S.S. Joie de Vivre © Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection

Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection will introduce its newest ship, the 128-guest S.S. Joie de Vivre, to France’s Seine River in March 2017.

“This will be the most beautiful ship sailing the Seine and will provide every possible comfort for our guests,” said Guy Young, President, Uniworld. “Uniworld was one of the very first river cruise companies to sail the rivers of France, and our parent company, The Travel Corporation, has been bringing travellers from all over the world to this amazing country for over 70 years, so our commitment to France is unwavering.”

S.S. Joie de Vivre will reflect the French “joy of living” philosophy and their profound appreciation for food, wine, art and music.

The design team from Uniworld’s sister company, Red Carnation Hotels, will be designing S.S. Joie de Vivre‘s interiors.

S.S. Joie de Vivre’s Salon de Beaux-Arts lounge will feature a collection of fine art and antiques curated from auction houses Sotheby’s and Christies, as well as private collections, while its Le Club l’Esprit will come complete with a cinema and a surrounding pool with a hydraulic floor, which can turn into a dance floor or outdoor cinema at night.

Dining venues include Le Restaurant Pigalle and La Cave de Vins, a vinoteque for private dining and wine-pairing dinners.

The S.S. Joie de Vivre will sail Uniworld’s Paris & Normandy itinerary and when in Paris will dock in the heart of the city.

For more information about Uniworld, visit uniworld.com.