Duty Free Ferry Cruise Ports | Tallink Group - Silja Line

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Tallink Group - Silja Line

Tallink Group operate Silja Line and other cruise ferries in the Baltic Sea, with routes from Sweden, Finland and other Baltic countries. One major stopover for these ferries is The Aland Islands, which is a tax-free protectorate in the Baltic Sea. This allows these ships to offer full discount duty-free shopping as the islands are regarded as outside the European Union (EU).

The Group are specialists in on-board retail and due to some of the highly taxed products in Scandinavia, such as liquors, there is great interest for shopping tourism on board these ships.

For this reason Tallink are one of the top ten duty-free retail operations as sales are extensive. Even if some of the ferry routes do not leave the EU territorial waters and only sell goods tax-paid, the cruises are popular and shopping can still be advantageous, due to the price differentials between various countries. The Company's business model has been widely copied by other Ferry Lines with equal success.

How does duty free work, can you buy, which products do they sell, what shops are available, do they open for my flight, best prices?.

There is a long list of duty-free related questions asked by travellers before they start their journey.

Travel Retail is a diverse business and most Operators have outlets in global locations, so the best travel shopping advice we can offer is to search your destination in the box above and find the stores which are available for your destination. Be it by land, sea or air, duty free stores can be found if you are travelling internationally.

The duty free on arrival global search 'App' for phone and tablet is now available in Android version beta v1, we are working hard to make it the best travel shopping site and mobile App available, the Apple/iOS version will follow soon. You will be able to search the globe from your phone for duty-free shops at your destination, on planes, boats, airports or border stores. To download the app click the image below to check before you fly!