I think OP gave you all a good heads up. You can do what you want with it. At any given time of day Stingray City can be unbearably crowded, depending on how many ships are in port. I do not book any cruise any where until I research how many ships are to be in port on my day. If you are in St Thomas or St Maarten on a day with 8 ships in port or several plus the Allure or Oasis you do not want to be there. It would feel like Christmas week at MK or worse because there are not amenities to handle that many people. Winter is always the most crowded because many ships that are other places in the summer come to the Caribbean in the winter. The summer is pretty crowded too. We have learned to, and are able to travel in May and fall months and everywhere is less crowded. My favorite time was to be in Aruba and Curacao and be the only ship in port!