Duty Free Ferry Cruise Ports | Starboard Cruise Services
Travel Retail Operators
Starboard Cruise Services
Starboard Cruise Services is now the largest retail operator for shops on board cruise ships, it is based in Miami Florida. The ports of Miami and Everglades, near Fort Lauderdale, embarque more cruise lines than anywhere else in the world and this Firm has the lion's share of the onboard business. The Company's retail partners include Carnival Cruise Lines, Royal Caribbean, Costa, Holland America, Celebrity and Norwegian Cruise Lines.
All sales on these ships are Tax-Free and Duty-Free when leaving the waters of the USA and calling at a foreign port, but bear in mind that most products (except liquors and tobaccos) are only free of the local sales tax, so prices at your destination could be lower.
The overall shipping onboard retail industry is decidedly slow to embrace internet shopping and it is currently very difficult to find detailed duty-free catalogues or prices for most cruise lines. We believe this situation will change soon, but at present most shipping lines only feature an outline detail of their stores on their website, rarely with specific products or prices.
The Company is part of the giant luxury goods group LVMH, please see our entry for this Firm for more details.
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!