Anymore, if we're repeating iteneraries we don't even get off in every port if we don't feel like it. We do try to buy something for a few special people over the course of the trip, though (sometimes from the ship stores).
Shopping??? did someone say shopping? thought I heard my middle name I don't buy something in every port but yes, I do like to buy things while on vacation. But it's not usually chintzy souvenir things, I bought a beatiful suede jacket in Honfleur, a leather coat from Rhodes, a handbag from Monaco, my LV bag is from Paris, scarves from Paris, Florence and Venice.
Hawaii By land x 2
Paris and German Christmas Markets
Not as fancy as some of these post...but we to buy something from a NEW port of call. Generally we don't buy at the piers anymore...It's always the same things...trinkets or??? nothing special. We did find some absolutely lovely things in Hong Kong though...the fashions/fads there are months ahead of what's here in the States.
I purchase only that things which I really need from online stores. I do my shopping from online stores and get great discounts with good stuff. I believe in quality of the product and I get such quality at low price from online shopping stores.
I have so many T shirts and souveniers from many places, therefore I don't buy much when we stop at ports.
Carnival Liberty New Year's Eve 2007
Liberty of the Seas 5/2008+11/2009
Allure 1/16/ 2011
Independence of the Seas 12/29/2013 Top-notch!
No...I'm not a enthusiast of memorabilia kind products, so to buy for the benefit of purchasing something I don't do. In the Carribbean, I might buy a bauble or fragrance, In France, I purchased a purse.