Sometimes when cruising the ship cannot dock in town and has to stay offshore so the passengers have to tender into the port. Such happens for visiting the island of Grand Cayman, in the Cayman Islands chain. Our ship had a very efficient method of tendering, they gave us a number as we entered the waiting room, which was one of the dining rooms, and called a set number at a time for the tender boat, which was either a local boat or one of the ship’s lifeboats. In this case, it was only a ten minute ride to shore and the water was calm so it was very pleasant. For the trip back to the ship, Princess had an area set up at the dock, under an awning, providing cold towels and cold drinks for passengers. My wife and I are always impressed by the cruise lines’ efficiency.