Ok I am confused by the I info I pasted below? Do I need to keep tract of the cost of everything I buy? And do I need to have it all in one place together when I go to get off the ship? I have never been on a cruise and have been on the dis for months now and was so confident because I thought I had read everything I needed to know but today I came across this info and I am confused. You must declare all articles acquired during your trip and in your possession at the time of your return. This includes: Articles that you purchased. Articles presented to you while abroad, such as wedding and birthday presents or inherited items. Articles purchased in duty-free shops or on board a carrier. Repairs or alterations made to any articles taken abroad and returned, whether or not repairs or alterations were free of charge. Items you have been requested to bring home for another person. All articles you intend to sell or use in your business. Promotional items and samples for Customs purposes are only those items that are valued at $1 or less. In addition, you must declare any articles acquired in the U.S. Virgin Islands, American Samoa, Guam or a country of the Caribbean Basin Economic Recovery Act and not accompanying you at the time of your return.The price actually paid for each article must be stated on your declaration in U.S. currency or its equivalent in the country of acquisition. The stated price must include any "value added tax" (VAT) if it was not refunded prior to arrival. If the article was not purchased, obtain an estimate of its fair retail value in the country in which it was acquired.Note: The wearing or use of any article acquired abroad does not exempt it from duty. It must be declared at the price you paid for it. Any info about how this works would be helpful!