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Paris & Normandy - Paris to Paris

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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 7 nights
  • Departs 16 Jul 2023
  • Sails from Paris, France
  • Ship S.S. Joie de Vivre
  • Flights and transfersYes
  • Cruise code ‍1838641

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Cruises to France

Paris, France Sun 16 Jul 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.

Vernon

La Roche-Guyon - Vernon (Giverny), France Mon 17 Jul 2023

Vernon

Today is a celebration of Northern France’s natural beauty, with an excursion to a splendid chateau and gardens situated in an equally grand setting. Enjoy a chance to immerse yourself in the very landscapes that inspired Impressionist master Claude Monet. Visit the hilltop Chateau La Roche-Guyon, surrounded by beautiful gardens and offering sweeping views over the Seine. Later, you can visit the home and gardens of Impressionist master Claude Monet – the inspiration for many of his most beloved works. Or, take in the beautiful French countryside in a more invigorating way, with a guided bike ride from Vernon to Giverny. This evening, enjoy the Captain’s Welcome Reception and Dinner

★ Featured Excursions

Monet’s gardens at Giverny OR “Let’s Go” bike ride from Vernon to Giverny

Rouen Normandy Dial Clock Timbered House

Rouen (Normandy Beaches), France Tue 18 Jul 2023

Rouen Normandy Dial Clock Timbered House

The Normandy coast will forever be associated with the Allies’ D-Day invasion, a day that comes vividly to life today on an excursion to the beaches of 1944. Immerse yourself in the tactics, desperate courage and horrendous human cost of the 1944 Allied invasion of France, the first step in the ultimately victorious land campaign against the Third Reich. It began here, on these Norman beaches

★ Featured Excursion

Omaha Beach and Normandy American Cemetery

Caudebec-en-Caux

Caudebec-en-Caux (Honfleur or Étretat), France Wed 19 Jul 2023

Caudebec-en-Caux

Golfing? On a river cruise? This delightfully unexpected excursion – a Uniworld exclusive – features a dramatic links course set atop Normandy’s Alabaster Coast at the wind cliffs of Étretat. In a word, magnifique. Not into golf? Stroll through the beautiful Calvados countryside to seaside Honfleur, captured on canvas by generations of artists

★ Featured Excursions

Honfleur walking discovery tour OR exclusive “Let’s Go” golfing in Étretat

Rouen Normandy Dial Clock Timbered House

Rouen, France Thu 20 Jul 2023

Rouen Normandy Dial Clock Timbered House

Walk in the footsteps of greatness in Normandy’s medieval capital, a city with a historic quarter that remains amazingly intact. From the cathedral Monet painted dozens of times to the cross marking the spot where Joan of Arc was martyred, Rouen is a treasure trove for the culturally curious. The medieval capital of Normandy, Rouen has managed to preserve much of its historic core, despite being turned into a battlefield numerous times. The roll call of famous people who lived or died in Rouen is long and varied – Richard the Lionheart, Joan of Arc, Gustave Flaubert and Claude Monet are among them

★ Featured Excursion

Capital of the dukes of Normandy

Versailles

Mantes-la-Jolie (Versailles), France Fri 21 Jul 2023

Versailles

How did France’s rulers live over the centuries? Step into the private rooms of either the Palace of Versailles, the lavish palace built by the Sun King, or Marie Antoinette’s hamlet to find out

★ Featured Excursions

“Let’s Go” biking Versailles Gardens and the Queen’s Hamlet OR Palace of Versailles secret apartments

Cruises to France

Paris, France Sat 22 Jul 2023

Cruises to France

Whether you’re a first-time visitor to the “City of Light” or you’ve been here many times before, there’s something for everyone in Paris. Enjoy a panoramic overview of the city, or join a local expert for a walk through two muchloved neighbourhoods

★ Featured Excursions

Paris city tour OR “Do as the Locals Do” Île de la Cité and Latin Quarter walking tour

Cruises to France

Paris, France Sun 23 Jul 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.

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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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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