Originally Posted by Dave
Cruising from Galveston in 2014? If you bring booze or cigarettes back, be prepared to pay a state tax - $3.50 per fifth of liquor for example. The state TABC will have officers with their own checkpoints as you leave the terminal. I imagine if you say you have nothing and they pull you aside for a baggage search and find you are lying, it won't be good.
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Here is a funny thing, last night I had a dream that I was reading a press release that the State of Florida was going to follow Texas's lead and start taxing the cruise ship liquor.
I thought to myself "OK, Carnival has 7 Ships in Miami. Not for much longer". Then I woke up.