September 27, 2018.
No, this doesn’t mean Carnival will be docking everywhere from now on. The cruise line is replacing the word ‘tender’ with ‘water shuttle’.
According to Brand Ambassador John Heald on his Facebook page this morning:
“It seems many first time cruisers did not quite understand what a tender is and this caused confusion and therefore hindered the smooth operation of the operation.”
“This means you will be taking a water shuttle ashore and will collect a water shuttle ticket and will hear the CD’s reference the same in their announcements”
The change takes effect immediately.