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7-nt European Waterways S.S. Joie de Vivre

Itinerary

DayPorts of Call
1Paris, France
2La Roche Guyon, France
3Rouen, France
4Mantes la Jolie, France
5Paris, France
6Paris, France
7Paris, France
8Paris, France

Know Before You Go

  • Pricing includes cruise portion only. For pre and post accommodations, please contact your PERX travel planner.
  • Please be discreet, do not discuss your industry discounts with other guests aboard your sailing.
  • Please ensure that you have your ID available when boarding.
  • We strongly suggest purchasing travel protection to cover medical expenses in the event that medical attention is required.

OVERVIEW

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-Elysees 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 chateaux visits. Chateau 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 Chateau 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 Chateau 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 Chateau 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 2020 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 splendor, and history buffs and followers of royalty will delight in four exclusive chateaux visits.

ALL INCLUSIVE

Dining

  • 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, specialty coffee and tea, soft drinks and mineral water

    Excursions

  • 6 days of excursions all fully hosted by English-speaking local experts
  • Guided "Taste of Christmas," "Let's Go" and "Do as the Locals Do" programs
  • State-of-the-art Quietvox portable audio-headset system on all excursions
  • Use of Nordic walking sticks

    Accommodations

  • 7-night cruise in a riverview stateroom on the magical S.S. Joie de Vivre
  • Lavishly appointed riverview staterooms and suites have handcrafted Savoir Beds of England, high thread count 100% Egyptian cotton sheets and European duvets, and a menu of pillow options
  • Free Internet and Wi-Fi access
  • 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.



    Ship Length: 410 ft
    Total Staff: 54
    Guest Capacity: 128
    Please call for details