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Shipyard De Hoop BV
410 feet
36 feet
10.0 knots

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All-Inclusive River Cruise Experience!

Uniworld offers a truly all-inclusive river cruise experience, with the following amenities:

  • On Europe itineraries, receive complimentary gratuities for the ship's staff and crew, as well as all onshore tour guides; includes any pre- or post-cruise land extensions.1
  • All scheduled airport transfers included.
  • Complimentary, in-suite butler service on all European based ships.2
  • Inclusive onboard dining and entertainment, and select complimentary beverages.
  • A variety of personalized excursions, led by English-speaking local experts.
  • Excursions created exclusively for Uniworld guests.
  • Well-equipped onboard fitness center, offering exercise and wellness class (lead by certified onboard wellness instructors in Europe).
  • Bicycles and Nordic walking sticks for onshore use.
  • Shipwide internet and WiFi access, when available.3

1 Gratuities are not included for Russia & Egypt itineraries. For Asia itineraries, only gratuities for the local land experts and drivers during excursions are included.

2 Excludes Russia, Portugal and all non-Europe itineraries.

3 Service may be briefly interrupted in remote areas, while sailing, or moving through locks.

Certain restrictions apply. Select benefits will not be available on every ship, and may be withdrawn or changed by Uniworld at any time. Ever very effort has been made to produce this info accurately; we reserve the right to correct errors.

Single Supplement Waived!

Solo travelers can cruise at no additional charge, as single supplements are being waived on select 2021 Europe cruises.

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No Booking Fees!

We do not charge booking fees on any cruises.

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S.S. Joie de Vivre

Discover all there is to know about France and French culture with a rousing adventure aboard S.S. Joie de Vivre, Uniworld’s newest “Super-Ship.” Launched in 2017, S.S. Joie de Vivre will truly immerse you in a life-changing adventure, onboard and offboard, with its jaw-dropping itineraries and perfectly designed amenities. Don’t be fooled by the small size of S.S. Joie de Vivre. With her innovative deck plan, she can sail you through the beautiful waterways of France in style. This is one river ship that you do not want to miss out on!

S.S. Joie de Vivre Itinerary

The highlight of any Uniworld river cruise is the river itself, along with its fabulous riverside destinations. The 2018 itineraries for S.S. Joie de  Pamper yourself onboard <em>S.S. Joie de Vivre</em> in the spa!Vivre are Paris & Normandy, Parisian Royal Holiday, and Grand France. Prepare for all of your traveling dreams to come true with these fantastic itineraries!

  • While on a Paris and Normandy voyage, you can experience the best of France with 8 days’ worth of excursions, including one UNESCO World Heritage site, delicious meals, and unlimited beverages. Traveling from Paris to Paris, you’re given the choice of what kind of adventure you want to have in many of the destinations, putting you in ultimate control of your dream vacation. You’ll get to experience guided tours as well as the opportunity to bike your way through some of the destinations.
  • While on a Parisian Royal Holiday voyage, you can experience the best of France from Paris to Paris, complete with holiday undertones, and 8 days’ worth of exclusive adventures, including 1 UNESCO World Heritage site, delicious meals and unlimited onboard beverages. Many of the excursions are guided tours so you can truly learn a great deal while immersing yourself in local culture.
  • On a Grand France voyage, you will experience the ultimate French adventure with 15 mind-blowing days’ worth of exciting excursions on S.S. Joie de Vivre and S.S. Catherine, including numerous UNESCO World Heritage sites in addition to delicious meals and unlimited onboard beverages. With this all-inclusive, value-packed itinerary, you’re bound to have a life-changing excursion. Journeying from Paris to Avignon, you’ll experience informative, guided walkthroughs, interactive local immersion tours, exclusive tastings, and the option to get active with biking, golfing, and kayaking.

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Exciting Excursions

Imagine walking through the real life scenes that inspired Monet’s works; venturing through Rouen’s Old Town, passing the spot where Joan of Arc died; participating in Etretat’s cliffside golfing; touring the famous D-Day beaches;  Beautiful views from the restaurant onboard.touring the royal 18th century apartments of the Palace of Versailles; wandering through Paris’ Latin Quarter; trekking up a daunting cliffside to the keep of La Roche-Guyon fortress; sipping tea at the famous La Couronne; experiencing the beautiful holiday lighted displays of Paris; biking along the fascinating Lyon peninsula; hiking through the steepest Syrah grape vineyards along the Rhone; taking an authentic dance class in Viviers; and kayaking along the Gardon River and up to the 2,000-year-old Pont du Gard aqueduct. On S.S. Joie de Vivre, all of these adventures and more are real possibilities, hassle-free and with everything you need provided to you. Have fun while checking off your traveling bucket list with all of the phenomenal stops along the Rhone, Seine, and Saone Rivers.

Excellent Onboard Amenities

While staying aboard S.S. Joie de Vivre, you will never fall short of great amenities and entertainment. The ship itself is decorated with bright colors to reflect French culture in a posh and refined manner. Upon the ship’s three decks, you will discover:

  • The lively Club L’Esprit
  • Rejuvenating onboard spa where you can treat yourself to various well-being therapies, yoga classes, and deliciously healthy smoothies
  • An inviting swimming pool
  • Two 24-hour coffee and tea bars
  • Various bars
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Occasional local onboard entertainment and cultural enrichment programs

You will never fall short of something to do!

Fine Food

A main highlight of sailing on S.S. Joie de Vivre is the unforgettable culinary experience. Seasoned with all the best flavors and dishes from every single stop along the way and flavored with the freshest and most authentic of ingredients, your taste buds will have you coming back for more each night. After a long day of sightseeing you will probably work up quite the appetite, and you can be sure that the food aboard S.S. Joie de Vivre will sail your taste buds to satisfaction. While this ship has a main restaurant, it also features Claude’s Supper Club, a vigorous and glittery venue that serves up local entertainment, hors d’oeurves, cocktails and an occasional French film on certain nights, in addition to Le Bistrot, a restaurant outfitted to resemble a Parisian-style sidewalk café, and La Cave Du Vin, a show kitchen where a skilled Uniworld chef prepares you a seven-course meal that is complemented by wine pairings chosen by their onboard wine experts (note that you must make a reservation for this venue with the concierge).

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