14 A-Z Guide to Cruise HolidaysDuty FreeGuests should kindly note that due to company policy, only alcohol purchased on our vessels may be consumed on board. Any alcohol brought from ashore will be placed in safe keeping by the ship's security officers and returned at the end of the cruise. However, you may purchase cigarettes, tobacco and alcohol on board to enjoy in your cabin or take home via either our Cabin Shopping Service, or on- board boutique, which give you excellent savings on shoreside prices. Duty Free purchases can normally be made on the last full day of your sailing, subject to itinerary. See Shopping On Board for more details.When returning from EU countries there is no limit to the amount of goods you can bring back into the UK (exceptions apply for certain Eastern European countries). However, these must be personally carried and be for your own use - which includes gifts. If you bring back large quantities of alcohol or tobacco, a Customs Officer may ask you about the purposes for which you hold the goods. This particularly applies if you have with you more than the following amounts: 800 cigarettes 400 cigarillos 200 cigars 1kg tobacco products (other than above) 10 litres of spirits 20 litres of fortified wine 90 litres of wine 110 litres of beerPlease note that it is unlawful to carry in excess of 10,000 Euros in cash between some European Union countries.Your Customs allowance when returning from
non-EU countries is; Tobcacco - either, 200 cigarettes, 250g of tobacco, 50 cigars, or 100 cigarillos.Alcohol - either, one litre of spirits, or 2 litres of fortified wine or any other alcoholic drink that's less than 22 per cent volume. In addition you are permitted 4 litres of still table wine and 16 litres of beer. In total £390 worth of all goods including gifts and souvenirs.
A-Z Guide to Cruise Holidays 15Please note on fly/cruises it is the policy of most airlines that Guests can travel with alcohol that is 1-70% proof. Anything above this will be confiscated as considered to be dangerous goods. Please note that purchase of duty free alcohol is not available on the outbound legs of our charter flights.EmbarkationTransport to/from your cruise:At Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines we believe your holiday starts from the moment you leave home and therefore we have negotiated a number of subsidised fares for modes of transport to and from the ship. These include coach and air options.Working with National Express we offer an exceptional
travel deal from any of the 1000+ pick up points on the nationwide network. These connect subject to schedule with a dedicated service to and from London Victoria, direct to and from the cruise terminal, operating only on our departure and arrival dates. (Dover, Portsmouth and Southampton departures/arrivals only)Before booking call your agent or National Express directly on 08717 818181 (open daily 0800-2000hrs ) to check suitable connections for your journey.Effective from 2011 Fred.Olsen Cruise Lines offers a dedicated regional coach programme 'Portlink'. Please see our latest brochure for full information. If booking your own domestic or international flights to connect with a Fred. Olsen fly/cruise, please ensure you allow at least 4 to 5 hours connecting time between flights. This is to allow for any flight delays, the need to change terminal, baggage reclaim and check-in for the onward flight. Through check-in from scheduled to charter flights is not permitted.If you prefer to fly from your local airport, we can take care of this as well by offering both flights and transfers to ensure you get to/from the ship. Please refer to our main brochure for terms and conditions of booking. Regardless of your mode of transport, please ensure you always allow sufficient time for your onward connection