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Old October 21st, 2003, 10:59 AM
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this may sound stupid, but what is docking vs. tendering? (is it that some ships are right on the port and we just walk out and others have to stay in the sea and we have to take small boats to shore?) If this is right, then, can someone tell me what happens in Cozumel, Grand Cayman and Ocho Rios in terms of where we dock? I'm just trying to figure out how long it will take us at each port to get out of the ship.
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Delron, you got it right -- tendering is when you take a small boat into port.

Hope someone else can answer the port questions.

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Cozumel you will definitely dock...but there are three different piers - the International Pier, Puerto Maya and then the pier that is right downtown. You could be at either of those piers.

Grand Cayman is a tender port - no dock there at all - all ships tender.

Ocho Rios - not completely sure there, but have never heard of anyone tendering there.

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You should also dock in Jamaica, have never heard of anyone having to tender there, so its just Grand Cayman that you will be tendering, so allow some time for that, also when you return to the ship. Make sure its an hour before your scheduled leaving time.

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Tendering vs. docking also depends on how many ships happen to be in port on a particular day.
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I have a related question. If the ship is docked at a port, does the departure time listed for that port mean when all should be onboard and the ship is leaving? If that's the case, should we allow for say 30 minutes (or another amount of time?) to get back on the ship prior to the designated time?

For example, if the ship departs the port at 6:00pm should we really be on board at 5:30pm? Or is the departure time when they want you lined up ready to board?

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When the ship says it departs at 6:00 it means it departs at 6:00. If you are not on the ship at 6:00 hopefully you have a hotel room and airfare home because you will be left behind. Plan on being back to the ship by 5:30, unless of course you liked the island so much you want to stay.

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Like Thomas said. They (they ship) want people on board no later than 30 minutes before sailaway. Yes, there will be some stragglers, but always plan on being back on board 1/2 hour before departure.

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I'd play it safe and be onboard an hour before the scheduled leaving time, but thats just me, for sure 30 minutes.

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