Nearly everyone who goes on vacation, and especially a cruise vacation, does a bit of shopping. It's the law. My motto is that there's no such thing as a "bad" souvenir if it brings you pleasure and reminds you of an enjoyable trip. Pictured here is one of my favorite and funky buys—turf for your tootsies from The Lawn Club shop aboard Celebrity Solstice.
Cruise Diva offers suggestions on how to Plan Before You Shop Ashore; what you'll find in The Shops Onboard; and then looks at Cruise Ship Shopping At Its Finest in It's Your Duty To Shop, But It Won't Be Free.
But before you go overboard and shop 'til you drop, get the information you need from U.S. Customs: The Traveler's Standard Duty-Free Exemption.
As a bonus, we also share some insider tips on How to Pursue No-Cost Cruising Souvenirs.