I was wondering wich side of the boat is best for viewing glaciers on northbound alaskan cruise...We have a balcony room on the "left" side of the boat. Should we switch to the other side or is the inside passage narrow enough to get an equal view ?
Don't worry too much about where you cabin is located because Alaska is so overwhelming that you will be outside most of the time so you won't miss anything.
From your balcony, the starboard (right) side might be better. It seems that if you are alongside in the ports, the starboard side is most often the side next to the pier. It depends on what you want to look at, the town or the harbor. As far as the narrow part of the inside passage, you will most likely go through it during the night so not to worry.
You will fall in love with Alaska and Princess does it best, I think
There are no glaciers visible from the inside passage. Only in college fjord if you are going all the way up to Anchorage. In glacier bay at the Marjorie glacier, the ship will probably be turned slowly around, so either side is fine. But as someone posted earlier, you will probably want to be ouside quite a bit of the time, viewing the majestic scenery from your balcony is very limited.