Posted April 27th, 2012, 12:54 PM
Last edited by DMH15; April 27th, 2012 at 12:57 PM
My Aunt "won" a cruise at Alladin in LV once. She declined. It was as others said "discount", but very close to what she would have paid outright.
There are opportunities to win cruises, trips, etc. that include port charges, taxes and fees in the prize, paid by the Sponsor, not the winner. But, like Oprah's car giveaway, be prepared to receive a 1099 and pay up to Uncle Sam. (Actually, it is "fair market value" that is taxed.) That being said, I have won some awesome trips and gladly paid the IRS.
Donna (Dallas, Texas)
NCL Jade - fwd PH - Western Caribbean from Tx 2/17
OOPS! NCL CANCELLED THIS ONE - so we traded
for Jade from Tampa same week. Yea!!!
OOPS! NCL CANCELLED US A SECOND TIME (FOR
SIXTHMAN) - So we traded for EPIC - one week
later out of Port Canaveral. Fingers crossed...
NCL Jewel - aft PH - Western Caribbean from Tx - 4/15
Carnival Magic - aft balc - Caribbean from TX - 11/14
NCL Sun - aft PH - So. Caribbean - 03/13
Carnival Paradise - Baja Calif - 03/11
NCL Sun - aft PH - So. America (& Antarctica) - 2/09
NCL Dawn - NYC to Nowhere -04/08
NCL Jewel - TransAtlantic to Greece - 04/07
RCI Monarch - Baja Calif - 03/05
Celebrity Summit - Alaska - 08/03
Carnival Ecstacy - Bahamas - 5/00
NCL Norway - broom closet (Inside) Caribbean - 7/86
Finally I am NCL platinum - whoo hoo! Laundry perk!