Posted September 9th, 2017, 12:26 AM
I don't recall any kind of premium for being port or starboard. We were and will be again on the starboard side near the bridge. As others have said when you come into port what you can see from your cabin is random. We just assumed that the outbound leg gives one view; the return leg the other. However on a TA there is no return leg. Do they actually charge more in that case? Interesting.
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CharTrav, you are right. There is no premium for port or starboard, however, the higher the deck, the more you pay for the cabin and forward vs aft may also have some price differences (i.e, V1 and V2 are both on deck 3 but the V2 cabins are aft and cheaper than the V1).
OP had a choice to make: pay for a guaranteed cabin and take whatever was assigned OR if she wanted to choose her cabin (because she had a question about port vs starboard), to pay another $400pp for DV4 which was the least expensive category cabin with cabins available so that she could choose a cabin, port or starboard, based on our response to her question (DV5&6 were already sold out). So, that is where the idea of an $800 premium comes from--not port vs starboard but choice vs. no choice.
And the TA remark had nothing to do with OP's question because she isn't asking about a TA.
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