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I went there the other day and wasn't able to even find the post. What day is that from? :confused:


Ncl prolly has deleted all post ill look in a minute


A few of the locals don't want this prolly most do But normally when you are against something you are more vocal

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Basically, the tender process is a pain when you have a private tour that says leaves at 10am. NCL gives priority to people who booked a NCL excursion. To me it adds a layer of stress trying to get off the boat early enough to meet your private tour. To get tender tickets you have to get to a tender meeting point like one of the lounges to line up for tickets. On previous cruises this would mean lining up at 7am.


Won't be a problem thus time as I have booked thru the ship.



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We actually booked through the ship for the first time ever just because it was a new port to us, so hoping it won't be too bad. Thanks all for the info! :)

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I promise I'm not flaming, and this is an honest question. Why is the tender process in Belize such a pain? We tendered all over Europe last year on another line and I didn't consider to be that bad for the payoff of visiting the ports. Is it particularly more painful in Belize or are you (and other posters) saying all NCL tenders are terrible? Going to Belize in November and SUPER excited about it, so I'm just wondering if we'll have a huge problem to make sure we're prepared for. Thanks!:o


It didn't seem any better or worse than any other tender. We had a private excursion booked at 9:00 and made it in plenty of time.



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Having been to Belize on three different cruises I can say that we have never had a problem with the tenders. We have gone to two different Mayan ruins, and once on a general tour. No problems at all. And Belize prides itself on NOT being a third world country.

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Could be, but if I'm taking a cruise there I want to go to Belize I could care less about a private island.


I thought the same thing but once we got off our tender and walked through the stores and ended up by the fence keeping everyone out there was no way I was leaving that small dirty area and Im a New Yorker! My dh asked if I wanted to eat or have a drink and there was no way I was putting my mouth on anything from there. I had three older teens with us and we ended up going back to the ship. I wont get off in Belize again and will treat it as a sea day.

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I would welcome another port there. Private island or tender to the mainland would be great. I think both at this port could work also. It would bring more commerce to the area than just a private island would alone.


I can understand why locals don't all want it. There are the elite with homes there who built just because of the beaches, privacy and exclusivity. Then there are the working people who know it will provide opportunity for them to work or own their own businesses. The government knows that growth is a positive thing for the people.

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