S.S. Joie de Vivre

Uniworld's newest Super Ship, the S.S. Joie de Vivre, brings the joy of living to northern France with a design reflecting 20th-century Paris. The ship’s innovative Club L’Esprit transforms from pool area to cinema to dining venue before your eyes.

S.S. Joie de Vivre Reviews: (9)
S.S. Joie de Vivre Cruises on Sale: 7
Year Launched: 2017
Last Refurbished: N/A
Ship Class: European River Ship
Passengers: 128
Shore Excursions: Included & Optionals Available
Destinations Visited: Seine River
S.S. Joie de Vivre Deckplan
Classic
French Balcony
Deluxe French Balcony
Suite
Grand Suite
S.S. Joie de Vivre
S.S. Joie de Vivre Jules Verne Deck
S.S. Joie de Vivre Balzac Deck
S.S. Joie de Vivre Victor Hugo Deck
S.S. Joie de Vivre Staterooms
Classic Stateroom
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Classic Staterooms

  • Lavishly appointed riverview stateroom (162-180 sq ft - 15-17 sqm)
  • Half-Height Window(s)
  • The finest linens, towels and Savoir® beds for an incredible night's sleep
  • Built-in closet, hair dryer, safe
  • Individual thermostat
  • Flat-screen TV with infotainment center and satellite
  • Bottled water
  • Marble bathroom with L’Occitane en Provence bath and body products, plush towels, towel warmer, cozy bathrobes and slippers
French Balcony Stateroom
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French Balcony Staterooms

  • Lavishly appointed riverview stateroom (194 sq ft - 18 sqm) with a French balcony
  • The finest linens, towels and handcrafted Savoir® of England bed for an incredible night's sleep
  • Built-in closet, hair dryer, safe
  • Individual thermostat
  • Flat-screen TV with infotainment center and satellite
  • Bottled water
  • Marble bathroom with L’Occitane en Provence bath and body products, plush towels, towel warmer, cozy bathrobes and slippers
Suite
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Suites

  • Lavishly appointed riverview suite (260 sq ft - 24 sqm) with a French balcony
  • In-suite Butler service
  • The finest linens, towels and handcrafted Savoir® of England bed for an incredible night's sleep
  • Built-in closet, hair dryer, safe
  • Individual thermostat
  • Flat-screen TV with infotainment center and satellite
  • Bottled water
  • Marble bathroom with L’Occitane en Provence bath and body products, plush towels, heated mirrors, cozy bathrobes, and slippers
  • Additional special amenities and services
Grand Suite
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Grand Suites

  • Lavishly appointed riverview suite (410 sq ft - 38 Sq m) with a Full balcony
  • In-suite Butler service
  • The finest linens, towels and Savoir® beds for an incredible night's sleep
  • Built-in closet, hair dryer, safe
  • Individual thermostat
  • Flat-screen TV with infotainment center and satellite
  • Bottled water
  • Additional special amenities and services
  • The Presidential Suite offers extra benefits, including a separate spacious living room, bathroom with a separate rain shower and tub, and secluded toilet and bidet area
The S.S. Joie de Vivre

All Things French

  • The S.S. Joie de Vivre, our brightly colored, chic and sophisticated “super yacht” on the Seine, will completely immerse you in all things French before you ever set foot onshore. Ooh la la!
  • Club L'Esprit - relax and indulge your mind, body and soul at Club L’Esprit, S.S. Joie de Vivre's onboard spa and wellness center. 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 center. Afterwards, refresh and recharge with a deliciously good-for-you smoothie at the L’Espirit Bar.
  • 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.
  • La Cave du Vin - 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 five-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!
  • 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.

Inclusions

  • Use of bicycles and Nordic walking sticks
  • 24-hour reception service
  • All transfers on arrival and departure days
  • Captivating onboard local entertainment
  • Wireless Internet access in public areas

Dining

  • All meals onboard, prepared using the finest and freshest ingredients
  • Captain's Welcome and Farewell Receptions
  • Welcome and Farewell Gala Dinners
  • Unlimited beverages onboard, including fine wine, beer, spirits, soft drinks, specialty coffee and tea, and mineral water
Lobby
Lounge
Le Bistrot
Claudes
Club L'Espirit Spa
Restaurant
S.S. Joie de Vivre Cruises Choose from 7 cruise itineraries onboard the S.S. Joie de Vivre, and enjoy our exclusive savings and award winning service.
From: Paris to Paris
Operator: Uniworld
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Departures: Dec 2018 to Dec 2019
Countries Visited: France
Our Price From:
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From: Paris to Bordeaux
Operator: Uniworld
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Departures: Apr 2019 to Oct 2019
Countries Visited: France
Our Price From:
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From: Paris to Paris
Operator: Uniworld
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Departures: Mar 2019 to Nov 2019
Countries Visited: France
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9 S.S. Joie de Vivre Reviews Read the reviews for S.S. Joie de Vivre from Global Journeys' past clients
WA, Australia
Aug 2018
“Highly recommend this tour”
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Fantastic not a single negative thing to say!
Amazing tour guides very knowledgeable.
Amazing food and cruise staff.
Astrid the hotel manager was lovely.
Bar Staff couldn’t do enough.
Very moving at Utah and Omaha beaches
Honfleur - so pretty!
NSW, Australia
Dec 2017
3 Helpful Votes
3 Trips
“Uniworld is wonderful”
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This was our second Uniworld cruise this year, we travelled on the River Beatrice to Eastern Europe in April and this time round to Paris and parts of Normandy on the Joie de Vivre. Uniworld has found the right balance for their cruises, interesting excursions in port, but enough leisure time to choose to do your own thing and relax.

The overall feel of their ships is European elegance, beautifully furnished and maintained, the cabins and public areas are always spotless. The meals on board are really good and with plenty of choice, we did feel the Beatrice had a slight edge in the cuisine overall.

The staff on both ships were excellent, they make the cruise what it is. Personable, cheerful, helpful young people, always willing to go the extra mile. The staff in the main dining room often address you by name and remember your choice of drink, etc.

We met mainly American and Canadian travellers, also from the UK, Australia, China, an opportunity to meet people from all over the world and many walks of life. We are seriously thinking of another trip with Uniworld, that should say it all. Hannah from Global Journeys is the best, we trust her implicitly, she knows what we want when we travel and always delivers. Thank you dear Hannah.
SA, Australia
Jul 2017
4 Helpful Votes
4 Trips
“Grand France River Cruise”
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Uniworld has done it again with their quality ship, service, food and on shore excursions. This was our second river cruise with Uniworld and again it was outstanding. Global Journeys again provided excellent handling of our bookings. Everything went as anticipated adding to an overall fantastic experience. Thanks to all.
QLD, Australia
Apr 2017
5 Helpful Votes
2 Trips
“River cruising at its finest through France”
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River cruise with Uniworld Boutique River Cruises through two different areas of France. The first cruise on River Royale through the Bordeaux wine region was beautiful. Our favourite part was a 'Go Active' locally guided bicycle ride to a vineyard, stopping on the way to learn more about the area and growing of grapes, tour of the wine production and wine tasting...then cycle back to the ship...lots of laughs. Also lunch at a beautiful Chateau and exploring the town of St Emilion. All great local guides.

The second cruise was on the SS Joie de Vivre. The newest ship in the Uniworld fleet. She is absolutely exquisite! Luxury cruising at its finest from the staterooms, beds, facilities and food but it's the staff that make it amazing, as on all Uniworld Cruises. The perfect balance of 5 star service with a smile, a laugh & genuine friendliness. Guest Ages ranged from 30 to 80, most being 50-60yrs. Lots of different nationalities made interesting conversation at each meal, as we sat with different guests each time. Our favourite part of this Paris to Normandy cruise was for me the visit to Monets Garden at Giverny. The Spring flowers were in full bloom mid-April and my husband played golf at Etretat. The most spectacular & challenging course he has ever played. On board our favourite was dinner at 'Cave du Vins' Cave of Wines where we donned chefs apron and hat and helped one of the ship's Chef prepare our 5 course dinner with paired wines. Only 10 guests, great fun and lots of laughs, delicious food! This was our 4th cruise with Uniworld and each one has been very different but exceptional.

Our booking with Global Journey's Hannah was fantastic. Very easy with all the information provided online and fast response to our emails and questions. We wouldn't hesitate in booking with them again. Thank you Hannah.
Australia
Nov 2015
2 Trips
“Enjoyable holiday with a good variety of people.”
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It was an enjoyable holiday with a good variety of people. The service provided by the staff was very good and friendly.

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