Tendering (the process of a cruise ship berthing at anchor and using small ships to transport passengers to ashore) can be quite fun. That is assuming that the sea conditions are not too rough which can not only make tendering uncomfortable, it can make it impossible.
Tendering is also a great way to get some good images of a ship.
Above is a short slide-show of images, taken by myself, of CMV’s Astor during an around Britain cruise.
The eagle-eyed will see that the ships lifeboats are NOT being used for the tendering, in the earlier images, but several larger (open) boats from the shore are. This of course increases the speed of the process. The latter images are from a different tender port and ARE using the ships lifeboats (orange).
My extensive Astor SHIP REVIEW