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Ultimate France

From £9,099 pp

The perfect journey for travellers seeking the crème de la crème of France

This triumvirate of France brings you the very best of each region—Paris and the Normandy coast in the north, vineyard-rich Bordeaux in the southwest and the sun-drenched Mediterranean delights of Burgundy and Provence. You’ll tour glamorous capital cities in leisure and style, explore ancient villages still unspoiled by modern life and walk in the footsteps of famous artists such as Monet and Van Gogh.

With Uniworld’s extraordinary exclusive excursions, you’ll visit the Palace of the Popes in Avignon, taste incomparable wines in Bordeaux, stroll the charming medieval lanes of Viviers and peruse the famed farmers’ market in Lyon before seeing the city spectacularly illuminated at night. All the while, savor the renowned wines and cooking traditions that have made French cuisine the most revered in the world.

Who will enjoy this cruise

Those who want to experience all that France has to offer, from decadent food and wine to breathtaking scenery and world-famous art and architecture.

Ultimate France is a combination of Paris & Normandy, Bordeaux Vineyards & Châteaux, and Burgundy & Provence.

What’s Included:

  • An all-inclusive, boutique 21 night cruise in a riverview stateroom on River Royale,
    S.S Joie de Vivre & S>S> Catherine
  • All meals onboard, prepared using the finest and freshest ingredients
  • 21 breakfasts, 18 lunches, 21 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
  • 18 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
  • 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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Day 1 - Bordeaux

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!

A special Captain’s Welcome Reception, and Dinner will be prepared for you this evening.

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 Exclusive guided “Let’s Go” vineyard bicycle ride with wine tasting or Médoc châteaux route with exclusive 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“VillageDay”withfarmers’market”& 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 Eiffel(ed) 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.

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 & 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 set 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.

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 will come vividly to life on an 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)

How did France’s rulers live over the centuries? Step into the private rooms of either the Palace of 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
Palace of Versailles

It was the official residence of the country’s kings and queens from 1682 until the revolution, and though the monarchy possessed other palaces, Versailles stood alone in magnificence.

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.

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

Exclusive guided “Let’s Go” Left Bank bicycle ride
The Seine’s quays may be protected by UNESCO for their cultural importance and significance in the development of Paris, but they are also the scene of a host of fun outdoor activities: games for kids and grown-ups, a climbing wall, a running track, yoga classes, even a beach in August—and an inviting bike path.

Day 14 - Paris

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 15 - Paris (Disembark), Transfer to Lyon via High-Speed TGV Train (Embark)

Disembark the S.S. Joie de Vivre and transfer via high-speed, first-class TGV train to Lyon for the fantastic final leg of your French adventure, where you’ll find the striking S.S. Catherine waiting to carry you through Burgundy and Provence.

Day 15 - Paris (Disembark), Transfer to Lyon via High-Speed TGV Train (Embark)

Breakfast & Dinner

Day 16 - Mâcon (Beaune)

The pace of life is decidedly more relaxed in Burgundy, where endless rows of grapes hang heavy on the vine. The capital of the region’s wine trade, Beaune, is renowned for its history, natural beauty, highly prized wines and rich bounty of the land—as well as its medieval-era hospital, the Hospices de Beaune.

Located in the southernmost part of Burgundy, Mâcon, a Saône River port, is your gateway to Beaune.

Featured Excursion:
Choice of Burgundy wine landscapes, Beaune and Hospices de Beaune or Mâcon walking discovery tour

Day 16 - Mâcon (Beaune)

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 17 - Lyon

As the epicenter of French gastronomy, Lyon is a city of tantalizing contrasts. There’s much to explore here, from the work of culinary visionaries to silk weavers’ secret passageways.

After your choice of excursions, embrace the locals’ favorite mode of transportation with a patisserie-fueled bike ride—a great way to see the sights.

Two rivers: one tranquil, one torrential. Two hills: one for labor, where the sound of the silk weavers’ looms used to echo; the other for prayers, crowned by a spectacular basilica. Two cities, as different as night and day: one boasting colorful Old World façades, medieval mansions and hidden passageways; one with a sophisticated urbanity reminiscent of Paris. Situated at the confluence of the Rhône and Saône rivers, and with roots stretching back over 2,000 years to the days of Julius Caesar, Lyon is a place of fascinating dualities.

Today you have your choice of ways to explore this city of contrasts: Sample its culinary riches with a visit to its peerless market hall or follow the footsteps of the silk weavers in the old quarter. For a more active option, see the city from its extensive—and lovely—bike paths.

Day 17 - Lyon

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 18 - Tournon (Tain-l’Hermitage)

If you love fine wine, you’ll love the twin villages of Tournon and Tain-l’Hermitage. Whether you opt for a guided walk or a more vigorous vineyard hike, you’ll also have an opportunity to taste the local specialty—wonderful wines made primarily from Syrah grapes.

Spend the day in the midst of Côte du Rhône wine country, exploring storied vineyards and picturesque villages.

Featured Excursion:

Choice of Exclusive Tournon and Tain-l’Hermitage twin villages stroll with wine tasting or Exclusive guided “Let’s Go” Hermitage vineyards hike with wine tasting

Exclusive Tournon and Tain-l’Hermitage twin villages stroll with wine tasting
Nestled on opposite sides of the river in the heart of the Côtes du Rhône, the twin cities of Tournon and Tain-l’Hermitage are an ideal destination for connoisseurs of fine wine.

Day 18 - Tournon (Tain-l’Hermitage)

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 19 -Viviers

Meet some new friends today in the village of Viviers, encounters that really get at the heart and soul of the French people and their culture and traditions. No matter whom you get to know—a pottery maker, a dance teacher or a local homeowner—you’ll have an enjoyable and truly authentic experience, something you’ll never forget.

An enchanting village where time seems to have stopped centuries ago, Viviers has a long and storied history that goes back more than 1,600 years and a splendid architectural heritage to match. At one time Viviers was divided along religious lines—the clergy lived in the upper part of the town, the laity in the lower part. You’ll see both parts today on your walking tours; its picturesque rooftops and cobblestone streets always delight visitors.

Featured Excursion:
Exclusive intimate Viviers “Village Day”

Day 19 -Viviers

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 20 - Avignon

The walled city of Avignon is one of the most fascinating towns in southern France, with a host of historic gems to explore—including the fortress residence of rebellious popes who broke from Rome and once lived and ruled here.

You’ll see the Palace of the Popes and much more today, and have a chance to kayak under a 2,000-year-old Roman aqueduct.

Avignon is home to the medieval bridge immortalized in the folk song “Sur le Pont d’Avignon,” as well as the mighty Palace of the Popes. From a distance, the picture-perfect city center looks as though it has been lifted straight from the pages of a history book, but all you need to do is step inside its medieval walls to discover the prosperous heart of contemporary Avignon.

Choose between two different ways to explore this intriguing and ancient city.

Day 20 - Avignon

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 21- Tarascon (Arles or Tarascon)

Explore one of two sun-drenched Provençal towns, each with an allure all their own. Renowned for its Roman ruins, Arles so inspired Van Gogh that he painted some 200 paintings there; Tarascon boasts a lovely castle, as well as a local legend about a ferocious dragon!

Arles has existed since the sixth century BC, when the ancient Greeks founded it and named it Theline. It was here that the Romans built their first bridge across the Rhône River, creating a vital overland route between Italy and Spain and facilitating the expansion of their empire. Long renowned as one of the region’s most attractive cities, it lured artist Vincent van Gogh, who painted hundreds of works here (including Sunflowers and The Yellow House) in just 15 months.

A short distance from Arles is the ancient and charming town of Tarascon. Its many medieval sites include a 12th-century church and a 15th-century château that is rich with tales of a beloved ruler. Bask in the warmth of the Provençal sunlight in either of these friendly Mediterranean towns.

Day 21- Tarascon (Arles or Tarascon)

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 22 - Avignon (Disembark)

Disembark the ship and transfer to Marseille International Airport for your flight home.

Breakfast

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
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

The S.S. Catherine offers three full decks with elegantly appointed public areas designed with one goal in mind: delighting guests. Similar to the S.S. Antoinette, the S.S. Catherine will have the whimsical Leopard Lounge featuring its unique leopard print furnishings, elephant-head bar rails and many other safari-themed touches.

There will be a beautiful mosaic-tiled pool and spa area. The main restaurant will feature an al fresco outdoor dining terrace further enriching the dining experience as guests sail through the inspiring countryside. There will also be a bistro restaurant where guests can experience dining in a cozy atmosphere.

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.

  • 74 lavishly decorated outside staterooms most with French Balconies or full Outside Balconies
  • 7 individually decorated suites with Full Balconies
  • Full balconies can be enclosed in glass at the touch of a button to create a warm conservatory
  • Sun deck with panoramic views
  • Van Gogh Lounge with full-service bar and dance floor
  • Bar du Leopard
  • Elegant Cézanne Restaurant with al fresco dining option
  • Heated swimming pool
  • 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.

With 74 Lavishly decorated staterooms with french balconies or full outside balconies, and 7 suites all with full balconies.

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

Grand Suite

410 ft² – Camargue (Upper) Deck

  • Individually decorated suite size: 410 sq. ft.
  • In-room Butler service with packing and unpacking assitance
  • Spacious living room with sofas, table and chair
  • Full outside balcony
  • 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 Catherine Royal Suite

Suite

305 ft² – Camargue (Upper) Deck

  • Individually decorated suite size: 305 sq. ft.
  • In-room Butler service with packing and unpacking assitance
  • Seating area with table and chairs
  • Full outside balcony
  • 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 Balcony

194 ft² – Camargue (Upper) Deck

  • Full height window with outside balcony

French Balcony

194 ft² – Camargue & Avignon  (Upper & Middle) Deck

  • Full height window with ‘drop-down’ style French balcony
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Uniworld SS Catherine Cat 4-5

Classic

162 ft² – Saint Remy (Lower) Deck

  • High level window

Classic single (single)

162 ft² – Saint Remy (Lower) Deck

  • High level window
DepartShipEmbarkFrom  
Apr 14River RoyaleBordeaux£9099Save upto 30%Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckClassic151 ft², Fixed Windows£9099  
Middle DeckDeluxe151 ft², Panoramic Windows£  
Upper DeckFrench Balcony140 ft², French Balcony£11249  
Upper DeckSuite217 ft², French Balcony£16849  
Apr 28River RoyaleBordeaux£9099Save upto 30%Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckClassic151 ft², Fixed Windows£9099  
Middle DeckDeluxe151 ft², Panoramic Windows£  
Upper DeckFrench Balcony140 ft², French Balcony£11249  
Upper DeckSuite217 ft², French Balcony£16849  
May 12River RoyaleBordeaux£9099Save upto 30%Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckClassic151 ft², Fixed Windows£9099  
Middle DeckDeluxe151 ft², Panoramic Windows£  
Upper DeckFrench Balcony140 ft², French Balcony£11249  
Upper DeckSuite217 ft², French Balcony£16849  
Jun 9River RoyaleBordeaux£9099Save upto 30%Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckClassic151 ft², Fixed Windows£9099  
Middle DeckDeluxe151 ft², Panoramic Windows£  
Upper DeckFrench Balcony140 ft², French Balcony£11249  
Upper DeckSuite217 ft², French Balcony£16849  
Jun 23River RoyaleBordeaux£9399Save upto 30%Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckClassic151 ft², Fixed Windows£9399  
Middle DeckDeluxe151 ft², Panoramic Windows£  
Upper DeckFrench Balcony140 ft², French Balcony£11549  
Upper DeckSuite217 ft², French Balcony£17149  
Jul 7River RoyaleBordeaux£9099Save upto 30%Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckClassic151 ft², Fixed Windows£9099  
Middle DeckDeluxe151 ft², Panoramic Windows£  
Upper DeckFrench Balcony140 ft², French Balcony£11249  
Upper DeckSuite217 ft², French Balcony£16849  
Jul 21River RoyaleBordeaux£9099Save upto 30%Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckClassic151 ft², Fixed Windows£9099  
Middle DeckDeluxe151 ft², Panoramic Windows£  
Upper DeckFrench Balcony140 ft², French Balcony£11249  
Upper DeckSuite217 ft², French Balcony£16849  
Aug 4River RoyaleBordeaux£9099Save upto 30%Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckClassic151 ft², Fixed Windows£9099  
Middle DeckDeluxe151 ft², Panoramic Windows£  
Upper DeckFrench Balcony140 ft², French Balcony£11249  
Upper DeckSuite217 ft², French Balcony£16849  
Aug 18River RoyaleBordeaux£9099Save upto 30%Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckClassic151 ft², Fixed Windows£9099  
Middle DeckDeluxe151 ft², Panoramic Windows£  
Upper DeckFrench Balcony140 ft², French Balcony£11249  
Upper DeckSuite217 ft², French Balcony£16849  
Sep 15River RoyaleBordeaux£9899Save upto 30%Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckClassic151 ft², Fixed Windows£9899  
Middle DeckDeluxe151 ft², Panoramic Windows£  
Upper DeckFrench Balcony140 ft², French Balcony£12049  
Upper DeckSuite217 ft², French Balcony£17649  
Sep 29River RoyaleBordeaux£9899Save upto 30%Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckClassic151 ft², Fixed Windows£9899  
Middle DeckDeluxe151 ft², Panoramic Windows£  
Upper DeckFrench Balcony140 ft², French Balcony£12049  
Upper DeckSuite217 ft², French Balcony£17649  


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