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15 hours ago, dlwolf72 said:

Is it true that on Coco Cay if you don’t have a drink package you’re charged a 20% tip and a 12% tax?

So, a $10 drink has a $2 tip and a $1.20 tax added making it $13.20.

They will add 18% for the tip.  Never heard of an added tax for the Bahamas.

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I was at CocoCay 3 weeks ago.  I still have my receipt for two Margaritas which were $22, to that was added a gratuity of $3.96 AND VAT of 2.64, so tax is being added on drinks at CocoCay.

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Is the 12% tax correct and is the gratuity  still 18%. So a $13 drink will be $16.90? 
 

Is there a VAT tax when the ship is in port at Nassau?

 

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17 minutes ago, later said:

Is the 12% tax correct and is the gratuity  still 18%. So a $13 drink will be $16.90? 
 

Is there a VAT tax when the ship is in port at Nassau?

 

No because you are drinking on the ship not land.  The only place that I know of that makes them charge an extra tax on board when in port is Texas.

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49 minutes ago, HOSKI said:

No because you are drinking on the ship not land.  The only place that I know of that makes them charge an extra tax on board when in port is Texas.

 

We were charged taxes on our drinks at both the Bamboo Room and the Sky Bar while in port at Port Canaveral. 

 

I don’t know if we paid VAT in Nassau as I don’t have any of those receipts. 

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1 hour ago, kccrzr said:

 

We were charged taxes on our drinks at both the Bamboo Room and the Sky Bar while in port at Port Canaveral. 

 

I don’t know if we paid VAT in Nassau as I don’t have any of those receipts. 

 

That is because you hadn't left Florida yet.

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14 hours ago, HOSKI said:

No because you are drinking on the ship not land.  The only place that I know of that makes them charge an extra tax on board when in port is Texas.

Some ports in Europe? You do pay taxes on drinks out of Florida until you are in international waters.

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On 2/7/2020 at 4:31 PM, kccrzr said:

I was at CocoCay 3 weeks ago.  I still have my receipt for two Margaritas which were $22, to that was added a gratuity of $3.96 AND VAT of 2.64, so tax is being added on drinks at CocoCay.

Did you pay a la carte for these drinks or did you have a package?

 

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