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Old June 26th, 2011, 07:55 PM
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Default Port or Starboard side for Southern Caribbean

Close to booking the Southern Rt. out of San Juan for DW's 60th b-day. Are the ports Tender or Docks? ( Barbados/And the Sts. Kitts/John/Lucia/Martain) Balcony as we enjoy sitting there coming and going into ports.
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Old June 26th, 2011, 08:06 PM
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All the ports are docked.

If you can swing it - spend the money for an aft-view. Had one and we had a great view in every port (except Barbados).
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Old June 26th, 2011, 08:11 PM
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If you can't do the aft-view, then here is what each port offered for views:

St. Thomas - Starboard was the pier, port was the bay - the ship was docked straight in
St. Lucia - Port side was the island, Starboard was ocean and island (and airport) - *the ship was backed in
St. Kitts - Starboard was the pier and another ship, port was ocean and island - * the ship was backed in
St. Maarten - Starboard pier and a view of the bay/island, port was the ocean and some of the island - the ship was backed in
Barbados - Starboard the pier and island, port straight out to the ocean.
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Thanks so it's a toss-up. Our 5th cruise I think but will be traveling with NEWBIES!
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My personal opinion -
Starboard. If not to sit and watch the airplanes take off from the airport in St. Lucia!
The airport is about 2 football field lengths away from the port.
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If you google maps the George Charles Airport in St. Lucia and turn on the satellite view you can actually see 2 cruise ships in the bay and how they are docked.
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It is luck of the draw, really.
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