Award-winning actress, best-selling author and producer, Dame Joan Collins, has been named Godmother of the S.S. Joie de Vivre, Uniworld’s newest Super Ship and the first of its kind to sail the Seine River.
Uniworld will inaugurate the addition to its fleet in a christening ceremony with Collins on March 27.
Following the tragic events in Paris in November 2015, The Travel Corporation, Uniworld’s parent company, faced a decision on whether to proceed with the building of the Joie de Vivre. After more than 70 years of bringing travellers to Paris, the company decided it was more important than ever to show its continued support for both the city where their guests have always enjoyed great experiences, and also to the Parisian people. It also seemed fitting to invite Dame Joan Collins to be Godmother of Uniworld’s Super Ship, knowing she also is a great supporter of Paris.
“We are delighted to welcome Dame Joan Collins to the Uniworld family as Godmother of the S.S. Joie de Vivre,” said Uniworld president Ellen Bettridge. “She epitomizes the ‘joy of living’ philosophy that is reflected in every bold detail and gentle touch of our newest Super Ship.”
The Joie de Vivre will sail Uniworld’s Paris & Normandy itinerary, and was built at 125 metres as opposed to the standard 135 metres, allowing it to dock in the heart of Paris. The 128-passenger vessel will feature two Royal Suites, eight Junior Suites and 54 staterooms.
(photo by Fadil Berisha)