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Golden1 January 10th, 2012 11:57 AM

Oceanview vs. Starboard
 
Hello cruisemates!! I am taking a southern caribbean cruise in a few months and wanted to know if there is any difference in the view of oceanview vs. starboard? In the previous thread right before this, there is a picture of two cruise ships side by side. Any room on either side gets no view except for the ship next to it. I guess this can happen on either side of a ship on any cruise. So, is the view you get on either side of a cruise ship a crap shoot? Thanks!

Kamloops Cruiser January 10th, 2012 08:04 PM

I don't think makes a difference . The ships might be docked differently depending on what work needs be be done from the wharf.

Mike M January 10th, 2012 08:10 PM

Yes it is a crapshoot on almost all cruises and especially when docking. It is all dependent on what pier and berth the ship is assigned.

Starboard or Port are the same.

Take care,
Mike

green_rd January 11th, 2012 08:44 AM

I try to consider the sunset. If we have a dominant direction I want to be on the sunset side :) Of course most cruises are closed loop so it evens out. Our last cruise was a repo - NJ to PR, so we booked starboard side.

Golden1 January 11th, 2012 04:22 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by green_rd (Post 1409179)
I try to consider the sunset. If we have a dominant direction I want to be on the sunset side :) Of course most cruises are closed loop so it evens out. Our last cruise was a repo - NJ to PR, so we booked starboard side.

That is good advice. Thanks.

Paul Motter January 13th, 2012 03:23 PM

It is good advice - it depends on what direction your ship is heading most of time and whether or not you want the sun coming in your window/door.

Just to clarify - "oceanview" can be either side of the ship. Starboard is the right side of the ship when facing forward, and the other side is called "port."

(Remember port = left, both have four letters).

But just because it is called port it no longer signifies the ship will dock on that side of the ship. I guess it once did (google it) but nowadays a ship can dock equally on either the port or starboard side.

Truck Cruiser January 14th, 2012 02:48 AM

if you get a cabin facing the rear of the ship you get a panoramic view. We love those rear facing balcony cabins!

Dhill January 14th, 2012 09:59 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Paul Motter (Post 1409533)
It is good advice - it depends on what direction your ship is heading most of time and whether or not you want the sun coming in your window/door.

Just to clarify - "oceanview" can be either side of the ship. Starboard is the right side of the ship when facing forward, and the other side is called "port."

(Remember port = left, both have four letters).

But just because it is called port it no longer signifies the ship will dock on that side of the ship. I guess it once did (google it) but nowadays a ship can dock equally on either the port or starboard side.


I did not know that was why they called it the port side that is interesting:D

Kamloops Cruiser January 14th, 2012 10:40 AM

In old sailing ship days that was the side that always facing the wharf. Oldship had only one opening to enter and that always facing dock/port.

richstacy January 15th, 2012 05:25 PM

Not sure what you mean, but I think you mean, is there any difference between the Port (left) side and the starboard (right) side? the answer is not really, but as someone else has suggested, look at a map of your cruise. If you will be approaching most of your ports from the north then the scenery on the approach is more likely to be on the port side. And visa versa, also as someone suggested sunsets are important so if that is important to you you may want to be on the starboard side if you are headed south.

I don't like sitting in the sun in the tropics so I always try to choose the shady side of the ship if we have a balcony. You can do tat by checking your itinerary map prior to booking the cruise.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Golden1 (Post 1409031)
Hello cruisemates!! I am taking a southern caribbean cruise in a few months and wanted to know if there is any difference in the view of oceanview vs. starboard? In the previous thread right before this, there is a picture of two cruise ships side by side. Any room on either side gets no view except for the ship next to it. I guess this can happen on either side of a ship on any cruise. So, is the view you get on either side of a cruise ship a crap shoot? Thanks!



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