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Need train travel specifics

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Planning a river cruise next year. Tour starts in Basel. I would like to spend 3-4 days pre cruise in Switzerland. Expect to fly into Zurich. I think our base for this period would be Lucerne.

I have never used the European train system (except for day trips). Would not pack too light for this trip, as it will end up being 14 days.

Train from Zurich to Lucerne, do we have to heft the luggage to an overhead bin, or is there other storage?

Any other reassuring tips?

We are 60-70 age wise and still in good health, but looking to minimize stress

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