Duty Free Ferry Cruise Ports | Funchal Madeira Port
Funchal Madeira Port
This international port is located in a European Union Member State, it handles both ferries and cruise ships. If your ferry or cruise is travelling to a non-EU country from this port, you will be able to purchase duty free goods on board. You will not be able to buy if your ferry is travelling within the EU or to the same country on a domestic service, such as from Portugal to Madeira. Routes to and from the Canary Islands are an exception to this rule.
Most, if not all cruise ships, sail in international territorial waters, so you will be able to buy duty free and tax-free goods onboard this sailing during your journey. Some cruise lines only allow you to consume your duty free alcohol after you have finished your cruise. So, if you buy liquors in the tax-free shop on-board your ship or you bring it with you from the airport, it may be that this is held for you in safe storage until you leave the ship. Check for more details with your cruise specialist and your cruise documentation, before you sail.
Cruise Shipping Lines operating from these major ports include: Cunard, Royal Caribbean, Seaborn, Costa, P&O, Carnival, Celebrity, Windstar, Holland America, Norwegian Cruise Lines, Star, Thomson, Tallink and Silja Line. The duty free allowances on cruise ships will depend on where you are travelling to and from and how often you leave and re-join the ship with the goods you have purchased on shore. Your customs allowance limits will apply at the point that you finally leave the ship and return home. So search your final destination above, click a travel point and then the red customs button for your exemptions. Your cruise specialist will be able to assist you with reservations and other details.
Many Cruise and Ferry Port retailers are yet to publish their on-line duty free catalogues, prices and store locations. As soon as the online duty free pre-order information is available, we will update this page.