I am crusing for the first time on the inspiration on the 4th of July.Do I understand correctly that if you book an excursion with carnival you get off the ship first as opposed to booking it yourself? This would make a big difference as to how I will book. I hate waiting for things(the tenders).
You'll be tendering in Belize and Grand Cayman. The tender ride in Belize is rather long, some boats were much faster than others. The ship will anchor aways out, so allow 20 minutes at least for the tender ride there, less for Grand Cayman.