Port or Starboard Does it really matter

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Port or Starboard Does it really matter

When cruising, a lot of people have a preference for where they would like their stateroom or suite to be located. Forward, midship or aft, high or low and finally port or starboard. But what we are going to discuss today is "does it really matter?".

Port is to the Left, Starboard is the Right

From past experiences, I have known a lot of people to choose a stateroom on the port side over the starboard because they want to get a view of the port, right?
Well, technically, the chances of being on the port-side and for the ship to actually berth that way is 50/50.

Port or Starboard? These are Starboard cabins

The captain and the pilot ultimately make the decision on which way the ship should dock based on the space, weather and tidal conditions and how many other ships are in port. So therefore does it really matter whether you are on the port or starboard side?

If your cruise is hugging the coast sailing East, then port side will give you a land view, and starboard a horizon view - vice versa if sailing West.

On another note, if you like both - then why not opt for a cabin at the very aft of the ship overlooking the wake? We think that those cabins offer some of the best views and lots of sunlight too!

Do you have a preference for Port or Starboard side? Let us know below!

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