You are right, they are not cheap, $19.00 for a Monte Cristo # 2, $13.00 for a # 3, $15.00 for a Bolivar Belicosa. Furthermore, they are nothing special and probably not worth the price. Personally, I prefer Dominicans, primarily La Gloria Cubana, however, in most of the Carribbean Ports you can't find anything except Cubans offered in the shops, that is why I bring cigars with me.
Queen Mary 2, Canada
Enchantment, Western Carribbean
Century, Western Mediterranean
Jewel, Eastern Caribbean