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A Portrait of Majestic France

From £4,799 pp

The quintessential voyage for gourmets, oenophiles and lovers of all things French

This picture-perfect journey blends your passion for the good life—art, culture and gastronomy—with a broad sweep of lovely French landscapes. Experience the romance of Paris and then sail the Seine to Normandy, discovering the gems of the region. Marvel at magnificent Rouen Cathedral, and tour the former smugglers’ harbor in Honfleur and follow in the footsteps of Monet at his beloved Giverny.

Travel to beautiful Bordeaux and delight in the countryside of southwest France. Explore Roman Saint-Émilion, with its astonishing Monolithic Church, and ancient Blaye, with its famous citadel. Journey through a land of noble wines, tasting the flavors of the regions as you go.

Enjoy the best France has to offer with Uniworld’s plethora of exclusive excursions (including an exclusive wine tasting of famous Médoc and Sauternes wines and an extraordinary evening tour of Bordeaux) as you cruise four rivers, visit bustling cities and charming towns and sample myriad culinary delights.

Who will enjoy this cruise;-
Gourmets, oenophiles and lovers of life’s finer things will savor this quintessential French voyage.

A Portrait of Majestic France is a combination of Paris & Normandy and Bordeaux, Vineyards & Châteaux.

What’s Included:

  • An all-inclusive, boutique  7-night cruise in a riverview stateroom on the striking S.S. Joie De Vivre
  • All meals onboard, prepared using the finest and freshest ingredients
  • 14 breakfasts, 12 lunches, 14 dinners
  • 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
  • 12 days of excursions, including “Choice Is Yours” options, all fully hosted by English-speaking local experts
  • Guided “Go Active,” “Do as the Locals Do” and “Gentle Walking” programs
  • 5 UNESCO World Heritage sites
  • Captivating onboard local entertainment
  • State-of-the-art Quietvox portable audio-headset system on all excursions
  • Use of bicycles and Nordic walking sticks
  • Services of an experienced Uniworld Cruise Manager
  • Onboard entertainment and insightful lectures
  • All gratuities onboard and ashore
  • Free Internet and Wi-Fi access
  • Captain’s Welcome and Farewell Dinners
  • Transfers to and from the ship
  • Flights or Eurostar from the UK
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Seine - The cathedral of Rouen in France
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Day 1 - Paris (Embark)

Arrive at Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport.

If your cruise package includes a group arrival transfer or if you have purchased a private transfer, you will be greeted by a Uniworld representative and transferred to the ship.

Dinner

Day 2 - La Roche-Guyon, Vernon (Giverny)

Today is a celebration of Northern France’s natural beauty, with an excursion to a splendid chateau and gardens situated in an equally grand setting, plus a chance to immerse yourself in the very landscapes that inspired Impressionist master Claude Monet.

Visit the hilltop Chateau La Roche-Guyon, surrounded by beautiful gardens and offering sweeping views over the Seine. Later, you can visit the home and gardens of Impressionist master Claude Monet—the inspiration for many of his most beloved works.

Or, take in the beautiful French countryside in a more invigorating way, with a guided bike ride from Vernon to Giverny.

Featured Excursion:

Château La Roche-Guyon
Choice of Monet’s gardens at Giverny or Exclusive guided “Let’s Go” bicycle ride to Giverny

Day 2 - La Roche-Guyon, Vernon (Giverny)

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 3 - Rouen

Walk in the footsteps of greatness in Normandy’s medieval capital, a city with a historic quarter that remains amazingly intact. From the cathedral Monet painted dozens of times to the cross marking to spot where Joan of Arc was martyred, Rouen is a treasure trove for the culturally curious.

The medieval capital of Normandy, Rouen has managed to preserve much of its historic core, despite being turned into a battlefield numerous times. The roll call of famous people who lived or died in Rouen is long and varied— Richard the Lionheart, Joan of Arc, Gustave Flaubert and Claude Monet are among them.

Featured Excursion:

Rouen gourmet walking discovery tour

Day 3 - Rouen

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 4 - Caudebec-en-Caux (Honfleur or Étretat)

Golfing? On a river cruise? This delightfully unexpected excursion—a Uniworld exclusive—features a dramatic links course atop Normandy’s Alabaster Coast.

In a word, magnifique. Not into golf? Stroll through seaside Honfleur, captured on canvas by generations of artists. Caudebec, a lovely little town on a serene loop of the Seine, is your base for one of two very different excursions.

You could drive through the beautiful Calvados countryside to Honfleur, a delightful seaside harbor and city of painters, or head to the windy cliffs of Étretat for a game of golf.

Featured Excursion:
Choice of Honfleur walking discovery tour or Exclusive guided “Let’s Go” golfing in Étretat

Day 4 - Caudebec-en-Caux (Honfleur or Étretat)

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 5 - Rouen (Normandy Beaches)

The Normandy coast will forever be associated with the Allies’ D-Day invasion, a day that comes vividly to life on today’s excursion to the beaches of 1944.

Or travel even further into the past with an up-close look at the thousand-year-old Bayeux Tapestry, depicting the Norman conquest.

Immerse yourself in the tactics, desperate courage and horrendous human cost of the 1944 Allied invasion of France, the first step in the ultimately victorious land campaign against the Third Reich. It began here, on these Norman beaches, each of which was assigned a code name by the Allies as they planned their attack.

Featured Excursion:
Arromanches and the American Cemetery
Choice of Bayeux or Utah and Omaha beaches with Sainte-Mère-Église or Juno Beach

Day 5 -  Rouen (Normandy Beaches)

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 6 -Mantes-la-Jolie (Versailles)

How did France’s rulers live over the centuries? Step into the private rooms of either the Palace Versailles, the lavish palace built by the Sun King, or Château de Malmaison, home to Napoleon Bonaparte’s empress Josephine, to find out.

Featured Excursion:
Choice of Palace of Versailles or Château de Malmaison

Day 6 -Mantes-la-Jolie (Versailles)

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 7 - Paris

Whether you’re a first-time visitor to the “City of Light” or you’ve been here many times before, there’s something for everyone today in Paris.

Enjoy a panoramic overview of the city, join a local expert for a walk through two much-loved neighborhoods, or pedal your way along the Left Bank, a fresh and fun way to take in the sights.

You have a host of options for exploring incomparable Paris: See all the important sights via boat and motorcoach, explore the heart and soul of the city on a walk from Notre Dame to the Latin Quarter, or bike along the quays with a knowledgeable guide.

Featured Excursion:

Choice of Exclusive “Do as the Locals Do” Île de la Cité and Latin Quarter walking tour or Exclusive guided “Let’s Go” Left Bank bicycle ride or “Heart of Paris” cruise and city tour

Day 7 - Paris

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 8 - Paris (Disembark), Transfer to Bordeaux via High-Speed TGV Train (Embark)

Disembark the magical S.S. Joie de Vivre and transfer to Bordeaux via high-speed, first-class TGV train.

Your next ship, the breathtaking River Royale, is conveniently docked right in the heart of the city. If time allows, why not stroll to the nearby food markets or take the tram to the popular Saint-Michel flea market, which is just a few stops away?

Note: Ship schedule and order of sightseeing may change throughout the itinerary. Tour to port of destination by motorcoach and substitute visits to other sites may occur during your trip due to the impact of water levels, closures because of public holidays or other uncontrollable factors.

Day 8 - Paris (Disembark), Transfer to Bordeaux via High-Speed TGV Train (Embark)

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 9 - Cadillac

The French phrase “la douceur de vivre” is an accurate description for your time in Cadillac, known for its deliciously flavored dessert wines.

Meet a local Sauternes producer and also enjoy a delectable wine-pairing lunch at a 14th-century fortress. Vous êtes arrivé à Cadillac, the area known for producing sweet dessert wines under the celebrated Cadillac AOC designation. You’re in for a treat!

Featured Excursion:

Cadillac, châteaux and Sauternes vineyards with exclusive artisanal wine-pairing lunch at Château de Cazeneuve

Day 9 - Cadillac

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 10 - Cruising the Garonne River and Gironde Estuary, Pauillac

The legendary Médoc region abounds with prestigious wine châteaux in a dizzying array of architectural styles, as well as miles of grapevines stretching to infinity.

Take a scenic drive to the tip of the peninsula or join a guide for a vineyard bicycle ride, followed by a wine tasting at a beautiful wine estate. Enjoy the waters of the Garonne River and the Gironde Estuary before heading to the pretty town of Pauillac, gateway to the storied Médoc wine route and the prestigious “châteaux road.”

Visit a celebrated winery for an exclusive special tasting. Or take a guided bicycle ride through the Médoc vineyards.

Featured Excursion:
Choice of Médoc châteaux route with exclusive wine tasting or Exclusive guided “Let’s Go” vineyard bicycle ride with wine tasting

Day 10 - Cruising the Garonne River and Gironde Estuary, Pauillac

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

DAY 11 - Blaye, Bourg-sur-Gironde, Cruising the Dordogne River, Libourne

The Route de la Corniche Fleurie…could this be the most beautiful road you’ve ever traveled? Find out today on the drive to Blaye Fortress, passing through one impossibly picturesque hamlet after another, with exotic flowers (brought here by local sea captains) all along the way. Sail across the peaceful waters of the estuary, where fishing huts rise above grassy marshlands edged by limestone cliffs, as you make your way to the town of Blaye.

A visual feast awaits you on a storied road named for the many flowers that line it.

Featured Excursion:

Scenic drive along the Route de la Corniche Fleurie with Blaye Fortress

DAY 11 - Blaye, Bourg-sur-Gironde, Cruising the Dordogne River, Libourne

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 12 - Libourne (Saint-Émilion)

The medieval town of Saint-Émilion is an ideal place to linger. Wander its cobblestone lanes, lined with wine shops and bakeries, and stop to admire the amazing rock-hewn church that extends beneath the city’s streets.

Another treasure awaiting you underground? A wine tasting in the cellars of a premier Grand Cru estate.

Featured Excursion:

Saint Emilion walking discovery tour with wine tasting

Day 12 - Libourne (Saint-Émilion)

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

DAY 13 - Libourne, Cruising the Garonne River, Bordeaux

The French insist that the key to their superb wines is the soil in which they’re grown, the terroir. That same terroir also makes for extraordinary produce—the foundation for the country’s acclaimed cuisine—as you’ll discover today at a local farmers’ market.

Featured Excursion:
Libourne “Village Day” with farmers’ market

DAY 13 - Libourne, Cruising the Garonne River, Bordeaux

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 14 - Bordeaux

For Francophiles who are all Eiffled out, the city of Bordeaux is a delightful find, as elegant and sophisticated as big sister Paris, but with a younger and hipper vibe.

Discover its many charms today, either on foot with a local expert or on two wheels, the locals’ preferred way to navigate the city’s charming back streets.

How to spend your last day in Bordeaux? You have a wonderful selection of exclusive opportunities to see this magnificent place, whose seamless blend of classical and neoclassical architecture led to its being designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. “Do as the Locals Do” with a walking tour of the city, or venture out on a bicycle ride through the city. Either way, you’ll have an up-close and personal view of one of the world’s most bustling and dynamic cities.

Featured Excursion:
Choice of Exclusive guided “Let’s Go” bicycle ride through the back streets of Bordeaux or Exclusive “Do as the Locals Do” Bordeaux walking tour

Day 14 - Bordeaux

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 15 - Bordeaux (Disembark)

Disembark the ship. If your cruise package includes a group departure transfer or if you have purchased a private departure transfer, you will be transferred to Bordeaux-Mérignac International Airport for your flight home.

Breakfast

Day 1 - Bordeaux (Embark)

Arrive at Bordeaux–Mérignac International Airport.

If your cruise package includes a group arrival transfer or if you have purchased a private arrival transfer, you will be greeted by a Uniworld representative and transferred to the ship.

Your ship is conveniently docked right in the heart of the city, so if time allows, why not stroll to the nearby food markets or take the tram to the popular Saint-Michel flea market, which is just a few stops away?

Note: Ship schedule and order of sightseeing may change throughout the itinerary. Tour to port of destination by motorcoach and substitute visits to other sites may occur during your trip due to the impact of water levels, closures because of public holidays or other uncontrollable factors.

Dinner

Day 2 - Cadillac

The French phrase “la douceur de vivre” is an accurate description for your time in Cadillac, known for its deliciously flavored dessert wines. Meet a local Sauternes producer and also enjoy a delectable wine-pairing lunch at a 14th-century fortress.

Vous êtes arrivé à Cadillac, the area known for producing sweet dessert wines under the celebrated Cadillac AOC designation.

You’re in for a treat!

Featured Excursion:
Cadillac, châteaux and Sauternes vineyards with exclusive artisanal wine-pairing lunch at Château de Cazeneuve

Day 2 - Cadillac

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 3 - Cruising the Garonne River and Gironde Estuary, Pauillac

The legendary Médoc region abounds with prestigious wine châteaux in a dizzying array of architectural styles, as well as miles of grapevines stretching to infinity. Take a scenic drive to the tip of the peninsula or join a guide for a vineyard bicycle ride, followed by a wine tasting at a beautiful wine estate.

Enjoy the waters of the Garonne River and the Gironde Estuary before heading to the pretty town of Pauillac, gateway to the storied Médoc wine route and the prestigious “châteaux road.”

Visit a celebrated winery for an exclusive special tasting. Or take a guided bicycle ride through the Médoc vineyards.

Featured Excursion:

Choice of Médoc châteaux route with exclusive wine tasting or Exclusive guided “Let’s Go” vineyard bicycle ride with wine tasting

Day 3 - Cruising the Garonne River and Gironde Estuary, Pauillac

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 4 - Blaye, Bourg-sur-Gironde, Cruising the Dordogne River, Libourne

The Route de la Corniche Fleurie…could this be the most beautiful road you’ve ever traveled? Find out today on the drive to Blaye Fortress, passing through one impossibly picturesque hamlet after another, with exotic flowers (brought here by local sea captains) all along the way. Sail across the peaceful waters of the estuary, where fishing huts rise above grassy marshlands edged by limestone cliffs, as you make your way to the town of Blaye.

A visual feast awaits you on a storied road named for the many flowers that line it.

Featured Excursion:
Scenic drive along the Route de la Corniche Fleurie with Blaye Fortress

Day 4 - Blaye, Bourg-sur-Gironde, Cruising the Dordogne River, Libourne

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 5 - Libourne (Saint-Émilion)

The medieval town of Saint-Émilion is an ideal place to linger. Wander its cobblestone lanes, lined with wine shops and bakeries, and stop to admire the amazing rock-hewn church that extends beneath the city’s streets. Another treasure awaiting you underground?

A wine tasting in the cellars of a premier Grand Cru estate. With Libourne as your base, travel to nearby Saint-Émilion and immerse yourself more deeply in the region’s history and wine culture.

Featured Excursion:

Saint-Émilion walking discovery tour with wine tasting

Day 5 - Libourne (Saint-Émilion)

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 6 - Libourne, Cruising the Garonne River, Bordeaux

The French insist that the key to their superb wines is the soil in which they’re grown, the terroir. That same terroir also makes for extraordinary produce—the foundation for the country’s acclaimed cuisine—as you’ll discover today at a local farmers’ market.

Featured Excursion:

Libourne “Village Day” with farmers’ market

Day 6 - Libourne, Cruising the Garonne River, Bordeaux

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 7 - Bordeaux

For Francophiles who are all Eiffled out, the city of Bordeaux is a delightful find, as elegant and sophisticated as big sister Paris, but with a younger and hipper vibe. Discover its many charms today, either on foot with a local expert or on two wheels, the locals’ preferred way to navigate the city’s charming back streets.

How to spend your last day in Bordeaux? You have a wonderful selection of exclusive opportunities to see this magnificent place, whose seamless blend of classical and neoclassical architecture led to its being designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. “Do as the Locals Do” with a walking tour of the city, or venture out on a bicycle ride through the city. Either way, you’ll have an up-close and personal view of one of the world’s most bustling and dynamic cities.

Featured Excursion:

Choice of Exclusive “Do as the Locals Do” Bordeaux walking tour or Exclusive guided “Let’s Go” bicycle ride through the back streets of Bordeaux

Day 7 - Bordeaux

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 8 - Bordeaux (Disembark), Transfer to Paris via High-Speed TGV Train (Embark)

Disembark the breathtaking River Royale and transfer to Paris via high-speed, first-class TGV train.

Your next ship, the magical S.S. Joie de Vivre, waits to carry you along the Seine on the next leg of your adventure.

Day 8  - Bordeaux (Disembark), Transfer to Paris via High-Speed TGV Train (Embark)

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 9 - La Roche-Guyon, Vernon (Giverny)

Today is a celebration of Northern France’s natural beauty, with an excursion to a splendid chateau and gardens situated in an equally grand setting, plus a chance to immerse yourself in the very landscapes that inspired Impressionist master Claude Monet.

Visit the hilltop Chateau La Roche-Guyon, surrounded by beautiful gardens and offering sweeping views over the Seine.

Later, you can visit the home and gardens of Impressionist master Claude Monet—the inspiration for many of his most beloved works.

Or, take in the beautiful French countryside in a more invigorating way, with a guided bike ride from Vernon to Giverny.

Featured Excursion:

Château La Roche-Guyon
Choice of Monet’s gardens at Giverny or Exclusive guided “Let’s Go” bicycle ride to Giverny

Day 9 - La Roche-Guyon, Vernon (Giverny)

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

DAY 10 - Rouen

Walk in the footsteps of greatness in Normandy’s medieval capital, a city with a historic quarter that remains amazingly intact. From the cathedral Monet painted dozens of times to the cross marking to spot where Joan of Arc was martyred, Rouen is a treasure trove for the culturally curious.

The medieval capital of Normandy, Rouen has managed to preserve much of its historic core, despite being turned into a battlefield numerous times. The roll call of famous people who lived or died in Rouen is long and varied— Richard the Lionheart, Joan of Arc, Gustave Flaubert and Claude Monet are among them.

Featured Excursion:
Rouen gourmet walking discovery tour

DAY 10 -  Rouen

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 11 - Caudebec-en-Caux (Honfleur or Étretat)

Golfing? On a river cruise? This delightfully unexpected excursion—a Uniworld exclusive—features a dramatic links course atop Normandy’s Alabaster Coast.

In a word, magnifique. Not into golf? Stroll through seaside Honfleur, captured on canvas by generations of artists. Caudebec, a lovely little town on a serene loop of the Seine, is your base for one of two very different excursions.

You could drive through the beautiful Calvados countryside to Honfleur, a delightful seaside harbor and city of painters, or head to the windy cliffs of Étretat for a game of golf.

Featured Excursion:

Choice of Honfleur walking discovery tour or Exclusive guided “Let’s Go” golfing in Étretat

Day 11 - Caudebec-en-Caux (Honfleur or Étretat)

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

DAY 12 - Rouen (Normandy Beaches)

The Normandy coast will forever be associated with the Allies’ D-Day invasion, a day that comes vividly to life on today’s excursion to the beaches of 1944.

Or travel even further into the past with an up-close look at the thousand-year-old Bayeux Tapestry, depicting the Norman conquest. Immerse yourself in the tactics, desperate courage and horrendous human cost of the 1944 Allied invasion of France, the first step in the ultimately victorious land campaign against the Third Reich. It began here, on these Norman beaches, each of which was assigned a code name by the Allies as they planned their attack.

Featured Excursion:

Arromanches and the American Cemetery
Choice of Utah and Omaha beaches with Sainte-Mère-Église or Juno Beach or Bayeux

DAY 12 -  Rouen (Normandy Beaches)

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

DAY 13: Mantes-la-Jolie (Versailles)

If you’ve ever wondered what life was really like for the French rulers of yesteryear, find out today with a visit to one of two over-the-top residences—the Palace of Versailles or the private rooms of Château de Malmaison, once home to Napoleon’s beloved Empress Josephine.

How did France’s rulers live over the centuries? Step into the private rooms of either Versailles, the lavish palace built by the Sun King, or Malmaison, home to Napoleon Bonaparte’s empress Josephine, to find out.

Featured Excursion:

Choice of Palace of Versailles or Château de Malmaison

DAY 13: Mantes-la-Jolie (Versailles)

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 14 - Paris

Whether you’re a first-time visitor to the “City of Light” or you’ve been here many times before, there’s something for everyone today in Paris.

Enjoy a panoramic overview of the city, join a local expert for a walk through two much-loved neighborhoods, or pedal your way along the Left Bank, a fresh and fun way to take in the sights.

You have a host of options for exploring incomparable Paris: See all the important sights via boat and motorcoach, explore the heart and soul of the city on a walk from Notre Dame to the Latin Quarter, or bike along the quays with a knowledgeable guide.

Featured Excursion:
Choice of “Heart of Paris” cruise and city tour or Exclusive “Do as the Locals Do” Île de la Cité and Latin Quarter walking tour or Exclusive guided “Let’s Go” Left Bank bicycle ride

Day 14 - Paris

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

DAY 15: Paris (Disembark)

Disembark the ship. If your cruise package includes a group departure transfer or if you have purchased a private departure transfer, you will be transferred to Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport for your flight home.

Breakfast

Uniworld SS Joie de Vivre

Uniworld’s Super Ship, SS 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

Uniworld SS Joie de Vivre, Stateroom Detail

Onboard Features & Facilities

  • 54 lavishly decorated outside staterooms most with French balconies
  • 10 individually decorated suites
  • Montmatre Sun deck with panoramic views
  • Salon de Toulouse with full-service bar
  • Le Restaurant Pigalle fine dining
  • Bistro Sains-Germain & Café Flore
  • Club L’Esprit & Claude’s transforms between heated swimming pool, cinema and dining venue
  • Fitness center & Serenity River Spa
  • Free Internet and Wi-Fi
  • Bicycles and Nordic walking sticks
  • Complimentary 24-hour specialty coffee and tea bar
  • 24-hour reception service
  • Elevator
  • Boutique*
  • Guest laundry & ironing room

World Class Staterooms

Every evening, you’ll look forward to curling up in your handcrafted Savoir® of England bed which is draped in sumptuous high-thread count 100% Egyptian combed cotton sheets, along with an array of pillow options. As you sip your morning coffee, admire the sun rising from your picture window or balcony. And look forward to getting ready for your day in a luxurious marble bathroom stocked with L’Occitane products, plush towels, and soft robes.

  • Handcrafted Savoir® of England beds
  • 100% Egyptian cotton sheets and European duvets
  • Marble bathrooms with L’Occitane en Provence bath and body products
  • Individual climate control
  • Telephone, safe, hair dryer & bottled water replenished daily
  • Infotainment center with flat-screen TV and complimentary movie and entertainment options
  • Generous built-in closets
  • Plush Christy towels
  • Backlit magnifying mirror
  • Cosy waffle bathrobes & slippers
  • Towel warmers

Grand Suite

410 ft² – Victor Hugo (Upper) Deck

  • Individually decorated suite
  • Full height windows with ‘drop-down’ style French balcony
  • In-room Butler service with packing and unpacking assitance
  • Spacious living room with sofas, table and chair
  • large Marble bathroom with bath, shower & secluded WC area
  • Daily fruit & cookie plate, and an evening amuse-bouche
  • DVD & iPod® docking station
  • Nespresso coffee machine
  • Morning coffee, tea & continental breakfast
  • Refrigerator
  • Free laundry service & shoe shine
Uniworld SS Joie de Vivre, Royal Suite
Uniworld SS Jpoie de Vivre, Suite

Suite

260 ft² -Victor Hugo (Upper) Deck

  • Individually decorated suite
  • Full height windows with ‘drop-down’ style French balcony
  • In-room Butler service with packing and unpacking assitance
  • Seating area with table and chairs
  • Daily fruit & cookie plate, and an evening amuse-bouche
  • DVD & iPod® docking station
  • Nespresso coffee machine
  • Morning coffee, tea & continental breakfast
  • Refrigerator
  • Free laundry service & shoe shine

Deluxe French Balcony Staterooms

194 ft² – Victor Hugo (Upper) Deck

  • Full height window with ‘drop-down’ style French balcony

French Balcony Staterooms

194 ft² – Balzac (Middle) Deck

  • Full height window with ‘drop-down’ style French balcony
Uniworld SS Joie de Vivre, Cat 1, 2 & 3 Staterooms
Uniworld SS Joie de Vivre, Cat 4 Stateroom

Classic Staterooms

180 ft² – Jules Verne (Lower) Deck

  • High level window
Uniworld River Royale in Blaye

The River Royale was remodeled in 2014 to capture the essence of the Bordeaux region, with a timeless style that emphasizes elegance and comfort as you sail through southwestern France. Carrying no more than 130 passengers, this intimate ship is a wonderful place to savor the scenery, dine on exquisite cuisine, and relax with friends over drinks in the Salon Gascogne’s Aquitaine Bar and other richly appointed public areas.

The signature touches for which Uniworld has become known-inspiring original hand-selected art, classic furnishings, old world antiques, marble, and clever use of mirrors can be found in the various public areas along with different hues of green, brown, beige, and gold adorning the walls and floors throughout.

Uniworld River Countess Buffet
  • 64 lavishly decorated outside staterooms many with French Balconies
  • 1 individually decorated suites with French Balcony
  • Sun deck with panoramic views
  • Lounge with full-service bar and dance floor
  • Salon Sky Lounge
  • Captain’s Lounge & Library
  • Elegant Le Bordelais Restaurant
  • Fitness center & Serenity River Spa
  • Free Internet and Wi-Fi
  • Bicycles and Nordic walking sticks
  • Complimentary 24-hour specialty coffee and tea bar
  • 24-hour reception service
  • Elevator
  • Boutique*
  • Guest laundry & ironing room

World Class Staterooms

After one night in your magnificent riverview stateroom, you’ll understand why sailing with Uniworld is truly the best way to see the world. Rated Top Cabins by Zagat Survey®, your elegantly appointed boutique stateroom comes standard with Uniworld – as does the ever-changing breathtaking river scenery.

All Staterooms Feature

  • Handcrafted Savoir® of England beds
  • 100% Egyptian cotton sheets and European duvets
  • Marble bathrooms with L’Occitane en Provence bath and body products
  • Individual climate control
  • Telephone, safe, hair dryer & bottled water replenished daily
  • Infotainment center with flat-screen TV and complimentary movie and entertainment options
  • Generous built-in closets
  • Plush Christy towels
  • Backlit magnifying mirror
  • Cosy waffle bathrobes & slippers
  • Towel warmers

Suite

217 ft² –  La Gironde (Upper) Deck

  • French balcony (floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors)
  • Handcrafted Savoir® of England beds, built-in closets,
  • Hair dryer, safe, direct-dial telephone, individual climate-controlled thermostat,
  • Flat-screen TV with infotainment centre
  • Marble bathroom with L’Occitane en Provence and Hermes bath and body products, plush towels, backlit magnifying mirror, heated mirrors, cosy bathrobes and slippers
  • Daily fruit & cookie plate, and an evening amuse-bouche
  • DVD & iPod® docking station
  • Nespresso coffee machine
  • Bottle of wine upon arrival
  • Morning coffee, tea & continental breakfast
  • In-suite butler service; packing and unpacking assistance; in-room breakfast; daily fruit and cookie plate, and an elegant evening snack
  • Fully stocked mini bar; bottle of wine upon arrival; shoe shine; free laundry service
Uniworld - River Royale Suite
Uniworld - River Royale Cat 1 Stateroom

French balcony Staterooms

140 ft² – La Gironde (Upper) Deck

  • French Balconies (floor to ceiling sliding glass doors)
  • Handcrafted Savoir® of England beds, built-in closets,
  • Hair dryer, safe, direct-dial telephone, individual climate-controlled thermostat,
  • Flat-screen TV with infotainment centre
  • Marble bathroom with L’Occitane en Provence and Hermes bath and body products, plush towels, backlit magnifying mirror, heated mirrors, cosy bathrobes and slippers

Deluxe Staterooms

151 ft² – Bordeaux (Middle) Deck

  • Panoramic picture window (does not open)
  • Handcrafted Savoir® of England beds, built-in closets,
  • Hair dryer, safe, direct-dial telephone, individual climate-controlled thermostat,
  • Flat-screen TV with infotainment centre
  • Marble bathroom with L’Occitane en Provence and Hermes bath and body products, plush towels, backlit magnifying mirror, heated mirrors, cosy bathrobes and slippers

Classic Staterooms

 151ft² – La Durance (Lower) Deck

  • High level window (does not open)
  • Handcrafted Savoir® of England beds, built-in closets,
  • Hair dryer, safe, direct-dial telephone, individual climate-controlled thermostat,
  • Flat-screen TV with infotainment centre
  • Marble bathroom with L’Occitane en Provence and Hermes bath and body products, plush towels, backlit magnifying mirror, heated mirrors, cosy bathrobes and slippers

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DepartShipEmbarkFrom  
Mar 24SS Joie De VivreLyon£4799Save upto 30%Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckClassic180 ft², Fixed Windows£4799  
Middle DeckFrench Balcony194 ft², French Balcony£6249  
Upper DeckDeluxe French Balcony194 ft², French Balcony£  
Upper DeckSuite260 ft², French Balcony£9749  
Upper DeckGrand Suite410 ft², French Balcony£  
Mar 31SS Joie De VivreLyon£4799Save upto 30%Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckClassic180 ft², Fixed Windows£4799  
Middle DeckFrench Balcony194 ft², French Balcony£6249  
Upper DeckDeluxe French Balcony194 ft², French Balcony£  
Upper DeckSuite260 ft², French Balcony£9749  
Upper DeckGrand Suite410 ft², French Balcony£  
Mar 31River RoyaleBordeaux£4799Save upto 30%Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckClassic151 ft², Fixed Windows£4799  
Middle DeckDeluxe151 ft², Panoramic Windows£  
Upper DeckFrench Balcony140 ft², French Balcony£6249  
Upper DeckSuite217 ft², French Balcony£9749  
Apr 7SS Joie De VivreLyon£4799Save upto 30%Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckClassic180 ft², Fixed Windows£4799  
Middle DeckFrench Balcony194 ft², French Balcony£6249  
Upper DeckDeluxe French Balcony194 ft², French Balcony£  
Upper DeckSuite260 ft², French Balcony£9749  
Upper DeckGrand Suite410 ft², French Balcony£  
Apr 7River RoyaleBordeaux£4799Save upto 30%Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckClassic151 ft², Fixed Windows£4799  
Middle DeckDeluxe151 ft², Panoramic Windows£  
Upper DeckFrench Balcony140 ft², French Balcony£6249  
Upper DeckSuite217 ft², French Balcony£9749  
Apr 14SS Joie De VivreLyon£5099Save upto 30%Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckClassic180 ft², Fixed Windows£5099  
Middle DeckFrench Balcony194 ft², French Balcony£6549  
Upper DeckDeluxe French Balcony194 ft², French Balcony£  
Upper DeckSuite260 ft², French Balcony£10049  
Upper DeckGrand Suite410 ft², French Balcony£  
Apr 14River RoyaleBordeaux£5099Save upto 30%Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckClassic151 ft², Fixed Windows£5099  
Middle DeckDeluxe151 ft², Panoramic Windows£  
Upper DeckFrench Balcony140 ft², French Balcony£6549  
Upper DeckSuite217 ft², French Balcony£10049  
Apr 21SS Joie De VivreLyon£5099Save upto 30%Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckClassic180 ft², Fixed Windows£5099  
Middle DeckFrench Balcony194 ft², French Balcony£6549  
Upper DeckDeluxe French Balcony194 ft², French Balcony£  
Upper DeckSuite260 ft², French Balcony£10049  
Upper DeckGrand Suite410 ft², French Balcony£  
Apr 21River RoyaleBordeaux£5099Save upto 30%Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckClassic151 ft², Fixed Windows£5099  
Middle DeckDeluxe151 ft², Panoramic Windows£  
Upper DeckFrench Balcony140 ft², French Balcony£6549  
Upper DeckSuite217 ft², French Balcony£10049  
Apr 28SS Joie De VivreLyon£5899Save upto 30%Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckClassic180 ft², Fixed Windows£5899  
Middle DeckFrench Balcony194 ft², French Balcony£7349  
Upper DeckDeluxe French Balcony194 ft², French Balcony£  
Upper DeckSuite260 ft², French Balcony£10849  
Upper DeckGrand Suite410 ft², French Balcony£  
Apr 28River RoyaleBordeaux£5899Save upto 30%Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckClassic151 ft², Fixed Windows£5899  
Middle DeckDeluxe151 ft², Panoramic Windows£  
Upper DeckFrench Balcony140 ft², French Balcony£7349  
Upper DeckSuite217 ft², French Balcony£10849  
May 5SS Joie De VivreLyon£5899Save upto 30%Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckClassic180 ft², Fixed Windows£5899  
Middle DeckFrench Balcony194 ft², French Balcony£7349  
Upper DeckDeluxe French Balcony194 ft², French Balcony£  
Upper DeckSuite260 ft², French Balcony£10849  
Upper DeckGrand Suite410 ft², French Balcony£  
May 5River RoyaleBordeaux£5899Save upto 30%Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckClassic151 ft², Fixed Windows£5899  
Middle DeckDeluxe151 ft², Panoramic Windows£  
Upper DeckFrench Balcony140 ft², French Balcony£7349  
Upper DeckSuite217 ft², French Balcony£10849  
May 12SS Joie De VivreLyon£5899Save upto 30%Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckClassic180 ft², Fixed Windows£5899  
Middle DeckFrench Balcony194 ft², French Balcony£7349  
Upper DeckDeluxe French Balcony194 ft², French Balcony£  
Upper DeckSuite260 ft², French Balcony£10849  
Upper DeckGrand Suite410 ft², French Balcony£  
May 12River RoyaleBordeaux£5899Save upto 30%Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckClassic151 ft², Fixed Windows£5899  
Middle DeckDeluxe151 ft², Panoramic Windows£  
Upper DeckFrench Balcony140 ft², French Balcony£7349  
Upper DeckSuite217 ft², French Balcony£10849  
May 19SS Joie De VivreLyon£5899Save upto 30%Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckClassic180 ft², Fixed Windows£5899  
Middle DeckFrench Balcony194 ft², French Balcony£7349  
Upper DeckDeluxe French Balcony194 ft², French Balcony£  
Upper DeckSuite260 ft², French Balcony£10849  
Upper DeckGrand Suite410 ft², French Balcony£  
May 19River RoyaleBordeaux£5899Save upto 30%Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckClassic151 ft², Fixed Windows£5899  
Middle DeckDeluxe151 ft², Panoramic Windows£  
Upper DeckFrench Balcony140 ft², French Balcony£7349  
Upper DeckSuite217 ft², French Balcony£10849  
May 26SS Joie De VivreLyon£5899Save upto 30%Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckClassic180 ft², Fixed Windows£5899  
Middle DeckFrench Balcony194 ft², French Balcony£7349  
Upper DeckDeluxe French Balcony194 ft², French Balcony£  
Upper DeckSuite260 ft², French Balcony£10849  
Upper DeckGrand Suite410 ft², French Balcony£  
Jun 9River RoyaleBordeaux£5899Save upto 30%Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckClassic151 ft², Fixed Windows£5899  
Middle DeckDeluxe151 ft², Panoramic Windows£  
Upper DeckFrench Balcony140 ft², French Balcony£7349  
Upper DeckSuite217 ft², French Balcony£10849  
Jun 16SS Joie De VivreLyon£5899Save upto 30%Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckClassic180 ft², Fixed Windows£5899  
Middle DeckFrench Balcony194 ft², French Balcony£7349  
Upper DeckDeluxe French Balcony194 ft², French Balcony£  
Upper DeckSuite260 ft², French Balcony£10849  
Upper DeckGrand Suite410 ft², French Balcony£  
Jun 23River RoyaleBordeaux£5899Save upto 30%Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckClassic151 ft², Fixed Windows£5899  
Middle DeckDeluxe151 ft², Panoramic Windows£  
Upper DeckFrench Balcony140 ft², French Balcony£7349  
Upper DeckSuite217 ft², French Balcony£10849  
Jun 30SS Joie De VivreLyon£5899Save upto 30%Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckClassic180 ft², Fixed Windows£5899  
Middle DeckFrench Balcony194 ft², French Balcony£7349  
Upper DeckDeluxe French Balcony194 ft², French Balcony£  
Upper DeckSuite260 ft², French Balcony£10849  
Upper DeckGrand Suite410 ft², French Balcony£  
Jun 30River RoyaleBordeaux£5899Save upto 30%Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckClassic151 ft², Fixed Windows£5899  
Middle DeckDeluxe151 ft², Panoramic Windows£  
Upper DeckFrench Balcony140 ft², French Balcony£7349  
Upper DeckSuite217 ft², French Balcony£10849  
Jul 7River RoyaleBordeaux£5899Save upto 30%Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckClassic151 ft², Fixed Windows£5899  
Middle DeckDeluxe151 ft², Panoramic Windows£  
Upper DeckFrench Balcony140 ft², French Balcony£7349  
Upper DeckSuite217 ft², French Balcony£10849  
Jul 7SS Joie De VivreLyon£5899Save upto 30%Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckClassic180 ft², Fixed Windows£5899  
Middle DeckFrench Balcony194 ft², French Balcony£7349  
Upper DeckDeluxe French Balcony194 ft², French Balcony£  
Upper DeckSuite260 ft², French Balcony£10849  
Upper DeckGrand Suite410 ft², French Balcony£  
Jul 14River RoyaleBordeaux£5899Save upto 30%Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckClassic151 ft², Fixed Windows£5899  
Middle DeckDeluxe151 ft², Panoramic Windows£  
Upper DeckFrench Balcony140 ft², French Balcony£7349  
Upper DeckSuite217 ft², French Balcony£10849  
Jul 14SS Joie De VivreLyon£5899Save upto 30%Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckClassic180 ft², Fixed Windows£5899  
Middle DeckFrench Balcony194 ft², French Balcony£7349  
Upper DeckDeluxe French Balcony194 ft², French Balcony£  
Upper DeckSuite260 ft², French Balcony£10849  
Upper DeckGrand Suite410 ft², French Balcony£  
Jul 21River RoyaleBordeaux£5899Save upto 30%Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckClassic151 ft², Fixed Windows£5899  
Middle DeckDeluxe151 ft², Panoramic Windows£  
Upper DeckFrench Balcony140 ft², French Balcony£7349  
Upper DeckSuite217 ft², French Balcony£10849  
Jul 21SS Joie De VivreLyon£5899Save upto 30%Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckClassic180 ft², Fixed Windows£5899  
Middle DeckFrench Balcony194 ft², French Balcony£7349  
Upper DeckDeluxe French Balcony194 ft², French Balcony£  
Upper DeckSuite260 ft², French Balcony£10849  
Upper DeckGrand Suite410 ft², French Balcony£  
Jul 28River RoyaleBordeaux£5899Save upto 30%Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckClassic151 ft², Fixed Windows£5899  
Middle DeckDeluxe151 ft², Panoramic Windows£  
Upper DeckFrench Balcony140 ft², French Balcony£7349  
Upper DeckSuite217 ft², French Balcony£10849  
Jul 28SS Joie De VivreLyon£5899Save upto 30%Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckClassic180 ft², Fixed Windows£5899  
Middle DeckFrench Balcony194 ft², French Balcony£7349  
Upper DeckDeluxe French Balcony194 ft², French Balcony£  
Upper DeckSuite260 ft², French Balcony£10849  
Upper DeckGrand Suite410 ft², French Balcony£  
Aug 4River RoyaleBordeaux£5899Save upto 30%Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckClassic151 ft², Fixed Windows£5899  
Middle DeckDeluxe151 ft², Panoramic Windows£  
Upper DeckFrench Balcony140 ft², French Balcony£7349  
Upper DeckSuite217 ft², French Balcony£10849  
Aug 4SS Joie De VivreLyon£5899Save upto 30%Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckClassic180 ft², Fixed Windows£5899  
Middle DeckFrench Balcony194 ft², French Balcony£7349  
Upper DeckDeluxe French Balcony194 ft², French Balcony£  
Upper DeckSuite260 ft², French Balcony£10849  
Upper DeckGrand Suite410 ft², French Balcony£  
Aug 11River RoyaleBordeaux£5899Save upto 30%Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckClassic151 ft², Fixed Windows£5899  
Middle DeckDeluxe151 ft², Panoramic Windows£  
Upper DeckFrench Balcony140 ft², French Balcony£7349  
Upper DeckSuite217 ft², French Balcony£10849  
Aug 11SS Joie De VivreLyon£5899Save upto 30%Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckClassic180 ft², Fixed Windows£5899  
Middle DeckFrench Balcony194 ft², French Balcony£7349  
Upper DeckDeluxe French Balcony194 ft², French Balcony£  
Upper DeckSuite260 ft², French Balcony£10849  
Upper DeckGrand Suite410 ft², French Balcony£  
Aug 18River RoyaleBordeaux£5899Save upto 30%Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckClassic151 ft², Fixed Windows£5899  
Middle DeckDeluxe151 ft², Panoramic Windows£  
Upper DeckFrench Balcony140 ft², French Balcony£7349  
Upper DeckSuite217 ft², French Balcony£10849  
Aug 18SS Joie De VivreLyon£5899Save upto 30%Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckClassic180 ft², Fixed Windows£5899  
Middle DeckFrench Balcony194 ft², French Balcony£7349  
Upper DeckDeluxe French Balcony194 ft², French Balcony£  
Upper DeckSuite260 ft², French Balcony£10849  
Upper DeckGrand Suite410 ft², French Balcony£  
Aug 25River RoyaleBordeaux£5899Save upto 30%Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckClassic151 ft², Fixed Windows£5899  
Middle DeckDeluxe151 ft², Panoramic Windows£  
Upper DeckFrench Balcony140 ft², French Balcony£7349  
Upper DeckSuite217 ft², French Balcony£10849  
Sep 1SS Joie De VivreLyon£6299Save upto 30%Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckClassic180 ft², Fixed Windows£6299  
Middle DeckFrench Balcony194 ft², French Balcony£7749  
Upper DeckDeluxe French Balcony194 ft², French Balcony£  
Upper DeckSuite260 ft², French Balcony£11249  
Upper DeckGrand Suite410 ft², French Balcony£  
Sep 15River RoyaleBordeaux£6299Save upto 30%Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckClassic151 ft², Fixed Windows£6299  
Middle DeckDeluxe151 ft², Panoramic Windows£  
Upper DeckFrench Balcony140 ft², French Balcony£7749  
Upper DeckSuite217 ft², French Balcony£11249  
Sep 22SS Joie De VivreLyon£6299Save upto 30%Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckClassic180 ft², Fixed Windows£6299  
Middle DeckFrench Balcony194 ft², French Balcony£7749  
Upper DeckDeluxe French Balcony194 ft², French Balcony£  
Upper DeckSuite260 ft², French Balcony£11249  
Upper DeckGrand Suite410 ft², French Balcony£  
Sep 22River RoyaleBordeaux£6299Save upto 30%Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckClassic151 ft², Fixed Windows£6299  
Middle DeckDeluxe151 ft², Panoramic Windows£  
Upper DeckFrench Balcony140 ft², French Balcony£7749  
Upper DeckSuite217 ft², French Balcony£11249  
Sep 29SS Joie De VivreLyon£6299Save upto 30%Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckClassic180 ft², Fixed Windows£6299  
Middle DeckFrench Balcony194 ft², French Balcony£7749  
Upper DeckDeluxe French Balcony194 ft², French Balcony£  
Upper DeckSuite260 ft², French Balcony£11249  
Upper DeckGrand Suite410 ft², French Balcony£  
Oct 6SS Joie De VivreLyon£6299Save upto 30%Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckClassic180 ft², Fixed Windows£6299  
Middle DeckFrench Balcony194 ft², French Balcony£7749  
Upper DeckDeluxe French Balcony194 ft², French Balcony£  
Upper DeckSuite260 ft², French Balcony£11249  
Upper DeckGrand Suite410 ft², French Balcony£  


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