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Old 11-02-2012, 06:44 AM   #1
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Question Time Zone Question.......

Wondering how cruises handle the time zone change, since.we'll be sailing out of Galveston heading into EDT. When do they change over, & how does that affect time on the ship?

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Old 11-02-2012, 07:55 AM   #2
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Wondering how cruises handle the time zone change, since.we'll be sailing out of Galveston heading into EDT. When do they change over, & how does that affect time on the ship?

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I'm not sure how the time effects the ship but I noticed on some previous navigators that people have posted that DCL puts what time zone your in for each port & whether you have to move your clocks forward or back. I thought that was helpful.

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It has been my experience that DCL will have you change your clock with the current time zone you are in. You will be notified within your navigator and also by announcements when you need to change your clock forwards or backwards.
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Old 11-02-2012, 09:01 AM   #4
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I'm a little but nervous about our excursion in Grand Cayman...the tour operator has sent very specific instructions, but it's still a little confusing. They said ships may not be on the same time (and I have read about people nearly missing excursions or being really early or late), and that they don't observe daylight savings, and that they are typically on Central time. We are sailing out of Galveston, so I know we will at least start on Central time! And I plan on getting off as soon as possible. I'd rather be really early than late!
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Old 11-02-2012, 11:26 AM   #5
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I know that on land, the time change is about half way between Pensacola and Tallahassee here in Florida.
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Old 11-02-2012, 12:11 PM   #6
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We went through a few time changes on board and they always put a little card on our bed the night before with the navigator saying to remember to set your clocks back or forward one hour. And it is also noted in the Navigator.
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We went through a few time changes on board and they always put a little card on our bed the night before with the navigator saying to remember to set your clocks back or forward one hour. And it is also noted in the Navigator.
This was the case with our Canada cruise. Also remember to change your watch. We had friends miss their cruise ship due to time change. They went by their watch and not by local (and ship) time.
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Old 11-02-2012, 05:23 PM   #8
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Normally the ship will follow local times on the island being visited. There are rare exceptions (usually to avoid changing times 2 nights in a row). IF the ship is not on local time, you are made aware of that at least 3 times--at the show the night before, in the Navigator, and at the gangway.

When you are to change times, it is to MATCH local time--again, your server will remind you at dinner, your stateroom host will put a card on your bed at night, and it will be in the Navigator.
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