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S.S. Joie de Vivre Cruise Ship


With a name translating to “the joy of living”, it’s pretty obvious the goal aboard this unique vessel is making the guest experience run smoothly. Enjoy a luxurious experience down the rivers of France, complete with modern conveniences blended seamlessly with interior inspired by 20th-century Parisian design.

S.S. Joie de Vivre Statistics

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  • Rivers
  • Passengers
  • Crew
  • Cabin Choice
  • Length
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S.S. Joie de Vivre



Lower Sun Deck


Navigation Bridge






Massage & Hair Salon


Fitness Room


Main Restaurant


Crew Cabins

S.S. Joie de Vivre Cabins

Grand Suite


Deluxe French Balcony

French Balcony


Grand Suite

Stretch out and watch the scenery from this lavishly appointed stateroom with benefits, including a separate living room, rain shower and tub with bidet. Make the most of your time with in-room breakfasts, butler service and free laundry service.

2 People

410 sq.ft

French Balconies

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Let Uniworld’s team make life a little easier for you by using our unpacking assistance to get settled in within no time. Enjoy built-in closets, marble bathrooms, in-room breakfasts and many more luxuries when you book this extravagant room, complete with picturesque scenery to backdrop your stay.

2 People

260 sq.ft


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Deluxe French Balcony

Designed with all the modern luxuries necessary for a successful getaway, this suite combines ever-changing french-balcony views with the interior design reminiscent of 5-star hotels.

2 People

194 sq.ft

French Balconies

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French Balcony

The simple decor in this suite allows the natural world to take centre stage – sit back and let the world pass quite literally at your feet. Complete with built-in closets, individual thermostats and flat screen TVS, these suites pair the simplicity of life on the move with the glamour of luxury hotels.

2 People

194 sq.ft

French Balconies

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Enjoy peace and tranquillity after claiming your space aboard the S.S Joie de Vivre – filled with all your modern luxuries and conveniences. Recline in suites designed with the guest experience in mind – built-in closets, desk space and flat screen TVs.

2 People

162 - 180 sq.ft


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S.S. Joie de Vivre River Cruise Deals

50% Secret Sale!
50% OFF 7 Nights
Jun Nov

Paris & Normandy (Seine)

  • Paris
  • Vernon / Les Andelys
  • Caudebec
  • Rouen
  • Conflans
£2,499 pp
Was £4,699pp SAVE 50%
  • S.S. Joie de Vivre

14 Nights
Mar Oct

Grand France

  • Arles (EMBARK S.S Catherine)
  • Arles
  • Avignon
  • Viviers
  • Tain-L’Hermitage -Tournon
  • Lyon
  • Mâcon / Beaune
  • Lyon (DISEMBARK) / Transfer to Paris (EMBARK S.S Joie De Vivre)
  • La Roche-Guyon / Vernon / Giverny
  • Rouen
  • Caudebec-en-Caux
  • Rouen – Normandy Beaches
  • Mantes-La-Jolie – Versailles
  • Paris
  • Paris (DISEMBARK)
£6,499pp Est. Price per person
  • S.S. Joie De Vivre  / S.S Catherine

14 Nights
Apr Oct

A Portrait of Majestic France

  • Bordeaux
  • Cadillac
  • Cussac Fort Médoc
  • Blaye / Bourg Sur Gironde
  • Libourne (Saint- Émilion)
  • Libourne - Bordeaux
  • Bordeaux / Paris
  • La Roche-Guyon / Vernon / Giverny
  • Rouen
  • Caudebec-en-Caux (Honfleur or Étretat)
  • Rouen (Normandy Beaches)
  • Mantes-la-Jolie (Versailles)
  • Paris
  • Paris (DISEMBARK)
£6,699pp Est. Price per person
  • S.S. Joie De Vivre  / S.S. Bon Voyage

Trustpilot Reviews

Reviews From S.S. Joie de Vivre Ship Customers

“I booked the Deluxe French Balcony suite and it was everything I expected and more. Spacious, modern, clean and complete with a very large TV. I really loved my stay and it was great to return each night to such a calming space.”

Sabrina Hill, Sail

S.S. Joie de Vivre FAQs

Find answers to some of the most common questions about river cruising here.

How many room options are available?

The S.S Joie de Vivre offers five different suite options available for booking.

What public facilities are available on-board the ship?

This ship features a swimming pool, fitness centre, multiple eateries, a salon and much more for you to explore during your stay.

What type of cuisine can I expect?

Enjoy classic French cuisine, 7-course meals and a fine dining experience. Or, opt for regular fan-favourites – our chefs can do it all!

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