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    Feb 2010

    Shopping in aruba

    I will be in Aruba for 7 days in April, is it better to go shopping when the cruise ships are in port or on days they are not? I was thinking I read somewhere the prices are better when cruise ships are not in port.

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    Senior Member cindyo's Avatar
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    May 2007
    Reniassance Island & Surf Club Lazy River
    i guess it depends on what you are looking for...
    We have found great deals on jewelry either way. Feel free to bargain.
    Local shops don't bargain, nor have I seen prices change all that much when ships are in...I think I have seen T shirts go from 3 for $10 to maybe 4 for $10 in the hut areas.

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    Senior Member lizzardo's Avatar
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    Sep 2008
    I never go into town shopping when cruise ships are in.
    I look at for when they are not
    there. Reason being the staff have more time for you
    and they do tend to give better prices because they need a sale
    for the day.

    That's my theory of 'shopping' at least!

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    Senior Member Windy's Avatar
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    Jan 2010
    Eagle Beach, exploring the "Outback", Madi's tour to the Natural Pool , dinner at Papiamento's
    As for shopping, I didn't notice a big difference when ships were in. We did, however, find it harder to get a table for lunch downtown!!!

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