I'm Going on a River Cruise!

In a couple of weeks I'm going on a Viking River Cruise. No, I've never been on a cruise, never really wanted to go on a cruise, but I am so excited to be going.

My in-laws are taking our family on the Cities of Light cruise to celebrate Isobel's high school graduation and to do something unforgettable together, as there is some dementia rearing it's ugly head in the family. It truly is a once in a lifetime opportunity.

We're starting in Paris and ending up in Prague, floating the Moselle, the Rhine and the Main, with some bus trips to get to and from the ship. Here's a map of where we'll be sailing. Our stops are pretty short, usually long half days with optional guided excursions.

Has anyone who has been on one of these cruises offer any tips? How about tips on being jet lagged, but only having a day and a half in Paris?

I wonder if they'll be screening Masterpiece Mystery on board and if Alan Cumming will be there.....