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Paris & Normandy; Seine River Cruise

Itinerary, Prices and Dates

Paris Round Trip 8 Days

Uniworld SS Joie de Vivre, Paris
Uniworld SS Joie de Vivre, Paris

Travel back in time on a delightfully scenic journey steeped in history.

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

  • Transfers to and from airport and ship
  • 7-night, all inclusive, boutique river cruise
  • Unlimited drinks onboard including fine wine, beer, spirits, soft drinks, speciality coffee, tea and bottled water*
  • All gratuities onboard and ashore
  • State-of-the-art Quietvox portable audio headset system on all excursions
  • Included shore excursions with English speaking guides, as per itinerary
  • Epicurean Adventurer Program
  • Captain's Welcome and Farewell Dinners
  • Onboard entertainment and insightful lectures
  • Flights or Rail available on request

*Unlimited drinks excludes premium wines and spirits

Connoisseur Collection Connoisseur Collection (Selected Sailings)

Discover why UNESCO declared French cuisine a “world intangible heritage.” Visit the famous La Couronne restaurant where Julia Child had her first French meal, which was the meal that changed her life—and eventually Americans' perspectives on French cooking. Sit among the apple orchards at a Normandy farm savoring cider, calvados and pommeau while sampling the fresh cheeses of the region. Celebrate Monet’s passion for art and food in a café at his beloved Giverny. These are only a few highlights you’ll be treated to on your culinary journey.

Family Friendly Programme Family Friendly Programme (Selected Sailings)

Share the enchantment of this region with the special young people in your life. These cruises not only feature unique, fun-filled adventures for families to enjoy together, they’re also packed with culturally and historically significant experiences designed to spark creativity and life-long learning.

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Uniworld Cruise Companion

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Day 1: Paris

Map of the Seine River
Map of the Rhône & Saône Rivers

Arrive at Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport, where you will be transferred to the ship.
Included Meals D

Day 2 Vernon (Giverny Luxury Motorcoach Transfer), Les Andelys

Included Excursion: Monet’s Giverny and hike to Château Gaillard

Visit Monet’s former home and famous gardens, the inspiration for many of his most beloved works. Later, you can hike up to Château Gaillard to see the ruins of Richard the Lionheart’s 12th-century stronghold and take in the remarkable views. In the evening, enjoy a Captain’s Welcome Reception and Gala Dinner.

Note: Giverny will be closed during the March 13 and 20 cruise departure dates. Instead of Giverny, guests will visit the gardens of Versailles.
Included Meals B L D

Day 3 - Rouen (Normandy Beaches Luxury Motorcoach Transfer)

Included Excursion: Full day Normandy Beaches with choice of Arromanches 360° Cinema OR Juno Beach and Canadian Centre OR Tapestry Museum in Bayeux

Visit historic Omaha Beach and choose from several options: a circular cinema that brings D-Day to life; Juno Beach and the Canadian Centre; or travel to Bayeux to view its famous 11th-century tapestry. At the American Cemetery and memorial honoring U.S. soldiers, you may also join a special remembrance ceremony.
Included Meals B (L) D

Day 4 Rouen

Included Excursion: Rouen walking discovery tour

During your time in historic Rouen, you’ll see the city's medieval quarter, a large Renaissance clock tower, and the bronze cross marking the site where Joan of Arc was burned at the stake. Another highlight is Rouen's Gothic Notre-Dame Cathedral, a favorite subject of artist Claude Monet.
Included Meals B L D

Day 5 Caudebec-en-Caux (Honfleur Luxury Motorcoach Transfer)

Included Excursion: Honfleur walking discovery tour

Travel through Normandy’s bucolic countryside to Honfleur, a charming seaside town painted by generations of artists. Tour the former Smuggler's Harbor of Vieux Bassin—the town's most frequently painted scene—and St. Catherine's Church, built by shipwrights.
Included Meals B L D

Day 6 Conflans-Sainte-Honorine (Auvers sur Oise Luxury Motorcoach Transfer)

Included Excursion: “Vincent van Gogh’s Footsteps” walking discovery tour of Auvers-sur-Oise

Follow in the footsteps of Vincent van Gogh in Auvers-sur-Oise, where he spent the last two months of his life and created a number of notable works. You’ll also see the cemetery where Vincent and his brother Theo are buried side by side. In the evening, enjoy a Captain’s Farewell Reception and Gala Dinner.
Included Meals B L D

Day 7 - Paris

Included Excursion: Choice of Paris city tour OR exclusive “Do as the Locals Do” Île de la Cité and Latin Quarter walking tour

Today’s panoramic tour of Paris features all the top sights, with a stop at Luxembourg Gardens for a more intimate perspective of Parisian life. Or, “Do as the Locals Do” on an expertly tour of the lively Latin Quarter and Île de la Cité, the historic centre of Paris and the site of Notre Dame Cathedral.
Included Meals B L D

Day 8 Paris

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

  • Included Meals  Included Meals - B: breakfast, L: lunch, D: dinner.

  • Tour or Transfer by Luxury Motorcoach  Transfer or Tour via Luxury Motorcoach

Indicative images of how the ship will look - final configuration and décor may vary


Uniworld’s newest Super Ship, S.S. 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

This meticulously designed ship features enticing public areas and luxurious amenities, including a beautiful lounge filled with art and antiques, multiple dining venues and bars, a well-equipped fitness centre and enclosed heated swimming pool, Serenity River Spa, and a Deck de Montmartre with a life-sized checkerboard and comfortable seating, ideal for relaxing and savoring in the ever-changing views.

S.S. Joie de Vivre features lavishly appointed riverview staterooms and uniquely designed suites. All accommodations have custom-made-to-order Savoir of England beds with handcrafted headboards, high-thread-count 100% Egyptian cotton sheets and European duvets, a menu of pillow options, and marble-lined bathrooms. Guests staying in suites also enjoy enhanced amenities and services, including professional butlers.

Onboard Features & Facilities

  • 54 lavishly decorated outside staterooms most with French Balconies or full Outside Balconies
  • 10 individually decorated suites with Full Balconies
  • Full balconies can be enclosed in glass at the touch of a button to create a warm conservatory
  • Montmatre Sun deck with panoramic views
  • Salon de Toulouse with full-service bar
  • Le Restaurant Pigalle fine dining
  • Bistro Sains-Germain & Café Flore
  • Claude's bar & 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

* Payable locally.

Deck Plan

Uniworld SS Joie de Vivre - deck plan
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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.

Each stateroom has been decorated by the award-winning design team of Red Carnation Hotels with all the comforts necessary for a restful retreat. 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.

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

Royal Suite (Victor Hugo Deck)

Uniworld SS Maria Theresa - Royal Suite Uniworld SS Antoinette - Royal Suite Plan

Additional Features

  • 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

Suites (Victor Hugo Deck)

Uniworld SS Maria Theresa - Suite Uniworld SS Catherine - Suite Plan

Additional Features

  • Individually decorated suite size: 260 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

Category 1 Staterooms (Victor Hugo Deck)

Uniworld SS Maria Theresa - Category 1 Stateroom Uniworld SS Catherine - Category 1 Stateroom Plan

Additional Features

  • Stateroom size: 194 sq. ft.
  • Full outside balcony

Category 2 & 3 Staterooms (Balzac Deck)

Uniworld SS Maria Theresa - Category 2 & 3 Stateroom Uniworld SS Catherine - Category 2 & 3 Stateroom Plan

Additional Features

  • Stateroom size: 194 sq. ft.
  • French balcony with floor to ceiling glass

Category 4 & 5 Staterooms (Jules Verne Deck)

Uniworld SS MAria Theresa - Category 4 & 5 Stateroom Uniworld SS Catherine - Category 4 & 5 Stateroom Plan

Additional Features

  • Stateroom size: 162 sq. ft.
  • High level window

Uniworld River Baroness - Deck Plan

Uniworld River baroness - deck plan

World Class Dining

Uniworld goes above and beyond with everything they do, including providing you with a truly remarkable dining experience. That's why Uniworld is the only river cruise company to be honored by Zagat Survey® as Top Dining.

An award-winning dining experience with Uniworld includes:

  • A certified Global Master Chef leading a professional culinary team in the preparation of gourmet cuisine that offers a delicious fusion of style, unique culinary creations, and tastes inspired by the regions of your itinerary
  • Menu selections that change every day and are designed for each region you visit and tailored to the season
  • All meals flawlessly prepared daily using only the freshest ingredients, which are often brought onboard from local farmers' markets
  • A distinctive, international menu of wines developed by Red Carnation Hotels' acclaimed sommelier from their Relais & Châteaux hotel
  • Award-winning Signature Dishes from Mrs. Beatrice Tollman, President and Founder of Red Carnation Hotels, Uniworld's sister company and partner
  • Relaxed open seating, so you can dine where and with whomever you wish
  • The refined and intuitive service of a professionally trained, caring staff standing ready to fulfill your wishes in an atmosphere of casual sophistication and elegance
Gourmet Dining onboard a Uniworld Ship

Sumptuous buffets at breakfast and lunch offer an extensive array of hot and cold selections. Breakfast features crispy Belgian waffles topped with whipped cream and warm maple syrup, a dozen or more homemade breads and jams, an omelet station, and hand-cut seasonal fresh fruit. Lunch offers a delectable feast with salads, soups, carved-to-order roasts, and more.

Evenings provide exquisite ambience with relaxed open seating. Each dish is flawlessly prepared using the finest ingredients-local meats and seafood along with tasty side dishes. Always included with lunch & dinner onboard are European fine wines and a selection of beer and soft drinks served by an attentive, caring staff. Of course, every meal concludes with a wide range of freshly prepared, decadent desserts that look every bit as delicious as they taste.

Uniworld also provides a variety of dining experiences including: al fresco under the stars and light-lunch dining-both on the sun deck; Captain's Welcome Gala and Farewell Dinners; early-riser breakfast; and afternoon tea. Plus, Uniworld gives you the choice of dining on lighter cuisine with our Traveling Lite menu.

On our boutique ships, meals are truly a feast for all the senses. From the delicious bouquet of a glass of perfectly aged pinot noir, to the inviting sight of candlelit tables draped in fine linen, to the pleasant sounds of friends engaged in intimate conversation, to the delicious flavor of each savoury dish, Uniworld's dining experiences have been designed to delight you.

Cultural Highlights

Through integrated onboard and onshore programs, Uniworld provides a 360º encounter with each exciting port of call.

  • Signature lectures
  • Intriguing onboard entertainment
  • Captivating shore excursions fully hosted by English-speaking local experts using state-ofthe-art Quietvox audio systems immerse you in the history, tradition, and culture of each stop on your itinerary.
  • With Uniworld's included Choice Is Yours, Go Active, and Gentle Walking, programs, you can customize your travel experience even more.

Uniworld Staff &Service

The Uniworld Standard

At Uniworld, we treat our guests as one might treat one's best friends and family, which means no request too large, no detail too small.

Since Uniworld is a proud part of The Travel Corporation, a family-run business, treating our guests-and our team of staff members-as an extension of our family comes naturally.

Providing truly personalized, gracious, and consistently exceptional hospitality to our guests starts from within the organization. This means hiring the very best team of professionals in the industry and providing them with ongoing training.

In addition, we constantly challenge ourselves, so we have put in place fastidious Quality Assurance programs with onboard ship inspections and third-party mystery shoppers to elevate our service to the highest possible level. Only then can we provide our guests with the award-winning hospitality for which we have been recognized by esteemed consumer publications such as Condé Nast Traveler and Travel & Leisure.

We do all of this because we truly care about creating harmony both onboard and onshore in order to bring joy to our guests and ensure that everyone has the most memorable experience possible. This is our commitment to our guests and our staff.

OFFER: Free Home transfers, return flights and complimentary cabin upgrades available on selected dates
DepartShipCat 5Cat 4Cat 3Cat 2Cat 1SuiteRoyal
Apr 2SS Joie de Vivre£2489£2929£3549£3789£4269£5529£7189
Apr 9SS Joie de Vivre£2649£3089£3709£3949£4429£5689£7349
Apr 16SS Joie de Vivre£2879£3319£3939£4179£4659£5919£7579
Apr 23SS Joie de Vivre£3199£3639£4359£4499£4979£6239£7899
Apr 30SS Joie de Vivre£3439£3879£4499£4739£5219£6479£8139
May 7SS Joie de Vivre£3509£3949£4569£4809£5289£6549£8209
May 14SS Joie de Vivre£3509£3949£4569£4809£5289£6549£8209
May 21SS Joie de Vivre£3509£3949£4569£4809£5289£6549£8209
May 28SS Joie de Vivre£3509£3949£4569£4809£5289£6549£8209
Jun 4SS Joie de Vivre£3439£3879£4599£4739£5219£6479£8139
Jun 11SS Joie de Vivre£3439£3879£4599£4739£5219£6479£8139
Jun 18 Connoissuer CollectionSS Joie de Vivre£3439£3879£4599£4739£5219£6479£8139
Jun 25 Family Friendly ProgrammeSS Joie de Vivre£3439£3879£4599£4739£5219£6479£8139
Jul 2 Family Friendly ProgrammeSS Joie de Vivre£3439£3879£4599£4739£5219£6479£8139
Jul 9 Family Friendly ProgrammeSS Joie de Vivre£3439£3879£4599£4739£5219£6479£8139
Jul 16 Connoissuer CollectionSS Joie de Vivre£3439£3879£4599£4739£5219£6479£8139
Jul 23 Connoissuer CollectionSS Joie de Vivre£3439£3879£4599£4739£5219£6479£8139
Jul 30SS Joie de Vivre£3439£3879£4599£4739£5219£6479£8139
Aug 6 Connoissuer CollectionSS Joie de Vivre£3439£3879£4599£4739£5219£6479£8139OFFER
Aug 13 Connoissuer CollectionSS Joie de Vivre£3439£3879£4599£4739£5219£6479£8139
Aug 20SS Joie de Vivre£3509£3949£4569£4809£5289£6549£8209OFFER
Aug 27SS Joie de Vivre£3509£3949£4569£4809£5289£6549£8209
Sep 3SS Joie de Vivre£3669£4109£4729£4969£5449£6709£8369
Sep 10SS Joie de Vivre£3669£4109£4729£4969£5449£6709£8369
Sep 17SS Joie de Vivre£3669£4109£4729£4969£5449£6709£8369
Sep 24SS Joie de Vivre£3589£4029£4649£4889£5369£6629£8289
Oct 1SS Joie de Vivre£3509£3949£4569£4809£5289£6549£8209
Oct 8SS Joie de Vivre£3509£3949£4569£4809£5289£6549£8209
Oct 15SS Joie de Vivre£3439£3879£4499£4739£5219£6479£8139
Oct 22SS Joie de Vivre£3439£3879£4499£4739£5219£6479£8139
Oct 29SS Joie de Vivre£2799£3239£3859£4099£4579£5839£7499
Nov 5SS Joie de Vivre£2719£3159£3779£4019£4499£5759£7419OFFER

Connoisseur Collection Connoisseur Collection Sailings Family Friendly Programme Family Friendly Sailings

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