We will be sailing on September and will be going to Nassau, St. Thomas and St. Maarten...I have a few questions.... 1. At any of these ports, do you have to take a tender to get to the port or do they pull up right to the port? 2. How is the shopping like in these ports...I am not too much into jewelry but love purchasing knick knacks and souveneirs? is it fairly inexpensive like Cozumel, Mexico? 3. Now with excursions, I like looking at scenic views and taking tons of pictures. Any places you would recommend and will it be cheaper if I take a cab? is it safe to do it alone? Would love to hear any suggestions.... Thanks a bunch!!!!!!!