New Uniworld ship to launch on the Seine River


Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection will launch a new “Super Ship” on the Seine in 2017. At 125 metres, the 128-passenger Joie de Vivre will be slightly smaller than the line’s other ships, allowing it dock in the heart of Paris. Interiors will be designed by Uniworld’s sister-company Red Carnation Hotels and furnished with antiques and artwork from Sotheby’s and Christie’s auction houses. “This will be the most beautiful ship sailing the Seine and will provide every possible comfort for our guests,” said Uniworld president Guy Young. The ship will feature a swimming pool with a hydraulic cover that transforms into a cinema or dance floor, and two dining venues: Le Restaurant Pigalle and La Cave de Vins, open for private dinners and wine pairings.