We have been to Princess Cays previously and knew it was a tender port when we reserved passage. We did not get off as I did not want to bother with the tender ride as it is difficult even with my very lightweight (35 lb) scooter. The tenders ran regularly and it was fun watching them from our balcony.
We docked in Curacao at about 1:10 PM although we were scheduled to arrive at 2:00. We walked off the ship about 2:30 PM and took a van ride to see the Flamingos and a beach. It was easy to pick up an independent excursion from the pier. However the next time I might do something more structured. Perhaps a visit to the aquarium. Overall Curacao is a fun port with lots to do on this desert island.