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I am booked on Inspiration in March 08 and my prior cruise we docked and did not do tenders. I am not sure how this works. Kind of scared at the thought of transferring from ship to tender boat in the middle of the water. Excatly how big is this boat and is it covered?
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Old August 20th, 2007, 08:29 PM
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No need to worry. I've tendered in Grand Cayman and Cozumel. Tender boats are large and carry several hundred people at a time. In my opinion, no need to worry about this. Have fun!

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No worries on the tenders. There are folks helping you into and out of the tenders. They are large, safe and covered. They also give you a chance to snap a picture of your ship from water level as you motor away from it.

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As the above posters stated no need to worry...usually very large Tender Boats,that usually carry 50 plus people at a time.
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Depends upon the condition of the water...if it's rough, it can be a little dicey....even tho the tender boats are pretty big, they are still bobbing up and down and the gangway is also moving. On one cruise, I traveled with my elderly mother-in-law who was in a wheelchair and we tendered in Grand Cayman...that was very challenging for the ship's personnel, getting her off the ship and into the tender boat then getting her off the tender boat at the dock.
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Also, if its extremely rough, they will just cancel the port of call. Thats the only major drawback when stopping at an island where you need to tender, sometimes you end up missing it, but that can happen when safety is a problem.
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I would rather have a tough boat than a tender boat....
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Hello friends.
I am booked on Inspiration in March 08 and my prior cruise we docked and did not do tenders. I am not sure how this works. Kind of scared at the thought of transferring from ship to tender boat in the middle of the water. Excatly how big is this boat and is it covered?
Thanks for the help.
Most boats are big and have a cover over them, they secure them pretty well. Just dont have any landyard or a bag with long straps around your neck as it can snag on a rail and into the drink you go. Keep those Landyards with your Sail and Sign cards in your pocket.


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Thanks to all who applied, it really helped. ClevelandRocks I like your wit.
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ClevelandRocks, that's just too cool!! Might scare the 1st timers, though.
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Hey I thought you had to pay extra for the zipline excursion?
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