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Old January 9th, 2009, 08:48 AM
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I just recently noticed that Cozumel is one hour behind EST. If your port has a change in time, are you reminded by the cruise line that there is a change and to change your watches etc... or does everyone just stay on EST the whole trip. I wouldn't want to miss getting back on the boat or anything due to this. Does anyone know if Jamaica and Grand Caymen have changes in time too?
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Old January 9th, 2009, 08:56 AM
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Set your watch to ship time and leave it there. Chances are, it will be set to EST. You don't want to miss your ship by messing around with time.
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Carolin is right, as usual. More often than not, you'll just stay on EST for the entire trip. They'll remind you NOT to listen to locals, or look at the clock in Carlos-n-Charlies to check the time, but just use your own watch. If you do drift onto local time, you'll have a beautiful picture of the ship, sailing off without you.

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we did the western caribbean itinerary last year and the cruise director kept mentioning that almost every cruise someone misses or nearly misses the ship because they start going by local time. He suggested using your own watch and setting it to EST to be sure you are on ship time as the other posters suggested. IT seems to be your best bet.
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If a change in time is needed, your cabin steward will place a note on your bed to turn your clock either forward or back one hour before going to sleep.

You can also check the time on your cabin's TV.

Don't assume that you will be on EST; you may not be.
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It used to seem like years ago there would be some time changes announced while on board cruise ships but I have not experienced this in the past couple of years. Bob
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When we did the Panama Canal from Van to FLL in 06 , we changed time at least once every couple of days. When we did the the Caribbean on MOS we didn't change time at all. In Alaska we changed Alaska time during the second night.
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I just recently noticed that Cozumel is one hour behind EST. If your port has a change in time, are you reminded by the cruise line that there is a change and to change your watches etc... or does everyone just stay on EST the whole trip. I wouldn't want to miss getting back on the boat or anything due to this. Does anyone know if Jamaica and Grand Caymen have changes in time too?
If your captain says stay on ship's time, be sure you have a watch. Do not rely on your cell phone, as it will automatically change with the time zones.
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