In March 2017, Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection will introduce the S.S. Joie de Vivre to sail along France’s historic Seine River. Uniworld’s new ship will reflect the French “joy of living” philosophy and the nation’s profound appreciation for food, wine, art and music.
French inspired handcrafted furniture with rich fabrics, antiques, art, gilded and wrought-iron accents will mix with modern-day conveniences on board the new ship, which also will feature Uniworld’s farm-to-table cuisine and superb local wines.
The S.S. Joie de Vivre’s Salon de Beaux-Arts lounge will showcase a collection of fine art and antiques curated from auction houses, such as Sotheby’s and Christie’s, as well as private collections. The Le Club l’Esprit comes complete with a cinema and a surrounding pool with a hydraulic floor, which can turn into a dance floor or outdoor cinema at night. Dining venues include Le Restaurant Pigalle and La Cave de Vins, a vinoteque for private dining and wine-pairing dinners.
S.S. Joie de Vivre Staterooms & Suites
The Joie de Vivre features two Royal Suites, eight Junior Suites, and 54 staterooms for a capacity of no more than 128 guests. Each suite will be designed with its own signature style and feature enhanced amenities and services, including butlers trained to the same exacting standard as those serving Buckingham Palace. All suites and staterooms have custom-made-to-order Savoir of England beds with unique headboards of various designs and marble bathrooms in various color-schemes.
“This will be the most beautiful ship sailing the Seine and will provide every possible comfort for our guests,” says Uniworld President Guy Young.
The S.S. Joie de Vivre will sail Uniworld’s popular “Paris & Normandy” itinerary, and when in Paris, will dock in the heart of the city, Young adds. “We made the decision to build a 125-meter ship instead of 135 meters, so she can dock conveniently in the heart of Paris,” he says. Details as to where Uniworld’s new ship will dock will be provided in a future post here on River Cruise Advisor.
Couples can save up to $1,600 by paying in full before May 15, 2016 on Uniworld’s value-packed all-inclusive cruises. Cruises include scheduled airport transfers; all gratuities onboard and onshore; port charges; all meals with unlimited beverages including, superb local wines, craft beers, premium spirits, such as Grey Goose and Glenfiddich; daily guided shore excursions with options to personalize; in-suite butler service; concierge services; 24-hour room service; and Wi-Fi.
Uniworld also has announced savings from US$1,000 to US$2,500 per person when booking Economy Class or Business Class Air for select Cruise+Air 2016 itineraries. Offer expires February 29, 2016.