BLYTH - Answered a Question by Paterson (09 Nov 08 14:04)

If you go for the port side then the sun in the morning, starboard sunset at night but doubt you might spend much time out on the balcony at this of the year. Getting up in the morning nice to see the sun when you are still lying in your bed, whilst we can see the sunset when out and about anywhere on the ship.

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Neil & Ida Down - Answered a Question by Paterson (09 Nov 08 14:26)

Sorry to go against Bill but you should be sailing in a westerly and then west - north - westerly direction so the port or left side of the ship is facing mainly south and will get the sun from fairly early morning until sunset. The second thing to mention is that the Atlantic route taken by Cunard is not renown for sunny weather so don't be surprised if you encounter inclement weather going across. It is a classic trip though and one not to be missed. ..... Neil.

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sewell - replied to Neil & Ida Down (11 Nov 08 12:01)

Carole and i , had a bad experiance crossing the north sea,we are planning for a vouge to america next oct, would the weather be bad or average. at that time of year , carole had to have a injection.

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Neil & Ida Down - replied to sewell (16 Nov 08 16:36)

Just got back from viewing Solstice so a little late replying, sorry. The Atlantic is a lumpy bit of water at any time of the year and I am assuming that you are thinking of using the usual Cunard crossing, if that is so the do cross fairly far north and the better weather and water is found further south. The trip across may be lovely but you can never guarantee that. In October you often get ships re-positioning from Europe to the Caribbean and if you can find one that goes via the Canaries to the Caribbean you will stand a much better chance of a calm trip but again ....no guarantee. Regards. .... Neil.

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Aldrich - Answered a Question by Paterson (09 Nov 08 16:26)

On a transatlantic cruise heading towards the USA you need your balcony on the port side (left) side of the ship to maximise the sunlight. You will also have to put your watches back 1 hour every day for 5 days to compensate for the time changes - so in essence you get 5 hours extra cruising for your money! Enjoy.

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peter gibson - Answered a Question by Paterson (09 Nov 08 21:52)

I have done the transatlantic many times, the answer is PORT.

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thorpe - Answered a Question by Paterson (12 Nov 08 09:26)

Port side for sure. We crossed in January this year and we were on the QV. Had a balcony and yes it was cold but you could sit out in the sun with a jacket on. Very enjoyable.

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Hobbs - Answered a Question by Paterson (12 Nov 08 11:41)

Port Out, Starboard Home = POSH (for a good reason!).

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Gilchrist - Answered a Question by Paterson (12 Nov 08 11:56)

Portside as if there is any sun it will always be on the Portside!

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