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This may sound crazy but what is tendering?At some ports there is not enough dock area for the number of ships in port. In the case of Belize and Grand Cayman, there are no docks.
Thank you... I didnt mean to hijack this thread. Sorry!We have always docked in the Bahamas.
I dont guess I will need to tender in the Bahamas?
...I believe Carnival is going to eventually be docking in Belize in the future as they are paying to dig out the pier area to make it deeper. (Just an fyi). I believe that's what they told us when I was there last summer.We were told the same thing when we first cruised there (Glory) in July 2003... STILL waiting!
Just to note, the tender in Belize is really long (lot further that Cayman Islands) so you need to allow time.
THIS IS TRU, BUT WITH OVER 700 HORSES SITTIN ON THE BACK OF THE TENDER BOAT YOU GUYS MAKE IT TO SHORE IN NO TIME!! IT IS ACTUALLY ABOUT A 10 MINUTE RIDE AND IS KINDA FUN. MAKES FOR SOME GREAT PICS OF THE SHIP IN THE DISTANCE AND THE HUGE WAKE THAT THE BOAT MAKES. JUST SIT BACK AND ENJOY THE RIDE. IF YOU SIT IN THE BACK OF THE BOAT, BE PREPARED TO GET A TAD BIT WET FROM THE SEA SPRAY. ALL IN ALL ITS A REALLY NEAT EXPERIENCEMy 12 year old son has already said that he just wants to take the tender back a forth a few times - he doesn't care about getting off the boat!
On I got there about 30 minutes early and was able to be one of the first in line to get enough tickets for everyone in my group... I suggest, that only one or two people in your group go to the ticket area and have the rest of your group waiting on the same levelWhen we were going to the lounge to get our tender tickets, they would not give them to us unless everyone in the party was present.
We arrived at the lounge earily, received our tender tickets, they called our numbers before we even had enough time to sit down and were on the second tender out.
We also did a private cave tubing and passed up the Carnival group of over 60, we only had 13 in our group.