SS Joie de Vivre

SS Joie de Vivre Review and Specifications

Specifications of SS Joie de Vivre

Year built2017  /  Age : 2
Flag state Netherlands
BuilderShipyard De Hoop BV (Lobith, Holland)
ClassSuper Ship
Owner(TravCorp) The Travel Corporation
OperatorUniworld River Cruises
Speed10 kn / 19 kph / 12 mph
Length (LOA)125 m / 410 ft
Beam (width)11 m / 36 ft
Gross Tonnage1500 gt
Decks with cabins3
Christened byDame Joan Henrietta Collins

Review of SS Joie de Vivre

Uniworld SS Joie de Vivre ship cruises on Seine River in France, with departures from Paris. Uniworld's fleet of "super ships" also includes SS Beatrice (2009, formerly "River Beatrice"), SS Antoinette (2011), SS Catherine (2014), SS Maria Theresa (2015), SS Bon Voyage (2006, formerly River Royale). Uniworld (officially "Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection") is a major river cruise company part of The Travel Corporation group.

The vessel was built at LOA length 125 m (410 ft) as opposed to the standard 135 m (443 ft) specifically to allow docking in the heart of Paris.

Uniworld SS Joie de Vivre cruise ship, Seine River, France

The 128-passenger riverboat is Uniworld's first "super ship" on Seine River. The new cruise ship reflects the French philosophy “joy of living” and nation’s profound appreciation for art, music, food and wine.

Uniworld SS Joie de Vivre cruise ship

The ship's interior also features handcrafted furniture, rich fabrics, gilded and wrought-iron accents.


The ship has a total of 64 cabins (2x Royal Suites, 8x Junior Suites and 54 standard staterooms) in 7 grades. All cabins are with made-to-order beds (by Savoir of England ) and with marble-lined, en-suite bathrooms. Staterooms and suites on deck La Princesse are with full balconies, which can be easily transformed into an enclosed conservatory-like sun lounge area. Other amenities inlude pillow menu and professional butlers.


SS Joie de Vivre cruise program offers the popular “Paris and Normandy” itinerary. Cruises include scheduled airport transfers; port charges; all gratuities onboard/onshore; all meals with unlimited beverages (craft beers, superb local wines, premium spirits); daily guided shore excursions; concierge services; in-suite butler service; 24-hour room service; Wi-Fi.

Uniworld SS Joie de Vivre cruise ship

Shipboard facilities

The Salon de Beaux-Arts lounge shows a collection of antiques and fine art curated from auction houses (like Christie’s and Sotheby’s), as well as from private art collections. Le Club l’Esprit boasts a cinema (Le Cinema Pigalle) and surrounding pool with hydraulic floor, turning into a dance floor/outdoor cinema at night. Joie de Vivre cruise ship dining venues include the elegant Le Restaurant Pigalle, (Main dining room), Bistro Saint-Germain, Cafe Flore and the vinoteque La Cave de Vins for wine-pairing dinners and private dining.

There are also a Sun Deck (with L'Orangerie Sky Lounge), Boutique, Serenity River Spa, heated enclosed swimming pool and full-size checkerboard (on sundeck Deck de Montmartre). Additional amenities include: laundry, elevator, 24h specialty coffee and tea bar.

SS Joie de Vivre river cruise prices are per person and based on double occupancy. These are only indicative Uniworld rates. They might be different when you book your Uniworld Rhine River cruise only or cruisetour deals, influenced by travel agency promotions, special offers and discounts, group travel booking or last-minute deals rates. Uniworld offers air-inclusive cruise deals and pre/post cruise hotel packages as extensions (at additional cost).

Note: You can see the CruiseMapper's list of all river cruise ships and riverboats in the "itinerary" section of our River Cruises hub. All companies and their fleets are listed there.

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SS Joie de Vivre ship is one of the new Uniworld boats owned by the river cruise company. This Uniworld ship also has the industry's first 20-seat 3D cinema on board.

The ship was christened on March 27, 2017 in Paris France. The boat's godmother is Joan Collins - best-selling author, producer and award-winning actress.

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