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42 minutes ago, sjde said:

Does it matter which side you are on for an Alaskan sailing? 


In my experience and opinion, no.  


One needs to be "out and about" and not "stuck" in your stateroom with a veranda.  If your stateroom is on the starboard side, Murphy's Law will "kick in":  the wildlife will be on the port side.  

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Agree with RKA, it does matter. Even if you stay in your cabin during glacier visits, the Captain generally rotates the ship, so both sides get views.


In Alaska, we prefer to be up on the open decks, walking around.

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We cruised Alaska a few years ago and found that the best side of the ship is the OUT side. You will miss so much if you expect to see it all from your balcony. Get to the pool deck or higher. If there is something to be seen, the crowd will migrate to that side of the ship so you'll know where you need to be.

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Starboard or port side.....At this point I would opt for just being onboard.

But when I can choose it would be a true aft.

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