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What is a Tender Port?

At most ports, the ship will dock at the pier and this allows you to walk down the gangway to the quayside.

At a Tender Port the ship is not able to pull up to the pier or dock, usually because the water is too shallow, so it will anchor just outside the port. Passengers will then be escorted off the ship on to a small boat (normally the ship's lifeboats), called a tender. These boats will then ferry passengers back and forth to the port. Sometimes it will be the local port authority who provide the tender boats.

For any guests who are full time wheelchair users, or with any serious mobility limitations, we advise you to carefully check your cruise itinerary at the time of booking to see if any ports of call included are shown as a Tender Port. This is because your opportunity to leave the ship at said port may be restricted by the Cruise Line Health & Safety Regulations on Tender usage, especially under inclement sea conditions.

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