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Uniworld Joie de Vivre Cruise Reviews

Joie de Vivre
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14 Uniworld Joie de Vivre Cruise Reviews

skinnylegs avatar


2 Reviews Written

12 Helpful Votes

Loved our Seine Cruise!


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 ...
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Sail Date August 2019

diana-o avatar


2 Reviews Written

6 Helpful Votes

Trip of a Lifetime

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) ...
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Sail Date August 2019

mary17 avatar


1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Ss joie de cost cutting and penny pinching

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 ...
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Sail Date September 2018

pdefra1500 avatar


4 Reviews Written

18 Helpful Votes

Fantastic Trip

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 ...
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Sail Date May 2018

cruise0509 avatar


1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

Another wonderful cruise on Uniworld

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 ...
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Sail Date March 2019

h0kiefan avatar


1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Paris Holiday Cruise

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 ...
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Sail Date December 2018

drh72 avatar


1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Best cruise ever

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 ...
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Sail Date April 2018

bunny210 avatar


1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

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

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 ...
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Sail Date November 2017

Howard_AZ avatar


2 Reviews Written

6 Helpful Votes

Generations Cruise Exceeded Expectations

This was my husband's and my second Uniworld Cruise (we cruised the "Castles along the Rhine" itinerary several years ago), but the first with our children (ages 12 and 16). Our first river cruise experience was ...
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Sail Date July 2017

caviargal avatar


21 Reviews Written

64 Helpful Votes

Joie de Vivre - An Elegant Lady

Normandy has been on list for quite some time and we decided to take advantage of a Uniworld offer on their newest ship and visited Normandy in mid April. We began our trip in Lyon and then spent a few nights in ...
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Sail Date April 2017

profes avatar


1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Wonderful ship, wonderful crew, wonderful itinerary

The Joie de Vivre lives up to its name. From the luxurious bedding to the push-button draperies and windows and the marble bathroom, the cabin exemplifies the joy of living well. The whole is beautifully decorated ...
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Sail Date April 2017

jamieulle avatar


2 Reviews Written

11 Helpful Votes

Truly white glove service

Our cruise on Joie de Vivre originating in Paris was truly superb!! From the omlet chef at breakfast to the head matre de in the dining room truly a white glove service experience. We were celebrating my sister's ...
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Sail Date April 2017

Jcoxgeol avatar


1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Perfection once again

This was our second Uniworld river cruise. The Joie de Vivre is as beautiful as the pictures! Of interest to many are the beautiful fabrics used throughout the boat. Would love to go again after the new furniture is ...
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Sail Date April 2017

noprophotography avatar


1 Review Written

10 Helpful Votes

When words are just not enough

I was wanting to experience the feeling of travelling France with the feeling's of being surrounded by France. Friends and clients have traveled with Uniworld before and when people described what it was like there ...
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Sail Date April 2017

Joie de Vivre Ratings

Public Rooms5.04.6
Fitness Recreation4.03.8
Value For Money5.04.4
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