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Old 01-07-2013, 02:46 PM   #1
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which SIDE of the ship is better? If any?

I am sure it maybe doesn't even matter...but, is there really a 'better side' to be on? We have a window room and would like to know which side you actually see more on? Maybe you see a lot from both sides? Maybe it's a little better on one side? It seems like kind of a crazy question, I am sure.
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I am sure it maybe doesn't even matter...but, is there really a 'better side' to be on? We have a window room and would like to know which side you actually see more on? Maybe you see a lot from both sides? Maybe it's a little better on one side? It seems like kind of a crazy question, I am sure.
Well, in theory, on a closed loop cruise, whatever is on one side of the ship going out, will be on the other side coming back.

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It really depends on the ports and also whether or not the ship tenders or not. In some ports, one side of the ship faces the shore as you dock, in others the other side does. If you tender, all bets are off. As you travel, it really, really depends on the route the ship takes. For a lot of it, all you see is open ocean.

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We chose starboard because of Castaway Cay. Since the ship backs in, our verandah will face CC. I am not sure what direction we will face when in other ports.
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Well, in theory, on a closed loop cruise, whatever is on one side of the ship going out, will be on the other side coming back.

OH, my! I should have known that and figured it out on my own. How crazy. Yes, we are on a closed loop, so Mexico will be on our side on the way there and Cuba will be on our side when we return...

Thanks PrincessShmo...you have helped me more than anyone with my crazy cruise questions! I'm thankful for you not making fun of my silly questions!
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And we love the port side when we travel to Castaway Cay. Love love love waiving good bye to cast members on the dock. We along with many others actually shout well wishes to them. All while wearing our giant Mickey hand of course.
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And we love the port side when we travel to Castaway Cay. Love love love waiving good bye to cast members on the dock. We along with many others actually shout well wishes to them. All while wearing our giant Mickey hand of course.
We have also enjoyed being on the port side for similar reasons. It is very interesting to watch the ship dock at CC, and in two trips, this has occurred on the port side both times (although DCL has told us that there are times when it will dock the opposite direction). However, it would be nice to be able to see the CC beaches, etc., from your room once you're already docked (although in a perfect world, you would be out ON the island rather than in your room looking at it from afar!)...and you can always go out on the track (4th level) or the pool deck (11th) or higher, to see whatever you want to see from any side.

Ultimately, if you're on a cruise ship, there's not a bad view!
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Old 01-07-2013, 05:55 PM   #9
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I would have to say the starboard side. The back into most ports and the starboard side has the best view of the surrounding area. In most ports the port side you really only see the dock. Every time we have been on a Disney ship we have been on the starboard side and I think it is better.
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And we love the port side when we travel to Castaway Cay. Love love love waiving good bye to cast members on the dock. We along with many others actually shout well wishes to them. All while wearing our giant Mickey hand of course.
And being able to watch how the ship is pushed away from the dock as you are leaving CC is pretty cool.
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I love the port side as well. You can wave goodbye to people on the dock as well as people on other ships if they dock next to you.
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