S.S. Joie de Vivre

Why cruise on this ship?

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.

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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.

From Farm to Ship

Farm-to-table isn’t just a trendy culinary buzzword around here. It’s a governing philosophy and commitment to serving you the very best local dishes created by our master chefs. When in Italy, dinner may consist of Prosciutto di Parma pizza and Osso Buco Milanese, prepared to your liking, with meats and vegetables sourced from just miles away. After a day immersed in Indian culture, your taste buds may do some immersing of their own with Gajar Shorba and Tandoori Chicken Tikka for lunch. Live brilliantly. Dine locally. That’s our story and we’re sticking to it.

Creative Culinary Options

For those interested in healthier dining options, our Traveling Lite menu features all of the flavor of our traditional menu, but with fewer calories. We also offer a variety of vegetarian and vegan options, prepared just for you. If you have a specific meal preference, just ask. Our chefs will be happy to accommodate.

We learned from the best

Mrs. Beatrice Tollman’s culinary vision lives on with her many Signature Dishes you can enjoy onboard. Mrs. Tollman’s memoir, A Life in Food, chronicles her gastronomic prowess and joy of being able to share her life’s passion with thousands of guests. You’ll discover many of the recipes Mrs. Tollman published on our menu, including Bea’s Chicken Soup, Sesame Fried Chicken and Honeycomb Ice Cream. If the all-inclusive amenities and luxurious accommodations weren’t enough to put you in a state of comfortable bliss, the homegrown cooking will.

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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!

Features

  • Experience: Complimentary
  • Food type: French
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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.

Features

  • Experience: Complimentary
  • Food type: French

Entertaining

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.

Features

  • Bar

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.

Included Excursions

Nothing onboard is cookie-cutter, so your time onshore shouldn’t be either. You’ll have several options of included excursions each day, so you can explore exactly how you’d like. The choice is yours:

VILLAGE DAY

Get an in-depth look into the quaint destinations we visit and the local people who bring them to life.

LET’S GO

These active excursions feature walking, hiking, cycling, kayaking and golfing activities.

DO AS THE LOCALS DO

Experience life like a local, from riding the subway to stopping into a café for a local treat.

Features

  • Excursions

Private Experiences

From visiting a museum without the crowds to an after-hours tour of a famous landmark, these included, once-in-a-lifetime experiences are arranged privately for Uniworld guests.

Features

  • Local Experience

Masterpiece Collection

Tasting cheese with a cheese affineur in Rüdesheim or cruising through the streets of Bordeaux in a retro sidecar–if going above and beyond is what you’re after, you’ll be sure to enjoy our selection of Masterpiece Collection optional experiences, available for an additional cost.

Features

  • Food Experience

Health and fitness

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.

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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.

Features

  • Spa

Kids and teens

GENERATIONS COLLECTION-

ALL-INCLUSIVE FAMILY RIVER CRUISES

Every Uniworld Generations cruise includes special programs, events and excursions designed specifically for your world travellers in training.

Uniworld specializes in personalised travel, and that goes for our younger guests as well. Since no two kids are alike, we offer a full range of enticing onshore excursions and onboard activities—some geared for children and others tailored for tweens and teens.

Accommodation

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.


Please Note: The category names for our rooms are changing. We are introducing a new naming structure for staterooms and suites (noted in parentheses).

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.

Features

  • Double
  • Sofa Bed
  • Shower
  • Bath
  • Toiletries Provided
  • TV
  • Safe
  • Hair Dryer

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

Features

  • Double
  • Sofa Bed
  • Shower
  • Toiletries Provided
  • TV
  • Safe
  • Hair Dryer
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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

Features

  • Double
  • Shower
  • Toiletries Provided
  • TV
  • Safe
  • Hair Dryer

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

Features

  • Double
  • Shower
  • Toiletries Provided
  • TV
  • Safe
  • Hair Dryer

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

Features

  • Double
  • Shower
  • Toiletries Provided
  • TV
  • Safe
  • Hair Dryer

Deck plans

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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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