During your time in Barcelona you may have made purchases that you can reclaim the tax for at Barcelona Port. This is only relevant to you if you are from a country that is outside the European Union. For a full explanation of the tax reclaim system, how it works and whether you qualify, see our guide to tax free shopping in Barcelona. Here you will find everything that you need to know about tax free shopping in Barcelona.
This page will provide you with an explanation on how to claim back tax from your shopping if you are taking a cruise that begins or ends in Barcelona.
Unfortunately it is not possible to cash in your tax reclaim cheques at Barcelona cruise port. You should speak to your cruise liner company who will deal with the tax reclaim on your behalf.
It is essential that you ensure that you have kept your receipts and picked up the necessary tax reclaim envelope from the shop at which you made your purchases (check our Tax Free Shopping in Barcelona page for a full explanation of this). Without the receipts and envelope, cruise liner staff will not be able to help you with your tax free reclaim.
If, at the end of your trip, you will be heading to Barcelona Airport to take a return flight home, you will be able to cash your tax free cheques at the airport. See our Guide to Tax Reclaim at Barcelona Airport for further details on where and how to do this.
If you are hitting the shops in Barcelona at the beginning or the end of your cruise and you live outside of the European Union, it is worth heading for the shops in the city that participate in the tax refund scheme. This will allow you to shop until you drop safe in the knowledge that you will be getting the tax price deducted from your shopping bill. If you have any queries about how the system works, be sure to ask the cruise liner staff to help you as they are well versed in how tax reclaim works.