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What time to be on deck to see the arrival to Kotor?

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I've read that sailing into the port in Kotor is supposed to be beautiful and we want to be up and about to see it.  We're supposed to arrive at 7:00 to wherever we are dropping anchor to tender. What time should we on deck? (Emerald Princess July 27 sailing from Rome.) Thanks!

 

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Yes, plan to see the sail in or out of Kotor.  

 

Remember, arrival at 7am ...  will only be beautiful if there is light.

 

We sailed into Kotor in October, and it was pretty dark on the sail in around 7am.  Could not see much.  But, on the way out, it was beautiful.  We left at 4pm.

 

It was very scenic for about 45 minutes after leaving Kotor...industrial from there to the sea.  Keep that timing in mind.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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If you look at the map the sail in includes a narrow and past several towns, the whole process for us ( Star 6/24 ) was a good hour to hour and half, beauty is in the eye of the beholder, I didn't find it that beautiful, but worth a few minutes at the narrows and a one of the older small towns, YMMV

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We were up on deck at 5:00 a.m. and it was still dark but the mountains were a sight as the sky started to lighten.  We watched both the sail in and out and found it spectacular.

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We sailed in August last year. The sail in we were up early to see the view. Even in August the light didn't do it justice. The sun wasn't high enough. Our sail out however was fantastic. Clear sky some great photos to remind us. The top of the ship seemed more crowded than our sail into or out of Venice a few days earlier.

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Thank you all for your responses.....   I'll probably be there for both sail in (sunrise @ 5:35 AM ) and sail away.....photo ops everywhere.  Personally, morning is my preference but we'll be traveling with our young adults kids so evening may be better for family shots!

 

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I would recommend 90 minutes.  It's a wonderful view.  Keep an eye peeled starboard and you'll see the old Soviet sub bases carved into the side of the mountain.

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On 7/11/2019 at 5:25 PM, ducklite said:

I would recommend 90 minutes.  It's a wonderful view.  Keep an eye peeled starboard and you'll see the old Soviet sub bases carved into the side of the mountain.

Hubby and brother would love this-how far in? 

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On 7/14/2019 at 12:29 AM, LMADAMS91 said:

Hubby and brother would love this-how far in? 

 

First one:
42°25'49.4"N 18°34'52.7"E


Then you'll see the abandoned warships

Second One:
42°25'40.0"N 18°35'24.4"E

 

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Do we need to be up on deck or with the view from our balcony be enough??

 

 

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On 7/23/2019 at 7:12 PM, balanceok said:

Do we need to be up on deck or with the view from our balcony be enough??

 

 

I guess that's a matter of personal preference.  The views from the balcony were pretty enough but we always prefer to be out on the open deck where it seems you can truly take in the grandeur of the port.  Kotor is a gorgeous sail in and out.  Maybe if you're arriving early, I'd stick to the balcony for sail in (take in the beauty in the comfort of your pjs and a morning coffee) and then head up to the deck for the sailaway. 

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If you haven't as yet googled a map of Kotor, Montenegro...please do.  Kotor truly is such a small bay area, and you get an idea of the narrow shorelines you will pass through to get there.

 

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On 7/23/2019 at 7:12 PM, balanceok said:

Do we need to be up on deck or with the view from our balcony be enough??

 

 

Be on deck--there are things to see on both sides of the ship.

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On 9/3/2019 at 11:41 PM, skiorcruise said:

The old sub bases - I assume the Starboard reference is for the sail in, Port when departing?

 

Yes, but keep in mind that depending on the time of year and time of day that you'll be departing, you might not see them on the way out.  They really blend into the cliffs.

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