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firehoss 07-03-2010 04:08 PM

dpending on the direction of transit, is there an advantage to have a balcony that looks north or south? Thanks, Robert

LisaP 07-03-2010 04:34 PM

According to my old friend and travel expert Alan Walker, a port side balcony is preferable if you are going from the Atlantic/Caribbean to the Pacific, and starboard is preferable for Pacific to Atlantic/Caribbean. He has a superb article located HERE that should be required reading for anyone contemplating a Panama Canal cruise.

f-mattox 07-03-2010 07:03 PM

Thank you Lisa, that's a GREAT article; and I agree with his thinking on port and starboard.

LHT28 07-03-2010 08:12 PM

The best place is at the front or aft
You can go to either side depending on what is there during the transit
We went in 2007 they were widening the canal in spots it will be interesting when we go next year to see what they have done so far

firehoss 07-04-2010 04:56 AM

Thank you all.

cousins 07-04-2010 05:17 AM

When are you going? We go Oct 16.

firehoss 07-05-2010 04:29 AM

Not booked yet....want to.....thanks


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