HI my daughter and I are looking for a houseboat from the 12th December until the 14th December from Alleppey to Kollam. I am getting so many mixed messages about what is a good boat and what isn't and how much we would be expected to pay, and if we are better doing a cruise from Alleppey to Alleppey rather than to Kollam. We wanted to also be able to do a 2 hr canoe trip and a massage if possible plus stop at Amrithapuri Ashram as well. Also we have been told to wait until we get there to book - but I think it is coming into high season and I dont want to miss out on a nice boat either. Please help me.