Passengers can purchase items from duty free on board and many cruise lines offer a wide range of products to choose from.
Along with duty free items available on board, guests can also choose to purchase items in port. These purchases fall within the same allowance guidelines as purchases made on board.
You may bring into the UK:
- 16 litres of beer
- 4 litres of wine (not sparkling)
You may also bring either:
- 1 litre of spirits that are over 22% alcohol
- 2 litres of fortified wine, sparkling wine and alcoholic drinks up to 22% alcohol
This allowance can be split. You could bring 1 litre of fortified wine (half your allowance) and half a litre of spirits (the second half of your allowance).
You may bring in one from the following list:
- 200 cigarettes
- 100 cigarillos
- 50 cigar
- 250g tobacco
This allowance can be split. You could bring in 100 cigarettes (half of your allowance) and 25 cigars (second half of your allowance)
It’s important to note that while duty free liquor can be purchased on board, it will usually be stored by the ship’s crew and returned to passengers at the end of their cruise. No liquor purchased on board may be consumed in public areas. Tobacco and cigarettes purchased on board may be taken away by the passenger at the time of purchase.
You may bring in other goods (including perfume & souvenirs) worth up to £390 without having to pay tax or duty.
This information is provided by HM Revenue and Customs and is subject to change.
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