I agree with showcat, RUM!!! I didn't like the whole atmosphere at the Straw Market last time, but next week I will be going on my cruise and I'm going to give it a second try. The deals are great and after thinking through the last time I was there, I did get some really cool purchases. I will go in with an open mind this time.
Word of warning though, Don't buy the calypso cd's. Even though they are packaged, my brother opened it up to find a burned cd.