Duty Free Ferry Cruise Ports | Willemstad Mega Pier
Netherlands Antilles Curacao
Willemstad Mega Pier
This international port primarily handles cruise ships. 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 during your journey.
Some cruise lines only allow you to consume your duty free alcohol after you have finished your cruise. Check with your cruise specialist before you sail, for more details.
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.
Curacao has two freezones, The Harbour Duty Free Zone and the Airport Duty Free Zone. These areas are wholesale duty free and tax-free commercial freeports and this is their primary function. Individual shopping is permitted and you can purchase small quantities of goods for delivery to the airport or ship for your departure. More often the purchases made in these areas are for traders who wish to export bulk goods, either personally or through shipment. Of course, there are plenty of individual shops selling at good prices, near the port and downtown.
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.