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S.S. Joie de Vivre

S.S. Joie de Vivre

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Discover all there is to know about France and French culture with a rousing adventure aboard S.S. Joie de Vivre, Uniworld’s newest “Super-Ship.” Launched in 2017, S.S. Joie de Vivre will truly immerse you in a life-changing adventure, onboard and offboard, with its jaw-dropping itineraries and perfectly designed amenities. Don’t be fooled by the small size of S.S. Joie de Vivre. With her innovative deck plan, she can sail you through the beautiful waterways of France in style. This is one river ship that you do not want to miss out on!

The highlight of any Uniworld river cruise is the river itself, along with its fabulous riverside destinations. The 2018 itineraries for S.S. Joie de Vivre are Paris and Normandy, Parisian Royal Holiday, and Grand France. Prepare for all of your traveling dreams to come true with these fantastic itineraries!

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S.S. Joie de Vivre Facts

Inaugural Year: 2017
Refurbished Year: N/A
Tonnage (GRT): 1,500
Country of Registration: Netherlands
Guest Occupancy*: 128
Crew: 52
Crew-to-Passenger Ratio: N/A
Length: 410 feet
Width: 36 feet
Passenger Decks: 4
Cruising Speed: 10 knots

Total: 64
Suites, with balcony: TBA
Suites, without balcony: TBA
Ocean View, with balcony: TBA
Ocean View, without balcony: TBA
Inside: 0

Dining Type: Traditional

Casino: No

Currency onboard: Euro

*Based on double occupancy
Ship Highlights

Exciting Excursions
Imagine walking through the real life scenes that inspired Monet’s works; venturing through Rouen’s Old Town, passing the spot where Joan of Arc died; participating in Etretat’s cliffside golfing; touring the famous D-Day beaches; touring the royal 18th century apartments of the Palace of Versailles; wandering through Paris’ Latin Quarter; trekking up a daunting cliffside to the keep of La Roche-Guyon fortress; sipping tea at the famous La Couronne; experiencing the beautiful holiday lighted displays of Paris; biking along the fascinating Lyon peninsula; hiking through the steepest Syrah grape vineyards along the Rhone; taking an authentic dance class in Viviers; and kayaking along the Gardon River and up to the 2,000-year-old Pont du Gard aqueduct. On S.S. Joie de Vivre, all of these adventures and more are real possibilities, hassle-free and with everything you need provided to you. Have fun while checking off your traveling bucket list with all of the phenomenal stops along the Rhone, Seine, and Saone Rivers.

Excellent Onboard Amenities
While staying aboard S.S. Joie de Vivre, you will never fall short of great amenities and entertainment. The ship itself is decorated with bright colors to reflect French culture in a posh and refined manner. Upon the ship’s three decks, you will discover the lively Club L’Esprit, the rejuvenating onboard spa where you can treat yourself to various well-being therapies, yoga classes, and deliciously healthy smoothies, an inviting swimming pool, two 24-hour coffee and tea bars, various bars, free wi-fi, occasional local onboard entertainment and cultural enrichment programs. You will never fall short of something to do!

Fine Food
A main highlight of sailing on S.S. Joie de Vivre is the unforgettable culinary experience. Seasoned with all the best flavors and dishes from every single stop along the way and flavored with the freshest and most authentic of ingredients, your taste buds will have you coming back for more each night. After a long day of sightseeing you will probably work up quite the appetite, and you can be sure that the food aboard S.S. Joie de Vivre will sail your taste buds to satisfaction. While this ship has a main restaurant, it also features Claude’s Supper Club, a vigorous and glittery venue that serves up local entertainment, hors d’oeurves, cocktails and an occasional French film on certain nights, in addition to Le Bistrot, a restaurant outfitted to resemble a Parisian-style sidewalk café, and La Cave Du Vin, a show kitchen where a skilled Uniworld chef prepares you a seven-course meal that is complemented by wine pairings chosen by their onboard wine experts (note that you must make a reservation for this venue with the concierge).

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All-Inclusive River Cruise Experience!

Uniworld offers a truly all-inclusive river cruise experience, with the following amenities:
  • On Europe itineraries, receive complimentary gratuities for the ship's staff and crew, as well as all onshore tour guides; includes any pre- or post-cruise land extensions.1
  • All scheduled airport transfers included.
  • Complimentary, in-suite butler service on all European based ships.2
  • Inclusive onboard dining and entertainment, and select complimentary beverages.
  • A variety of personalized excursions, led by English-speaking local experts.
  • Excursions created exclusively for Uniworld guests.
  • Well-equipped onboard fitness center, offering excercise and wellness clases (lead by certified onboard wellness instructors in Europe).
  • Bicycles and Nordic walking sticks for onshore use.
  • Shipwide internet and WiFi access, when available.3

1 Gratuities are not included for Russia & Egypt itineraries. For Asia itineraries, only gratuities for the local land experts and drivers during excursions are included.

2 Excludes Russia, Portugal and all non-Europe itineraries.

3 Service may be briefly interrupted in remote areas, while sailing, or moving through locks.

Certain restrictions apply. Select benefits will not be available on every ship, and may be withdrawn or changed by Uniworld at any time. Ever very effort has been made to produce this info accurately; we reserve the right to correct errors.
No Booking Fees

No Booking Fees!

We do not charge booking fees on any cruises! You're sure to enjoy an affordable S.S. Joie de Vivre cruise when booking with us!
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Jump to: Suites - French Balconies - Oceanviews
Stateroom amenities include:
• Riverviews and French balconies
• A vanity and make-up mirror, built-in closets, hair dryer, safe, individual thermostat for air conditioning
• Infotainment center with Flat-screen TV and complimentary movie and entertainment options
• Bathroom with L'Occitane bath and body amenities
• Direct-dial telephone
• Complimentary bottled water
Suites top
Royal Suite Grand Suite
Approximate Size: 410 square feet
Located on: TBA

There is 1 Grand Suite stateroom on board S.S. Joie de Vivre. This accommodation can fit up to 2 guests. The Royal Suite includes all amenities listed above.
Suite Suite
Approximate Size: 260 square feet
Located on: TBA

There are 5 Suite staterooms on board S.S. Joie de Vivre. These accommodations can fit up to 2 guests. The Suite includes all amenities listed above.
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Category 1 Deluxe French Balcony
Approximate Size: 194 square feet
Located on: TVA

These accommodations can fit up to 2 guests. Deluxe french Balcony cabins include all amenities listed above.
Category 2 French Balcony
Approximate Size: 194 square feet
Located on: TBA

These accommodations can fit up to 2 guests. French Balcony cabins include all amenities listed above.
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Category 4 Classic
Approximate Size: 162 to 180 square feet
Located on: TBA

These accommodations can fit up to 2 guests. Classic cabins include all amenities listed above.

All stateroom descriptions are subject to change. Photos provided are not guaranteed to accurately represent the room listed. Some staterooms in the same category may have different furniture arrangements or be a different size than listed. We reserve the right to correct errors. Please verify all details with the cruise line directly.

S.S. Joie de Vivre Deck Plans

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Victor Hugo deck
Balzae Deck
Jules Verne Deck

Category Legend
Presidental Suite Grand Suite
Suite Suite
Category 1 Deluxe French Balcony
Category 2 French Balcony
Category 4 Classic

Deck Plan Key
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The deck plans of S.S. Joie de Vivre provided on this page are subject to change. We reserve the right to correct errors. Please verify all information with Uniworld directly.
Upper Deck
S.S. Joie de Vivre Deck Plans

S.S. Joie de Vivre Photo Gallery

Here's a look at some of the highlights of S.S. Joie de Vivre:
For photos of staterooms, please click the accommodations tab provided above. The following photos are of S.S. Joie de Vivre's sister ship, S.S. Antoinette. Ship is subject to modifications.
Al Fresco Dining
Al Fresco Dining
Sun Deck
Sun Deck
Travel Desk
Travel Desk
Bicycle Tour
Bicycle Tour
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