Favorite spot on ship for taking pictures in Alaska

I've heard it said that the best spot on a ship for photography is the aft since most people go to the front.  Any thoughts?  I like the aft to take pictures since not so many people and generally not as windy as forward.  


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We always have an aft balcony, so most of our pictures are taken from there. Alaska would be no different although I have to believe I would have the camera with me topside and take Lido deck photos port or starboard side should the opportunity present itself. Oops, gotta go. She is calling me back to our room (no photos available for what follows).

Alaska - love it! Never seen a fur coat that short (see above - still no pictures)

aft, every one is up front, less crowded aft

Id say off my Balcony if I had a balcony cabin.    Some ships have some decks in the front of the ship that you can only get to by going all the way forward on decks with cabins on them,  Most people do not know of these small deck areas.   It pays to look at the deck plans before a cruise.

On an upper outside deck

The crowds on the top deck are really only an issue on the glacier viewing days of your Alaska cruise.  For a different perspective, head down to the promenade deck – and don’t forget to check both the port and starboard side views.  The shots you’ll get closer to the water will leave those top-deck photographers wondering if they were on the same cruise!  (Just don’t share our special spot with everyone, okay?)

On my balcony sipping hot chocolate with Bailey's. The ship turns around, so you don't miss anything.

That is EXACTLY what my husband and I will be doing !!

When you board, or sometime after, go to the photo gallery.  Ask one of the photographers for an entry form into the  “crows nest photo contest. “

 I think one person per port will win an opportunity to go up in the crows nest to take some amazing pictures.  Good luck, enjoy the cruise.


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