Q – Our agent has assigned us to a cabin that appears to be at the very rear of the boat on a river cruise we are taking next July. Just wondering if we should kick and scream. Our impression is that there was very little space left on the sailing. Does that sound right to you.
A – We would sort of need to know the line, the boat, and the category but here is our general take. The river will be calm. In fact the Europeans normally vacuum their rivers each night before retiring. But aft cabins are often next to or below alternative restaurant/bars. That could get noisy. Have your agent find out where the crew quarters are on the boat. As to availability – nothing surprises us. We suspect your agent was being honest and you got one of the last available cabins. Oh, and, please don;t “kick and scream” during your cruise. The walls are so thin you may get to listen to the Slovakian stand-up comics tapes being played in crew quarters.