I have 1 more question. I was told to reserve a cabin on the port side (left side facing forward?) on a southbound cruise from Seward to Vancouver to get the best view. Is this correct? Thanks everyone for your help.
Port side is the mainland side of the ship going southbound. While in looking at glaciers or in the Inside Passage it does not really matter. When they go in to see the glaciers they go into a fjord so the boat must turn aroung to come out. This makes either side good viewing. In the Inside Passage there is mainland on one side and islands on the other so the views can be nice on either side. The difference is between Seward and the Inside passage and between the inside passage and Vancouver. In those areas on the starboard side all you will see is ocean.
So, would I be correct in booking a STARBOARD cabin sailing NORTH from Vancouver? (roundtrip on the Radiance). I know that coming BACK towards the south, we won't have as good of a view, right? I already booked a midship, Starboard cabin, so I hope it's a good location!