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Fine for you. That is your opinion. On the way into the bay and for a long during during the transit, you can see EVERYTHING from the front when you can also easily move from side to side. Tell me that is possible from your balcony - sorry it just ain't so.
The first three pictures posted above were taken during the sail in to the Bay. You tell me. What was I missing? Brown, unforested, shaded mountainside. Look again at the second photo. The ship in the distance was directly in front of us. You absolutely can see in front of you from a balcony. Again, this is on a Princess, open top balcony. If you have a roof over your head, things will differ. I'm not saying that this vantage point is superior. But the idea that things improve measurably up on top is overstated. I took lots if photos from every angle. The only keepers and everyone I have posted here and in my review were taken from my cabin balcony. Go back to the original post. The question asked is that if one is going in to Glacier Bay and looking at the scenery from a cabin balcony, which side is better. The question wasn't, "Is going up top better". Answering the question posed, port side is better.
Last edited by JimmyVWine; September 21st, 2013 at 10:05 PM.