Q – We are seriously considering booking the new Uniworld ship that will be doing the Seine out of Paris next summer. Our agent can get us a junior suite which will provide some extra space. We have been doing escorted tours with Trafalgar, Insight, and one, recently, with Collette. We are in our mid-sixties, happily retired, and comfortable enough to begin traveling well for the next ten years or so. We mostly stay at Marriott’s but we can appreciate a Ritz Carlton once in a while.
The purpose of contacting you is to see if you feel the new Uniworld ship will be as good as our travel agent seems to think it will. She seems to have a thing for that line and feels that we will be really comfortable on-board. Thanks for all the wonderful information and will look forward to your reaction to our first-time river cruising plans.
A – The new S.S. Joie de Vivre will launch in March and we think she will be an elegant addition to the Seine River. She is going to be relatively small, with 128 guests, but she will feature amenities like several dining room options, a swimming pool, and a movie theater. The ship has well-trained butlers as well as Wi-Fi and cabins designed with French flair by Uniworld’s sister company, Red Carnation Hotels.