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Amongst our port information, there is a link to each destination's local news. We believe this gives an interesting insight to both the culture and people that you will encounter should you visit. Whilst (in our Western eyes) there are many snippets of news which are undoubtedly parochial and sometimes highly amusing, other news may be more serious.

It must be accepted that there are few, if any places in the world that do not suffer from everyday crime, petty or serious. We would urge you not to be alarmed at stories of such events that you may read of, the chances of you ever witnessing crime in any of the destinations below are pretty remote. Cruise companies are constantly monitoring ports of call and would immediately cancel any destination which was considered hazardous.

Adelaide, Australia

Adelaide, Australia
Wine lovers will head out to discover the Barossa Valley, where much of Australia's New World wine is produced

What to Shop For
Custom Made Jewellery, Opals, Vintage Ragdolls & Teddybears

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Queen Mary II (Cunard)

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Airlie Beach, Australia

Airlie Beach, Australia
Airlie Beach, a resort on Queensland's Whitsunday Coast, is a gateway to the Whitsunday Islands and the Great Barrier Reef. The Airlie Beach Lagoon is a man-made swimming area with a family-friendly beach and park. The town is also known for nightlife ranging from backpacker bars to clubs.

What to Shop For
Australian Opals, Local Arts and Crafts

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Queen Mary II (Cunard)

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Akaroa, New Zealand

Akaroa, New Zealand
From Akaroa, you can explore Christchurch and witness its gradual recovery from a series of devastating earthquakes that took place between 2010 and 2011. Alternatively, there are a number of ways to experience both the wonderful scenery and wildlife such as dolphins and penguins

What to Shop For
Merino wool clothing, Sheepskin Items, Pearl Jewellery, Fudge

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Queen Mary II (Cunard)

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Alexandria, Egypt

Alexandria, Egypt
An alternative port to Port Said for excursions to Cairo and the Pyramids, Alexandria is an interesting city in its own right and was once the cultural centre of the known world

What to Shop For
Cotton Products, Leather Sandals, Copper Items, Antiques

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Aqaba, Jordan

Aqaba, Jordan
This location is the starting point for tours to the fabled ancient city of Petra

What to Shop For
Dead Sea Facial Products, Spices, Duty Free Electrical Goods

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Black Watch (Fred Olsen)
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Queen Mary II (Cunard)

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Arica, Chile

Arica, Chile
Located just 12 miles from the Peruvian border, Arica is Chile's most northern town. Boasting a pleasantly mild climate, Arica is gateway to Lauca National Park, with its many animal species including vicuña, alpaca, nandu and wild chinchilla.

What to Shop For
Alpaca Knitware, Ceramics,Leather Goods

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Aurora (P & O)
Queen Victoria (Cunard)

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Athens, Greece

Athens, Greece
The port of Piraeus brings you to Athens, one of the great names of antiquity.

What to Shop For
Leather Coats, Jackets and Shoes, Items of Gold, Byzantine Icons

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Auckland, New Zealand

Auckland, New Zealand
A morning at the historic seaside resort of Devonport, with the afternoon spent enjoying Auckland's attractive harbour area, rounds off a perfect day

What to Shop For
Maori Arts & Crafts, Kauri Carvings, Sheepskin Clothing and Footwear

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Black Watch (Fred Olsen)
Arcadia (P & O)
Queen Elizabeth (Cunard)
Queen Mary II (Cunard)

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Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei

Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei
A water taxi is the recommended way to visit Kampong Ayer, the largest water village in the world. You can also catch a glimpse of the Sultans' Palace

What to Shop For
General Souvenirs - Nothing Special

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Queen Mary II (Cunard)

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Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona, Spain
One of Europe's great cities and witness to the inspirational works of one of Spain's great architects - Antoni Gaudi

What to Shop For
Lladro Porcelain, Leather Coats, Jackets, Shoes, Bags, Saffron, Ceramic Plates, Fashion Clothing

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Queen Mary II (Cunard)

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Basseterre, St. Kitts

Basseterre, St. Kitts
Volcanic in origin, and covered with lush rain forests, green valleys and miles and miles of pristine beaches, St Kitts is a friendly island with a growing reputation for eco-tourism.

What to Shop For
Locally made batik, Local rum, Woven Baskets, Duty Free Items

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Aurora (P & O)

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Bay Of Islands, New Zealand

Bay Of Islands, New Zealand
A cluster of 144 islands, here you will find authentic New Zealand as well as appreciating how important the Maori culture is to the area

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Black Watch (Fred Olsen)
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Queen Elizabeth (Cunard)
Queen Mary II (Cunard)

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Belize City, Belize

Belize City, Belize
Bordered by Guatemala, Mexico and the Caribbean Sea, this small country combines amazing broad sand beaches and offshore island paradises with lush rainforest, home to a myriad of bird and animal species.

What to Shop For
Hot Peppers and Spices, Local Chocolate (Goss), Local Rum

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Queen Victoria (Cunard)

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Benoa, Bali

Benoa, Bali
A visit to the mystical island of Bali has to be one of the highlights of any world cruise. The port of Benoa provides easy access to the popular resort area of Kuta, as well as to other areas of this fascinating island.

What to Shop For
Spectacular Woodcarvings, Artwork and Paintings, Beach Sarongs, Batik Prints, Colourful Textiles

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Queen Mary II (Cunard)

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Bora Bora, French Polynesia

Bora Bora, French Polynesia
Hideaway for the rich and famous, this exclusive polynesian island will dazzle (both prices and scenery)

What to Shop For
Tahitian Black Pearls, Colourful Sarongs, Batiks of Gauguin Paintings, Woven Baskets, Spa Products

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Queen Elizabeth (Cunard)

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Bridgetown, Barbados

Bridgetown, Barbados
The capital of Barbados, the town has plenty of historical interest as well as some fine shops and stores. It is also the starting point for exploring other parts of this popular and atmospheric Caribbean island.

What to Shop For
Tortuga Rum Cake(delicious!), Leather Footwear, Caribbean Spices, Local Shell Jewellery

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Arcadia (P & O)
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Queen Victoria (Cunard)

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Brisbane, Australia

Brisbane, Australia
Take a relaxing canal-boat cruise on the Gold Coast waterway south to Surfer's Paradise, catching the Brisbane skyline on the way

What to Shop For
Aboriginal Artifacts

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Black Watch (Fred Olsen)
Arcadia (P & O)
Queen Elizabeth (Cunard)
Queen Mary II (Cunard)

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Buenos Aires, Argentina

Buenos Aires, Argentina
Described as looking much like a European city, but with an edgy Latin America twist, Buenos Aires impresses all that visit. Visitors are encouraged to take in a tango show, a dance made famous in the back streets of this exciting city.

What to Shop For
Leather bags, shoes, coats, jackets, hats, gloves.., Mens and womens clothes, Woolen items, Espadrilles

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Queen Victoria (Cunard)

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Busan (Pusan), South Korea

Busan (Pusan), South Korea
South Korea's second largest city is known for its colossal fish market. Busan Tower and Taeshin Park are popular tourist spots

What to Shop For
Clothes, Household goods

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Queen Elizabeth (Cunard)

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Busselton, Australia

Busselton, Australia
Busselton is a city on the southwest tip of Western Australia. It's known for its sheltered beach and seasonal humpback whale populations. The beachfront features the Busselton Jetty, a wood pier stretching nearly 2km to the Underwater Observatory, where life in a coral reef is on view.

What to Shop For
Locally Produced Wine, Fudge and Nougat

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Queen Mary II (Cunard)

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Buzios, Brazil

Buzios, Brazil
Located 105 miles from Rio de Janeiro, this sophisticated resort is often compared to St.Tropez. It's a town where you will find elegant boutiques and restaurants frequented by discerning visitors, who come from all over the world to savour its magic

What to Shop For
Fashionable Beachwear, Cachaca(a type of rum), Locally Made Fountain Pens

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Aurora (P & O)
Queen Victoria (Cunard)

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Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
Your arrival coincides with migratory whales - ideal opportunity to do some organised spotting!

What to Shop For
Cuban Cigars, Mexican Folk Art, Opals and Amber, Original Resort Wear, Silver Jewellery

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Arcadia (P & O)
Queen Elizabeth (Cunard)

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Cadiz, Spain

Cadiz, Spain
With a history dating back to more than three millennium, Cadiz looks quite Moorish in appearance and is intriguing with narrow cobbled streets opening onto small squares. The golden cupola of the cathedral looms high above long white houses and the whole place has a slightly dilapidated air. It just takes an hour to walk around the headlands where you can visit the entire old town and pass through some lovely parks with sweeping views of the bay.

What to Shop For
Turron (soft nougat), Shoes, Bags, Fine Pottery

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Arcadia (P & O)
Queen Mary II (Cunard)

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Cairns, Australia

Cairns, Australia
Take the vintage train to Kuranda for a memorable ride through the countryside

What to Shop For
Australian Opals, Macademia Nuts, Aboriginal Paintings, Australian Bushwear,

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Arcadia (P & O)

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Callao, Peru

Callao, Peru
Callao is actually part of the Lima Metropolitan Area and although it has its own character, the port is usually considered the gateway to central Lima, and further afield - the mysterious Nazca geoglyphs as well as the fabled mountain-top ruins of Machu Pichu.

What to Shop For
Alpaca Sweaters, Leather Items, Silver Jewellery, Coloured Woven Items, Artisan Craftworks, Ceramics

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Black Watch (Fred Olsen)
Aurora (P & O)
Queen Victoria (Cunard)

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Cape Town, South Africa

Cape Town, South Africa
Take a very interesting cultural tour to Stellenbosch and its surrounding vineyards and if time permits, an exciting cable car ride to the summit of Table Mountain

What to Shop For
Inexpensive Jewellery, Textiles and Leather Goods, Designer Clothes, Uncut Precious Stones

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Queen Elizabeth (Cunard)
Queen Mary II (Cunard)

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Cartagena, Colombia

Cartagena, Colombia
Cartagena has a delightful old town brimming with Spanish colonial architecture - check out shops selling inexpensive emeralds

What to Shop For
Finest Emeralds, Leather Shoes and Bags, Cigars(from the factory),,Reproduction, Watches etc, DVD's

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Aurora (P & O)

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Charleston, South Carolina USA

Charleston, South Carolina USA
You will have the chance to visit a plantation house as well as Charleston's captivating historic district - oozing with southern charm

What to Shop For
Sweetgrass Baskets, Antiques

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Queen Victoria (Cunard)

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Cochin, Southern India

Cochin, Southern India
Situated in the south-west of India, the town is the gateway to the beautiful area of Kerala

What to Shop For
Spices, Electronics, Silk Scarves, Antiques, Jewellery

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Black Watch (Fred Olsen)
Queen Mary II (Cunard)

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Colombo, Sri Lanka

Colombo, Sri Lanka
Take a tour to nearby Negombo, watch the days catch being landed and then relax on the beach

What to Shop For
Sapphires and Other Precious Stones, Factory Outlet Garments, Porcelaine, Colourful Wooden Masks

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Arcadia (P & O)
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Queen Mary II (Cunard)

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Coquimbo, Chile

Coquimbo, Chile
The nearby national park affords the opportunity to see different species of animals, such as hawks, partridges, Humboldt penguins and the culpeo fox.

What to Shop For
Good Quality Local Handicrafts

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Aurora (P & O)
Queen Victoria (Cunard)

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Costa Maya, Mexico

Costa Maya, Mexico
Head out from the man-made port to the ancient Mayan ruins at Chacchoben, a city dating to around 350AD. Alternatively, Bacalar lagoon offers kayaking and swimming in the Cenote Azul, and there's also a Spanish fortress you can tour.

What to Shop For
Silver Items, Mayan Local Pottery, Handicrafts

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Queen Victoria (Cunard)

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Cozumel, Mexico

Cozumel, Mexico
Cozumel, a mostly undeveloped Mexican island in the Caribbean Sea, is famed for its scuba diving. At Arrecifes de Cozumel National Park, there's diving spots around a section of the Mesoamerican Reef and the Museo Subacuático de Arte's submerged sculptures. Chankanaab is an eco park surrounding a lagoon with underwater caverns, home to dolphins, manatees and sea turtles.

What to Shop For
Linens and Lace, Cotton Hammocks, Woven Baskets

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Black Watch (Fred Olsen)

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Darwin, Australia

Darwin, Australia
A worthwhile opportunity to see native flora and fauna in natural surroundings from a choice of nearby Wildlife Parks

What to Shop For
Opals and Diamonds, Crocodile Skin Items

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Black Watch (Fred Olsen)
Queen Mary II (Cunard)

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Dubai, UAE

Dubai, UAE
You will need every minute of your time in Dubai to get the most from this amazing city. A first class transport network will help you hit the shopping malls and see the sights

What to Shop For
Gold Items, Persian Carpets, Spices, Delicious Dates

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Arcadia (P & O)
Queen Mary II (Cunard)

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Dunedin, New Zealand

Dunedin, New Zealand
Looking very much like the Edinburgh of the Southern Hemisphere, it comes as no surprise to discover Dunedin's Scottish roots.

What to Shop For
Handcrafted Jewellry, Merino Clothing, Sheepskin Jackets

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Queen Mary II (Cunard)

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Easter Island, Chile

Easter Island, Chile
Sailing past mysterious Easter Island is always a cruise highlight. Read all the fact on your complimentary PC tablet and bore your fellow cruisers!

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Black Watch (Fred Olsen)

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Fortaleza, Brazil

Fortaleza, Brazil
Fortaleza is one of the largest cities in Brazil and certainly one of the most vibrant. Main attraction are the wonderful beaches, but there are plentiful shopping opportunities for the more active.

What to Shop For
Hammocks, Locally Made Clothing,Brazilian Nuts,Lace Items

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Queen Victoria (Cunard)

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Head for rejuvenated Las Olas Boulevard, an area full of chic boutiques and café's - after lunch, relax on the beach

What to Shop For
Ocean Products

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Queen Elizabeth (Cunard)
Queen Victoria (Cunard)

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Goa, India

Goa, India
A former Portuguese colony, Goa's golden, palm-fringed beaches, spread along the state's 105km coastline, continues to attract around two million tourists each winter.

What to Shop For
Silk, Cashew Nuts, Rugs, General Handicrafts

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Arcadia (P & O)

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Hamilton, Bermuda

Hamilton, Bermuda
Capital of the island since 1815, Hamilton is a small, vibrant and friendly city. On disembarking, head for Front Street, which runs along the water's edge and is where the islands glittering retail shops are located.

What to Shop For
Rum Cake, Bermuda Shorts, Cigars

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Black Watch (Fred Olsen)

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Hamilton Island, Australia

Hamilton Island, Australia
Hamilton Island is the largest inhabited island of 74 islands in the Whitsunday Islands. The island is located in northeastern Australia, twelve kilometers off the coast of the Australian state of Queensland and is ideally positioned for exploring one of nature's wonders, The Great Barrier Reef.

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Black Watch (Fred Olsen)

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Havana, Cuba

Havana, Cuba
Havana is Cuba's capital city. Spanish colonial architecture in its 16th-century Old Havana core includes the Castillo de la Real Fuerza, a fort and maritime museum. The National Capitol Building is an iconic 1920s landmark.

What to Shop For
Cigars, Revolutionary Memorabilia

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Black Watch (Fred Olsen)

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Hilo, Hawaii, USA

Hilo, Hawaii, USA
Hilo is the place for a more authentic Hawaiian experience as the area is less commercialised than other partts of Hawaii.A trip to the spectacular Volcano National Park is recommended

What to Shop For
Colourful Hawaiian Clothing, Macadamia Nut Products, Coffee

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Arcadia (P & O)

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Hiroshima, Japan

Hiroshima, Japan
Hiroshima is a city which has risen from the ashes since the horrific events of August 1945, and although these events are justifiably and sensitively commemorated, the city is now one with an energetic and cosmopolitan feel.

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Queen Elizabeth (Cunard)

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Leaving Ho Chi Minh City (formerly Saigon), take a boat trip down the Mekong river for a taste of rural Vietnam

What to Shop For
Communist Propaganda Posters, Tailored clothes, Lacquer Ware, Silks

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Arcadia (P & O)
Queen Mary II (Cunard)

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Hong Kong, China

Hong Kong, China
Take the tram up to Victoria Peak for stunning views across Hong Kong harbour, rounded off with afternoon tea at the luxurious Peninsula Hotel

What to Shop For
Spectacle Frames and Lenses, Tailor Made Clothes, Jade, Computer Equipment

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Arcadia (P & O)
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Queen Mary II (Cunard)

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Honolulu, Hawaii, USA

Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
This lush volcanic island has a number of worthwhile attractions including visiting the rugged north coast area as well as the famous beaches

What to Shop For
Colourful Hawaiian Clothing, Macadamia Nut Products, Coffee

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Arcadia (P & O)
Queen Elizabeth (Cunard)

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Horta, Azores

Horta, Azores
Horta is located on the island of Faial, also known as the blue island due to the different colours of blue decorating the houses and the colourful hydrangea bushes bordering the fields and roadside. Horta is a pleasant town to explore with historical architecture and an attractive marina.

What to Shop For
Hand Painted Ceramics, Lace and Embroidered Items, Local Wine

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Black Watch (Fred Olsen)

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Huatulco, Mexico

Huatulco, Mexico
Once a haven for pirates , Huatulco is a recently developed cruise port offering pristine beaches, friendly locals and worthwhile shopping experiences

What to Shop For
Embroidered Textiles, Local Black Pottery, Coffee, Colourful Masks

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Arcadia (P & O)

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Kagoshima, Japan

Kagoshima, Japan
Dominated by the still-active volcano of Sakurajima, Kagoshima is often compared to Hawaii for the similarity of the landscapes. The people of Kagoshima were recently voted the most friendly in Japan.

What to Shop For
Silk Items, Satsuma Pottery

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Queen Elizabeth (Cunard)

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Kangaroo Island, Australia

Kangaroo Island, Australia
Some like to call Kangaroo Island a zoo without fences. Kangaroos, koalas, wallabies, penguins, echidnas and bird life all call the island their home. In fact, the island's Seal Bay is the only place in Australia where you can walk on the beach amongst a colony of endangered Australian sea lions. In a nutshell, Kangaroo Island gives you Australian nature and wildlife at its very best

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Queen Mary II (Cunard)

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Keelung (Taipei), Taiwan

Keelung (Taipei), Taiwan
Taipei's progress from drab, characterless buildings changed dramatically during the 1980s and the city has since become one of Asia's most attractive, modern cities.

What to Shop For
Jade, Electronics, Cameras

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Ships Visiting
Queen Elizabeth (Cunard)

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Kochi, Japan

Kochi, Japan
Overlooked by the impressive Kochi Castle, Kochi has a relaxed, yet cosmopolitan atmosphere with wide boulevards lined with palm trees and fashionable shopping arcades. A rewarding trip from Kochi is to the nearby mountain of Godai-san which boasts great views of Kochi and Katsurahama, the pebbly beach that lies 13km to the south of Kochi city centre.

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Ships Visiting
Queen Elizabeth (Cunard)

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Komodo Island, Indonesia

Komodo Island, Indonesia
Island home to the unique Komodo dragon and a chance to see it in its natural habitat

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Ships Visiting
Black Watch (Fred Olsen)

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Kralendijk, Bonaire

Kralendijk, Bonaire
Known for its superb dive sites, most activity is centred around the beach and sea. Alternatively, hire a bike and tour the island

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Ships Visiting
Aurora (P & O)

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Kusadasi, Turkey

Kusadasi, Turkey
Just a short ride from Kusadasi, Ephesus is undoubtedly the best-preserved ancient city on the Mediterranean.

What to Shop For
Whatever you purchase - only use cash!

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Ships Visiting
Black Watch (Fred Olsen)

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Langkawi, Malaysia

Langkawi, Malaysia
This serene, tropical island paradise of myth and legend has a thickly-wooded interior encircled by white, velvety sands. The majority of Malaysia's finest beach resorts are sprinkled along the island's secluded coast.

What to Shop For
Duty Free Shopping, BatiK Printed Fabric, Electronics

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Ships Visiting
Arcadia (P & O)
Queen Mary II (Cunard)

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Limassol, Cyprus

Limassol, Cyprus
Built between two ancient cities, Amathus and Kourion, Limassol is the perfect base for exploring the many sightseeing opportunities offered by this popular and friendly island.

What to Shop For
Embroidered and Lace Items, Leather Goods, Brightly Coloured Ceramics

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Ships Visiting
Queen Mary II (Cunard)

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Livorno, Italy

Livorno, Italy
Livorno is an Italian port city on the west coast of Tuscany. It's known for its seafood, Renaissance-era fortifications and modern harbor. Its central Terrazza Mascagni, a waterside promenade with checkerboard paving, is the city's main gathering place. The bastions of the 16th-century Fortezza Vecchia face the harbor and open onto Livorno's canal-laced Venezia Nuova quarter.

What to Shop For
Leather Items, Ceramics, Handmade Stationary

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Ships Visiting
Black Watch (Fred Olsen)

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Madeira, Portugal

Madeira, Portugal
Known as the Garden Island, Madeira is bursting with colour from it's abundant sub-tropical flowers and plants

What to Shop For
Cigarettes, Wicker Products, Embroidered Items

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Ships Visiting
Arcadia (P & O)
Aurora (P & O)
Queen Elizabeth (Cunard)
Queen Mary II (Cunard)

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Malacca, Malaysia

Malacca, Malaysia
A worthwhile shopping opportunity - seek out the famous Malay Batik material

What to Shop For
Antiques, Local Handicrafts

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Ships Visiting
Queen Elizabeth (Cunard)

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Malaga, Spain

Malaga, Spain
From here, a chance to visit the splendid 14th century Alhambra Palace in Grenada

What to Shop For
Ceramics, Leatherware, Malaga Local Wine

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Ships Visiting
Black Watch (Fred Olsen)

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Manila, Philippines

Manila, Philippines
Whilst not recognised as one of the Far East's premier cities, colourful Jeepney's are an interesting form of transport in downtown Manila

What to Shop For
Clothes, Shell Jewellery, Basketwork

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Ships Visiting
Arcadia (P & O)

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Manta, Ecuador

Manta, Ecuador
One of the most important ports in Ecuador, Manta is both a commercial and tourist centre. The main industry is tuna canning and processing, but it is also a centre for exporting coffee and cocao beans. Nearby Montecristi is the home of the Panama hat, an essential purchase on any South American trip.

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Ships Visiting
Black Watch (Fred Olsen)
Aurora (P & O)
Queen Victoria (Cunard)

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Melbourne, Australia

Melbourne, Australia
Melbourne is Australia's cultural capital , boasting a plethora of Victorian-era architecture,extensive shopping, museums and art galleries. Take a vintage tram from the pier to the city centre

What to Shop For
Factory Outlet Clothing

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Ships Visiting
Queen Mary II (Cunard)

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Montego Bay, Jamaica

Montego Bay, Jamaica
A former sugar and banana town, Montego Bay has transformed into Jamaica's leading tourist area over recent years. Blessed with stunning beaches, there are also plenty of shopping opportunities as you wander through streets of last-century 'gingerbread' wooden houses.

What to Shop For
Blue Mountain Coffee, Jamaican Rum, Cigars

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Ships Visiting
Queen Victoria (Cunard)

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Montevideo, Uruguay

Montevideo, Uruguay
Explore the city sights or take the tour to Punta del Este - an elegant and sophisticated beach resort and haunt of the rich and famous

What to Shop For
Woolen Clothing, Ceramics, Leather Goods

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Ships Visiting
Aurora (P & O)
Queen Victoria (Cunard)

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Moorea, French Polynesia

Moorea, French Polynesia
A jewel in the Polynesian Sea, this paradise island is choc full of picture postcard scenery. A half day tour will reward you with a memorable experience

What to Shop For
Black Pearls (but do your research first)

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Queen Elizabeth (Cunard)

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Mumbai (Bombay), India

Mumbai (Bombay), India
A tour of India's largest city is one that will be both thought provoking and memorable

What to Shop For
Jewellery, Leather Goods, Spices

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Black Watch (Fred Olsen)

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Muscat, Oman

Muscat, Oman
A gentle Dhow cruise along the Omani coast is a pleasant way to spend the morning. An afternoon at the beach will round off the day

What to Shop For
Francincense, Gold, Silverware

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Arcadia (P & O)
Queen Mary II (Cunard)

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Naples, Italy

Naples, Italy
Southern Italy's largest city provides access to two important archaeological sites, Pompei and Herculaneum as well as the beautiful island of Capri. Alternatively, a drive along the winding coastal road towards Sorrento is only for the brave.

What to Shop For
Exquisite Figurines, Wonderful Soft Leather Goods, Ceramics, Inlaid Wood, Lace

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Ships Visiting
Arcadia (P & O)
Queen Mary II (Cunard)

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Newcastle, Australia

Newcastle, Australia
With a past shaped by convicts and coal-miners, the Newcastle of today is a thriving cosmopolitan city with a relaxed coastal lifestyle, vibrant cultural life, and civic pride. The city has many historic 19th century buildings some of which have been recently restored to their former glory.

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Queen Elizabeth (Cunard)

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New York, USA

New York, USA
One of the world's premier cities, the Big Apple boasts timeless attractions. Iconic stores such as Maceys and Bloomingdales. Central Park, Times Square and Greenwich Village. The Empire State Building and Statue of Liberty - the list is endless

What to Shop For
Outlet Shopping, Electronics

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Queen Elizabeth (Cunard)

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Nha Trang, Vietnam

Nha Trang, Vietnam
The beach capital of Vietnam is perhaps a good time to break and relax from the busy cruise schedule

What to Shop For
Vietnamese Silk, Hand Embroidered Items

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Arcadia (P & O)
Queen Mary II (Cunard)

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Nuku

Nuku' Alofa, Tonga
A hire car is the best way to explore the relatively small island

What to Shop For
Decorated Tapa Cloth, Locally Made Handicrafts

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Arcadia (P & O)

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Ocho Rios, Jamaica

Ocho Rios, Jamaica
Situated on the north-eastern shore of Jamaica, Ocho Rios is famed for its arts, crafts and shopping, There are also tours to rainforests and plantations as well as the famous Dunn's River Falls.

What to Shop For
Blue Mountain Coffee, Jamaican Rum, Cigars

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Ships Visiting
Queen Elizabeth (Cunard)

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Okinawa, Japan

Okinawa, Japan
Flattened during WWII, the prefectural capital of Naha is now a thriving urban centre, as well as gateway to a number of interesting excursions to the beaches and countryside.

What to Shop For
Ryukyu Glass, Red and Black Lacquerware, Local Pottery, Colourful Textiles

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Queen Elizabeth (Cunard)

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Oranjestad, Aruba

Oranjestad, Aruba
A Duty Free port, Oranjestad is a shoppers paradise, the main shops being only a short stroll from the dock

What to Shop For
Delft Porcelain, Skin Products, Colourful Mopa Mopa Artifacts

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Aurora (P & O)

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Osaka, Japan

Osaka, Japan
One of the world's largest aquariums, Kaiyukan is well worth a visit

What to Shop For
Electronic Items

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Ships Visiting
Queen Elizabeth (Cunard)

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Pago Pago, American Samoa

Pago Pago, American Samoa
A highlight of any cruise, Pago Pago receives limited tourist exposure and therefore remains a jewel in the South Pacific

What to Shop For
Duty Free American Clothing,Handmade Tapa Cloth, Woven Products

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Ships Visiting
Arcadia (P & O)

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Panama Canal Transit

Panama Canal Transit
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Ships Visiting
Black Watch (Fred Olsen)
Arcadia (P & O)
Aurora (P & O)
Queen Elizabeth (Cunard)
Queen Victoria (Cunard)

Papeete, Tahiti

Papeete, Tahiti
The glamorous tropical island of Tahiti is a pleasant mix of French chic and polynesian friendliness

What to Shop For
Black Pearls (do your research first), Pareus (Sarongs), Tropical Clothing

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Black Watch (Fred Olsen)
Queen Elizabeth (Cunard)

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Paracas, Peru

Paracas, Peru
Paracas is home to the famous and amazing Ballestas Islands where you will see families of sea lions, amazing bird-life and tiny penguins. The local museum contains controversial remains of elongated skulls dating back 3000 years.

What to Shop For
Ceramics and local artifacts

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Black Watch (Fred Olsen)

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Penang, Malaysia

Penang, Malaysia
A UNESCO World Heritage site, Penang's capital Georgetown is amix of 19th century churches, temples, mosques and colonial buildings dating back to British rule

What to Shop For
Pewter Items, Silk Batik, Indian and Chinese Fabrics

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Queen Mary II (Cunard)

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Perth, Australia

Perth, Australia
There are a number of wildlife parks surrounding Perth as well as local markets to explore

What to Shop For
Opals, Aboriginal Art, Argyle Pink Diamonds

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Queen Mary II (Cunard)

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Phuket, Thailand

Phuket, Thailand
Elephant trekking is one of a number of activities you will find on this popular Thai island resort

What to Shop For
Unique Celadon Ceramics, Silk Products and Clothing, Brass and Pewterware

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Queen Mary II (Cunard)

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Pitcairn Island

Pitcairn Island
Inhabited by the descendants of the Bounty mutineers, Pitcairn Island is one of the most isolated islands in the world.

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Black Watch (Fred Olsen)

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Ponta Delgada, The Azores

Ponta Delgada, The Azores
Sete Citadades is a 15 square mile extinct volcanic crater in which two separate lakes have formed - one deep blue, the other emerald green

What to Shop For
Locally Grown Tea, Linens and Woolen Articles, Cigars

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Black Watch (Fred Olsen)

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Port Canaveral, Florida USA

Port Canaveral, Florida USA
The nearby Kennedy Space Centre deserves a full day visit, being both informative and value for money

What to Shop For
Space Memorabilia

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Queen Victoria (Cunard)

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Port Elizabeth, South Africa

Port Elizabeth, South Africa
A great opportunity to visit one of a selection of game reserves all within a couple of hours drive from the city

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Queen Elizabeth (Cunard)
Queen Mary II (Cunard)

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Port Klang, Malaysia

Port Klang, Malaysia
From Port Klang, nearby Kuala Lumpur offers excellent and inexpensive shopping opportunities, as well as some interesting city-sights, such as the Petronas Twin Towers

What to Shop For
Batik Fabric, Reproduction Luxury Items, Electronics

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Black Watch (Fred Olsen)
Arcadia (P & O)
Queen Mary II (Cunard)

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Port Louis, Mauritius

Port Louis, Mauritius
This Indian Ocean island has both fabulous beaches as well as numerous shopping opportunities

What to Shop For
Model Ships, Tea, Spices, Textiles, Locally Produced Jewellery

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Queen Elizabeth (Cunard)
Queen Mary II (Cunard)

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Port Stanley, Falkland Islands

Port Stanley, Falkland Islands
With a population of just over 2,000 people, Port Stanley has the feel of a small English village; its small size and remoteness make it unlike any other capital city in the world

What to Shop For
Local Leisure Wear, Falkand Wool Sweaters

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Aurora (P & O)

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Port Victoria, Seychelles

Port Victoria, Seychelles
Situated on Mahe island, the largest the Seychelles archipelago, Victoria is a mixture of modern and indigenous architecture, as well as being an appealing introduction to this paradise island.

What to Shop For
Local Tea, Vanilla Pods and Cinnamon, Model Boats

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Queen Elizabeth (Cunard)

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Praia de Vitoria, Azores

Praia de Vitoria, Azores
Located on the east coast of the Azorian island of Terceira, lies the pretty town of Praia da Vitoria. Founded around 1456, the town centre has a pleasant pedestrian zone with many attractive shops and notable historic buildings deserving of a visit.

What to Shop For
Hand Woven Items, Colourful Ceramics, Locally Produced Wine and Tea

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Aurora (P & O)
Queen Victoria (Cunard)

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Puerto Madryn, Argentina

Puerto Madryn, Argentina
Situated in scenic Patagonia, Puerto Madryn is the ideal location for tours to the Peninsular Valdes National Park, a haven for wildlife including penguins and sea-lions.

What to Shop For
Chocolate, Jam, More Chocolates

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Queen Victoria (Cunard)

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Puerto Montt, Chile

Puerto Montt, Chile
Gateway to Chile's pictoresque Lake District, the town and surrounds still have a strong germanic feel due to its early population by German immigrants

What to Shop For
Wool and Alpaca Garments

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Queen Victoria (Cunard)

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Puerto Quetzal, Guatamala

Puerto Quetzal, Guatamala
Take a tour to the Mayan city of Antigua, a UNESCO Heritage site

What to Shop For
Jade, Handmade Wooden Toys, Colourful Textiles

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Queen Elizabeth (Cunard)

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Punta Arenas, Chile

Punta Arenas, Chile
Situated at the bottom tip of South America, this is an authentic frontier town and gateway to the breathtaking scenery of Patagonia.

What to Shop For
Lapis Lazuli, Alpaca and Lambswool Sweaters, Outdoor Clothing, Tax Free Shopping Zone

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Ships Visiting
Aurora (P & O)
Queen Victoria (Cunard)

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Rabaul, Papua New Guinea

Rabaul, Papua New Guinea
Rabaul continues to exist in the shadow of an active volcano which last erupted in 1994. Occupied by Japanese troops in WW2, there are a number of interesting military sights one can visit

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Queen Elizabeth (Cunard)

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Raratonga, Cook Islands

Raratonga, Cook Islands
Hire a car for the day - the island is round with only one main road hugging the coastline, so you are unlikely to get lost

What to Shop For
Island Clothing, Black Pearls, Soaps and Oils

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Black Watch (Fred Olsen)

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Reunion Port, Reunion Island

Reunion Port, Reunion Island
A must explore destination on any itinerary, the French island of Reunion is located in the Indian Ocean. With an active volcano on its south coast, 17 miles of warm welcoming beaches in the west and lots of dramatic mountains, waterfalls and forests in between. You'll be spoilt for choice.

What to Shop For
Rum, Spices, Lace and Embroidery, Coral Jewellery

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Queen Elizabeth (Cunard)
Queen Mary II (Cunard)

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Rio De Janeiro, Brazil

Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
Famous for its samba football, spectacular carnival, beaches and music - this pulsating city justifies a full day excursion to really appreciate what it has to offer.

What to Shop For
Beachwear (Blue Man), Leather Goods, Coloured Gemstones, High End Fashion

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Aurora (P & O)
Queen Victoria (Cunard)

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Rome, Italy

Rome, Italy
Stroll through the streets of the Eternal City and experience buildings and monuments dating back to a time when Rome was the centre of one of the greatest civilizations ever

What to Shop For
Shoes, Bags and Leather Accessories, Antiques, Designer Outlets

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Ships Visiting
Black Watch (Fred Olsen)
Queen Mary II (Cunard)

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Roseau, Dominica

Roseau, Dominica
Known as the Nature Island, what Dominica lacks in sandy beaches is more than made up by stunning scenery. Think tropical rainforest, volcanic peaks, rivers (over 300 of them) and lakes. This is an island that has managed to excape mass tourism and is all the better for it.

What to Shop For
Locally Produced Rum, Coffee, Sauces and Cigars, Batik Printed Fabric

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Queen Victoria (Cunard)

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Salvador, Brazil

Salvador, Brazil
Salvador: the Land of Happiness - is a magical world all its own, and indeed one of Brazil's most privileged cities, with a luxurious tropical atmosphere, friendly people, and rich cultural heritage. Visit the colourful street markets, where you will find handmade ceramics, basketry, and woven goods; taste the spicy foods and the local fruit.

What to Shop For
Coloured Gemstones, Ceramics, Wooden Crafts

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Aurora (P & O)
Queen Victoria (Cunard)

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San Francisco, California USA

San Francisco, California USA
This iconic West Coast city has a number of must-see attractions including Alcatraz, Fisherman's Wharf, Union Square and of course the famous tram system

What to Shop For
Ghirardelli Chocolate, Jelly Beans

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Ships Visiting
Arcadia (P & O)
Queen Elizabeth (Cunard)

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Scarborough, Tobago

Scarborough, Tobago
This friendly island packs a scenic punch considering its size. Offshore, there's an amazing underwater world to discover whilst on land, the island is dotted with hamlets and villages, untouched by commercialism.

What to Shop For
Local Rum, Spices, Jams and Chocolate, Mini Steel Pan Drums

Temperatures

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Ships Visiting
Aurora (P & O)

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Shanghai, China

Shanghai, China
Always a highlight on any world cruise itinerary, Shanghai boasts numerous places of interest, many of which can be experienced on a full day tour of this vibrant city

What to Shop For
Tax Free Shopping, Silk, Jade,Wood and Stone sculptures, Pearls

Temperatures

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Ships Visiting
Arcadia (P & O)
Queen Elizabeth (Cunard)

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Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt

Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt
Go snorkelling or just relax by the sea at Egypt's premier beach resort

What to Shop For
Spices, Natural Sponges, Brassware

Temperatures

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Ships Visiting
Black Watch (Fred Olsen)
Arcadia (P & O)

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Singapore

Singapore
A visit to Bugis Street Market is a must - followed by (naturally) a Singapore Sling in the iconic Raffles Hotel

What to Shop For
Latest Electronic Products, Colonial Era Antiques

Temperatures

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Ships Visiting
Black Watch (Fred Olsen)
Arcadia (P & O)
Queen Elizabeth (Cunard)
Queen Mary II (Cunard)

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Southampton

Southampton
Our cruise sailings from Southampton cruise terminal include destinations as diverse as Cuba and the Caribbean, the Western Mediterranean ports of Gibraltar, Seville and Lisbon, the Canary Islands, and the Northern Europe cruise highlights of St Petersburg, Tallinn, Stockholm and the Norwegian Fjords.

Ships Visiting
Black Watch (Fred Olsen)
Arcadia (P & O)
Aurora (P & O)
Queen Elizabeth (Cunard)
Queen Mary II (Cunard)
Queen Victoria (Cunard)

St. Johns, Antigua, British West Indies

St. Johns, Antigua, British West Indies
With a beach for every day of the year and an almost perfect climate, Antigua remains a tourist favourite.With the island's strong historical link to Horatio Nelson, Nelson Dockyard Museum is well worth a visit

What to Shop For
Duty Free Shopping, Quality Shell Jewellery, Hand Printed Fabrics, Straw Woven Pieces

Temperatures

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Ships Visiting
Aurora (P & O)

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St.Lucia, British West Indies

St.Lucia, British West Indies
This exceptionally scenic island offers a number of unique ways to discover its charms - both for the energetic, as well as those preferring a slower pace

What to Shop For
Duty Free Shopping, Spices, Coffee, Beach Wear

Temperatures

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Ships Visiting
Aurora (P & O)

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St.Maarten, Dutch West Indies

St.Maarten, Dutch West Indies
A morning stroll through the narrow streets of Philipsburg, followed by a relaxing afternoon on the beach is a fine introduction to the Caribbean

What to Shop For
Duty Free Shopping, Jewellry, Electronics, Rum

Temperatures

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Ships Visiting
Aurora (P & O)
Queen Victoria (Cunard)

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St.Vincent, Cape Verde Islands

St.Vincent, Cape Verde Islands
St Vincent (Sao Vicente) is one of ten islands situated some 300 miles off of the West African coast. The capital Mindelo, with its faded colonial buildings and pastel houses has a true African feel and is well worth exploration

What to Shop For
Brightly Coloured African Fabrics, Fogo Wine, Local Produce, Figurines

Temperatures

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Ships Visiting
Aurora (P & O)

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Suez Canal Transit

Suez Canal Transit
Transiting the Suez Canal is yet another experience to add to any world cruise and should be viewed on the top deck of your ship

Ships Visiting
Black Watch (Fred Olsen)
Arcadia (P & O)
Queen Mary II (Cunard)

Sydney, Australia

Sydney, Australia
As well as being one of the world's most exciting cities, Sydney is an ideal start-point for trips into the outback

What to Shop For
Vintage Fashion, Sheepskin Products, Opal Jewellery, Aboriginal Artifacts

Temperatures

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Ships Visiting
Black Watch (Fred Olsen)
Arcadia (P & O)
Queen Elizabeth (Cunard)
Queen Mary II (Cunard)

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Tauranga, New Zealand

Tauranga, New Zealand
A destination boasting a number of genuinely interesting places to visit, the most famous being the geothermal area of Rotoroa

What to Shop For
Merino Knitwear

Temperatures

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Ships Visiting
Queen Mary II (Cunard)

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Tenerife, Canary Islands

Tenerife, Canary Islands
Tenerife is the largest of the seven Canary Islands and a highly popular tourist destination. A combination of a favourable climate together with stunning beaches ensures continual popularity.

What to Shop For
Tax Free Cigarettes, Perfumes and Spirits, Locally Made Honey

Temperatures

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Ships Visiting
Queen Elizabeth (Cunard)
Queen Mary II (Cunard)

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Ushuaia, Argentina

Ushuaia, Argentina
Commonly regarded as the southernmost city in the world, Ushuaia is the gateway to Antarctica.

What to Shop For
Woollen Clothing and Outdoor Wear, Chocolates, Jewellery, Leather Items, Ceramics

Temperatures

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Ships Visiting
Queen Victoria (Cunard)

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Valparaiso, Chile

Valparaiso, Chile
With the growing popularity of Chilean wine, a chance to visit a Chilean winery as well as the seaside resort of Vina del Mar

What to Shop For
Silver Jewellery, Glass, Leather and Woven Items

Temperatures

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Ships Visiting
Aurora (P & O)
Queen Victoria (Cunard)

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Walvis Bay, Namibia

Walvis Bay, Namibia
A chance to visit the amazing Namib desert - the oldest desert in the world. Expect to see dramatic scenery found nowhere else on the planet

What to Shop For
Rugs and Carpets, Colonial Antiques

Temperatures

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Ships Visiting
Queen Elizabeth (Cunard)
Queen Mary II (Cunard)

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Wellington, New Zealand

Wellington, New Zealand
There is plenty to do and see in the immediate harbour area of New Zealand's capital city, including quality shops and restaurants

What to Shop For
Woolen Items

Temperatures

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Ships Visiting
Queen Mary II (Cunard)

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Willemstad, Curacao Dutch West Indies

Willemstad, Curacao Dutch West Indies
With its pastel-coloured houses and harbourside café's, you may decide not to wander too far. If you do - there are plenty of beaches to visit and shops to browse

What to Shop For
Delft China, Curacao Liqueur, Ceramics

Temperatures

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Ships Visiting
Arcadia (P & O)

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Yangon, Myanmar (Burma)

Yangon, Myanmar (Burma)
Only recently opened to international tourism - one of the cruise highlights

What to Shop For
Lacquerware, Antiques, Textiles, Silk, Handmade Umbrellas, Precious Stones

Temperatures

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Ships Visiting
Black Watch (Fred Olsen)

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