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Does DCL stick with ship time?

Discussion in 'Disney Cruise Line Forum' started by Tinkerbell2B, Oct 4, 2012.

  1. Tinkerbell2B

    Tinkerbell2B Member

    I can't remember if DCL sticks with ship time from where the ship departed, or does time on the ship change during the cruise. I am on the March 16th sailing on the Fantasy doing the western route. Thanks!
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  3. PrincessShmoo

    PrincessShmoo DIS Veteran

    Our experience has been that when traveling across time zones we change time. Now, we've mostly done cruises that were long ones (TA, PC), so, we have to change times. But even on our MR cruise we changed time.

  4. jahber

    jahber Active Member

    The ship followed local time on our Western Caribbean cruise. I know, because I almost missed my spa appt. THAT would have been a tragedy ;). Next time I'll pay better attention!
  5. clten

    clten Active Member

    It is completely up to the captain. Although in most cases, we have changed to local time. One exception was when the clocks changed anyway for daylight savings time (can't remember if it was spring or fall) but we didn't change to local time on that cruise and were an hour off in port. I mention it because DST starts in early March. (Just checked the date, it's the week before you. So you should be okay.)
  6. PA Princess

    PA Princess Active Member

    I had read on the Dis previously that the ship stayed with port time, but on our August Fantasy western trip, the ship changed times...moved an hour ahead and then an hour back. It was not a big deal, but could make havoc if you did not pay attention. It was listed in the Navigator and there were announcements.
  7. crashbb

    crashbb DIS Veteran

    Wouldn't changing the times mean that it DID stay with port time? The times in the ports were different from each other (1 hour ahead then an hour back), so the ship time would have to change to say with port time.
  8. rcchello

    rcchello Active Member

    On the Canada cruise we changed time when we got near Halifax.
  9. Magic3forme

    Magic3forme Grand Slam club members

    on the Fantasy in June (western) we changed times.
  10. BethC1952

    BethC1952 DIS Veteran<br><font color=darkviolet>Has been VER

    I've been on two Western Caribbean cruises with DCL and we changed to local time on each cruise. We also changed to local time on the Eastern Caribbean, and on the Canadian cruises.

  11. jahber

    jahber Active Member

    Perhaps pa princess meant *departure* port time?

    Except in the 1 example mentioned above, I can't imagine why a ship docking in a port wouldn't follow local time (and even in the case of DST I would be confused...then again I have a bad track record with time changes on ship no matter what!). What a nightmare that would be, making sure everyone made it back for All Aboard time!

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