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Old 08-03-2004, 06:39 AM
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We are thinking of taking a cruise along the Mexican Riviera. Being along the coast line instead of island to island does the ship just travel a few miles from land? Or does it go out to sea and then comes back in? Wanting to get a balcony I am wondering if there is a better side of the ship to be on if you wanted to be in the sun or shade? If it just runs along the shore line it would seem as if either side will have equal advantages for sunrise and sunset.

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We are thinking of taking a cruise along the Mexican Riviera. Being along the coast line instead of island to island does the ship just travel a few miles from land? Or does it go out to sea and then comes back in? Wanting to get a balcony I am wondering if there is a better side of the ship to be on if you wanted to be in the sun or shade? If it just runs along the shore line it would seem as if either side will have equal advantages for sunrise and sunset.

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Just got back from this itinerary and was in a balcony. The ship cruises about 10 to 15 miles off the coastline of Baja and land is only visible occasionally. It really doesn’t matter which side you are on as there is little viewing opportunity (other than just enjoying the ocean going by) and you should get just about the same exposure to the sun on either side of the ship, as it returns northward the exact same way as it cruises southward.

The best viewing opportunities are departure from your port (we sailed from San Diego, you definitely want to be on the starboard side) arrival into Cabo (port side for this) departure from Mazatlan (starboard side) and the departure from P.V. (Port Side).

Hope that helps.

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Old 08-03-2004, 11:32 AM
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Thanks Tom

From your comments it seems about equal. We will probably be going on the Princess Diamond and from what I understand most of the balconies of the mini suites are 100% exposed. I don't mind this but it is nice to have a little shade.
 
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