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Old May 31st, 2011, 03:41 PM
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When leaving from southhampton, when does the ship time change to be on same time as france, spain etc?
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Old June 5th, 2011, 12:44 PM
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From what I understand this is up to the Captain, there are no set rules. Some like to change the clock at noon others overnight (1 or 2 am usually). As long as ships time matches "actual" time when you dock anywhere thats all that matters. (certainly this is the case on P&O ships, and i would presume others).

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Old June 5th, 2011, 05:41 PM
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My experience has been that each day when you get the ships newsletter, they'll advise when to put clocks forward or back, but as far as I remember, they say to do it just before you go to bed.

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Most ships time changes are done to confuse people as little as possible.
When you leave Southampton they will normally change the time on night 2 - it is always on the compass and normally a separate note as well. Time changes are always at night with the exception of Eastbound transatlantics which are usually done at mid-day. This is to aid the crew as losing an hour 5 or 6 days in a row would make their lives very difficult.

The cruise director will also remind guests of time changes during the show at night.

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