Question for Cruisemates staff
I am sailing on the spirit around Hawaii. I have a balcony room #7158 and I was wondering which side of the ship this is on ? We are leaving from Honolulu. Also will this be on the side of the ship where we can see land when we are sailing into the harbour of the various ports? this may be a stupid question, I don't know. thanks Toddie
OK, I don't know port from starboard, but if you're standing right in front of the ship with the front of the boat pointed right at you, 7158 is on the left side of the boat. Don't know the answers to the rest of your questions though, sorry.
In order to give a correct answer it would be useful if you give us the Name of the Ship. You can also look at a catalog (Brochure) of the cruise line that has a layout of that particular ship. There you can find you cabin number and know the answer to your question.
Cruising on Ruby Princess: September 22, 2015. 10 Days, From New York to Quebec City. My 98th Cruise!
Another way to determin port and starboard. If you are standing anywhere on the ship facing the bow (pointy end), port is on your left on starboard to right. If you forget this remember left has four letters in the spelling and so does port.
The location is generally quite irrelevent as
1/ ships will not always enter port and dock the
same way and facing in the same direction
2/ Pretty hard to figure out which way which ship will
start going " hard port" or " soft starboard" during its
approach to land mass and ultimately the dock.
Even if you did, could be different next time.
Local weather and traffic conditions impact that a lot.
3/ In high sea, you'll have the same " scenery" whicher side
your cabin is located.
4/ in/around the Hawaian Islands, " circle " is the name
of the game; what you miss on the way, you'll likely catch
on the way out.
If they feature a " evening volcanoe cruising " ( most
do....) they actually stop and will make a point of rotating.
They ALL do that in the Glaciers Area on Alaskan Cruises.
ENJOY, a balcony is a balcony, irrespective of where you are.
it is lovely.