Can anyone tell me how many shops or boutiques there are on the Carnival Conquest? Also, do they run specials on certain days or are there special items that sell out quickly? I know last year on a Disney cruise, there were apparently charms at one of the shops that sold out quickly the first day, but we knew nothing about that sort of thing as it was our first cruise. Just wondering if there is any special reason to head quickly to the shops once we leave port. I hate to miss a great deal! Thanks.
I agree with Luanne. Ask a clerk if some things will go on sale later in the week. They usually will let you know if they will. The things that do go on sale later are logo items, t-shirts, some watches and I have seen some liquor specials.
The "best" deals I've found are when ships switch itineraries and they closeout their stock of logo clothing for a particular itinerary such as Alaska. I purchased a couple of NCL hooded sweatshirts for $10 each and my wife bought a decent coat for $30 on our last NCL Alaska cruise. It was the last cruise of the season.
Don't expect any of the high end merchandise to have "last day sales".
I've actually had sales people tell me that something will be going on sale when I've brought it to the register. That is always nice.
__________________ Cruisemates Community Leader/Moderator
"There is a great difference between being well traveled and just having been to many places." ~Me