I think you had a number of posts this fall when you were deciding on what to do before and after a possible European cruise. I'm curious to see what you decided as far as what cruise you're taking and any land stays in Europe.
As for jet lag, you have an extra three hours time difference than I do here on the East Coast when flying to California...which of course makes the situation even more challenging! I've always found that you should try to have the kids stay up during day time hours in Europe and sleep when the Europeans do. Naps are okay but limit them so that the children get used to the new time difference as soon as possible. I know, my daughter is a great traveler, but adjusting to the time differences sometimes takes half of our cruise!
Luisa Frey Gaynor
Family Cruise Editor