Originally posted by jodiroadie:
Why is portside better?
One reason may be the smoking rules. On some ships the Starboard side is smoking and the port non smoking. So if you are on your balcony Starboard side, smoke, ashes and cigarette butts can find there way to you. I found it horrible and try to book port side.
Also Port side going south will bring the sunrise to your balcony, if you like that then port for you. Starboard gets the sunset.
The term POSH was coined in Great Britan to get sun to your cabin both over and back across the Atlantic. Stood for Port Over Starboard Home and you could actually buy a POSH ticket.