Usually in all the ports you are going to you will be able to just dock. If for some reason there are a lot of ship, sometimes you have to tender
in St. Maartens. WE were there earlier this year and while we were able to dock, there were a few ships that had to tender there.
I did notice when I checked out itinary on the Princess site, they did note when you had to tender, so depending on what ship you are on, you may want to check the web-site of the cruiseline you will be taking and see if they mention any possible tendering. If there is and you are signed up for a shore excursion, you will be one of the first off the ship, otherwise you may have a short wait, its no big deal, but plan accordingly.
You may want to check out Paradise Island and Atlantis when you are in Nassau, its something worth seeing if you haven't alreay, you can do it on your own or take a tour with the cruiseline, but the "dig" and the aquarium are amazing!
What ship are you going on?
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