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Old March 8th, 2004, 12:41 AM
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We will be on the Carnival Glory Western Carribbean cruise soon. I need to be educated on how the time works and how to schedule our own shore excursions online. Does the ship stay on Eastern time for the whole trip? I suppose I'd just need to figure out the time at each port and plan excursions accordingly?
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Old March 8th, 2004, 08:02 AM
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The ship stayes on the time zone it departed from. So if it was EST at Embarkation, then they stay on the time throughout the cruise. No matter what time zone you are docked in.

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Old March 8th, 2004, 10:47 AM
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I think it may depend on the ship. We were on the Carnival Conquest to W Carribean out of New Orleans in January 2004 and we changed times.
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Old March 8th, 2004, 09:35 PM
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Hmmmm.....Carnival told me they operated on the time that reflected the time zone in which they were docked. Sounds like we need a phone call to Carnival to clear this up!



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On Princess in Alaska, we changed time zones. They printed time change reminders in the Princess Patters. I think we changed on Carnival too, but I'm not sure about this one.

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Old March 9th, 2004, 05:18 PM
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On our last 2 Carnival cruises we stayed on EST (port departure time) thru the entire cruise even though we went into another time zone.....The cruise director always alerted us of the time zone change so we were back to the ship at the ships time...

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I called Carnival and was told that "ship time" will be the same as "port time" while you are in port.
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I called carnival today and was told that the time listed in Carnival tours and dock times is the local time of wherever you are docking
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