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Old 01-28-2009, 09:48 AM
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In getting a balcony or oceanview room....from Ft Lauderdale, through the Panama Canal and ending in Acapulco, Mexico...is one side better than the other???
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Old 01-28-2009, 10:16 AM
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I depends, I you like to watch other ships, the port side is better as the ships in panama canal most often meets port side to port side..
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Old 01-28-2009, 10:23 AM
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thanks Svein
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Old 01-29-2009, 10:35 AM
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Yes, occasionally a ship goes through the locks on the left side, but most often on the right side, which gives the port side balconies the best view, not only of the other ships, but the workings of the locks as well.

Island Princess and Coral Princess have some great cabins all the way aft that give you views not only to the side but aft as well. On the portside, that would be cabins A722, B734, C728 (a mini-suite, and my first choice), and D726; E736 has an equipment obstruction and I would not recommend it. While these cabins have great views, they are not necessarily conveniently located, so that should be taken into account.

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I always prefer the side that is above the water...
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Old 01-29-2009, 01:49 PM
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Yes, there is a distinct advantage to being on that side.

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Old 01-29-2009, 03:00 PM
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Hi f-mattox
Can you tell us about the picture? Is it of a real situation, or a fake?
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Sorry, I guess I should have made that clear--I didn't mean to upset anybody. It is a CG still utilizing the Queen Mary from the original Poseidon movie, "The Poseidon Adventure."
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Old 01-30-2009, 03:32 PM
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YOU guys always keep me laughing!
Port side it is...doubt I can afford the aft but thanks for the advice.
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Old 01-30-2009, 04:16 PM
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f-mattox - In the case of the photo I note that starboard cabins offer a substantial ocean view!!Sort of gives new meaning to the term "sea day"!!!

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