Q. What is IVA Tax?

IVA (VAT) is European tax legislation applicable when travelling within the EU.

When purchasing items on board when the tax is payable, prices displayed are exclusive of this tax and the applicable percentage of IVA tax will be added to the advertised price upon purchase. The IVA element will be itemised separately on your receipts

Information on when this tax is payable will be communicated to you prior to departure and will also be confirmed on-board via the ships newspaper.

During the times on Mediterranean Fly Cruises where the higher rate of 21 / 22% IVA tax will be charged, you will be unable to purchase liquor and tobacco products from the shops on board for taking back to the UK.

 

Summary Of IVA (VAT) Tax Amounts 

Spanish 10% IVA tax is applicable to all bar purchases, select dining cover charges and room service charges when in Spanish waters only.

Spanish 21% IVA tax is applicable to purchases made in the on board shops, photo gallery and products purchased in the spa (excluding treatments and services) when the cruise starts from a Spanish port.

Italian 22% IVA tax is applicable to purchases made in the on board shops, photo gallery and products purchased in the spa (excluding treatments and services) when the cruise starts from an Italian port. 

Maltese 18% VAT is applicable to purchases made in the on board shops, photo gallery and products purchased in the spa (excluding treatments and services) when the cruise starts from a Maltese port.

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