Tenders are boarded based on shore excursions. Therefore, those that have purchased a tour thru NCL go first. BUT!! Despite some of the whiners and complainers, IT IS NOT that bad! The time most ships spend getting to the pier, tying up, etc. is not wasted on the NORWAY. The exact same ship cleranace procedures by the island authorities occurs then the NORWAY begins disembarking. 400 people at a time on their two tenders..on their private island, they use three tenders.
If you are staying on a consierge level cabin, your Consierge can get you early tender passes. Otherwise, send ONE (1) person from your group to pick up tenders passes the day before (lots of announcemnts regarding passes..don't worry).
Whatever you decide to do onshore, BON VOYAGE!
You will love the BLUE LADY!