A few months ago.
Bummer, thanks. Guess all my ports will now be incurring an additional tax
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A few months ago.
You may be charged local sales tax while you are "in port" on any drinkFYI: also applies to food. We made the mistake of eating in Crown Grill as the ship was leaving port. Great views, but really surprised to see that tax had been added. Lesson learned.
How obnoxious! If the guvmint insists that Princess charges sales tax, Princess has to comply, but what a pain for Princess to keep track and pay state and local sales tax.Burden? Princess owns a computer, that computer does the job. The passenger pays the tax. Depending on the jurisdiction, Princess MAY be able to keep a small portion of the tax.
My on-board purchases in port are pretty minimal, and adding 10 percent or so in taxes won't make much difference, but just the administrative burden for the ship seems too high in relation to the additional revenues that the guvmint gets.
We were charged tax on our drinks while in all of the Hawaiian ports on our recent cruise there.Just curious, did you have the complimentary AIPB package, or was it pay as you go?
That is why I am saying maybe - I have been charged in California and Florida in the past as well. It will vary from port to port but I do not believe I was ever charged sales tax while in port in HawaiiWe returned last week from a 28 day cruise to Hawaii and French Polynesia. My one of us had the all inclusive beverage package and one did not. The one who had the drink package did not get billed for sales tax on drinks while in port. The one who did not have the drink package paid sales tax on drinks purchased in Los Angeles and in Hawaii.