How your watch could ruin your cruise holiday

Jul 03, 2017

Whether you’re interested in lazing by the pool, seeing a theatre performance or meeting the locals at port, there is such a variety of things to do on a cruise.

One thing you might not know about cruising, though, especially if you’ve never been on one before, is that time is very important. Given there are so many activities on and off the ship, it’s important to keep track of what’s happening and when.

But what happens when you cruise through several different time zones? Does the time on board change or stay the same?

Different cruise liners have different rules and depending on where the ship is travelling to there will either be a need or no need to change the time on board.

“[I] have been on several ships in different time zones [and] all ships changed time to the local time zone,” says regular cruiser Oppis from Germany on Cruise Reviews.

“In the evening we had a notice on our beds, to change the time, before going to sleep. On some cruises we had 7 different time changes.”

Some cruise lines will stick to the time of the original embarkation port, while others will change the time during the course of the trip. Whatever the case may be, make sure you have the right time on your watch so you don’t miss out on all the great activities you have planned. 

So, don’t let your watch ruin your cruise by making sure it’s set to the right time. If in doubt, ask one of the crew while you’re there, or ask your cruise liner before leaving, just to be sure.

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