We are going on the Golden Princess Eastern Carribean cruise next Feb. and want to be on the sunny side of the ship. I read another post somewhere that the sun is on the port side or starboard side but can't find it again, and don't know what that means anyway.
Without trying to sound simplistic, it depends on several factors... the direction the ship is headed (southest headed down, northwest headed back), the time of day (position of the sun in the sky), and the weather conditions (clear or cloudy). My guess is that is will be approximately equal on both sides.
You can always go topside and get sun most of the day.
Bob is correct. You are constantly moving unless at port. Enjoy your sun when it appears. Go up to the aft tiered pool area for a lounge and quieter rest & relaxation near a pool. This was the adults pool on the Grand, so I take it for granted there will be one on the Golden, too. 95% of the time you will at least find one chair. There is bar service and hot tubs, too. For a beautiful beginning of your cruise, I hope you get a balcony cabin on the Port side. Leaving Ft. Lauderdale, the condo owner's put on a Light Show only for the Grand at this time which sails after 7:30 p.m. on Sunday. All the other ships sail out before dark. Don't miss it! Port = 4 letters = Left also 4 letters!!!!
We also have a cabin on the caribe deck, left side of the ship, which I have just learned is port side. This will be our Honeymoon so we will be spending alot of time on the balcony, just the two of us, we prefer this instead of the crowded pools. Although the hot tubs really sound nice to relax in, are they usually crowded or do you know?
Cindi, we were on the Sea Princess March 10 to Westeren Carib, Caribe 508. We had 4 balcony's all open together, to much fun. We were on Port side and had a lot of sun, I did most of my sun tanning on the balcony. Make sure if you have a video camera that you have it on when leaving port so you can get the condo people saying goodbye to you. It was the best.