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Old 11-19-2012, 08:36 AM   #1
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Ship Time vs Island Time

Does Disney change times to reflect island time?

We're departing out of Miami and docking at GC so those times will remain the same right?

But what about Cozumel? I know they run on Central time. Will the ship swith to local time Or remain a hour ahead? And when will we know if we are changing times?

What time does the last tender leave from a port? Also if it's docked and no tender what time do you need to back on the ship?

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Old 11-19-2012, 08:52 AM   #2
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Does Disney change times to reflect island time?

We're departing out of Miami and docking at GC so those times will remain the same right?

But what about Cozumel? I know they run on Central time. Will the ship swith to local time Or remain a hour ahead? And when will we know if we are changing times?

What time does the last tender leave from a port? Also if it's docked and no tender what time do you need to back on the ship?

Thanks
The ship will change to be the same as the time to wherever you are going to be. We just got off the Fantasy ( western) We were on Florida time until we got close to Grand Cayman. We then switched back a hour and were that way until we were on our way to Castaway at which point we moved ahead one hour.

There will be a note left on your bed when your room steward prepares your room for the night. They will leave a reminder card to set your clocks to whatever time you need to have it and then they also make a announcement over the loud speaker on the ship. Our waiters also mentioned it to us and they will also mention it before shows start in the Walt Disney Theatre (the cruise director speaks before each show begins and so he will tell you at that time.)

The tenders continually run all day to and from the ports. The last tender brought people back by 5:30 when we were at Grand Cayman. The tenders were running about every 15 minutes all day. You had to be back on the ship no later than 5:30!!
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Old 11-19-2012, 09:09 AM   #3
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Thanks, Sue.

I should be all set as long as my cell phone switches to the local time. I'll make sure as we leave the ship.

Also I'm glad I asked. For some reason I thought I read GC local time was the same as Florida. I guess I read wrong.
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Old 11-19-2012, 10:21 AM   #4
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I think it depends on the port. When we were in Cabo this year, the ship stayed on it's time, and Cabo was an hour behind. It messed us up because we rushed to get off the ship for our 10:00am excurstion that we booked privately (not through DCL) and we got off the ship and it was still 9:00am on the island. So we had to wonder around the port for an hour to kill time before they picked us up.
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Old 11-19-2012, 10:45 AM   #5
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I think it depends on the port. When we were in Cabo this year, the ship stayed on it's time, and Cabo was an hour behind. It messed us up because we rushed to get off the ship for our 10:00am excurstion that we booked privately (not through DCL) and we got off the ship and it was still 9:00am on the island. So we had to wonder around the port for an hour to kill time before they picked us up.
That's weird. Both times we've been to Cabo (different Disney cruises) the ship was on local time.
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Old 11-19-2012, 11:08 AM   #6
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Now that I think about it, maybe it's because of daylight savings time? Maybe Cabo doesn't participate in that? Not sure. We were there at the end of March.
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Old 01-07-2013, 10:38 AM   #7
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just spoke to dis cruise line on the matter

Hi! I had the same questions about time changes and just got off the phone with the disney cruise line (number from disney website) and the rep told me that Disney ships change to local time when in port
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Old 01-07-2013, 10:47 AM   #8
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I just got off the Wonder on Saturday and we did change our clocks forward and back when we docked in Cozumel.
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