We sailed on the October 14 Grand Princess western carib. We had a port side mini-suite and we were able to watch all the approaches and docking right from our balcony. If we were on the other side of the ship we would have missed that experience.
I always remember the difference between port and starboard 2 ways - port and left have the same number of letters, hence port is left
AND starboard has more R's in it - hence it is Right
Hope that helps.