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Destination Bermuda: Shopping Tips and Advice For Your Next Bermuda Cruise

Summary: Cruising to Bermuda? Then you will want to be ready to shop for some amazing items...liqueur, cigars, clothing (you must buy Bermuda Shorts)! We offer some really valuable shopping advice for your next cruise to Bermuda.

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Bermuda is known as a shopping mecca, not just for what you can buy and the great deals you can find, but also for the experience of exploring the island's retail landscape. While some may prefer the upscale shops of Front Street in Hamilton or King's Square in St. George, you can also find craft markets and small shops based in historic cottages.

Bermuda was once a British colony, and still maintains a special relationship with the U.K. As a result, many English and Irish imports are available at very low prices. These include clothing items like cashmere sweaters and tweed jackets, Waterford crystal and fine china, as well as silverware, jewelry, time pieces, and perfume.

Antiques are another staple of Bermuda shopping. Many items that reflect the island's nautical heritage--think model ships and captain's bells--are available, as well as furniture and engravings. You don't need to take the larger items home aboard your cruise ship, as shops will arrange shipping direct to your home for a fee.

Locally-produced goods include art, pottery, and other crafts, as well as clothing including the iconic Bermuda shorts. These are all duty-free, and don't count toward the $800 per person duty-free allowance for other goods brought into the U.S.

You can get good deals on alcohol as well, though just how good a deal depends on the brand. While U.S. citizens are limited to just one liter of purchase at the duty-free rate, you can still find substantial savings even where you have to pay the import taxes.
Cuban cigars are available as well, but be careful to examine packages to make sure you're getting the real thing. If the price seems to good to be true, it probably is. And of course, if your cruise docks in the U.S. you'll need to smoke these on the island or aboard ship, as they are not allowed into the country.

Please click the following links for more information about Bermuda cruise specials, or to purchase Bermuda shore excursions.

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