Am in the process of booking a Uniworld European Holiday cruise, Dec 1 sailing from Vienna to Nuremberg. on the River Countess. Was planning to fly American from LAX (points thing & prefer their air plane seat configuration (777) for going across the Atlantic), but they don't fly to Nuremberg and guess neither do any of their One World partners because it doesn't allow me to book it in their system. Going into Vienna is no problem, it's my return. I am looking at other airports in the area and frankly I need HELP!!!! Maybe one of you veteran CC river cruisers can help me figure out a smooth, fairly simple way. We don't mind taking the train, but with all the luggage and hopefully the goodies I buy at all the Christmas markets along the way we will have 2 big pieces of luggage + our carry-ons. I am concerned about getting all the pieces on the train and storing them during the train ride.
Does anyone out there know how far the river cruise dock is from the train station?
Also, if I book my flights through a online travel company, like Expedia, Orbitz, etc. do I still earn my airlines frequent flyer points?
Any help at all is very much appreciated.