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Old January 5th, 2009, 02:53 PM
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On the Norwegian Sun from Valparaiso to Buenos Aires, which balcony cabin is preferrable? Port, starboard, or doesn't matter? While in port, I prefer to have a view of the dock, but while sailing, I don't want to miss any of the stunning views thru the channels & fiords.
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Old January 5th, 2009, 03:43 PM
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my choice would be port. coastal views both directions. i may be wrong. anyone, please correct me.
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Old January 11th, 2009, 06:51 PM
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If you are a nautical nerd I would go with the port side. Since most ships pass each other port to port you will see more ships passing by, but on our Panama Canal cruise we were on the starboard stide and had a view of the docks most of the time.
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Old January 12th, 2009, 08:16 AM
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On the Norwegian Sun from Valparaiso to Buenos Aires, which balcony cabin is preferable? Port, starboard, or doesn't matter? While in port, I prefer to have a view of the dock, but while sailing, I don't want to miss any of the stunning views thru the channels & fjords.
There is no guarantee that a ship will "always" dock on the same side at a port the ship. It can depend on what pier the ship is assigned and other factors that determine if the ship will dock port or starboard, so it can be somewhat of a crap shoot on which side to book.

I would gather, since you are doing a west to east sailing, that the port side of the ship would give you the best views of the shore.

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