will be able to go ashore in most ports if your work schedule permits.
But keep in mind that the ship has the right to delay or
crew shore leave at any time. This can happen for various reasons. You
may be required to attend a boat drill, the ship may dock late or maybe
there are limited tender boats available to take you to shore if the
ship has anchored.
ships often have a designated crew gangway. If you must use the
passenger gangway, remember that passengers always disembark first.
Also, don't forget to bring your crew identification card with you when
disembarking the ship. The crew onboard time is usually one hour prior
to departing the port. It is very important to remember this because if
you miss the ship, you are responsible for your own travel expenses to
meet the ship at the next port. As well, be prepared to be summoned to
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