If you do go ashore to shop, don’t stray from the shopping district. The ship’s daily activities guide even warns about crime and offers safety tips. Take them seriously. For shopping, there is a lot to choose from and great deals to be had. Make sure you get to know your ship’s shopping coordinator and where they will be once you are ashore. If you are serious about a purchase, they can help you get the best possible deal by working with the store management on your behalf. There is usually a shopping presentation onboard a day or two before you arrive in port. It’s about an hour in duration and you’ll get a lot of good information and maybe be lucky enough to get one of the giveaways.