The S.S. Joie de Vivre, Uniworld’s newest masterpiece, is the first super ship built at 125 meters (as opposed to the standard 135 meters) permitting it to dock in the heart of Paris on the Seine River. Reflecting a profound appreciation for the joie de vivre French philosophy, the ship’s aesthetic encompasses inspiration from timeless French food, wine, art and music. Everything from the Joie de Vivre‘s décor and design, to its farm-to-table cuisine and local wine selection is on full display for guests to enjoy. French-inspired, handcrafted furniture adorns the vessel, complete with rich fabrics, antiques, art and gilded and wrought-iron accents, all blended in with modern-day conveniences.
S.S. Joie de Vivre has two Royal Suites, eight Junior Suites and 54 staterooms, all with made-to-order Savoir of England beds, high-thread count 100% Egyptian cotton sheets and European duvets, a menu of pillow options and marble-lined bathrooms stocked with L’Occitaine and Hermès bath and body products.
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.
The S.S. Joie de Vivre sails along the eight-day Paris & Normandy itinerary, as well as longer itineraries including: A Portrait of Majestic France, Grand France, Parisian Royal Holiday and Ultimate France. The ship also offers select departures within Uniworld’s Connoisseur Collection, as well as the company’s Multigenerational departures for families.
S.S. Joie de Vivre public rooms
Restaurant Le Pigalle is located on the Balzac Deck. Breakfast and lunch are served daily and the space offers à la carte dining options in the evening.
Salon Toulouse, situated on the Victor Hugo Deck, offers coffee, refreshing drinks and features a gorgeous wrap-around bar as the space’s centerpiece. As a nod to French cultural tradition, high tea is hosted each afternoon.
Le Bistrot is located at the front of the Victor Hugo Deck. Light breakfast is served from 6:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. daily. In the afternoon, guests enjoy traditional French bistro cuisine while indulging in the view along the Seine through the beautiful dropdown windows. Le Bistrot serves as an onboard French sidewalk café
Le Cave des Vins is the S.S Joie de Vivre’s hidden gem. This intimate venue on the Jules Verne deck is the setting for an exclusive farm-to-table dining experience. Guests select fresh ingredients and prepare a seven-course meal with the ship’s onboard chefs, with wine pairings from our Sommelier. Reservations are required.
Club L’ Esprit is an onboard spa and wellness center that encourages guests to indulge their senses. Located at the aft of the ship on the Balzac Deck, Club L’Esprit offers a variety of massage therapies and beauty treatments, as well as a fitness center. Yoga sessions and aquatic fitness classes are also offered daily and refreshing smoothies are served in the L’Esprit Bar. A surrounding pool with a hydraulic floor transforms the space from day to night for guest entertainment.
For guests looking to enjoy nightlife onboard, Claude’s offers an authentic French experience. Located in the magnificently transformed Club L’Esprit, this venue serves delicious delights from a tapas menu accompanied by curated cocktails in a classic French Supper Club with live music. Reservations are required.
For a few nights throughout the duration of the journey, Claude’s presents classic French cinema under the stars.