Duty Free Allowances
Passengers can purchase duty free items on board and most lines offer a wide range of products to choose from. 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.
Along with duty free items available for purchase on board, travellers may also choose to purchase items in port. These purchases fall within the same allowance as purchases made on board.
UK duty free allowances for people returning to the UK vary depending on the type of goods being brought in. For personal use when traveling to the UK from abroad, the following duty free allowances apply:
1 litre of spirits or strong liqueurs over 22% alcohol volume.
2 litres of still wine.
16 litres of beer.
200 cigarettes or 100 cigarillos or 50 cigars or 250g of tobacco.
£390 allowance for all other goods, including perfume and souvenirs.
These allowances are per person and apply to travelers aged 18 and above. It’s important to note that certain goods, such as firearms and endangered species, may require additional permits or have strict restrictions.
It’s advisable to check the official UK government website for any updates or changes to duty free allowances before traveling.