Voyager June 20th, 2010 Mediterranean. Port or Starboard Balcony Cabin?

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#1
Gray
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Hello,

We are booked in an E2 balcony stateroom on the port side of the Voyager of the Seas,June 20th, 2010 Mediterranean. Which would give the best views of the port cities while docked? Port or Starboard? I know that the ship can port on either side. Does anyone have experience with this itinerary?

Thank You for you input!

Vernon

20-Jun Barcelona, Spain 7:00 PM

21-Jun Cruising

22-Jun Naples, Capri, Italy 7:00 AM 7:00 PM Docked

23-Jun Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy 7:00 AM 7:00 PM Docked

24-Jun Livorno (Florence/Pisa), Italy 7:00 AM 7:00 PM Docked

25-Jun Villefranche (Nice), France 7:00 AM 7:00 PM Tendered

26-Jun Provence (Marseilles), France 7:00 AM 5:00 PM Docked

27-Jun Barcelona, Spain 6:00 AM
#2
West Haddon, UK
4,530 Posts
Joined Jun 2006
Originally posted by vmartzin
Hello,

We are booked in an E2 balcony stateroom on the port side of the Voyager of the Seas,June 20th, 2010 Mediterranean. Which would give the best views of the port cities while docked? Port or Starboard? I know that the ship can port on either side. Does anyone have experience with this itinerary?

Thank You for you input!

Vernon
Based on our experience on the Navigator last year

20-Jun Barcelona, Spain 7:00 PM
Port against quay, view of sea. S'bd view of harbour and Montjuic castle

21-Jun Cruising

22-Jun Naples, Capri, Italy 7:00 AM 7:00 PM Docked

23-Jun Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy 7:00 AM 7:00 PM Docked
Port against quay, view of sea. S'bd industrial dock
24-Jun Livorno (Florence/Pisa), Italy 7:00 AM 7:00 PM Docked
Port against quay. In industrial area, view of sea across dock from S'bd side.
25-Jun Villefranche (Nice), France 7:00 AM 7:00 PM Tendered
Anchored, views depend on tides/wind etc
26-Jun Provence (Marseilles), France 7:00 AM 5:00 PM Docked
Port against quay. Industrial area, no views
27-Jun Barcelona, Spain 6:00 AM
Simon
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Nov 2003 Legend of the Seas [Panama Canal]
Jun 2005 Radiance of the Seas [Alaska]
Jan 2007 Freedom of the Seas [W. Carib.]
Apr/May 2007 Sapphire Princess [Sydney - LA]
May 2008 Navigator of the Seas [W. Med. 3 B2B's]
Nov/Dec 2009 Independence of the Seas [TA W'bnd]
Dec 2009/Jan 2010 Explorer of the Seas [E. Carib B2B]
Jul 2010 Celebrity Eclipse [ Baltic ports ]
Feb/Mar 2012 Celebrity Infinity [S. America & Panama Canal B2B]
Jul 2013 Celebrity Eclipse [Iceland & Norwegian Fjords]
Apr/May 2015 Oasis of the Seas [West & East Caribbean B2B]
Dec 2015 P&O Ventura [Xmas to the Canaries]
Sep 2016 Independence of the Sea [Iberia]
#3
MA
154 Posts
Joined Nov 2008
We are taking that exact same cruise itinerary in September 2009, I choose the right hand side of the ship (E2 balcony 7318) if you are standing facing the front of the ship. So, since I really don't know, is that the port side or the starboard side??
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#4
West Haddon, UK
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Originally posted by tropical-lovers
We are taking that exact same cruise itinerary in September 2009, I choose the right hand side of the ship (E2 balcony 7318) if you are standing facing the front of the ship. So, since I really don't know, is that the port side or the starboard side??

All references are made as if you are facing the front (bow) of the ship with the back (stern or aft) behind you. In this case your left is the 'port' side and your right is the 'starboard' side. The ships lights at night have a red light on the port side and green on the starboard side. Now there are 2 easy ways to remember all this.
1. All the short words are on the same side LEFT, PORT, RED, so all the long words are ths other side.

2 A handy mnemonic is 'There is some RED PORT wine LEFT in the bottle'

Simon
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Past Cruises
Nov 2003 Legend of the Seas [Panama Canal]
Jun 2005 Radiance of the Seas [Alaska]
Jan 2007 Freedom of the Seas [W. Carib.]
Apr/May 2007 Sapphire Princess [Sydney - LA]
May 2008 Navigator of the Seas [W. Med. 3 B2B's]
Nov/Dec 2009 Independence of the Seas [TA W'bnd]
Dec 2009/Jan 2010 Explorer of the Seas [E. Carib B2B]
Jul 2010 Celebrity Eclipse [ Baltic ports ]
Feb/Mar 2012 Celebrity Infinity [S. America & Panama Canal B2B]
Jul 2013 Celebrity Eclipse [Iceland & Norwegian Fjords]
Apr/May 2015 Oasis of the Seas [West & East Caribbean B2B]
Dec 2015 P&O Ventura [Xmas to the Canaries]
Sep 2016 Independence of the Sea [Iberia]
#5
MA
154 Posts
Joined Nov 2008
Great - so I picked what I would imagine to be the best side - the starboard side. And now, thanks to you, I will always remember what side to choose and what side of the ship I am on!!
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Manchester UK
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Originally posted by tropical-lovers
We are taking that exact same cruise itinerary in September 2009, I choose the right hand side of the ship (E2 balcony 7318) if you are standing facing the front of the ship. So, since I really don't know, is that the port side or the starboard side??
We are on the same itinerary, same ship and same cabin on 27 September. Small world
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Franklin Square Ny,Usa
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Joined May 2001
Originally posted by vmartzin
Hello,

We are booked in an E2 balcony stateroom on the port side of the Voyager of the Seas,June 20th, 2010 Mediterranean. Which would give the best views of the port cities while docked? Port or Starboard? I know that the ship can port on either side. Does anyone have experience with this itinerary?

Thank You for you input!

Vernon

20-Jun Barcelona, Spain 7:00 PM

21-Jun Cruising

22-Jun Naples, Capri, Italy 7:00 AM 7:00 PM Docked

23-Jun Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy 7:00 AM 7:00 PM Docked

24-Jun Livorno (Florence/Pisa), Italy 7:00 AM 7:00 PM Docked

25-Jun Villefranche (Nice), France 7:00 AM 7:00 PM Tendered

26-Jun Provence (Marseilles), France 7:00 AM 5:00 PM Docked

27-Jun Barcelona, Spain 6:00 AM
I'm not sure it matters because you never can be sure where the ship will dock. Their can be numerous finger berths at one pier.

I asked a few different people the same question. Two of them are travel agents and the other was a RCCL rep. One of the Travel Agents stated she was on the same cruise. They all said the left side facing which I believe is "port".

We are on the June 21st, 2009 sailing.