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Old May 25th, 2007, 12:58 PM
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Default Right or Left side of Pride of Aloha for viewing

I noticed, in trying to decide which side of the ship to book a balcony cabin, that sometimes it is sailing at night. In that case I am assuming it wouldn't matter. Is that wrong? What is your thinking on which side to book for best views from a balcony?
We will probably be going on the PO Aloha Sept. 2 cruise. With all of the cruiser messages we have read about service on the POA we have decided to have a great time by expecting very little from the crew and maybe we'll get lucky. And it will not ruin our cruise.
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I really don't think it matters, since the ship is turned around for either side when major viewing areas are in sight. Just look at the itinerary for your cruise and decide which land views you prefer and go with that. FWIW, we are booked on the POA with a starboard (right) side cabin for a December cruise.
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Which ship is POA? On Pride of Aloha, we cruised along the Napali Coast of Kauai viewing to port. Elsewhere I don't think it would make a difference. When viewing the lava flows, they turned the ship so everyone could see it.
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Which ship is POA? On Pride of Aloha, we cruised along the Napali Coast of Kauai viewing to port. Elsewhere I don't think it would make a difference. When viewing the lava flows, they turned the ship so everyone could see it.
For some reason, I just assumed Pride of America... probably because that's the one on my mind now, since that is the one we are booked on. I guess my response could apply to either POA ship.
Which POA will you be on, badknees?
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Old June 1st, 2007, 07:55 PM
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I'm sorry. It's Aloha. My husband reminded me POA could also apply to America. We are now booked for Sept. 2 '07. We will be staying at the Military Hale Koa, as my husband is ret. military, for 3 nights before the cruise. We are really looking forward to it.
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Either side! The views are poor from ALL of the ports, the docks are in industrial areas. The Captain will turn the ship around for the lava so both sides are good. The thing to do is get up on deck and enjoy the beatiful ocean and island views when approaching land. Have fun!
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we had a port side cabin on most of our cruises (u see more) because if the ship is delayed or itinaries changed u are guarenteed to see everything. plus i like to watch the ships crew etc tie her off. i believe POA is Pride of Aloha and POAm is Pride of America (a newer nicer ship) we are going back on her next year
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At this point since the lava has stopped flowing, it doesn't matter which side of ship you are on. I'm hoping that the lava will start up again, I was so looking forward to all of our friends seeing it on our October cruise. One can only hope.
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Regardless of whether the lava has stopped flowing, book the port side. It doesn't matter which side you are on for lava viewing; however, you need to be on the port side for the Napali Coast. It's a beautiful site and a lot nicer to sit on your balcony to view than be on the pool deck.
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very true, we sat in the gold rush saloon to watch it(and video tape it and the sunset...it is a great view) while we were playing battle of the sexes trivia with the CD. The MEN won ...of course! !
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