, to collect their $$$, so I'd have to figure out what to do about that.

I'd really only need a month to do my doctor's and dentist's visits, renew my license's, etc. .

Maybe some of us could get together and "share" a US apartment address, while cruising most of the time !
I would cruise 365 days a year and never be bored
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Trip, I'd cruise 11 months a year if I could . I understand that the IRS prefers that a person spends "half a year, plus a day" in the US, to collect their $$$, so I'd have to figure out what to do about that.

I'd really only need a month to do my doctor's and dentist's visits, renew my license's, etc. .

Maybe some of us could get together and "share" a US apartment address, while cruising most of the time !
Actually the IRS really doesn't care very much about how long you stay in the USA.
So long as your Primary Residence is in the USA, and you are a US Citizen or Green Card Holder, you still have to pay US Taxes - even if you stay there only one day per year.

The actual regulation states that if you are a US Citizen or Green Card holder, and your Primary Residence is outside the USA for at least 335 days per year, you are exempt from taxes on approximately $90,000 of your income every year.

That little gem has kept me tax-free for the past 35 years.
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Would certainly do a full world cruise then think about it....in fact I always said when asked what I would do with a lottery win was exactly that, go on a cruise & ponder!
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I would take some exotic cruise such as Celebrity Expedition Galapagos cruise with a side trip to Machu Picchu and cruises to see the Amazon and other South American destinations such as Igaucu Falls.
I would like to see Vietnam again (but this time in peace).

I would not cruise most of the time because there are many land based actvities that I enjoy as well.

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Perhaps I would engage in a quest to sail every passenger ship at sea - from easyCruise to the Yachts of Seaborne (or whatever the top end is), then head to the rivers
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Well, in all honesty ...

We have lots on our plate and time is not easy to come by.

Money is tight and has to be budgeted carefully.

We are no longer young healthy kids, but are beset with a variety of issues.

STILL ...

We are very happy with two or three cruises a year, wedged into our schedule, budgeted for, and taking into consideration our limits and abilities. It works very well for us, and if we were free, rich and energetic I am not really sure we would take any more.
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Actually the IRS really doesn't care very much about how long you stay in the USA.
So long as your Primary Residence is in the USA, and you are a US Citizen or Green Card Holder, you still have to pay US Taxes - even if you stay there only one day per year.

The actual regulation states that if you are a US Citizen or Green Card holder, and your Primary Residence is outside the USA for at least 335 days per year, you are exempt from taxes on approximately $90,000 of your income every year.

That little gem has kept me tax-free for the past 35 years.
Thanks for the info, Bruce! It looks like we need to sail all year .
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