Bassethound - The TP sails two itineraries; we recently returned from the voyage to the Marquesas & Tuomotu's plus Moorea, Bora Bora & Raiatea. On this itinerary, I was happy being on the starboard side. On the "scenic cruising" day, the atolls of Kaukura & Apataki were on starboard. We also got distant views of Manihi, Fatu Hiva & Motane. The TP also docked with starboard facing the town of Uturoa on Raiatea. The port side enjoyed scenic cruising of Tahaa (upon entering the Tahaa/Raiatea lagoon) and Tahuata (upon approaching Hiva Oa). Port side also got distant views of Tikehau & Huahane and was the side to be on during the approach to Bora Bora. If you're doing the Cook Islands itinerary, I can't help you.