Duty Free Ferry Cruise Ports | Turku Port
EU European Port: This is an EU Member State, Duty Free or Tax-Free shopping is not permitted for intra-EU travellers on cross-channel ferries, domestic ferries between islands or to the mainland, or on journeys like Mediterranean cruises that are only visiting another EU Country.
Ships in the EU have 'Travel Shops', sometimes known as 'Travel Value Outlets', where the goods are competitively priced for the passenger. Liquor and tobaccos and other products are still sold on most of these ships on a tax-paid basis and the prices can often be cheaper than your home country.
If your cruise or ferry is travelling on to another port, which is outside the EU economic area, then buying duty free goods will be permitted on this leg of your journey and throughout the entire sailing. Enquire on board at the tax-free shop for full information and prices, the crew will be able to advise on the specific regulations related to your journey.
Ferries operating on Baltic routes include: Tallink, Silja, G Line, Viking Line, Finnlines, Eckero Linjen, Stena, TT Lines and Scandlines. If you are travelling on a Baltic ferry or Cruise Ship which makes berth at either of the two ports (Mariehamn or Langnas) in The Aland Islands, you will be allowed to buy duty free and tax free goods on board your ship. The Aland Islands are regarded as outside the EU for tax purposes, so these journeys qualify for the full allowance. The same rule applies to ports in Russia, Norway, Faroe Islands and Iceland as these countries are non members of The EU, so you will be able to buy duty free goods on board during your cruise or ferry crossing.
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.