All Aboard for Duty Free Shopping at Singapore Cruise Centre


Thought that you had to fly in order to get the best duty free offers? That’s not the case, particularly if you are one of the growing numbers of travellers who love to embark on a cruise and the luxury shopping environment the channel presents both at sea and in port. In 2017, according to industry body Cruise Lines International Association, over 25 million people will take a cruise – that’s a lot of shopping opportunity.

Singapore Cruise Centre is one fast-growing cruise port that boasts a new range of stores, thanks to leading luxury travel retailer DFS. Located at the Tanah Merah and Harbour Front terminals, the seven outlets include premium wines, spirits and tobacco, cosmetics and confectionery. There are travel exclusive goods too, proving that bespoke, tailored travel ranges are not the sole preserve of airports. Singapore Cruise Centre is a gateway to the neighbouring Indonesian Riau Islands, popular destinations include Batam and Bintan.

While you’re there, why not enjoy a tasty cocktail made with fresh ingredients and exclusive spirits by DFS bartenders at the new Whiskey House and Cocktail Bar in the Harbour Front terminal?

Other ports that double up as excellent shopping destinations include: Skagway, Alaska, Barbados, Caribbean and Cabo San Lucas on the Pacific Coast.

Zoë Pincombe
written by: Zoë Pincombe
Just out of university, Zoë comes from South West England. Enthusiastic about all things food and wine related, she enjoys travelling and experiencing new cultures.