I have to agree with you reagrding shopping. Not many bargins to be found in the ports. The only things I buy these days in the ports are Cuban cigars, cigarettes and booze. The Caymans are great for Cubans, and St. Thomas for booze. With the Internet, shopping for high end goods are made so much easier. I get better deals on the Internet than I do in any port I have visited. Actually, I like that better because it gives me more time to sightsee.