Posted April 27th, 2012, 11:54 AM
Last edited by DMH15; April 27th, 2012 at 11:57 AM
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 Epic - Forward Owner's Suite (17004) - Eastern Caribbean (after
being cancelled TWICE by NCL)
NCL Jewel - aft PH - Western Caribbean from Tx - 4/15
Carnival Magic - aft balc - Caribbean from TX - 11/14
NCL Sun - aft PH (9076) - So. Caribbean - 03/13
Carnival Paradise - Baja Calif - 03/11
NCL Sun - aft PH (9076) - So. America (& Antarctica) - 2/09 (Favorite)
NCL Dawn - NYC to Nowhere -04/08 -
NCL Jewel - TransAtlantic to Greece - 04/07
RCI Monarch - Baja Calif - 03/05 - Family Reunion Cruise!
Celebrity Summit - Alaska - 08/03
Carnival Ecstacy - Bahamas - 5/00
NCL Norway - broom closet (Inside) Caribbean - 7/86 My 1st!!!