Posted February 6th, 2010, 10:46 PM
I'm surprised at how many people ask about port or starboard. Really, what difference does it make. Now, forward, midship, or aft, makes a big difference, and if you are worried about the long walk, then I would say midship is for you. There, delemma solved.
I agree, starboard or aft doesn't make much of a difference unless you are on a one way (repositioning) cruise and you either enjoy seeing the ocean or the land. With that being said, we have always booked on the port side...don't know why we are drawn to that side, but just seems as though we are.
On our last cruise, this was definitely the side to be on. When we were in port, we seemed to be on the dock side of the ship. We watched a couple of shows that were held on the pier and we had the perfect view right from our balcony. So, we lucked out!
Now, not meaning to highjack this thread and bring up this dreaded subject, but if the cruiselines ever thought to place smokers on one side and non-smokers on the other, there would be no question as to which side I would chose on an every time basis.
I usually try to book midship as I am sensitive to motion, but aft is a second best choice.