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Paris & Normandy

From £3,099 pp

From Paris’s glittering Eiffel Tower to the iconic beaches of Normandy to the medieval capital of Rouen, the serene Seine carries you through the countryside immortalized by so many great artists. Breathe in the fragrance of Monet’s garden in Giverny, stand at the port of Honfleur where Courbet and Boudin set up their easels, and walk in the footsteps of Van Gogh in Auvers-sur-Oise, the town where he spent his final months. Immerse yourself in a fascinating and inviting land, rich in legend, history and art.

What’s Included:

  • An all-inclusive, boutique 7-night cruise in a riverview stateroom on Uniworld’s newest Super Ship—the S.S. Joie de Vivre
  • All meals onboard, prepared using the finest and freshest ingredients
  • 7 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 7 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
  • 6 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
  • All transfers on arrival and departure days
  • All gratuities, both onboard and onshore
  • Cultural enrichment, including a Signature Lecture: “The Seine River in Impressionist Paintings”
  • Onboard entertainment and insightful lectures
  • All gratuities onboard and ashore
  • Captain’s Welcome and Farewell Dinners
  • Transfers to and from the ship
  • Flights or Eurostar from the UK


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Day 1 - Paris

Arrive at Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport where you will be greeted by a Uniworld representative and transferred to the ship.


Day 2 - La Roche-Guyon, Vernon

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.

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

Featured Excursions:

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

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

Generations Excursion:

Venture inside a giant clock
(This excursion is only available on sailings that belong to the Generations program.)

Day 3 - Rouen

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

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

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.

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.

Featured Excursions:

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 today 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 Excursions:

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

Day 5 - Rouen (Normandy Beaches)

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 6 Mantes-la-Jolie (Verseilles)

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 Excursions:
Choice of Palace of Versailles or Château de Malmaison

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

Day 6 Mantes-la-Jolie (Verseilles)

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.

Featured Excursions:

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

Day 7 - Paris

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 8 Paris

Disembark the ship and transfer to Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport for your flight home.


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

Royal 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


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

Category 1 Staterooms

194 ft² – Victor Hugo (Upper) Deck

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

Category 2 & 3 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

Category 4 Staterooms

180 ft² – Jules Verne (Lower) Deck

  • High level window

Category 5 Staterooms

162 ft² – Jules Verne (Lower) Deck

  • High level window
Uniworld SS Joie de Vivre, Deck Plan

SPECIAL OFFER: Save up to 30% on select 2018 departures.  Plus flights/Eurostar from the UK now included in the price of all Uniworld Europe cruises departing 2018. Book by 31st March.

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