Guy Young, president of Uniworld, said, “We are extremely proud to launch the S.S. Joie de Vivre in Northern France in March 2017. Uniworld was one of the very first river cruise companies to sail the rivers of France, and our parent company, The Travel Corporation, has been bringing travellers from all over the world to this amazing country for over 70 years as this has been one of our most popular destinations, so our commitment to France is unwavering.”
As the name suggests, Uniworld’s new ship will reflect the French “joy of living” philosophy and their profound appreciation for food, wine, art and music.
Everything from the ship’s décor and design to farm-to-table cuisine and superb local wines will be on full display for guests to enjoy.
The design team from Uniworld’s sister company, Red Carnation Hotels, will once again bring their creative talents to the S.S. Joie de Vivre, designing another ship as majestic as the destination itself. French inspired handcrafted furniture with rich fabrics, antiques, art, gilded and wrought-iron accents will blend in perfect harmony with modern-day conveniences.
Young observed, “This will be the most beautiful ship sailing the Seine and will provide every possible comfort for our guests.”
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.
“We made the decision to build a 125 metre ship instead of 135 metres, so she can dock conveniently in the heart of Paris,” said Young.
Couples can save from $900 to $4,600 by paying in full before May 15, 2016 on Uniworld’s cruises to Europe. Cruises include scheduled airport transfers; all gratuities onboard and onshore; port charges; all meals with unlimited beverages including, incredible 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.