S.S. Joie De Vivre Godmother announced as Dame Joan Collins
Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection has announced that award-winning actress and best-selling author Dame Joan Collins will be Godmother to the S.S. Joie de Vivre
Uniworld will inaugurate the new ship to its award-winning fleet in a glamorous christening ceremony with Dame Joan on 27 March 2017.
Dame Joan is an award-winning actress with dozens of film, television and theatrical credits, including the iconic role she played as “Alexis Carrington” on Dynasty. Her novels and memoirs have sold more than 50 million copies worldwide. As part of the time-honoured Godmother tradition, she will lend her vivacious personality to the S.S. Joie De Vivre and bestow good fortune over it and those who sail aboard.
“I hold France and its ‘City of Light’ close to my heart, and now, thanks to Uniworld, my ties to the beautiful country are even closer,” said Dame Joan. “I am honoured to be the Godmother of the S.S. Joie de Vivre and welcome guests from all over the world to fall in love with Paris just as I have.”
The S.S. Joie de Vivre will sail Uniworld’s popular Paris & Normandy itinerary, and was built at 125 metres as opposed to the standard 135 metres, allowing it to dock in the heart of Paris. The luxurious 128-passenger vessel will feature two Royal Suites, eight Junior Suites and 54 staterooms. All rooms will have made-to-order Savoir of England beds and marble-lined bathrooms.
The S.S. Joie de Vivre will reflect a profound appreciation for French food, wine, art and music. Everything from the ship’s décor and design to its farm-to-table cuisine and local wine selection will be on full display for guests to enjoy. French-inspired, handcrafted furniture will adorn the vessel, complete with rich fabrics, antiques, art and gilded and wrought-iron accents, all blended in with modern-day conveniences.