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Old 10-19-2007, 06:37 AM
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When you have to get a tender boat to shore, do you have to pre book one for the return journey or can you just turn up at the pier and get on one?
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Old 10-19-2007, 06:47 AM
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The tenders are constently going back and forth to the ship. You may have to wait for a half hour or so fo rthe next one, but you don't have to schedule anything.

As they fill up, they leave.
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Old 10-19-2007, 02:53 PM
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Good pictures. This way you can "relate" to others of what a tender looks like or holds.

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Old 10-19-2007, 02:56 PM
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Travelgal, I'll "2nd" that motion in more ways than one. I am "always" learning, because I "keep" on asking.

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Old 10-20-2007, 12:28 AM
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Another thing to remember about the tenders is to allow enough time. If the ship is sailing at 4pm, that doesn't mean to show up at the tender point at 4pm. I barely made the last one on Grand Cayman once.

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Old 10-22-2007, 06:54 AM
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Oh what "wonderful/beautiful" pictures. Makes me WANT to head for the beach right now. The reason I say this....here in Kansas City, it is COLD and RAINY.
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Old 10-22-2007, 09:52 AM
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No, you do not have to book the tender. Normally first thing in the morning, it can be a little hectic, as a lot of people want to get off the ship at the same time. You just have to get in line and take your turn. They always have more than one tender to take. This happens the same way when you come back to the ship. (Just "remember" where you got off the ship, so you can go back to the "same" place. Also make sure you note the TIME you have to be back on ship, as they will not wait for you to get back on the ship. Give yourself at least an hour to be back on the ship before it leaves port.) You will have to get in line again, to get your tender to take you back to the ship from the island that you are on.

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