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7 hours ago, JLMoran said:

Daytime snorkel? -- check!

Evening fun at the beach bar? -- check!

Realizing the ship is leaving in 30 minutes and joining the pier runners? - Check-a-roo-nee!!!

😎

Ha! No, I never want to be one of those people.  Also, I’m really bad at running... wait... I never run so that’s just an assumption!

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19 hours ago, Matt said:

Let the tour know you're on a ship. They are usually quite understanding about travel delays for cruise guests.

Okay, I booked through Aruba Water Sports and this was in their email:  Once you guys arrive, please double check the local vs ship time as some ships have 1 hour difference.
We have had customers arrive late because of this which is why we inform our cruise customers about this.

I did Google this before posting here, which only has me more confused!  RC says ship arrives in Aruba at 8am - the snorkel tour leaves at 9:30, we are supposed to check in at 9.  We will have our own snorkel gear so that should buy us some time.  Taxi should be about 15 minutes, not including actually getting one.  

So, how do I figure out ship vs port time for all - Aruba, Curacao, Bonaire & St. Thomas?  Any help would be appreciated!

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Freedom, leaving from San Juan will be on Atlantic Standard Time when she starts her cruise.  

Aruba is also in the Atlantic Standard Time zone.  

Neither Puerto Rico or Aruba observe Daylight Saving Time, they remain on the same time all year and never "spring forward" or "fall back" like some parts of the mainland USA does.  

Consequently you will be on Aruba time when you arrive.  

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Here is a helpful website that can tell you which time zone any city or country uses and if they observe DST:

https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/puerto-rico/san-juan

https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/aruba

https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/curacao/willemstad

https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/netherlands/kralendijk-bonaire

https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/us-virgin/saint-thomas

Looks like all are in the AST time zone so no clock changes or time differences.

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1 hour ago, twangster said:

Freedom, leaving from San Juan will be on Atlantic Standard Time when she starts her cruise.  

Aruba is also in the Atlantic Standard Time zone.  

Neither Puerto Rico or Aruba observe Daylight Saving Time, they remain on the same time all year and never "spring forward" or "fall back" like some parts of the mainland USA does.  

Consequently you will be on Aruba time when you arrive.  

Okay, so I was in the "special" math class back in the day...I'll share this info with the hubby and he can figure out what time it will be in November! LOL  Thank you:) 

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35 minutes ago, NJCruisers said:

Okay, so I was in the "special" math class back in the day...I'll share this info with the hubby and he can figure out what time it will be in November! LOL  Thank you:) 

LOL.  On November 3rd, 2019, New Jersey will "fall back" and be on Eastern Standard Time. 

When you fly to San Juan to board Freedom, San Juan will be one hour ahead.  They'll probably tell you on the plane when you land in San Juan to set your watches ahead one hour.  

From that moment forward the time will never change at any of your ports or on the ship.    

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