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Uniworld’s S.S. Joie de Vivre arrives on the Seine in March 2017

TORONTO — Uniworld’s new S.S. Joie de Vivre, will sail along France’s Seine River starting March 2017 on the popular eight-day ‘Paris & Normandy’ itinerary.

The new ship will reflect the French ‘joy of living’ philosophy and their profound appreciation for food, wine, art and music, says Uniworld. Everything from the ship’s décor and design to farm-to-table cuisine and top rated local wines will be on full display for guests to enjoy.

The S.S. Joie de Vivre’s Salon de Beaux-Arts lounge will feature a collection of fine art and antiques curated from auction houses, such as Sotheby’s and Christies, as well as private collections.

Featuring two Royal Suites, eight Junior Suites, and 54 staterooms for a capacity of no more than 128 guests, each suite aboard S.S. Joie de Vivre will be designed with its own signature style and feature enhanced amenities and services, including butlers trained to the same exacting standard as Buckingham Palace.

Due to the unique design of the ship, being only 125 metres instead of 135 metres, the S.S. Joie de Vivre will be able to dock in the heart of Paris offering guests easy access to its many sights and sounds. Couples can save from $900 to $4,600 by paying in full before May 15, 2016 on Uniworld’s all-inclusive cruises to Europe.

“We are extremely proud to launch the S.S. Joie de Vivre in Northern France in March 2017,” said Guy Young, President, Uniworld. “Uniworld was one of the very first river cruise companies to sail the rivers of France, and our parent company, The Travel Corporation, has been bringing travellers from all over the world to this amazing country for over 70 years as this has been one of our most popular destinations, so our commitment to France is unwavering.”