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Just curious if anyone knows what happens to ship schedule whent the clocks go back. We will be on the last night of our cruise heading to Baltimore when the clocks go back an hour. Does that mean we will arrive into Baltimore an hour earlier than usual, or does the ship slow down and arrive at the normal time? Thanks, Kevin

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Just curious if anyone knows what happens to ship schedule whent the clocks go back. We will be on the last night of our cruise heading to Baltimore when the clocks go back an hour. Does that mean we will arrive into Baltimore an hour earlier than usual, or does the ship slow down and arrive at the normal time? Thanks, Kevin

 

Does Canada do it earlier?

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Just curious if anyone knows what happens to ship schedule whent the clocks go back. We will be on the last night of our cruise heading to Baltimore when the clocks go back an hour. Does that mean we will arrive into Baltimore an hour earlier than usual, or does the ship slow down and arrive at the normal time? Thanks, Kevin

 

This is a legitimate question, being we will be docking on Nov. 3 in Baltimore, which is Eastern Time Zone and it is due to change on that date........any SERIOUS answers??? :confused: The best part (I'm hoping) is that we just get an extra hour on ship!!!! :)

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This is a legitimate question, being we will be docking on Nov. 3 in Baltimore, which is Eastern Time Zone and it is due to change on that date........any SERIOUS answers??? :confused:

 

You'll still dock and get off the ship at the same time.

 

The dockworkers and CBP are scheduled for certain hours and they will not show up before then.

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If the clocks "fall back" at 2 am Sunday, I would imagine, as the previous poster also suggested that the pier/dock workers are going to be showing up at their regular time - meaning the adjusted time, so that you should plan on arriving "on time". But guest services should be able to answer this question upon embarkation (or find out), so that if you have to alert anyone, you will have time to send an email.

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I've sailed a fall, "clock change" cruise. In our case, we were headed to panama so we changed clocks the first or second night of the cruise - and then just never changed back the following weekend upon our return due to the time change happening that weekend. Since your itin. doesn't go to another time zone, though, you'll probably just get an extra hour on the ship. Gives them an extra hour to keep the bars and casion open. :)

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If the clocks "fall back" at 2 am Sunday, I would imagine, as the previous poster also suggested that the pier/dock workers are going to be showing up at their regular time - meaning the adjusted time, so that you should plan on arriving "on time". But guest services should be able to answer this question upon embarkation (or find out), so that if you have to alert anyone, you will have time to send an email.

I think you are the only one who answered the question.

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This is a legitimate question, being we will be docking on Nov. 3 in Baltimore, which is Eastern Time Zone and it is due to change on that date........any SERIOUS answers??? :confused: The best part (I'm hoping) is that we just get an extra hour on ship!!!! :)

You'll dock at the new time of course

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I'm on the same cruise. I'm hoping that we either leave Freeport later or slow down our last day at sea. What would really suck is arriving early in Baltimore only to sit around for an extra hour prior to debarkation waiting for the dock workers to arrive. I want to take advantage of the hour while I still have my cabin, not after! I'm hoping as another poster suggested that they will adjust to take advantage of the additional hour of revenue. I guess it all depends upon whether an hour of minimal fuel costs (while sitting idle in port) yields more profit, or extending casino and shop hours the night before.

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We were on the Liberty 2 years ago during the clock change. We boarded that Saturday and were off to Cozumel, that night I believe we changed the clock back an hour because the ship was on Miami time.

 

The following Saturday when we disembarked, it was business as usual.

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Last year on the Legend the clocks changed on the Sunday we returned to port. There were announcements and they posted it in the Funtimes. They actually "fell" back the clocks on Friday night, I believe, so we had our last sea day already on the adjusted time before coming back into port on Sunday morning. It is probably up to the captain and staff when they adjust their clocks back, but I am sure they will do so on your cruise so that you are on the correct time when you dock.

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We were on Miracle a few years back when the clocks changed. IIRC they were SUPPOSED to change around mid cruise. Carnival advised via announcements and in the Fun Times that the time change would not happen until later in the week. There could be several reasons that surround this. It could have something to do with excursions and docking times at ports maybe, who knows. It is also possible that you will do the time change BEFORE it actually is supposed to happen. Regardless, congrats, I believe you are about to get a free hour on your cruise and will esentially be able to sleep a little later on debarkation day. We are getting on the Dream on November 2nd, so I'm not sure what they are going to do for us yet but again, we too will get an extra free hour on our ship :p.

 

FTR, I am from Canada and a few years back when the US changed the dates for when they change clocks, Canada followed. Mostly due to trade and travel between our countries would be a headache for a few weeks on each side of the time change if we kept doing it the old way. Saskatchewan is the only province in Canada that does not participate in "Spring ahead, Fall back." Their time never changes.

 

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Looks like the portions of Canada that observe DST (some don't), do it at the same time the US does. Mexico, however, turns their clocks back the last Sunday in October as opposed to the first Sunday in November.

 

Not all of Mexico changes time.

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