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Europe Joie de Vivre Europe Cruise 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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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 50s

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


Best cruise ever

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drh72
6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

Cruising on Uniworld Joi de Vivre was a pleasure almost beyond description. This small boat had an outstanding staff in every way. Open seating for the meals made dining a pleasure rather than the usual hassle of "cruise food". All inclusive really meant all inclusive. I had a 60.00 Euro bill when I checked out because of laundry and one extra excursion. (A great wine tasting). Our staff ...
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Sail Date: April 2018

Cabin Type: Outside Stateroom with French Balcony


Dream Trip of a Lifetime on the fabulous SS Joie de Vivre

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bunny210
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

From the moment i stepped aboard the beautiful ship, i felt completely at home. The personnel at uniworld are simply magnificent and helpful. They eased my mind about going solo for the first time to europe and were completely correct. I requested a special bread at dinner thinking it wouldn't be noticed or fulfilled, never even mentioned it to the restaurant manager and lo and behold, he ...
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Sail Date: November 2017


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