Complaints prompt Tallink Silja to shut some tax-free booze sales on weekends

Citing passenger complaints about noisy cabin corridors, cruise firm Tallink Silja has announced that it has stopped selling tax-free shop alcohol to day-cruise passengers aboard its Baltic Princess ship during weekends – but only when the ship is sailing from Finland to Sweden. Weekend tax-free alcohol sales are not restricted when the ship is travelling from Sweden.

Tallink Silja says it has decided to restrict sales of alcohol to day-cruise passengers on its Baltic Princess route from Turku, Finland to Stockholm, Sweden during the weekends.

However, tax-free booze sales are not restricted when the ship travels from Stockholm to Turku.

The company says that it has received complaints from passengers about overly-refreshed and rowdy fellow passengers and decided to make the change.

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