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Grand France - Paris to Avignon

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Unlimited drinks & included gratuities*

Sail with Uniworld, as seen on Channel 5's Cruising with Jane McDonald

Included shore excursions & free wi-fi*

5★ all-inclusive boutique river cruising*


Cruise Overview

  • Duration 14 nights
  • Departs 11 Jun 2023
  • Sails from Paris
  • Ship S.S. Joie de Vivre
  • Flights and transfersYes
  • Cruise code ‍1838185

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Cruises to France

Paris Sun 11 Jun 2023

Cruises to France

Paris, France's capital, is a major European city and a global center for art, fashion, gastronomy and culture. Its 19th-century cityscape is crisscrossed by wide boulevards and the River Seine. Beyond such landmarks as the Eiffel Tower and the 12th-century, Gothic Notre-Dame cathedral, the city is known for its cafe culture and designer boutiques along the Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré.

La Roche-Guyon

La Roche-Guyon Mon 12 Jun 2023

La Roche-Guyon

La Roche-Guyon is a commune in the Val-d'Oise department in Île-de-France in northern France. It is located in the Vexin regional nature park. The commune grew around the Château de La Roche-Guyon, upon which historically it depended for its existence. The commune's population in 2015 was 464.

Vernon

Vernon Mon 12 Jun 2023

Vernon

Vernon is a commune in the department of Eure in the Normandy region in northern France. It lies on the banks of the river Seine, about midway between Paris and Rouen. The city is known for its production of engines by the SNECMA group.

Giverny

Giverny Mon 12 Jun 2023

Giverny

Giverny is a village in the region of Normandy in northern France. Impressionist painter Claude Monet lived and worked here from 1883 until his death in 1926. The artist’s former home and elaborate gardens, where he produced his famed water lily series, are now the Fondation Claude Monet museum. Nearby, the Musée des impressionnismes Giverny highlights the Impressionist art movement.

Rouen Normandy Dial Clock Timbered House

Rouen Tue 13 Jun 2023

Rouen Normandy Dial Clock Timbered House

The spire of the vast Gothic cathedral soars over a superbly restored medieval and Renaissance old town - Ruskin's 'labyrinth of delight'.

Caudebec-en-Caux

Caudebec-en-Caux Wed 14 Jun 2023

Caudebec-en-Caux

Caudebec-en-Caux is a former commune in the Seine-Maritime department in the Normandy region in northern France. On 1 January 2016, it was merged into the new commune of Rives-en-Seine.

Rouen Normandy Dial Clock Timbered House

Rouen Thu 15 Jun 2023

Rouen Normandy Dial Clock Timbered House

The spire of the vast Gothic cathedral soars over a superbly restored medieval and Renaissance old town - Ruskin's 'labyrinth of delight'.

Mantes la Jolie

Mantes la Jolie Fri 16 Jun 2023

Mantes la Jolie

Mantes-la-Jolie is a commune in the Yvelines department in the Île-de-France region of north-central France. It is located to the west of Paris, 48.4 km from the centre of the capital. Mantes-la-Jolie is a subprefecture; in 2016, it had a population of 44,231.

Cruises to France

Paris Sat 17 Jun 2023

Cruises to France

Paris, France's capital, is a major European city and a global center for art, fashion, gastronomy and culture. Its 19th-century cityscape is crisscrossed by wide boulevards and the River Seine. Beyond such landmarks as the Eiffel Tower and the 12th-century, Gothic Notre-Dame cathedral, the city is known for its cafe culture and designer boutiques along the Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré.

Lyon city with Fourviere cathedral, France

Lyon, France Sun 18 Jun 2023

Lyon city with Fourviere cathedral, France

Lyon is an ancient French city located at the junction of the river Rhône and Saône with over a 2,000 years of history.

Macon, France

Macon Mon 19 Jun 2023

Macon, France

Macon is a city in central Georgia. Ocmulgee National Monument has large Native American earthen mounds from around 1000 A.D., and its museum displays artifacts spanning thousands of years. The Tubman Museum’s exhibits on African-American art, history and culture include a huge mural and the Inventors Gallery.

Lyon city with Fourviere cathedral, France

Lyon, France Tue 20 Jun 2023

Lyon city with Fourviere cathedral, France

Lyon is an ancient French city located at the junction of the river Rhône and Saône with over a 2,000 years of history.

Tournon sur Rhone

Tournon, France Wed 21 Jun 2023

Tournon sur Rhone

Located in Southern France by the right bank of Rhône River, Tournon sur Rhône is a small commune with just over 10,000 citizens.

Viviers, France

Viviers, France Thu 22 Jun 2023

Viviers, France

Viviers is a small town on the right bank of the Rhône. Dating back to the 5th century, Viviers was broken down into two parts - the lower town, where all the tradesmen and artisans used to live and the upper town where high class and religious citizens used to live

Cruises to Avignon, France

Avignon, France Fri 23 Jun 2023

Cruises to Avignon, France
Tarascon, France

Tarascon Sat 24 Jun 2023

Tarascon, France

Tarascon, sometimes referred to as Tarascon-sur-Rhône, is a commune situated at the extreme west of the Bouches-du-Rhône department of France in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region. Inhabitants are referred to as Tarasconnais or Tarasconnaises.

Cruises to Avignon, France

Avignon, France Sun 25 Jun 2023

Cruises to Avignon, France

What's included *

  • Elegantly appointed riverview staterooms and suites with luxurious amenities from Hermes and L’Occitane en Provence
  • In-suite butler service on all ships in Europe (not available in Russia & Portugal)
  • Stays at luxurious and centrally located five-star hotels where applicable
  • All gratuities on board and ashore including local guides and bus drivers (gratuities included vary in Russia and Asia)
  • All transportation throughout the trip
  • All meals onboard, prepared using the finest and freshest ingredients
  • Unlimited beverages on board including local wines, sparkling wines and champagne, craft beer and premium spirits (inclusions vary for Russia and Asia)
  • A variety of on board dining experiences with open seating and a casual-elegant dress code
  • Local entertainment & insightful lectures on board
  • Ship-wide Wi-Fi access (excludes Russia & Asia)
  • Fully escorted excursions with English-speaking local guides
  • Services of a dedicated Uniworld Cruise/Tour Manager
  • Health & Sanitation Protocols: - All guests must complete a health screening prior to embarkation. - Gloves, face masks and small bottles of hand sanitizer will be readily available for each guest. - All coffee table books, magazines and brochures have been removed from public use. Guests will be able to access these reading materials via a complimentary PressReader app on their mobile devices. For full details, please visit the Uniworld cruise line page. Health & Sanitation Protocol features may vary in Russia & Asia.
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Lavishly appointed riverview stateroom (162-180 sq ft - 15-17 sq m) Handcrafted Savoir Beds of England, built-in closet, hair dryer, safe, individual thermostat, flat-screen TV with infotainment centre and satellite, and bottled water Marble bathroom with Asprey bath and body products, plush towels, towel warmer, cosy bathrobes and slippers

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Deluxe French Balcony

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Lavishly appointed riverview staterooms (194 sq ft - 18 sq m) with a French balcony Handcrafted Savoir Beds of England, built-in closet, hair dryer, safe, individual thermostat, flat-screen TV with infotainment centre and satellite, and bottled water Marble bathroom with Asprey bath and body products, plush towels, towel warmer, cosy bathrobes and slippers

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French Balcony

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Lavishly appointed riverview staterooms (194 sq ft - 18 sq m) with a French balcony Handcrafted Savoir Beds of England, built-in closet, hair dryer, safe, individual thermostat, flat-screen TV with infotainment centre and satellite, and bottled water Marble bathroom with Asprey bath and body products, plush towels, towel warmer, cosy bathrobes and slippers

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Lavishly appointed riverview stateroom (260 sq ft - 24 sq m) with a French balcony Handcrafted Savoir® Beds of England, built-in closet, hair dryer, safe, individual thermostat, bottled water and flat-screen TV with infotainment center and satellite Marble bathroom with Asprey bath and body products, plush towels, towel warmer, cozy bathrobes and slippers

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Lavishly appointed riverview stateroom (410 sq ft - 38 sq m) with a French balcony Handcrafted Savoir Beds of England, built-in closet, hair dryer, safe, individual thermostat, flat-screen TV with infotainment centre and satellite, and bottled water The Grand Suite offers extra benefits, including a separate spacious living room, bathroom with a separate rain shower and tub, and secluded toilet and bidet area

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The Ship - S.S. Joie de Vivre

  • Occupancy128
  • Tonnage1,500 tons
  • Length410 ft (124.97 m)
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S.S. Joie de Vivre brings the “joy of living” to the rivers of France. Step aboard your floating pied-à-terre in France, featuring handcrafted furniture and fine antiques, original artwork, and signature accents inspired by 20th-century Parisian design from the Golden Twenties to the free-spirited Sixties, all blending seamlessly with modern conveniences.

Experience the Difference

  • Our ABTA membership & ATOL license protects all our package or tailormade holidays booked through ROL Cruise so you can book with confidence knowing you are fully protected
  • Award winning Cruise Miles® loyalty programme; with over 400,000 UK members
  • Winners of more than 50 Cruise Awards over the last 5 years
  • The UK's No.1 Independent Cruise Specialist; delivering impartial advice
  • Customer satisfaction at 98% and a Feefo score of 4.9/5.
  • Expert staff with over 1,000 years of combined travel expertise offering 5★ service
  • Flexible Payment Options Available
  • Celebrating our 25th year as a cruise-only specialist
  • Key strategic partner with the major cruise lines
  • Voted The UK & Ireland's No.1 Ocean Cruise Specialist in TTG's 2020 Top 50 Travel Agencies Awards
  • Ambassadors representing us and guiding our customers onboard and at key locations on their holidays

Frequently Asked Questions about Uniworld River Cruises

Does Uniworld have a flexible cancellation policy?

Yes, Uniworld does have a flexible cancellation policy. Uniworld are currently allowing guests to change or suspend their cruise up to 60 days prior to departure on their European and exotic sailings departing in 2021.

Guests can rebook to any future cruise through to 2022.

Alternatively, guests can choose to receive a Future Cruise Credit equal to the number of funds received by Uniworld at the time of cancellation. The Future Cruise Credit can be used towards any 2021 or 2022 Uniworld sailing.

Please note Airfares booked through Uniworld are subject to airline cancellation fees. Further Cruise Line Terms & conditions apply. Standard cancellation rules apply for 2022 departures. 


Do I need a COVID-19 vaccine to travel aboard a Uniworld ship?

If travelling aboard one of Uniworld's sailings departing prior to 31st December 2022 all guests will be required to be fully vaccinated. Proof of vaccination will be required at the time of embarkation until further notice. Guests under 12 will be exempt but will need to provide a negative PCR or antigen test result taken within 72 hours of travel. 


Is there a dress code on board?

The dress code on board is smart casual. Uniworld River Cruises recommend wearing comfortable clothing and packing for a range of weather conditions.


Do Uniworld cater for special diets?

Uniworld River Cruises cater for most dietary needs (e.g. low fat, low calorie, gluten free, sugar free, vegetarian) as long they are alerted in advance. Please call us prior to sailing so we can inform Uniworld River Cruises.


Is there Wi-Fi on board?

Select ships offer complimentary Wi-Fi access.


Can I book shore excursions once on board?

Additional shore excursions can be booked with your Cruise Manager once on board.


Can I smoke on board?

Smoking is permitted on board each ship but restricted to the sun decks only. This policy applies to all forms of smoking materials including vapor e-cigarettes.


How do gratuities work?

Gratuities are included in the price of your cruise.


Last Updated: 05/05/2021

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2023 Early Booking Savings promotion is valid for new, individual bookings on select 2023 itineraries and departure dates only, made between 15 June 2021 and 31 December 2021. Saving amount differs when flights are included. Offer applies to full-fare bookings only. Availability of all stateroom categories cannot be guaranteed.

John Lewis Gift Card is based on one per booking, for UK mainland addresses only when booking an Ocean View cabin or above by 8pm 30th November 2021. The amount is tiered on cabin grade booked.

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