Caribbean cruises leave wave of bitter merchants - Article Photos 1/4

In this Sept. 26, 2012 photo, the Royal Caribbean's Allure of the Seas cruise ship is docked in Falmouth, northern Jamaica as street vendors sell clothes, souvenirs and other goods to tourists. Trade groups say the flourishing cruise ship industry injects about $2 billion a year into the economies of the Caribbean, the world’s No. 1 cruise destination, but critics complain that it produces relatively little local revenue because so many passengers dine, shop and purchase heavily marked-up shore excursions on the boats or splurge at international chain shops on the piers. (AP Photo/David McFadden)