> we prefer the port side (left) just because we can sit on our
> balcony and see the sites at port and do the people watch
> thing. I'm sure everyone has their own special preferences.
Does a ship always dock on the same side =peace
kamy it's hard to say because sometimes the ship will be backed in rather than pulled into the pier. When I have sailed on the Adventure we would sometimes back in making the port side next to the pier and on other occasions we would pull straight in making starboard next to the pier. Same thing has happened in St. Maarten. I actually have no preference because you never know what the Captain is going to do when it comes times to docking.
I heard that the word POSH comes from 'port side out, starboard home' and that if you were really rich, you would switch sides of the ship according to views/sunlight, etc. So I guess both sides have their advantages I thought that was interesting, I didn't know the word came from that! I have always been on the port side, for some random reason. Have fun!