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Old August 5th, 2006, 04:55 PM
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In reviewing our docs I noticed we would be tendered in Ketchikan.

How does the tendering procedure work? Since we have a short stay in Ketchikan (6:30 am to 1:30 pm) I am wondering how Princess will get the number of passengers on the Diamond to shore in such a short time?
This seems like a huge undertaking unless Princess has multiple boats available. We were thinking of taking an excursion, but now I'm not so sure.

Information on this will be appreciated.

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Old August 5th, 2006, 06:49 PM
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In Ketchikan there will be a number of ships in port but there will also be a number of tenders in use by the ship in order to accomodate passengers.

They usually have suite and ship's excursion passengers on the first tenders but I have not had a problem making an early excursion on NCL when having to use a tender. They had four going at one time.

The most interesting thing was that the tenders have to coodinate their passage with the float planes taking off and landing in the harbor. Our pilot really loved the tenders.

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Our stop there, we also had to tender, but only in the AM. Once a Princess ship left the dock, we were able to pull in their spot. The actual tendering wasn't bad at all, all very organized and orderly.
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Thanks Mike and Donna,

Your info answered my questions. Mike, as far as your pilot is concerned I can only imagine how he must love the tender boats. That adds another segment to the equation. Wow !

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