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Old March 6th, 2005, 08:57 AM
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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
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Old March 6th, 2005, 10:32 AM
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Default Re: Port or starboard?

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.
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Old March 6th, 2005, 11:53 AM
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I'm wrong............it's going to be on the right. Had my book turned wrong.......sorry! Gotta wear those reading glasses more often.........didn't mean to confuse you.
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Old March 6th, 2005, 12:32 PM
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Default Re: Re: Port or starboard?

thanks boostermom
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Old March 6th, 2005, 01:16 PM
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Default Re: Port or starboard?

Toddie

I am not on the CM staff but will imput anyway.

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.

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Old March 6th, 2005, 02:30 PM
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Imagine standing at the rear of the ship and facing forward. The even number cabins will be on your left ( port ) and the odd numbered cabins on the right ( starboard ).
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Old March 6th, 2005, 05:04 PM
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Thanks Ron. that makes it easier to understand. Toddie
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Old March 6th, 2005, 05:10 PM
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Default Re: Port or starboard?

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.
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Old March 6th, 2005, 09:07 PM
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Thanks cruiseguy. I needed a reference point too for port and starboard. That is easy to remember, port, left, four letters.............
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Old March 11th, 2005, 12:27 AM
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Hi,
You're port side.

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.
Cheers
Pleasant waves.
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