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There are 40 of us Cruise critics going on the Valor in a few weeks and we are going on a Cave tubing excursion in Belize, booked privately, not thru CCL. I am wondering if someone can tell me how tendering is handled on Carnival??? Do you go to a specific place that morning to get a ticket to get onto a tender boat and wait for your number to be called??? Do you just walk to where the tender boats are and get on(first come, first serve kind of thing?)

We are just trying to make a plan to meet that morning to go onshore together but not sure what would be the best way so if we had an idea of how the system worked that would definitly help

Thanks in advance

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There are 40 of us Cruise critics going on the Valor in a few weeks and we are going on a Cave tubing excursion in Belize, booked privately, not thru CCL. I am wondering if someone can tell me how tendering is handled on Carnival??? Do you go to a specific place that morning to get a ticket to get onto a tender boat and wait for your number to be called???

 

Until what's called "open tendering" occurs [about 2-3 hours after you arrive at a port], what's above is the system you use. Once "open tendering" has been announced, just show up at the tender location. You'll get on the next avail. tender

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If I remember correctly, people with excursion go first & then you are numbered. But it goes really fast. We waited late enough that we didn't need a number at all.

 

 

More specifically... if you booked an excursion thru Carnival, you get off first. I don't think the same is true for those who book an excursion privately.

 

Any help here...?

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If I remember correctly, people with excursion go first & then you are numbered. But it goes really fast. We waited late enough that we didn't need a number at all.

 

 

More specifically... if you booked an excursion thru Carnival, you get off first. I don't think the same is true for those who book an excursion privately.

 

Any help here...?

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In Grand Cayman on the Conquest, anyone having an excursion through private companies had to meet in the theatre at 7 AM. As soon as a certain number of people showed up, the assistant cruise director led us all down to the tenders and we all got on one.

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There are 40 of us Cruise critics going on the Valor in a few weeks and we are going on a Cave tubing excursion in Belize, booked privately, not thru CCL. I am wondering if someone can tell me how tendering is handled on Carnival??? Do you go to a specific place that morning to get a ticket to get onto a tender boat and wait for your number to be called??? Do you just walk to where the tender boats are and get on(first come, first serve kind of thing?)

We are just trying to make a plan to meet that morning to go onshore together but not sure what would be the best way so if we had an idea of how the system worked that would definitly help

Thanks in advance

 

Hey we just got off the valor sunday. All you need to do is go to the Eagles Lounge at 7:15am (for all non carnival excurisions) and you will be assigned a "tender number" everyone in your party has to be there to get a number. The Capers will tell you to show up at 7:30, but we went early to ensure we got off the ship as quick as possible. The tenders are called in order of numbers and move quickly. We were #1 and were boarding a tender at 7:35 am and were at the dock at 8:00. One word of advice, with a large group remind everyone that "the group" will not wait for people who are late. Trust me, we almost missed our excursion in the cayman's because of poor communication and who needs that stress on vacation.:p

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Aft lounge deck 5, yes everyone in your party has to be there to get the numbers. We also did the Cave tubing trough a private company, we got our numbers and sat for about 5 minutes before we were called then you will escorted through the ship to the tenders. With a group of 40 you may have to get the next set of numbers being given out to insure you all are on the same tender. We were always off the ship very earily.

You don't have to wait until they call open tendering, the first to be boarded are the ships tour then the extra seats on the tender are used for the numbered passengers.

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