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hi to all

a friend wants to know how much the cartons of cigarettes are. does anyone have any info of the cost of a carton on the ship????

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Around $17-19/carton

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thanks everybody

im glad i dont have to buy them anymore but she will be glad to know how much they are. i will pick her up a couple of cartons .

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We just got back and got a deal. It was buy 4 cartons for $74.95 and get another carton free. I also knew that we was allowed 1 carton per person but was told since I got them on the ship that it was not considered bought international. Anyway, I bought them and took them off the ship with no problems.

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Hey Dusty

Any way you look at it the cartons are $15-$16 each onboard.

Were your ports are culd make the difference in reduced prices. We purchased Marlboro Lights in the Dominican Republic (La Romana) for $12 / carton.

Also make sure to attend the first day info session which will inform you of the total number of cartons permitted by each person. Because our ship visited St. Thomas all American citizens were allowed a total of five cartons per person. We Canadians were only allowed ONE per person.
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I bought my hubby 2 cartons in St Martin @ $12 each. IF you pack in your luggage, they do not search it.
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Old May 9th, 2004, 01:57 AM
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My husband smokes and they usually cost us $32.00 for 2 cartons, which is 16.00 a carton. We only bought two cartons because they said you could only take one carton off per person. Hope that helps.
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Old May 9th, 2004, 08:51 AM
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Hi
Just returned from a week on the Glory..
Wonderful ship, the food was great they went out of their way to make the trip
perfect. I think next time I go I would not book a tour.. Get a taxi and go on your
own. We paid 39.00 for a tour of the best of st. Thomas and was not worth much.
Would have seen more of the place on our own.
Okay the thing about cigarettes-- I bought 5 cartons in St. Thomas and they
were 9 to 10.95 a carton. I was able to bring all of them home.
On the ship 2 cartons were 31.95 and those ones you could only bring one
carton back. If you want to buy booze to bring home you can bring 6 bottles
from St. Thomas other places it was only two... My friend brought back 4 cartons
of cigarettes from St. Martin.. This is if you are a us citizen only...
Be sure to go to the meetings they have and take notes so you know what you
can buy and bring home. Very important..
They are mostly looking for items like guns, drugs not cigarettes...
Hope this helps you out...
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To make you all feel badly, I just got home from Mexico, and bought the "buy 3 cartons, get one free" of Winstons, and paid about $55.00 for 4 cartons. Also brought back a bottle of Smirnoff for $8.00. My total bill was $63.00...at the duty free shop in the Cancun airport.
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If I may add more to this.

I believe you can bring back up to 5 Cartaons and 5 Bottles only because you purchased them in St. Thomas. Reason being is that this is a US port. So in effect it's like buying booze and tobacco from another state. My advice, just to play it safe and avo8d duty charges, is to keep the receipts for those cigarettes and booze handy at customs to prove where you purchased them.

I'm not sure of how US customs oporate. But for us Canadians the amount we can bring back is also determined by the length of time we were out of the country.
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what great deals. i will be in alaska so i will have to depend on a good buy. hope they have some sales going on while i am on the ship.

thanks for all the tips.

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Alaska is a US state, (no duty free), and you'll get the best deals in Canada or on the ship when the shops are open. If you shop in St. Thomas, you can bring up to $1600.00 of duty free goods back, if you're a US citizen. Mexico and other duty-free places are $800.00. No one even checked my 4 cartons of cigarettes, and I hand-carried them the whole way home. It's amazing what the US charges in "luxury" tax for items like cigarettes, liquor, and jewellry - basically, non-essential items (yeah, right!). It's about 100%.
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My husband bought 2 cartons of Marlboro Lights for $28.00 in Dominica. The Duty-Free store is the last one over by the right of the dock
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Duty-Free Allowance: Ship itineraries that include any of the U.S. Virgin Islands: St. Thomas; St. Croix; St. John.
$1200 (retail) of duty-free purchases per person may be spent.
Note: of the $1200, no more than $600 can be purchased outside the U.S. Virgin Islands or on board.
5 liters of alcohol per person (21 years or older).
Note: 1 liter of alcohol must be a product of the U.S. Virgin Islands.
5 cartons of cigarettes containing 200 cigarettes each (18 years or older). Note: 4 cartons of cigarettes must be purchased in the U.S. Virgin Islands.
100 non-Cuban cigars (18 years or older).


Duty-Free Allowance: All other ship itineraries.
$800 (retail) of duty-free purchases per person may be spent.
1 liter of alcohol per person (21 years or older).
Note: On certain itineraries, an additional liter may be purchased.
1 carton of cigarettes containing 200 cigarettes (18 years or older).
100 non-Cuban cigars (18 years or older).

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