So I've booked my flights now for my 2 month trip to South America. I start in Quito and am planning to head to the Galapagos asap. I've seen lots of debate on whether to book a last minute cruise or book in advance. In terms of timing, I will arrive in Quito at night on Tuesday 2nd October. Based on my itinerary, I would ideally like to start a cruise by Saturday 6th or Sunday 7th October. Does this leave me enough time to hope that I will be able to find one space on a 7 night, 8 day cruise? I'm simply looking for a clean and comfortable boat.