The scenic rivers of France offer Uniworld guests an abundance of delightful experiences. Whether its charming cafes in Paris, the historic beaches of Normandy, Provençal villages set amidst fields of sunflowers, or world-class food and wine, our luxurious, all-inclusive 2016 itineraries make it possible to savor the French joie de vivre in a multitude of ways.
As the world’s most renowned river cruise line, we redefine All-Inclusive by combining unsurpassed luxury and attention to detail with unmatched amenities, personalised experiences, unrivaled value and incomparable service. All you need to do is pick your boutique cruise and let us take care of the rest.
SHIP: S.S. Joie de Vivre
Travel back in time on a delightfully scenic journey steeped in history, from Paris’s glittering Eiffel Tower to the iconic beaches of Normandy to the medieval capital of Rouen.
SHIP: River Royale
From its noble châteaux to its breathtaking estuary, Bordeaux is an oenophile’s paradise and every traveler’s dream. Sail three stunning rivers—the Garonne, the Dordogne and the Gironde—on one amazing journey.
SHIPS: S.S. Catherine, S.S. Joie de Vivre
For Francophiles in love with the culture, history, cuisine, and romance of France, this grand voyage provides them all. Experience France from north to south, sailing three rivers and embarking upon in-depth shore excursions.
SHIPS: S.S. Joie de Vivre, River Royale
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.
SHIPS: S.S. Catherine, River Royale, S.S. Joie de Vivre
This triumvirate of France brings you the very best of each region—Paris and the Normandy coast in the north, vineyard-rich Bordeaux in the southwest, and the sun-drenched Mediterranean delights of Burgundy and Provence.
SHIP: S.S. Joie de Vivre
The “City of Light” glows with extra magic during the holidays. Every town in France boasts a marché de Noël in December, but Paris—naturally—boasts many, each one emblematic of its neighborhood. Stroll down the Champs Élysées for your Christmas shopping this year, or visit one of the boutiques on Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré. Walk through the Tuileries Gardens and marvel at the spectacular holiday décor of the great department stores in the city where they were invented.