r&s - thank you for your continued anecdotes - highly useful for us (and, no doubt, others).
One more newbie Q - at the ports which require tenders, how often do the shuttle boats make the trip to/from the dock/ship? i.e. do they run round-trips all day long (like airport rental car buses) or are there set times such as once an hour?
Look forward to Capers later in the week at your convenience. Rgds