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Old May 30th, 2005, 02:14 PM
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I'm going on a cruise for the first time on Voyager in less than a week (yay!) and was wondering if you can buy cigarettes on the ship. If so, are they duty/tax free? I don't want to buy a few packs before I leave for the three days we're at sea only to find that I could get them right on the ship for half the price. Thanks!!!
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Yes, you can but them cheaper. You can buy 4 cartons and get one free. They sell 5 packs for about $10. At the bars they are $3.75 plus tip. The only thing is they are very limited in brands. They have Marlboro reds and lights only. No mediums that I smoke. They had Winston and Kool and that was a bout it. If you smoke something else you may want to bring them with you.

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Cartons run about $16 ... and they do have Marlboro Light 100s (my brand), and I seem to recall Benson and Hedges, too.

I'll check when I am on the Monarch in 2 weeks.

I usually go ahead and pack a half-carton for the cruise, and just bring the other two home with me.

FYI: Custom limit is 1 carton, so have your traveling companion(s) declare a carton, too

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While on this subject,

My DH smokes, I know, I know, but nevertheless, the new no lighter on airplanes question?

For anyone that has traveled the since this new rule that smokes can you put the lighter in you check luggage ? And can you put matches in your carry on?

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i voluntarily gave my lighter to the person who checked me in, but if i didn't i don't think they would have taken it out of my checked luggage.

also i bought merit ultra lights 2 cartons 34.00. I did see salem as well.
What brand do you smoke?
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Thanks so much for the info, the price really is much cheaper (especially since I'm from NJ where the price of a pack is over six dollars) ..... I smoke Marlboro Menthol Lights, so maybe I'll bring a couple packs just in case.
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oh yeah i did carry on matches, but no one opened my pocketbook. i think matchs are ok
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Not sure which islands you are headed to, but we found most brands in St. Martin (downtown Philipsburg) for $12 per carton. Newports were $16. On St. Thomas, most brands were $16 and newports were $24-26.
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Last time I was in St Thomas, they were 10.00 a carton and they allowed you to buy 10 cartons. The price went up a little. Is the amount you can buy still the same?

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Whenever I've bought cartons on board, they didn't let you have them until the last day when they would be delivered to your stateroom. Never tried to buy just a pack, so don't know how that works. They are cheaper on board than at home, but on some islands they are even cheaper. Found the best price on St. Martin and you can take them with you right away to your room. Think it was $12 a carton last year. On board, they were about $17. I brought matches in my carryon this year and had no problem.
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I've never had a problem taking the cigs with me from the gift shop -- that's only booze.

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Scotts -

Here's an interesting story. My sister smokes. We went on Serenade on 4/9/05 out of Puerto Rico. On our return, my sister went through security twice (once to get in, the 2nd time to go outside to smoke - we had about 3 hours to wait for the flight).

BOTH times her purse went through the scanner - BOTH times all 3 of her cigarette lighters were never noticed. That's Puerto Rico for ya!

Needless to say, we got on board the planes & her lighters were never confiscated.
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Harry,

I have bought one or two cartons on board ship and they always said they would deliver them the last day. This last cruise they said if I bought them on the last day, I could take them with me. Never was an issue because I always bring plenty just in case! Have you been able to buy a carton at the beginning of a cruise and use them while on board? Just curious for future reference.
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you can take them out of the store right away. I bought 4 cartons on the Voyager and took them right to my room.

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PC, every time! And this has been on NCL, Carnival, RCCL and Princess

I've never heard of this.

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