Introduction

Uniworld’s newest Super Ship—S.S. Joie de Vivre—is designed to reflect the “joy of living” as it cruises the Seine River in northern France. This luxurious 128-passenger vessel is a showcase for handcrafted furniture, sumptuous fabrics, beautiful antiques, gilded accents and every modern convenience. The Salon de Toulouse features a full-service bar and art and antiques curated from renowned auction houses and private collections. Enticing dining venues include Le Restaurant Pigalle, Bistro Saint-Germain and Café Flore. Intimately scaled so it can dock in the heart of Paris, the Joie de Vivre features two Royal Suites, eight Junior Suites, and 54 staterooms, all with made-to-order Savoir of England beds and marble-lined bathrooms.

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Main Info
  • Children Allowed
  • Nursery -
  • Smoking Some
  • Style Luxury
  • Decks4
  • Cabins64
  • Size Boutique
  • Ship Type River
  • Wheelchair Cabins-
  • Crew Members52
  • Launch Year2017
  • CurrencyEUR
Unique Features


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.

Uniworld Cares

Mother Nature has provided us with a beautiful playground, and supporting the places we visit and those who call our destinations home is essential to ensuring the future of travel is equally bright.

Over a decade ago, we introduced a clean water programme to preserve our rivers and waterways, which many in the industry have since followed. As a joint initiative between The Travel Corporation and Uniworld, we partner with the TreadRight Foundation to help ensure the environment and communities we visit remain vibrant and preserved for generations to come.

Travel has provided us the chance to give back and lift up others, and we strive to do so whenever possible.

Make Travel Matter Pledge

In celebration of World Tourism Day, we’ve partnered with The TreadRight Foundation and our parent company, The Travel Corporation, to launch the Make Travel Matter Pledge.

Uniworld employees, alongside our 10,000 colleagues across 42 travel brands worldwide, have been asked to take this pledge to make travel matter and help protect people, the planet and wildlife.

As travellers, travel providers and members of the global travel industry, this pledge serves as the next step in our long-standing commitment to sustainable tourism and conscious travel.

We hope you’ll join us!

Say Goodbye to Single-Use Plastics

It is estimated that an additional eight million tons of plastic pour into our oceans every year. According to a report by the World Economic Forum, if nothing is done to push back against the deluge of plastics currently overwhelming our oceans there could be more plastic in the oceans than fish by 2050.

Under the guidance of our parent company, The Travel Corporation, and their not-for-profit foundation, TreadRight, we will ban more than 60 types of single-use plastics across all operations—including straws, water bottles and plastic bags—by 2022. It's all part of our commitment to ensure the environment remains vibrant for generations to come.

We Charity Water

We’ve come together with The TreadRight Foundation and WE Charity to support the community of Kanambu, Ecuador by delivering access to clean water to drink and use for cooking; developing healthy sanitation facilities for washing and going to the bathroom; and building infrastructure like irrigation or catchment systems to facilitate food production.

Clean water is a basic human right and yet over 40% of the world’s population is still affected by water scarcity. From reducing illness and improving agriculture, to increasing food security and giving girls the opportunity to go to school, the transformative power of clean water and sanitation is sweeping.

Treadright Foundation

Founded in 2008 by Uniworld’s parent company, The Travel Corporation, the TreadRight Foundation encourages sustainable tourism and has completed more than 40 projects that have benefited the environment as well as local culture and heritage. In 2015, TreadRight named their first ambassador, leading environmentalist and explorer Céline Cousteau. Céline has traveled the world while working to preserve marine life as well as indigenous tribes in the Amazon.

Me To We

With ME to WE, you can immerse yourself in India’s off-the-beaten path villages and towns for a truly transformational experience. We’ve partnered with this innovative social enterprise to assemble a cruise/tour programme in India that gets you up close and personal with local life and a side of the country that is often overlooked by travellers. You’ll leave with an immense appreciation for a culture that finds happiness in the smallest of pleasures.

Economic Responsibility

From organic wineries to small, family-run enterprises, Uniworld is committed to supporting environmentally conscious business throughout the destinations to which we travel. By introducing our guests to these local and sustainable ventures, we are able to provide truly unique experiences to travellers while bringing economic opportunity to the region.

Carbon Offset

As part of our continuing sustainability journey, we feel it’s increasingly important to provide our guests and our team with the necessary tools and information to allow them to make responsible travel choices whenever possible. With this in mind, we are now happy to provide you with opportunities to carbon offset your travel experience.

If you’re looking to offset your carbon footprint for an upcoming or previous travel experience, our not-for-profit TreadRight Foundation has identified four leading carbon offset programs - Conservation International Carbon Fund, myclimate, The Nature Conservancy, and Rainforest Concern – Forest Credits - that provide travellers with a number of ways in which to offset your travel experiences and a variety of carbon offset projects to choose from.

One Tree Planted

Small actions can make a big difference, as proven true with our One Tree Planted partnership. After booking your 2020 cruise, if you elect to receive your pre-cruise documents digitally, we will plant a tree in your honor– a simple move that can leave a lasting impact.

Deck Plans
Victor Hugo Deck
  • Serenity River Spa
  • Massage
  • Fitness Centre
  • Swimming Pool
  • Club L'Esprit Claude's
  • Bar
  • Suites 
  • Le Bistro
  • Salon Toulouse
  • 24-Hour Tea and Coffee Station
  • Grand (Royal) Suite
  • Category 1 Staterooms (Deluxe French Balconies)

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Balzac Deck

  • Category 2-3 Staterooms (French Balconies)
  • Restaurant
  • Le Restaurant Pigalle

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Jules Verne Deck
  • Category 4-5 Staterooms (Classic)
  • Laundry
  • Wine Cellar
  • 24-Hour Coffee & Tea Station
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Accomodation
Grand (Royal) Suite

  • Lavishly appointed riverview stateroom (410 sq ft - 38 Sq m) with a French balcony
  • Handcrafted Savoir® of England bed, built-in closet, hair dryer, safe, individual thermostat, flat-screen TV with infotainment centre and satellite, and bottled water
  • The Grand (Royal) Suite offers extra benefits, including a separate spacious living room, bathroom with a separate rain shower and tub, and secluded toilet and bidet area.

Suite

Lavishly appointed riverview stateroom (260 sq ft - 24 sq m) with a French balcony

Handcrafted Savoir® of England bed, built-in closet, hair dryer, safe, individual thermostat, flat-screen TV with infotainment centre and satellite, and bottled water

Category 1 (Deluxe French Balcony)

Lavishly appointed riverview staterooms (194 sq ft - 18 sq m) with a French balcony

Handcrafted Savoir® of England bed, built-in closet, hair dryer, safe, individual thermostat, flat-screen TV with infotainment centre and satellite, and bottled water

Marble bathroom with Asprey bath and body products, plush towels, towel warmer, cosy bathrobes and slippers

Category 2-3 (French Balcony)

Lavishly appointed riverview staterooms (194 sq ft - 18 sq m) with a French balcony

Handcrafted Savoir® of England bed, built-in closet, hair dryer, safe, individual thermostat, flat-screen TV with infotainment centre and satellite, and bottled water

Marble bathroom with Asprey bath and body products, plush towels, towel warmer, cosy bathrobes and slippers

Category 4-5 (Classic)

Lavishly appointed riverview stateroom (162-180 sq ft - 15-17 sq m)

Handcrafted Savoir® of England bed, built-in closet, hair dryer, safe, individual thermostat, flat-screen TV with infotainment centre and satellite, and bottled water

Marble bathroom with Asprey bath and body products, plush towels, towel warmer, cosy bathrobes and slippers

Entertainment

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

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. 

Signature Cocktails

Our cocktails, much like our ships, are one-of-a-kind and inspired by the destinations we visit. Our bartenders are sharing their favorites with you.

Local Wines

Uniworld cruises through some of the world’s most acclaimed wine producing regions in Europe. Our onboard wine menus are expertly curated by our staff of Sommeliers to reflect the local destination. Plus, you can enjoy these local wines as part of your all-inclusive package.

Local Beers

Our onboard beer menus feature unique lagers, ales and stouts from small local breweries, giving you a taste of the world’s finest. The best part? It’s all included.

Premium Spirits

Extra dirty Grey Goose martini with locally harvested olives? It’s all yours. As is everything else you can think of. With our ultra-inclusive amenities you can enjoy unlimited beverages onboard.