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As the pioneer in luxury river cruising with over four decades of experience, Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection sets the standard for excellence in hospitality, culinary and nautical practices. Charting a bold new course in 2018, Uniworld adds a new state-of-the-art ship, S.S. Joie de Vivre, on France’s Seine River; one new itinerary and two new enhanced itineraries along the Rhine and Danube rivers.Introducing the S.S. Joie de V ivre Uniworld’s newest boutique Super Ship — S.S. Joie de Vivre — debut in April 2017 on France’s Seine River, serving five expertlyplanned itineraries. As with all of Uniworld’s, uniquely designed boutique ships, this exquisite new vessel reflects the character and history of the region in which it cruises. In particular, the S.S. Joie de Vivre highlights the French “joy of living” philosophy and features French-inspired handcrafted furniture with rich fabrics, as well as antiques and wrought-iron accents that blend perfectly with modern-day conveniences. Public areas include a vinoteque for private dining and wine-pairing dinners, as well as the Salon Toulouse lounge, which features a collection of fine art curated from private collections and auction houses, such as Sotheby’s and Christies. Plus, the ship features Claude’s bar, complete with a cinema, surrounding pool and hydraulic floor that can transform the bar into a dance floor or outdoor cinema at night.
Luxurious accommodations include two Royal Suites, eight Junior Suites and 54 staterooms for a 128-guest maximum capacity. Each suite will be designed with its own signature style and feature enhanced amenities and services, including a daily fruit and cookie plate, fully stocked minibar, bottle of wine upon arrival and butler service from butlers trained to the same exacting standards required at Buckingham Palace. All suites and staterooms have custom-made-to-order Savoir of England beds with unique headboards of various designs and marble bathrooms in various color schemes.Plus, Uniworld’s popular “Paris & Normandy” itinerary — sailing on Uniworld’s S.S. Joie de Vivre, now for 8 days from Paris to Paris — will be enhanced in 2018 with exciting new onshore excursions. Guests seeking more active experiences now have the choice to go golfing at Rouen’s Mont-Saint-Aignan, surrounded by lovely woods, and at Golf d’Étretat, perched on the clifftops of the Alabaster coast. It’s All Included in EuropeUniworld’s all-inclusive European river cruises continue to receive positive accolades from travel agents and guests alike. Cruise fares include all scheduled airport transfers; in-suite butler service; in-room breakfast; all gratuities onboard and onshore; all meals onboard with unlimited beverages onboard — including an amazing selection of incredible local wines, sparkling wines and champagne, craft beers and premium spirits such as Grey Goose, Glenfiddich and Bombay Sapphire; hosted excursions with options to personalize; and ship-wide Wi-Fi. With every convenience included, guests can simply relax and enjoy the journey.New & Enhanced 2018 ItinerariesTravelers can choose from one new itinerary and two new enhanced itineraries along the Rhine and Danube rivers in 2018. In Germany, “Remarkable Rhine” provides a vast array of choices as to how to experience the heart of Europe. Plus, Uniworld’s popular “Enchanting Danube & Prague” and “Enchanting Danube & Munich” itineraries — now cruising for 10 days — will be enhanced in 2018 with an exciting Prague or Munich land tour.