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Darlene June 9th, 2002 12:54 AM

What to buy in each port??
 
I will be in Nassau Bahamas, San Juan Puerta Rico, & St Thomas VI and like to purchase something that each place is known for. Any suggestions??

Trip June 10th, 2002 06:45 PM

Re: What to buy in each port??
 
In Nassau I would head over to the straw market, they have some great handmade totes that you can use to shlep all your goodies home..They also have handcarved figures if you like that type of craft...In San Juan, if you are lucky to be ther on a Saturday, they have a craft fair, by the fountain at the tourist information kiosk...They have a wonderful assortment of hand made goods. In St. Thomas stock your bar with the local rum.Prices are great and they have so many delicious flavors its hard to choose... Bon Voyage....Trip/ Friday Chat Host

Geno January 23rd, 2004 02:29 AM

Re: What to buy in each port??
 


Darlene, there should be some good shopping lectures scheduled on your cruise ship in the theater, which are also broadcast into the cabins via the TV, to listen to. They will name names, and tell you what bargains are out here and at what shops. Be sure to listen to these lectures, and they are also usually taped for replay several times before you get into port. Each cruise line does this! There will tell you WHICH shops are trustworthy. Also, there are usually a list of the good shops and a map indicating where it is in the port city you will be at, in the ships lounge somewhere. Happy hunting, and Bon Voyage!

Jilles January 31st, 2004 09:45 PM

Re: Re: What to buy in each port??
 
what do you mean by trustworthy shops?

ChuckG February 4th, 2004 04:23 PM

Re: What to buy in each port??
 
I think by trustworthy, Geno means whichever shops give the best kickbacks to the cruise lines shopping guides, or whichever shop is actually owned by the cruiseline itself.

CAVEAT EMPTOR (LET THE BUYER BEWARE)

Chuck



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