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Parisian Royal Holiday

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Parisian Royal Holiday

From £2,250 pp

A celebration of French festivities and royalty, Northern France and its “City of Light” sparkle even more during the holidays. The grand Christmas tree at Notre Dame, enchanting animated window displays on Boulevard Haussmann and the gloriously lit trees lining the Champs-Élysées infuse the city with magic. Combine the festivities of the holidays in Paris and surrounding towns with the world of royalty, and you’ll be treated to a once-in-a-lifetime festive royal journey.

The world of French royalty will unfold before your eyes with four exclusive châteaux visits. Château La Roche Guyon perched above the Seine is a fascinating place. Here you’ll discover 10 centuries of French history through your renowned hosts while enjoying a wine tasting. Hidden behind trees that are several hundred years old lies Château de Bizy, nicknamed the “Versailles of Normandy.” Walk through the torch-lit gardens and past breathtaking sculptured gardens to the main reception room, where you’ll attend a private chamber music concert.

While at Château de Versailles, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the most beautiful achievements of 18th-century French art, you’ll be taken on a private guided tour of the Hall of Mirrors, Queen and King’s chambers and Marie Antoinette’s Le Petit Trianon. And in Paris, you’ll be treated to a rare experience with a private cocktail reception hosted by the owners of the luxurious 17th-century Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte. You’ll also get a “Taste of Christmas” in the medieval city of Rouen and indulge in delicious holiday treats at La Couronne, the restaurant made famous by Julia Child. And for those sailing over New Year’s, ring in 2018 against the stunning backdrop of the twinkling Parisian skyline.

Who will enjoy this cruise

Romantics will relish the chance to see Paris adorned in holiday splendour, and history buffs and followers of royalty will delight in four exclusive châteaux visits

What’s Included:

  • An all-inclusive, boutique 7 night cruise in a riverview stateroom on
  • All meals onboard, prepared using the finest and freshest ingredients
  • 7 breakfasts, 6 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
  • 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 rail from the UK
Seine - The cathedral of Rouen in France
Day 1 - Paris

Arrive at Paris Charles de Gaulle 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.

Dinner

Day 2 - La Roche-Guyon, Vernon

Your journey begins in regal fashion today with visits to two châteaux. At Château La Roche-Guyon, you may venture inside for a peek at the sumptuous rooms where French kings were once entertained (and royal hijinks no doubt ensured). Or climb to the top of the fortress tower for marvelous views of the gardens, village and valley below.

Featured Excursion:
Château de Bizy concert
Choice of Château La Roche-Guyon or Exclusive guided “Let’s Go” Château La Roche-Guyon fortress tower climb

Day 2 - La Roche-Guyon, Vernon

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 3 - Rouen

Normandy’s medieval capital has a historic quarter that remains amazingly intact. See Rouen’s top sights as well as its splendid Christmas market, held on the square in front of the cathedral Monet painted dozens of times. Inside, you can listen to ethereal liturgical music enhanced by the cathedral’s wonderful acoustics. Another treat awaits at La Couronne—tea and cake at the restaurant where Julia Child had a life-changing first meal in France.

The medieval capital of Normandy, Rouen has managed to preserve much of its historic core, despite being turned into a battlefield numerous times.

Featured Excursion:
Choice of Rouen walking discovery tour with Christmas Market and cathedral choir recital or Teatime at La Couronne

Day 3 - Rouen

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 4 - Mantes-la-Jolie (Versailles)

The magnificently flamboyant Palace of Versailles was built during a time of absolute power, setting new standards for over-the-top excess with its elaborate gardens, grand state apartments and glittering Hall of Mirrors. All this plus an exclusive “secret” tour that takes you were others cannot go? Priceless.

Featured Excursion:
Exclusive “Secret Versailles” palace tour
Generations Excursion:
Play in Versailles’ royal gardens
This excursion is only available on sailings that belong to the Generations program.

Exclusive “Secret Versailles” palace tour
It was the official residence of the country’s kings and queens from 1682 until the revolution, and although the monarchy possessed other palaces, Versailles stood alone in magnificence. Your local expert, a historian, will take you into the private apartments of the courtiers, each room beautifully restored to look as it did in 1788.

Day 4 - Mantes-la-Jolie (Versailles)

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 5 - Paris

Join a local expert for a guided walk through two of our favorite neighborhoods in the “City of Light,” the Île de la Cité and Latin Quarter. Admire the Gothic grandeur and grimacing gargoyles of Notre Dame, then wander the streets with stones worn by countless notable artists, writers and philosophers, including Matisse and Picasso, Hemingway and Fitzgerald.

The cultural, political, artistic and financial heart of France, Paris is entrancing, magical and exhilarating. Every view is postcard worthy, and for the next few days it is yours to enjoy.

Day 5 - Paris

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 6 - Paris

After visiting Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte, Louis XIV was so green with envy that he gave his modest hunting lodge a total makeover. See the inspiration for Versailles on an excursion to this elaborately decorated winter wonderland, where the owner will host an exclusive reception for Uniworld guests.

Tonight, we’ll treat you to a Paris illuminations tour.

Featured Excursions:
Exclusive reception at Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte
Paris “Illuminations” tour
Generations Excursion:
Eiffel tower
This excursion is only available on sailings that belong to the Generations program.

Day 6 - Paris

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 7 - Paris

The shop windows of Paris are truly an art form, particularly during the holidays when they attract throngs of delighted onlookers. See these enchanting displays for yourself today on one of the city’s chicest streets.

We’ll also take you inside the Paris Opera, described by its architect as a “Versailles for everyone.” For something completely

Featured Excursion:

Choice of Walking discovery tour to the Paris Opera and Boulevard Haussmann or Exclusive guided “Let’s Go” Left Bank bicycle ride
Generations Excursion:
Hunt for treasures at the Louvre
This excursion is only available on sailings that belong to the Generations program.

Day 7 - Paris

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 8 - 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

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
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

DepartShipEmbarkFrom  
Dec 6SS Joie de VivreParis£2599Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckCat 5162 ft², Fixed Windows£2599  
Lower DeckCat 5180 ft², Fixed Windows£2699  
Middle DeckCat 3194 ft², French Balcony£3199  
Middle DeckCat 2194 ft², French Balcony£3599  
Upper DeckCat 1194 ft², French Balcony£3999  
Upper DeckSuite260 ft², French Balcony£5399  
Upper DeckPresidential Suite410 ft², French Balcony£6999  
Dec 13SS Joie de VivreParis£2599Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckCat 5162 ft², Fixed Windows£2599  
Lower DeckCat 5180 ft², Fixed Windows£2699  
Middle DeckCat 3194 ft², French Balcony£3199  
Middle DeckCat 2194 ft², French Balcony£3599  
Upper DeckCat 1194 ft², French Balcony£3999  
Upper DeckSuite260 ft², French Balcony£5399  
Upper DeckPresidential Suite410 ft², French Balcony£6999  
Dec 20SS Joie de VivreParis£2799Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckCat 5162 ft², Fixed Windows£2799  
Lower DeckCat 5180 ft², Fixed Windows£2899  
Middle DeckCat 3194 ft², French Balcony£3399  
Middle DeckCat 2194 ft², French Balcony£3799  
Upper DeckCat 1194 ft², French Balcony£4199  
Upper DeckSuite260 ft², French Balcony£5599  
Upper DeckPresidential Suite410 ft², French Balcony£7199  
Dec 27SS Joie de VivreParis£2799Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckCat 5162 ft², Fixed Windows£2799  
Lower DeckCat 5180 ft², Fixed Windows£2899  
Middle DeckCat 3194 ft², French Balcony£3399  
Middle DeckCat 2194 ft², French Balcony£3799  
Upper DeckCat 1194 ft², French Balcony£4199  
Upper DeckSuite260 ft², French Balcony£5599  
Upper DeckPresidential Suite410 ft², French Balcony£7199  
DepartShipEmbarkFrom  
Dec 6SS Joie de VivreParis£2430SAVE 10%Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckClassic180 ft², Fixed Windows£2430  
Middle DeckFrench Balcony194 ft², French Balcony£3015  
Upper DeckDeluxe French Balcony194 ft², French Balcony£3645  
Upper DeckSuite260 ft², French Balcony£4635  
Upper DeckGrand Suite410 ft², French Balcony£6599  
Dec 13SS Joie de VivreParis£2250SAVE 10%Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckClassic180 ft², Fixed Windows£2250  
Middle DeckFrench Balcony194 ft², French Balcony£2835  
Upper DeckDeluxe French Balcony194 ft², French Balcony£3465  
Upper DeckSuite260 ft², French Balcony£4455  
Upper DeckGrand Suite410 ft², French Balcony£6799  
Dec 20SS Joie de VivreParis£2430SAVE 10%Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckClassic180 ft², Fixed Windows£2430  
Middle DeckFrench Balcony194 ft², French Balcony£3015  
Upper DeckDeluxe French Balcony194 ft², French Balcony£3645  
Upper DeckSuite260 ft², French Balcony£4635  
Upper DeckGrand Suite410 ft², French Balcony£6799  
Dec 27SS Joie de VivreParis£2430SAVE 10%Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckClassic180 ft², Fixed Windows£2430  
Middle DeckFrench Balcony194 ft², French Balcony£3015  
Upper DeckDeluxe French Balcony194 ft², French Balcony£3645  
Upper DeckSuite260 ft², French Balcony£4635  
Upper DeckGrand Suite410 ft², French Balcony£6165  


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