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Sail and save as Duty Free shopping brings huge festive savings

Budgeting for Christmas can be far from plain sailing for families, but Stena Line could help you bag a bargain and cruise through this year’s festive season for a fraction of the usual cost.

Since its welcome return, Duty Free shopping, for passengers travelling between EU and non-EU countries, continues to provide some of the most generous allowances anywhere in the world, according to the UK government.

You won’t believe how much you can save* compared to the high street and due to the ample allowances, you can pick up all the Christmas gifts you need onboard.

The Duty Free shopping experiences on both Stena Line’s Holyhead-Dublin and Fishguard-Rosslare routes are packed with products at amazing prices such as premium spirits, wines, beers, designer fragrances and sunglasses, cosmetics and confectionery.

A glass of Bailey’s always tastes great at Christmas but when you buy a bottle at Duty Free prices you will be like the cat who got the cream. Here’s a further taste of the incredible savings you can make on spirits and liqueurs compared to the high street:

  • The Famous Grouse, 1L, for just £12. Save 41% compared to UK High Street.*
  • Absolut Vodka Blue, 1L, for just £16. Save 38% compared to the UK High Street*
  • Jägermeister, 1L, for just £15. Save 44% compared to the UK High Street *
  • Jameson Irish Whiskey, 1L, for only £19. Save 36% compared the UK High Street*
  • Baileys, Irish Cream, 1L, for only £12. Save 42% compared to the UK High Street *


There are also ‘boatloads’ of other world-famous brands such as Hugo Boss, Burberry, Carolina Herrera, Sony, Belkin, Clarins, L’Occitane, Elizabeth Arden and Molton Brown.

Stena Line’s foot passenger Duty Free Day Trips from only £12/€16 return are a great way to cash in on one of the biggest savings tips this winter and help take the financial sting out of Christmas.

Alternatively, why not make it a short break with friends? Booking a short stay trip by car for four people equals four separate and generous Duty Free allowances meaning everyone can really stock up. Fares for a short stay return trip are available from just £177/€206 (car and driver).

Not only will you make fantastic savings with Stena Line’s Duty Free shopping, you’ll have a great day out onboard. After leaving Holyhead or Fishguard on the Stena Estrid or Stena Adventurer watch a free movie or take advantage of free Wi-Fi. Take your pick from a choice of stylish lounges, enjoy a delicious meal, a drink in the bar or grab a snack and hot drink in the Barista Coffee Lounge.

To enjoy even higher levels of comfort, style and service passengers can upgrade to The Stena Plus Lounge from £20/€22 per adult. This includes complimentary drinks and snacks, extra comfy seating and a dedicated menu (additional charge).

The Hygge Recline Lounge from £10/€12 per adult offers a relaxed space with large, reclined chairs, providing the perfect environment to rest, read a book or just watch the world sail by. Or spend your sailing in a place you can call your own with a choice of cabins from only £25/€27 single.

With eight sailings daily between Holyhead and Dublin and a crossing time of just over three hours, plus four sailings daily between Fishguard and Rosslare, you have plenty of options to plan a Duty Free Christmas shopping trip.

To learn more about Duty Free Trips with Stena Line and personal Duty Free allowances visit stenaline.co.uk/onboard/duty-free-shopping or to book your trip visit stenaline.co.uk/save


* Average comparable price from Tesco, Morrison and Asda

MEDIA ENQUIRIES:  For further information, please contact Fiona Hanna at Jago on +44 (0) 28 9091 8420/+ 44 7765 199867.

About Stena Line: Stena Line is the largest ferry operator on the Irish Sea, offering the biggest fleet and the widest choice of routes between Ireland and Britain including Belfast to Cairnryan, Belfast to Liverpool, Belfast to Heysham, Dublin to Holyhead and Rosslare to Fishguard with a total of 243 weekly Irish Sea crossings.

Stena Line also offers a direct service from Rosslare to Cherbourg with twelve crossings a week.

The company transports 6 million passengers and several million tonnes of freight units per year on 38 ships, operating 18 routes across a European wide network spanning from the west of Ireland to Latvia.

For more information, please visit www.stenaline.co.uk