Great account of your cruise. I got a little woozy just reading about "the 48 hours from hell" in the Tasmin Sea. I kept thinking about the line from Jaws when Richard Dryfus, I think, said, "we need a bigger boat."
I will consider the Marco Polo for the Voyage.
BTW, I owe you some first blush darjeerling from our British Isles Cruise. We bought a box at Harrod's and I intended on grabbing some while we were staying in Somerset with our British friends. I brought it to their home and it was never seen again. Must have been good stuff!