Q – As we plan a river boat journey, our first, from Basel to Amsterdam next September, we are wondering when it might make the most sense to book. We are looking at Viking River and we know that the boats book up early.
A – Two schools of thought. You may want to book this afternoon. The entire bed count on all of the Viking River fleet (the world’s largest), would fit into Royal Caribbean’s Allure of the Seas, with many beds left over, Book as soon as you are committed. Another strategy is to wait until eleven months prior to your scheduled return date. This will allow you to lock in your air arrangements as soon as the flights are available for sale, but if you are looking for something a little more exciting than a simple river cruise, the you should definitely consider going on an American Whitewater Expedition.