First , I should state that we were in a suite at the front of the ship so our experience should be seen in that a light . The ship had only 1400 px which I think is a limit number for Tahiti and since there are only 20 or so suites we had certain benefits in getting off for tenders when we wanted , special seating for shows and ability to book dinners perhaps easier . The ship is in great shape tho much larger then we were used to on SB. The staff was great . They were young and enthusiastic . We never used the pool and the towels seemed to be out at dawn. Ridiculous really . The food was outstanding in the venues we tried. The Benihana knockoff restaurant was fun but the least favorite . On da was our next least favorite. Cagneys and bistro were great with great staff. Windows was a pleasant surprise. The food was equal to or better than SB. But then again we are not as critical as a lot of posts I have read. The shows were fun and a decent variety . There were a lot of large groups on board who tended to hang and dine as large groups and that was fine by us .
Not sure what our category was but it was 10001 directly below the bridge . large spacious and very comfortable. Waterfall shower was much appreciated . Butler was a plus but we had few needs. Snacks daily was always a nice teat .
We booked with aa cruise critic group and it went well