Subscribers

DNR will be creating an online Calendar of Events, to keep track of your DNR Cruise Itinerary, unique to each upcoming DNR Cruise.

You can view these calendars directly on our website (see below).

But more importantly, these Calendars can be pulled from the DerekandRomaine.com website, into a smartphone! You do this by “subscribing” to the Calendar with your smartphone. These are known as “iCal” calendars, which DNR creates on Google.

Note that by subscribing, the events are not actually added to your personal Calendar – you are simply viewing our events as a subset of your overall Calendar view. And you can unsubscribe at any time, and the events would disappear.

How you subscribe to an Event Calendar, is different for iPhones vs Android and other types of phones.

One very important caveat, with regards to using our DNR Cruise Calendars – is TIME ZONE DIFFERENCES!

Learn about SHIP TIME and LOCAL TIME ZONES

  • It’s important to understand that there is a “SHIP TIME” that the ships set their clocks to, and they ask their passengers to observe. Most cruise lines, set their SHIP TIME, to the LOCAL PORT TIME ZONE – but not always. And it is not always clear what time zone that ships will use during SEA DAYS.
  • By default, we initially set each Calendar Event, to the LOCAL TIME ZONE that we expect the ship to be honoring. The cruise lines will not provide the daily time zones for us in advance – as it’s up to the Captain to determine what they will observe. So we can only confirm the daily time zones, after we board the ship.
  • Once we board the ship, and confirm the daily time zones, we will adjust the event times on our DNR Cruise Calendars. This should happen by the end of the departure day (11:59pm on the departure day).
  • You should “refresh” your Calendars on the morning of the second day, to make sure you are looking at any adjusted times. You should also refresh your Calendars daily, in case of scheduling and location changes. This will require that you have Internet Access! If you did not purchase an Internet plan on the ship, you should be able to do this on port days, when the ship is near a cell tower (assuming your smartphone has a roaming data plan).
  • Last but not least, in the DESCRIPTION field of each Event, we include a “SHIP TIME: HH:MMam/pm” field. Always reference this, as technically everything we do on board, should be using the SHIP TIME and if anything goes wrong with our Calendars or your Internet Connection, or how your smartphone is interpreting TIME ZONES, you can always reference the SHIP TIME in the description field – as the ACTUAL SHIP TIME that the event is planned.

 

MIAMI MADNESS CALENDAR:

Click here to view the DNR Miami Madness Calendar on our website. Keep in mind that the times listed, are the projected LOCAL TIME ZONES that the ship will actually be in.

OR:

Subscribe with an iPhone/iPad using iOS9 or 10

  1. iOS9 or 10 devices, follow these steps:
  2. First go to https://www.derekandromaine.com/cruise/calendars on your iPhone (this page).
  3. “Tap and hold” the following URL link, which allows you to “Copy” the URL into your iPhone’s clipboard:
  4. Next, go to the Settings app on your iPhone or iPad.
  5. Tap on Mail, Contacts, Calendars.
  6. Tap on Add Account… under the Mail section.
  7. Tap on Other.
  8. Tap on Add Subscribed Calendar under the Other section.
  9. “Paste” the above URL that you copied into your clipboard, by Tapping and holding the field, then selecting to “Paste”.
  10. Tap the Next button.
  11. Tap the Save button.
  12. After you have subscribed, enter your iPhone/iPads Calendar app, and you’ll see the DNR Events integrated. You can always click “Calendars” at the bottom of your Calendar app, and turn on/off the DNR Cruise Calendar.

Subscribe with an iPhone/iPad using iOS11

  1. iOS11 and later devices, follow these steps:
  2. First go to https://www.derekandromaine.com/cruise/calendars on your iPhone (this page).
  3. “Tap and hold” the following URL link, which allows you to “Copy” the URL into your iPhone’s clipboard. If you clicked wrong, it may ask “This website is trying to show you a calendar invite” – select IGNORE then try to COPY again.
  4. Once you Copied the above into your clipboard, then go to the Settings app on your iPhone or iPad.
  5. Tap on Accounts & Passwords.
  6. Scroll to the bottom and select “Add Account“.
  7. Select “Other
  8. Select “Add Subscribed Calendar“.
  9. “Paste” the above URL that you copied into your clipboard, by Tapping and holding the field, then selecting to “Paste”.
  10. Tap the Next button.
  11. Tap the Save button.
  12. After you have subscribed, enter your iPhone/iPads Calendar app, and you’ll see the DNR Events integrated. You can always click “Calendars” at the bottom of your Calendar app, and turn on/off the DNR Cruise Calendar.

Subscribe with an Android

  1. Android users all have a Gmail address. And the first thing you must do, is open your desktop web browser (do not use your smartphone) and go to https://calendar.google.com.
  2. Login to Google Calendar, with the Gmail address that you use on your Android phone.
  3. On the left side bar, click the Down Arrow to the right of the words “Other calendars”.
  4. Select Add by URL
  5. Copy and paste the following ICAL link, into the calendar address field provided on Google Calendar
  6. Click Add Calendar.
  7. The calendar will appear on the left side under “Other Calendars”
  8. Note: It might take up to 12 hours for changes to appear on your Google Calendar.
  9. Once the other calendar is linked in your Google account, you can assign its events a color and hide/show that calendar both on the web and in your Calendar app.

Subscribe with another device

  1. We do not have specific instructions on subscribing with another device. However the steps may be similar to the iPhone or Android instructions above.
  2. In general, you will always need to input the following ICAL link, somewhere into your smartphone’s Calendar section:
  3. If you are successful with another device, please let us know the exact steps to subscribe, and we can share those instructions with other members!

 

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