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Uniworld Joie de Vivre Cruise Reviews

5.0 / 5.0
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18 reviews
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Moulin Rouge - very entertaining!  900 people per show.  Very basic meal bu
Light and sound show at the Rouen cathedral, held every evening for several
Omaha Beach - I was naively surprised to see sun bathers.
Monet's gardens
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A great experience with a twist

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fradnash
2-5 Cruises • Age 70s

This was the second leg of three river cruises in France. Unfortunately, by the morning after we boarded my wife developed a mild cough, and prudently decided to take a home covid test. It was positive. We notified the crew, and then both tested again - her positive, me negative. They advised that we would both need to quarantine but assured us they would provide full service. The quarantine ...
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Sail Date: June 2022

Cabin Type: Deluxe Stateroom with French Balcony


This ship is NOT comparable to other Uniworld Ships and services

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C Mauro
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

We have enjoyed all of our experiences with Uniworld until now. On the plus side: The ship was very clean and well attended. the Ports were as described and the local tour guides were excellent especially in Versailles and Normandy. (note that in Rouen the art museum is not open on Tuesdays...I brought it to the attention of the local tour guide, who recommended it, (even though it was closed) ...
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Sail Date: May 2022

Cabin Type: Suite with French Balcony


Wonderful Trip

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Xerxes10
6-10 Cruises • Age 80s

A beautiful ship with a excellent staff. We were in a suite. Although by necessity small, the room is very well thought out. Large windows make up for the lack of a balcony. You can control just about everything (tv, lights, windows) from your bed. Very comfortable bed. Excellent shower. Service was top notch. Plenty of staff around and always willing to help. There were only 56 guests on our ...
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Sail Date: September 2021

Cabin Type: Suite with French Balcony


Worth the Wait for Such a Special Trip!

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SherronB
6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

My husband and I gave our travel agent an impossible list of criteria for a special vacation to celebrate our 20th anniversary. (We are both in our 70s but very active and fit.) Chip suggested Uniworld’s SS Joie de Vivre… lots of activity and history for my husband, lots of glamour and luxury for me, excellent food and service for us both. I was delighted to go to Paris (my husband not so ...
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Sail Date: August 2021


Loved our Seine Cruise!

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skinnylegs
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

This was our second Uniworld cruise (our first was on the Rhine) and my first time in Paris! I don't think it's possible to not have a great time when you start and end in Paris. The boat was beautiful! Not everyone likes the Uniworld decor but I felt it was reflective our where we were touring. The food was delicious and service was great. I thought the cruise director, Theirrey (I'm not ...
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Sail Date: August 2019

Cabin Type: Outside Stateroom with French Balcony


Trip of a Lifetime

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diana-o
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

We were originally scheduled to do Gems of Northern Italy but the ship was damaged in a port accident so we switched to the Grand France tour. The first week was on board the S. S. Catherine (reviewed separately) with a high-speed train connection between Lyon and Paris to begin the second leg. The train trip to Paris was fantastic. Everything was looked after by our lovely escorts and we ...
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Sail Date: August 2019

Cabin Type: Classic Stateroom with Window


Another wonderful cruise on Uniworld

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cruise0509
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

We just returned from another perfect cruise with Uniworld but it’s what we expected being return customers. Every time we get on board it’s like coming home again, we always see some cruise members from a previous cruise on other boats. This time it was the head chef and our waiter Alexander. This particular cruise pays special attention to the D-Day landing sites in Normandy. For those of you ...
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Sail Date: March 2019

Cabin Type: Outside Stateroom with French Balcony


Paris Holiday Cruise

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h0kiefan
2-5 Cruises • Age 70s

The Parisian Royal Holiday cruise travels from Paris to Rouen and back, spending more days in Paris than a similar cruise that goes from Paris to Normandy. We chose it because of the length of the Paris stay and a big plus was the ship's berth on the Seine with a view of the Eifel Tower. We also prefer river cruising because the ships are more intimate and generally have fewer than 200 ...
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Sail Date: December 2018

Cabin Type: Outside Stateroom


Ss joie de cost cutting and penny pinching

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mary17
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

It has taken me more than 12 months to compose this review, mainly due to my bitter disappointment with Uniworld.My husband and I  did the Grand France river cruise and before that had been big fans of Uniworld. We had previously done the Christmas markets from Vienna to Nuremberg on the SS Maria Theresa, but after our Grand France tour would not recommend Uniworld and we are planning an Amsterdam ...
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Sail Date: September 2018

Cabin Type: Outside Stateroom with French Balcony


Fantastic Trip

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pdefra1500
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

This was our first Uniworld Riverboat Cruise and boy were we surprised at the experience. Totally different than a larger cruise. The boat was absolutely beautiful and the staff provided nothing short of five stars service! We never heard the engines on this electric boat and our cabin was decorated nicely. The menu items and food was great. Loved the selection of wines and top shelve liqueur. In ...
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Sail Date: May 2018

Cabin Type: Outside Stateroom with French Balcony


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