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I recently booked a cruise to Bermuda, which will be staying there for 2 days and was wondering if it was safe to do shopping on the night that we would be docked there and if it would even be open to begin with? Sorry if it's a silly question.

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I recently booked a cruise to Bermuda, which will be staying there for 2 days and was wondering if it was safe to do shopping on the night that we would be docked there and if it would even be open to begin with? Sorry if it's a silly question.

 

Bermuda was wonderful. I can't wait to go back! Everyone we met was really nice and the island was clean. It's funny, we commented to our taxi driver and he said it had gone downhill over the years.

 

As far as shopping, we overnighted two nights as well. Each night there was a street festival. One was right in front of the ship in Hamilton. The other was in the Royal Naval Yards. Some of the vendors were the same, but not all. I do not recall if the shops were open as we spent a half day shopping in the Royal Naval Yards and the rest of the day shopping in Hamilton. It was very expensive and generally what I brought home was from the street festival. Some of the stores were open, but I'm not sure once you were off of the main street, how many remained open. I would not have had a worry about wandering around at night though.

 

I'm curious to see what others think.

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As I recall, Bermuda is an incredibly safe place to visit. There is virtually no crime on the island. There was a joke going around the last time I was there that the police knew the whereabouts of all 3 criminals on the island. Have a great time. Stop in the Cock and Feather in Hamilton for an awesome pint or two.:D

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We've been to Bermuda twice, once for landbased vacation and once by cruise ship. Stores in Hamilton tend not to open in the evening whereas at the Dockyards I seem to recall them being opened in the evening when a ship was in. This makes sense at Dockyards since cruisers are their major source of income and have limited time in port. They tend to explore the island or go to the beaches during the day leaving only the evening to shop.

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