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Old 03-31-2011, 02:04 PM
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Having this being my first cruise I was very upset with the handling in customs after purchasing a very expensive watch in the ship store for my wife.
I did not claim the purchase being a gift, and I felt more information should have been given to me by the store clerk. Being detained for two hours in customs after being ratted out by the Carnival staff was to much for me to even consider cruising with them again. Be aware they are watching and even have videos for any large purchase. We again will never consider another Carnival cruise.
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Old 03-31-2011, 02:37 PM
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It is incumbent on everyone to be truthful on their customs declaration and declare all purchases. Carnival isn't the only line which reports large purchases. They all are required to do it. Failure to do so would bring heavy sanctions from the U.S. authorities against the cruise lines.
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Old 03-31-2011, 03:04 PM
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Well thanks Dave for the swell info. As said I was told to just wear the watch no problem. I spent 2k in your cruise gift shop and I think they could have been more informative. You being an employee of Carnival, your answer obvious is in the employee hand book. Thanks for pleading the fifth.
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Old 03-31-2011, 03:13 PM
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I am not an employee of Carnival. I couldn't afford the pay cut. However I am the manager of this website. Next time try honesty when filling out your customs declaration. That always works. Assuming a cruise line employee will abet defrauding the U.S. government apparently was not the right move to make.

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