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9 minutes ago, PhillyFan33579 said:

 

Like the post above mentions, the information is available on Carnival’s website.  There is also a lot of good information provided online when going thru the check-in process. One problem is a lot of people don’t read this information and then complain about something later on saying they were never told that (the issue they are complaining about). 

Yes, I guess more research prior to booking should have been done.  Are you talking about the check-in process to print out the cabin tags?  If so, then I guess I can go back to that and read but I'm pretty sure they just wanted a CC and pick a time to get onboard, I didn't see anything about extra charges for stuff.

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5 minutes ago, Crazy4Camping said:

Yes, I guess more research prior to booking should have been done.  Are you talking about the check-in process to print out the cabin tags?  If so, then I guess I can go back to that and read but I'm pretty sure they just wanted a CC and pick a time to get onboard, I didn't see anything about extra charges for stuff.

 

One of the biggest surprise new cruisers seem to have is when gratuities are automatically added to their accounts toward the end of the cruise, even though that is clearly stated in Carnival’s website. 

 

The FAQ section on the website also has a lot of good information.  

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Just now, PhillyFan33579 said:

 

One of the biggest surprise new cruisers seem to have is when gratuities are automatically added to their accounts toward the end of the cruise, even though that is clearly stated in Carnival’s website. 

I already prepaid the gratuities-thank God before they increased.  Have read mixed info on here about whether we will be charged the difference or if we are fine....

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Maybe I missed it, but are the taxes collected the entire time the ship is in U.S. waters, or only while at the pier?  The reason I ask is that we are leaving out of New Orleans this summer, and it will be 7 or 8 hours before we clear U.S. waters.   Are taxes charged all the way to the Gulf of Mexico?

 

Thanks for your help.

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1 hour ago, BTromboneFrack said:

Maybe I missed it, but are the taxes collected the entire time the ship is in U.S. waters, or only while at the pier?  The reason I ask is that we are leaving out of New Orleans this summer, and it will be 7 or 8 hours before we clear U.S. waters.   Are taxes charged all the way to the Gulf of Mexico?

 

Thanks for your help.

 

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You will pay taxes on your drinks until you enter the Gulf.  You are correct, you pay taxes for about 8 hrs going down the Mississippi.  We have cruised out of New Orleans a few times.

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17 hours ago, coevan said:

The taxes stop when you leave the dock. 

 

I don't think so.  I think you will pay taxes until outside the 12 mile limit.  All the way down the river and out into the Gulf.

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Does anyone have the current drink prices for the magic? I've searched and only found out dated info. 

Looking for specific drink types, brands,  etc by price.

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42 minutes ago, lpsteve said:

Does anyone have the current drink prices for the magic? I've searched and only found out dated info. 

Looking for specific drink types, brands,  etc by price.

 

Don't search by ship - the prices are consistent across the (US-based) fleet, I believe.  So just look for a photo of a drink list from any recent Carnival cruise.

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9 minutes ago, ProgRockCruiser said:

 

Don't search by ship - the prices are consistent across the (US-based) fleet, I believe.  So just look for a photo of a drink list from any recent Carnival cruise.

I've looked and see photos for the drink menu but no prices next to each drink

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I'm just trying to figure out if the prices have been raised again from last year's prices

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port canaveral-   we had the bubbles card and had to pay tax on three soda refills.  It was 18 cents each   not huge.   Once we set sail and was in international waters we were no longer charged  

 

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2 minutes ago, lpsteve said:

I'm just trying to figure out if the prices have been raised again from last year's prices

 

Ah.  Well, no-one has raised Cain over it yet, so I assume they are the same - any minor uptick in prices gets the pitchforks out around here!

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On 1/20/2019 at 11:53 AM, ProgRockCruiser said:

 

If you don't like paying taxes, talk to the Government (US and/or Puerto Rico, in this case), not Carnival.  Why should Carnival take the hit? 

 

Why should they take the hit? Because they market it as an all-inclusive package. I understand the cost is pretty minimal in the grand scheme, but its not ridiculous to think that the amount you pay for Cheers should include sales tax when you're in US waters. Plenty of bars on land build sales tax into the price.

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