Yes Dan, I am 72 USNA alumnus. Since I spent my active duty as a Marine Artillery officer, I don't think I rate any side boys. Gretchen and I did a six day cruise on Mariner in the spring of 2002. Since then we've been on Naigator twice, Voyager once and did a B2B on the Paul Gauguin.
Do you know what time you dock in Auckland?
We did the wave runners in Bora Bora from the PG so we'll probably skip that this time. We got to ride separately because two French girls (20 or so) got scared and neither would drive. So our guide had one ride with him and asked my wife (a Navy CAPT (MSC USNR)) to dirve the other. What a good deal! We're looking forward to great snorkelling, especially the Drift Snorkel on Rangiroa.
You might want to check out the www.cruisecritic.com
boards for other posts on this trip and about RSSC in general.
We have some folks from Cruise Critic who are boarding in Auckland planning to meet for dinner on the ship Monday evening before we sail. The LCT board has lots of folks doing Singapore to Sydney and Sydney to Auckland in it.