NCL is not allowed to use their lifeboats in Belize as tenders and they are required to hire out the tenders. They are large boats with capacity for about 200.....they come back and forth about every 10 minutes. If there are long lines for the tenders ....NCL will hand out tender tickets....they are no charge. As Berick has stated the tours go off first. If your not on a ship excursion, then after about 2 or 3 tenders you should be able to go to the gangway and just hop on. It's very easy and quick to the Belize pier.
Richard & Mary
NCL Paltinum Lattitudes members