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Old March 26th, 2008, 11:53 AM
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If you buy alcohol in port or from the cruise gift shop, how much can you buy per cruise? I picked up 2 bottles in one port in October and checked it in when I boarded the ship. They held it for me until we were ready to leave the ship.

Is the limit based on how much alcohol you can buy for the entire cruise or is it set with so many bottles for each port and so many bottles from the cruise shops? If there is a limit and you exceed it, do you just have to pay duty, or can you not exceed the limit?

My daughter is going with us next month (her first) and she has friends who want her to bring back certain brands and we don't know what to tell her on her limits.
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The limit is set by the US Customs Service (and certain States). In varies are to which ports you visit.

http://www.cbp.gov/xp/cgov/travel/va...aying_duty.xml
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Shark is correct. This link is what Carnival says

http://www.carnival.com/CMS/FAQs/Dut...Allowance.aspx
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The limit is a customs regulation and is for the entire trip. No difference between ship shops, or different ports. I believe it is currently 2 liters per person, but call Carnival and ask. It also depends on whether you are going to St. Thomas. since it is a US territory, and/or whether you sail out of New York (I have no clue why NY would be different).
Usually not worth the trouble to bring much back.
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Thanks for the link. I looked at this and then called Carnival to ask about purchases over the 1 litre limit. She said that according to Federal regs, we could purchase more than that, but would have to pay the duty and taxes on those purchases.
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You can bring back as much as you are willing to carry. Anything over a certain number of liters requires you pay duty, but my wife and I brought back about 12 liters last week...customs didn't want any duty.

I heard a Customs guy say once they won't bother to collect until the amount of duty is over $10, because it costs them that much to do the paperwork.
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You can bring back as much as you are willing to carry. Anything over a certain number of liters requires you pay duty, but my wife and I brought back about 12 liters last week...customs didn't want any duty.

I heard a Customs guy say once they won't bother to collect until the amount of duty is over $10, because it costs them that much to do the paperwork.
Good. I will tell her just to let her friends know that, if she is charged extra, she will pass it on to them. By the way, I noticed the picture on your post, and was wondering where it was taken. It looks a lot like one we took when we were docked in France on the Freedom.
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Ahh, that picture was taken on my first cruise in 2000. It's from Princess Keys and the ship in the background is the Sea Princess.
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Ahh, that picture was taken on my first cruise in 2000. It's from Princess Keys and the ship in the background is the Sea Princess.
Last year when we docked in Cannes, France we walked down to a beach (actually a nude beach) and took pics of each other sitting on the rocks with the Carnival Freedom anchored out behind us. Looked just like your picture.
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If you bring back a ton you may be detained when leaving the ship so customs can verify that all contents in your baggage were claimed.
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