i never seen anything like colored dots, the excursions that leave early will meet on board somewhere prior to tendering then move to the tender load area, if you have a need to get off early just tell the purser it shouldnt be a problem. They understand that people book different things that carnival doesnt offer so they will try to work with you, the last thing they want is a mad guest.
Don't wait for an announcement. Go down when the ship anchors and get in line. That's what we did and we were in the first group off the ship.
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Darcy-great advice! I am going to remember that.
There were coloured dots for Carnival excursions for Belize. That was a bit of a tendering mess. We got tender tickets but we had a long wait.
Just make sure that the tender you get on is not going straight to a Carnival excursion for Belize.
Grand Cayman we were one of the first in line to get tender tickets. I found those tender boats hold a lot more people than the Belize ones. We got off quite quickly! I would not worry too much about GC tendering as long as your private excursion is not super early.
Have a great cruise!
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