St.Thomas to us is the shopping zone. We do dock at a nearby former navy base so there's no tendering like a few years back.Really can't comment as all we do here is shop. Next cruise, we plan excursions. As to shopping there are good deals, but we got better deals on Barbados. Bargain hard as list prices are really only a starting point. Though Cunard only recommends buying at "recommened" stores, you'll frequently get better deals at the smaller stores. Diamonds International etc. are everywhere & prices do vary. Be sure to haggle! "Grenada Score:4" good excusions..try Sunnyside Gardens. Very relaxing. Shopping about a 3(fairly new to the tourist scene. St Lucia Score:4.5. Shopping ok, but great trips may be found. We did "Equsite Cap Maisan" Beautiful resort on a hillside, nice beach. Good food. "Barbados score:5". Good shopping(right on the pier)great excursions. Did the Atlantis submarine. You go down 150ft to explore reefs & aquatic life. Like descending into a large aquarium. "Dominica Score:5+" More local crafts less glitzy stuff for shopping buffs. Fantastic natural beauty.The absolute best we saw anywhere.We did river tubing. Great fun. Absolutly stunning vistas. Can recommend any tour that explores the island. The mountains were the best we saw on ANY island in our past 5 voyages. This IS the island for "nature" buffs! They really take pride in protecting their beautiful island.