Uniworld’s Next Ship To Cruise The Seine In French Style
Next up for Uniworld is the new-build S.S. Joie de Vivre, which will begin cruising France’s Seine River in March, 2017.
"Uniworld was one of the very 1st river cruise companies to sail the rivers of France, and our parent company, The Travel Corporation, has been bringing travellers from all over the world to this amazing country for over 70 years,” says Uniworld President Guy Young.
The line says its new ship will reflect the French "joie de vivre" philosophy and the French people’s “profound appreciation for food, wine, art and music.”
The design team from Uniworld sister company Red Carnation Hotels will decorate and furnish the ship, using French-inspired handcrafted furniture, fabrics, antiques, art and accents, coupled with modern-day conveniences.
The S.S. Joie de Vivre's Salon de Beaux-Arts lounge will feature a collection of art and antiques curated from auction houses and private collections. The Le Club l'Esprit will feature a cinema and a surrounding pool with a hydraulic floor, which can turn into a dance floor or outdoor cinema at night. Dining venues will include Le Restaurant Pigalle and La Cave de Vins, a vinoteque for private dining and wine-pairing dinners.
The Joie de Vivre will feature 2 Royal Suites, 8 Junior Suites and 54 staterooms for a capacity of no more than 128 guests. Each suite will be designed with its own signature style and feature amenities and services including butlers. All suites and staterooms will have custom-made-to-order Savoir of England beds with unique headboards of various designs and marble bathrooms in various colour-schemes.
"This will be the most beautiful ship sailing the Seine and will provide every possible comfort for our guests," says Young.
The S.S. Joie de Vivre will sail Uniworld's "Paris & Normandy" itinerary, and when in Paris, will dock in the heart of the city. "We made the decision to build a 125 metre ship instead of 135 metres, so she can dock conveniently in the heart of Paris," adds Young.