Duty Free Ferry Cruise Ports | Tallink Silja Line
Tallink Silja Line
EU European Ferry Operator, Duty Free shopping onboard: This Company mainly operate routes between European Union member states, so duty free and tax-free sales will not be available on these ferry boats. But, retail outlets on these ships do sell perfumes, cosmetics and gifts, which are sold at competitive prices. Tobaccos and liquors are also sold, but these products will be tax-paid when travelling within the EU.
In general, these expensive high-duty products will still be cheaper for you if you live in the UK, Ireland, Sweden, Denmark or Finland, but there may be local restrictions as to the amount you can purchase especially for cigarettes and spirits such as whisky, gin, vodka or cognac.
From Britain, there are many day-trippers who take what is known locally as a 'booze cruise' to France (Calais) or Belgium (Adinkerke), so to buy cigarettes, tobaccos, cigars or wines and spirits. Wine or Champagne buyers often head to France, where the selection in the large supermarket groups known as Auchan or Carrefour is good and the prices competitive. The same applies to speciality food products, hams or cheeses.
For all the details related to allowances and limits, check with the Purser on board ship for information, or click the red Customs icon to the left of this message and view the link, 'arriving from another EU Country'.
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 Ferry Operators are yet to publish their on-line duty free catalogues and prices. As soon as their online pre-order facilities are available, we will update this page with shopping information.