Some ports the ship pulls up to a dock and you walk off. In other ports the ship for one reason or another cannot dock. They anchor
and you are "tendered " ashore on the ships own tenders or locally provided tenders. Tender services are FREE and part of the fare you paid. Where are you going?Maybe I can tell you which ports are which. Some people make a big deal about the inconvenience of tendering. Just relax and enjoy it as yet another little adventure on your cruise.