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our experience was if you show up as soon as they anchor to the lounge get a tender ticket as soon as the tenders are available they call the ticket number/colour
Ship's excursions go first (if scheduled at the same time as tenders are ready to go) then regular passengers called
If there is still space (they count passengers) on a tender with the ship's tours then they will call independent passengers tickets
After all ship's tours are ashore they will open the tendering you do not need to get a ticket just go to the gangway/tender platform
The private guides will wait for people but some passenger like to get a full day in so are quite anxious to get off
If you show up early you will not wait that long
That is my experience
Alexandr Pushkin, Carnival-Holiday, HAL-(old)Westerdam- Eurodam (2), Royal Epirotiki-Olympic, Orient lines-Marco Polo, NCL-Dream, Princess - Dawn Princess, ACCL-Grande Caribe, St Lawrence Cruise Lines-Canadian Empress, Scenic Tours -Scenic Sapphire, Oceania-Insignia (3), Regatta(6) Marina(2) Riviera (1) AQSC-American Queen
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And then we weren't even called until 8:40, but in the interim one ship's tour after another was called.
If they'd told me 7:45, we'd have been there! And then we probably WOULD have been on time.
C'est la vie.
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