Port side has Life boats that will hamper your view if you have a balcony suite
answered 7 months ago
Generally speaking, on portside you get a view of the port while on starboard you get a view of the sea. We've had both and both are good. In some ports you get a nice view of the city or town (like in Ponta Delgado, Acores, Portugal) while in others (like St. Petersburg, Russia which is primarily an industrial port) the scene is not so terrific. Starboard, usually with a view on the sea, can be very calming or very boring depending on your attitude.
Of course it depends on the cruise. If you are taking a trans-Atlantic, it doesn't matter which side you take because you see ocean and sky for most of the cruise.
Like I said, both are good, but most of the time you'll be off the ship visiting the port you're in anyway. In that case, it really doesn't matter.
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answered 8 months ago
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