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Old January 5th, 2006, 06:21 AM
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Default Time Used Aboard Ship

Sailing on the Volendam, March 23, 2006. Can anyone tell me what time is used on Holland America Line? We want to sail with a friends daysail...see quote from him:
..."Our sail boards at 9 am local time which is 8 am Eastern Standard time. A few of the cruise ships use the concept of "ship's time" which means that they continue to use Eastern Standard Time throughout the voyage. Please confirm with your cruise ship line that you will disembark early enough to be able to board at 9 am Atlantic Standard Time."
The question is what time "local time" doies the Volendam dock in St Thomas?
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Old January 5th, 2006, 02:43 PM
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HAL uses port time in St. Thomas.

If it's different from when you left Florida, then you will change your clocks the night before you get there. - either back or forward one hour - don't know which.

Your cabin steward should leave a card on your pillow reminding you to change the clocks when you retire and it will also be posted in the daily bulletin that is left on your bed that night.

Have a fun time sailing around all the small Virgin & British islands off St. Thomas - it's GREAT!
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Old January 9th, 2006, 07:32 PM
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Unless they've changed in the last year all HAL ships use local time and advise of time zone changes.
Landlocked in Denver, but cruisin every chance we get.

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