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A Portrait Of Majestic France (2019) : S.S. Joie de Vivre, River Royale
15 Days From Paris To Bordeaux


The quintessential voyage for gourmets, oenophiles and lovers of all things French

This picture-perfect journey blends your passion for the good life-art, culture and gastronomy-with a broad sweep of lovely French landscapes. Experience the romance of Paris and then sail the Seine to Normandy, discovering the gems of the region. Marvel at magnificent Rouen Cathedral, and tour the former smugglers' harbor in Honfleur and follow in the footsteps of Monet at his beloved Giverny.

Travel to beautiful Bordeaux and delight in the countryside of southwest France. Explore Roman Saint-Émilion, with its astonishing Monolithic Church, and ancient Blaye, with its famous citadel. Journey through a land of noble wines, tasting the flavors of the regions as you go.

Enjoy the best France has to offer with Uniworld's plethora of exclusive excursions (including an exclusive wine tasting of famous Médoc and Sauternes wines and an extraordinary evening tour of Bordeaux) as you cruise four rivers, visit bustling cities and charming towns and sample myriad culinary delights.

Who will enjoy this cruise

Gourmets, oenophiles and lovers of life's finer things will savor this quintessential French voyage.

A Portrait of Majestic France is a combination of Paris & Normandy and Bordeaux, Vineyards & Chateaux.



All meals onboard, prepared using the finest and freshest ingredients

14 breakfasts, 12 lunches, 14 dinners

2 Captain's Welcome and 2 Captain's Farewell Receptions

2 Welcome and 2 Farewell Gala Dinners

Unlimited beverages onboard, including fine wine, beer, spirits, specialty coffee and tea, soft drinks and mineral water


12 days of excursions, including "Choice Is Yours" options, all fully hosted by English-speaking local experts

Guided "Go Active," "Do as the Locals Do," "Village Day" and "Gentle Walking" programs

State-of-the-art Quietvox portable audioheadset system on all excursions

Use of bicycles and Nordic walking sticks


14-night cruise in a riverview stateroom on the magical S.S. Joie de Vivre and the breathtaking River Royale

Lavishly appointed riverview staterooms and suites have handcrafted Savoir® of England beds, high-thread count 100% Egyptian cotton sheets and European duvets, and a menu of pillow options

Free Internet and Wi-Fi access


1 country: France

5 UNESCO World Heritage sites

Services of an experienced Uniworld Cruise Manager

Captivating onboard local entertainment

Cultural enrichment, including 2 Signature Lectures

Exclusive Connoisseur Collection and Generations Family Program on select summer departures

First class TGV train between Paris and Bordeaux

All transfers on arrival and departure days

All gratuities, both onboard and onshore

Cruise LineUniworld
OfferOffer valid through 6/30/2018
15 Days
Cruise Ship
S.S. Joie de Vivre
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Day 1Paris  
Day 2La Roche-Guyon  
Day 3Rouen  
Day 4Caudebec-En-Caux  
Day 5Rouen  
Day 6Mantes-la-Jolie  
Day 7Paris  
Day 8Paris  
Day 10Cruising the Garonne River and Gironde Estuary  
Day 11BLAYE  
Day 14Bordeaux  
Day 15Bordeaux  
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  • All fares are per guest in US Dollars based on double occupancy unless otherwise noted.
  • Fares are capacity controlled and are subject to change at any time without notice.
  • Availability of all stateroom categories cannot be guaranteed.
  • Single Supplement applies for single accommodation.
  • Itineraries, hotels, and vessels may change, and substitute visits to other sites may occur during your trip due to water level fluctuations and other uncontrollable factors.
  • The order of sightseeing and docking ports are subject to change according to port authority assignments.
  • Prices exclude additional port charges of $340 per person
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