Paris & Normandy
ROTW-564707/424084 Seine
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At A Glance

What's Included

  • Impeccable service with one of the highest staff-to-guest ratios of any cruise line
  • Beautifully and uniquely decorated ships, each designed to be a work of art
  • All gratuities, both onboard and onshore
  • All scheduled airport transfers
  • Riverview staterooms and suites with marble bathrooms and handcrafted Savoir beds
  • In-suite butler service, 24-hour room service and concierge services
  • Gourmet dining with unlimited beverages, including premium spirits, beer and regional wines
  • A choice of enticing excursions led by English-speaking local experts
  • Authentic cultural experiences available exclusively to Uniworld guests
  • Onboard fitness centre, as well as exercise and wellness classes
  • Bicycles, helmets, and Nordic walking poles for onshore use
  • Ship-wide Wi-Fi, onboard local entertainment and Signature Lectures

What's Not Included

Itinerary
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Day 1
Paris, France
2
Day 2
Vernon, France
3
Day 3
Rouen, France

The capital of the region of Normandy, Rouen lies along the River Seine, just 75 miles from its entrance on the English Channel. Rouen is perhaps most famous for being the site of the trial of Joan of Arc. Rouen also boasts a wealth of gothic architecture, which has named it the nickname “city of a hundred spires”. The most notable buildings are the spectacular Cathedrale Notre Dame and the Eglise St. Maclou, which is home to some of the finest wood carvings in France. Until the 19th century, Rouen was also the main seaport in France and is still a pleasure to sail to and from, with a varied and beautiful surrounding scenery, full of cliffs, forests, chateaux and abbeys.

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Day 4
Caudebec, France

The small village of Caudebec is distinguished by a fine Gothic church, which was built during the 15th and 16th centuries. From Caudebec, it is possible to visit Jumièges Abbey, a Benedictine monastery founded originally founded in 654 on forested land belonging to the royal fisc. It was presented by Clovis II and his queen, Balthild, to Filibertus – a Frankish Nobleman. In 1067, a new church was consecrated at the site in the presence of William the Conqueror.

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Day 5
Rouen, France

The capital of the region of Normandy, Rouen lies along the River Seine, just 75 miles from its entrance on the English Channel. Rouen is perhaps most famous for being the site of the trial of Joan of Arc. Rouen also boasts a wealth of gothic architecture, which has named it the nickname “city of a hundred spires”. The most notable buildings are the spectacular Cathedrale Notre Dame and the Eglise St. Maclou, which is home to some of the finest wood carvings in France. Until the 19th century, Rouen was also the main seaport in France and is still a pleasure to sail to and from, with a varied and beautiful surrounding scenery, full of cliffs, forests, chateaux and abbeys.

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Day 6
Mantes-la-Jolie, France
7
Day 7
Paris, France

Along the banks of the River Seine, lies one of the world’s most famed and beautiful cities, Paris. The river it sits on defines the very heart of historical Paris. At its centre is the religious and temporal authority of the Île de la Cité. The left bank of the Seine is traditionally the seat of intellectual life and known as Rive Gauche, while the Right Bank contains the city’s economic life. Paris is brimming with history and culture, being the centre of the French Revolution and home to the most visited museum in the world, the Louvre. The centre of Paris holds the most visited monuments in the whole city, including Notre Dame Cathedral, Les Invalides, the location for Napoleons tomb, and the incomparable Eiffel Tower.

Sail on board S.S. Joie de Vivre
Deck Plans

Victor Hugo Deck

  • Massage
  • Fitness Centre
  • Swimming Pool
  • Le Club L'Esprit
  • Bar
  • Suites with French Balconies
  • Staterooms with French Balconies
  • Salon de Beaux-Arts
  • Bistro
  • Bar

Balzac Deck

  • Staterooms with French Balconies
  • Restaurant
  • Le Restaurant Pigalle

Jules Verne Deck

  • Staterooms
  • Laundry
  • Wine Cellar
  • 24-Hour Coffee & Tea Station
Accommodation Types

Staterooms

Intimately scaled so it can dock in the heart of Paris, the S.S. Joie de Vivre has two Royal Suites, eight Junior Suites and 54 staterooms, all with made-to-order Savoir of England beds, high-thread count 100% Egyptian cotton sheets and European duvets, a menu of pillow options and marble-lined bathrooms stocked with L’Occitaine and Hermès bath and body products. 

Dining

With Uniworld, you can always count on having the finest quality foods prepared with locally-sourced ingredients. The talented chefs also feature local, regional, and seasonal specialties made with a traditional flair.

Uniworld’s extensive wine list includes such world-class vintages as the 1995 Nikolaihof Riesling from Austria, which recently received the highest possible score—100 points—from prestigious wine reviewer Robert Parker.

La Cave Des Vins

Lovers of French food and wine can experience an exclusive epicurean event in our onboard show kitchen. Under the guidance of Uniworld’s talented chef, prepare an exquisite seven-course meal. Then relish your creation with wine pairings designed just for you by our Sommelier. Simply ask our Concierge to reserve your spot. Bon appetit! 

Claude's

Experience the magic each evening as Club L’Esprit transforms into Claude’s supper club, a vibrant dining and entertainment venue. Claude’s glitzy and glamorous atmosphere is the perfect place to listen to local music, enjoy delectable hors d’oeuvres and signature cocktails, or view a classic French film on select nights in an intimate cinema. 

Le Bistrot

The ship's very own Parisian-style sidewalk café serves classic French cuisine. Designed with windows that lower for an open-air ambiance, Le Bistrot is a très bon spot to savor wrap-around views of the Seine.

Enrichment

Uniworld provide guests with more European itineraries and choices than any other river cruise line, all designed to delve deeply into each locale with onshore excursions and onboard cultural enrichment programmes and entertainment.

Enjoy expertly planned shore excursions hosted by English-speaking local experts, with options to personalise, including Choice Is Yours, Go Active, Do as the Locals Do, Village Day, and Gentle Walking programmes and a host of exclusive experiences designed for Uniworld guests only.

Entertainment

Sip a glass of wine while you cruise past beautiful landscapes and world-famous landmarks on your way to your next destination...

HealthFitness

Relax and indulge your mind, body and soul at Club L’Esprit, our onboard spa and wellness centre. Pamper yourself with an array of beauty and well-being treatments. Unwind with yoga. Work out in the resistance pool. Get your heart pumping in the onboard fitness centre. Afterwards, refresh and recharge with a deliciously good-for-you smoothie at the L’Espirit Bar.

Club L'Esprit

Relax and indulge your mind, body and soul at Club L’Esprit, our onboard spa and wellness centre. Pamper yourself with an array of beauty and well-being treatments. Unwind with yoga. Work out in the resistance pool. Get your heart pumping in the onboard fitness centre. Afterwards, refresh and recharge with a deliciously good-for-you smoothie at the L’Espirit Bar.
Facilities

Disabled Facilities

Uniworld strives to provide a safe, enjoyable, and memorable travel experience for all passengers. The Company welcomes passengers with special needs or disabilities. However, please note the following:

Passengers are required to advise the Company, in advance, of any physical, medical, or other special needs that require accommodation.

All guests must ensure they are medically and physically fit for travel. The Company may impose safety requirements necessary for the safe operation of the tour. The Company may also exclude an individual from participating in a tour or an activity if that individual’s participation poses a direct threat to health or safety.

The Company does not provide personal devices (such as wheelchairs, hearing aids or prescription eye glasses) or services of a personal nature (such as pushing a wheelchair or assistance in eating, toileting or dressing). A companion capable of providing such assistance must accompany any passenger who requires services of a personal nature.

The Company does not employ medical personnel. Any necessary medical attention will be provided by a local facility at the passenger’s expense. The Company is not responsible or liable for any losses or costs incurred as a result of medical services obtained while on tour, or for the quality of the care or services received. Passengers should be aware some tours include rough terrain, extensive walking over cobblestone streets, uneven pavement, steps and locations which may not be easily accessible or accessible by wheelchair.

During the tour, the Company may make arrangements with carriers, hotels and other independent suppliers to provide travel services. These parties are independent entities over which the Company has no control. Accommodations on international tours may differ from those in the united kingdom. The Company cannot guarantee disability access or accommodations for passengers travelling on international tours. The Company may, in its sole discretion, decline the booking of any passenger or remove any passenger who cannot comply or refuses to comply with the Company’s terms and conditions. The Company is not responsible for any costs incurred in the event a passenger is removed from a tour. Passengers agree not to hold the Company or any of its related entities liable for any actions taken under these terms and conditions.

Dietary Requirements

Kindly inform us Uniworld advance if you have specific dietary requests (e.g., low-fat, low-calorie, gluten-free, sugar-free, vegetarian, etc.). They have a “Traveling Lite” menu for guests seeking more health-conscious options, as well as light lunches, vegetarian options, and generous buffets that offer something for everyone. Uniworld will do their very best to accommodate your needs given the resources available to them.

Age Restrictions

Guests who are less than 18 years of age must be accompanied by an adult who is 21 years of age or older. While they will accept children 4 years of age and older as guests, it is from long-term experience that most children do not enjoy or appreciate the river cruise/tour experience. 

There are no special arrangements, activities, medical facilities, or accommodations (unless noted) for children on Uniworld cruise/tour programmes. Adults accompanying children are responsible for their behaviour onboard and ashore.

Dress Code

It’s best to pack for a range of weather conditions, depending on the season and regions visited. Wearing layers will allow you to easily adjust to temperature changes. Limiting your wardrobe to a simple mix-and-match colour scheme will keep your bags to a minimum.

Uniworld recommend wearing comfortable, smart-casual clothing both onshore and onboard. They also suggest sturdy walking shoes, as you will do a significant amount of walking on shore excursions, often over cobblestones or uneven terrain. A sun hat, rain gear, and a coat or wrap for chilly evenings are useful items to have. For dining ashore, concerts, special events onboard, etc., men may want to bring a sports jacket and women a cocktail dress or pantsuit. Neckties are optional. 

Please note that shorts are not allowed at dinner aboard the ship.

Smoking Restrictions

Onboard your ship, smoking is allowed only in a designated area of the Sun Deck. Uniworld also ask guests to refrain from smoking on shore excursions/tours, especially since many historical sites and other tourist attractions in Europe are now smoke-free as well.

Children

Please note: There are no special arrangements, activities, medical facilities, or accommodations for children on Uniworld cruise/tour programmes. 

Upcoming Cruises
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Embark Paris, Sun 18 Aug 2019 On Board S.S. Joie de Vivre Disembark Paris Date Sun 25 Aug 2019 Guide Price cruise only, fly cruise £9,448 pp Enquire
Embark Paris, Sun 25 Aug 2019 On Board S.S. Joie de Vivre Disembark Paris Date Sun 01 Sep 2019 Guide Price cruise only, fly cruise £6,749 pp Enquire
Embark Paris, Sun 01 Sep 2019 On Board S.S. Joie de Vivre Disembark Paris Date Sun 08 Sep 2019 Guide Price cruise only £4,299 pp Enquire
Embark Paris, Sun 22 Sep 2019 On Board S.S. Joie de Vivre Disembark Paris Date Sun 29 Sep 2019 Guide Price cruise only £4,299 pp Enquire
Embark Paris, Sun 29 Sep 2019 On Board S.S. Joie de Vivre Disembark Paris Date Sun 06 Oct 2019 Guide Price cruise only £4,399 pp Enquire
Embark Paris, Sun 06 Oct 2019 On Board S.S. Joie de Vivre Disembark Paris Date Sun 13 Oct 2019 Guide Price cruise only £5,549 pp Enquire
Embark Paris, Mon 21 Oct 2019 On Board S.S. Joie de Vivre Disembark Paris Date Mon 28 Oct 2019 Guide Price cruise only, fly cruise £10,048 pp Enquire
Embark Paris, Mon 28 Oct 2019 On Board S.S. Joie de Vivre Disembark Paris Date Mon 04 Nov 2019 Guide Price cruise only, fly cruise £7,848 pp Enquire
Embark Paris, Mon 04 Nov 2019 On Board S.S. Joie de Vivre Disembark Paris Date Mon 11 Nov 2019 Guide Price cruise only, fly cruise £8,598 pp Enquire
Embark Paris, Sun 22 Mar 2020 On Board S.S. Joie de Vivre Disembark Paris Date Sun 29 Mar 2020 Guide Price cruise only, fly cruise £8,498 pp Enquire
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