Ro, you are right. I will not go back to the straw market. Those are the MOST aggressive and rudest vendors we have encountered yet. If you even glance at an item, they are all over you, and don't ever pick it up to examine it! One did not even want us to take a photo of his wood carvings without paying him.
I will stick to Atlantis and Blackbeard's Cay next time, both are beautiful places.
Been there - done that:
2005 Holiday, Sensation, Conquest,
2006 Conquest, Celebration, Holiday,
2007 Freedom Grand Med, Holiday
2008 Fantasy & Sensation,
2009 Fantasy, Holiday & Dream Grand Med
2010 Fantasy and B2B Elation
2011 Monarch of the Seas
2012 Booked - Breeze from Barcelona 12 days