1) There was one tender at the dock. Officers congregated in the tender out of the sun and would not allow guests to have shade on the tender as the weight would ground the tender in the sand.
2) Sunscreen should have been brought from the ship. Many of us were on the island since 9:00 this morning and since we could not get back were there until 5:00 pm. Although we had put sun screen on in the morning - we planned on going back earlier in the day. My husband who had been a burn victim years ago has no pigment on parts of his legs and arms. He has very bad sun burn on him and will not be going outside for a while.
The workers in blue not officers went above and beyond and should be recognized by the company for their efforts for consoling those who were upset. I saw one young man who walked arm in arm with an elderly woman who was upset and crying telling her it would be ok. She was at least in him mid to late 80's. Her husband was very burnt and did not have a hat and did not get one of the umbrellas that was passed out.
It is hard to believe that the cruise line did not have tide tables and could not have predicted this situation. Will write more when I return. My internet minutes are running out. Oceania is one of the few cruise lines where you can not use word so you can type before going on the internet without signing in and using minutes.
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