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  1. For me, it’s been hit or miss. However, in my experience, it’s been better on the smaller ships.
  2. For me, it’s been hit or miss. However, in my experience, it’s been better on the smaller ships.
  3. For me, it’s been hit or miss. However, in my experience, it’s been better on the smaller ships.
  4. For me, it’s been hit or miss. However, in my experience, it’s been better on the smaller ships.
  5. For me, it’s been hit or miss. However, in my experience, it’s been better on the smaller ships.
  6. For me, it’s been hit or miss. However, in my experience, it’s been better on the smaller ships.
  7. For me, it’s been hit or miss. However, in my experience, it’s been better on the smaller ships.
  8. For me, it’s been hit or miss. However, in my experience, it’s been better on the smaller ships.
  9. Thanks for the link. However, under the section "What About Gambling in The USA Or Vegas As a Canadian Citizen?", it states: If you head over to the land of the red, white and blue to gamble, you will have to pay taxes on anything over $1200 USD. If you think you can just not declare it, think again. When you walk up to that booth to happily cash out, 30% is automatically deducted. You don't even have a say so. I can confirm this is true as I have personally had a number of hand-pays in Las Vegas and New Orleans and have had 30% for taxes withheld each time. I was issued a 1042-S form (Foreign Person's U.S. Source Income Subject to Withholding) which I used to file a U.S. Income Tax to get it (or a portion of it) back. I guess what I was really wondering was (although I didn't really say it clearly) if there are criteria on cruise casinos that would affect Canadians having to pay taxes - e.g. US-based/registered cruise line, being in international waters, home port, etc. - since some Canadians didn't pay taxes on their cruise casino hand pays.
  10. FWIW, I've been on the Behind the Scenes tour on 3 different ships (Escape, Gem and Star) and always ask the laundry master about the water temperature they use for guests laundry. All 3 assured me that they use cold water only. So, no need to write COLD WATER. My personal experience with laundry has always been positive. You really can get a lot into those bags if you roll your clothes tightly - e.g. this past cruise we fit the following into a bag - 18 t-shirts, 16 pairs of socks, 5 shorts and 2 pants. I have not yet run into problems with shrinkage or bleeding. The ID tags sometimes ARE hard to remove so that's a bit of a pain.
  11. Are you guys sure about this for Canadians? If so, this makes me very happy 🙂. If not, OP should find someone from a different country. As a Canadian, I get 30% withheld for taxes on handpays in US casinos. I have to file US income tax and IF my losses exceed winnings, only then do I get some/all of it back. I assumed this would be the same for cruise/casinos owned by a US company.
  12. 300 points per day really isn’t much so I’m not surprised you didn’t anything extra while on board. I also average 300 points per day when cruising and have never received anything from NCL except a 20% discount on a future cruise. In Vegas, I play bigger. But, my 700 points per day at Paris has never gotten me a comp for a junior mini suite in 20+ stays there...best I can get is a comp Burgundy corner room with a view. What am I doing wrong? The last time I was on Carnival, a host comped me a steak dinner for 2 with wine once I reached 2500 points. Maybe NCL has the same criteria? I don’t know as I’ve never reached that on a NCL cruise.
  13. I was on this sailing. We made it to Kotor and were able to get off the ship. We were off the tender just after 4 and enjoyed a shortened excursion to the blue cave. And, yes, sailing into Kotor was beautiful!
  14. You are correct. Hubby & I and brother & SIL had dinner at Cagneys last week. Hubby & I used the platinum voucher and were told we’d have to pay the up charge. Bro & SIL had the SDP and got the surf and turf without the up charge. Your plan is a good one.
  15. Thanks for your response. Not planning to buy a lot...maybe a cold drink or gelato, a snack, small souvenirs. So, basically just a little walking around money. I wouldn’t need a lot so I was hoping to just get a bit on board rather than going to a foreign exchange place at home.
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