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Old May 31st, 2008, 09:04 PM
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Excuse me if this is a dumb question, but what time zone will the ship "use"? We are leaving from Vancouver but end in Anchorage. The ship is registered in the Bahamas. We live in the eastern time zone so time is liable to be 4-5 hours ahead of what we are used to.

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Hi all

Excuse me if this is a dumb question, but what time zone will the ship "use"? We are leaving from Vancouver but end in Anchorage. The ship is registered in the Bahamas. We live in the eastern time zone so time is liable to be 4-5 hours ahead of what we are used to.

Thanks in advance!
Each cruise line is a bit different, but you'll get several notices to re-set your clocks/watches when crossing from Pacific time into Alaska time. Tour times, etc. are all local to the area in which you're taking them, and Alaska time is exactly 4 hours BEHIND US Eastern time, not ahead... Right now it's 9:03 pm Alaska time, which is 1:00 am Eastern time.

Happy Alaska Travels!

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ohhh...heh. Thanks, Case!

I know that Alaska is behind, I have no clue why I said ahead. No more drinking and posting for me.
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The ship could stay on vancouver time and then changed at the last minute.
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Just got back from fab trip on HAL out of Seattle. Although the ship didn't change to ADT until after our second day out, my cell phone (which I use instead of a watch) changed as soon as we physically crossed the line. Just FYI - it was a little disorienting - that and trying to remember which side was port and which was starboard!

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Thanks, doopy and Carla!

starboard is right, port is left, correct?
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You got it right, starboard=right and port=left

A tidbit about time zones... what's cool is most ships give you a little newsletter-style schedule each morning to tell you what day it is, what time it is, when and where events wlil be held, etc. This is helpful on cruises of all lengths. When I am not at work with a calendar in front of me all the time, I forget what day it is! (A nice by-product of vacation.)
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