Additionally, in March 2017, Uniworld will inaugurate the S.S. Joie de Vivre, the first super ship in Uniworld’s fleet to sail on the Seine River.
The debut of Uniworld’s new itineraries, Rhine-Main Discovery & Munich and Paris & Impressions of the Seine, will provide guests with an opportunity to explore the history, art, gastronomy and architecture by river, which lies deep within the captivating corners of Germany and France. During the 10-day Rhine-Main Discovery & Munich itinerary, guests will have increased flexibility in choosing excursions based on particular interests, providing guests with a more personalized trip. This itinerary will introduce Uniworld’s new Jewish heritage programming and exclusive excursions, through which guests will learn the historic roots of Judaism in Germany from pre-World War II to modern-day culture.
Uniworld’s Rhine-Main Discovery & Munich itinerary offers the Jewish heritage excursions on all departures, providing guests with the option to choose from the Jewish heritage excursion or other tours offered any given day. Guests who choose the Jewish heritage excursion will experience a guided half-day excursion to the Dachau concentration camp in Munich, where guests will learn of the events that transpired before American troops liberated the camps in 1945.
The Paris & Impressions of the Seine itinerary explores Northern France’s beautiful countryside in a region immortalized by artists like Van Gogh, Monet and Courbet, among others. This itinerary exposes the inspiration behind countless works of art. On this 10-day journey, guests will explore the beaches of Normandy where some of the most historic battles transpired; travel along the Alabaster Coast to UNESCO-designated Le Havre, the cradle of the impressionist movement; and travel to Étretat, known for its dramatic cliffs and beautiful landscapes.
In addition to these two itineraries, Uniworld will implement new policies to its existing all-inclusive guest amenities offered onboard that will further enrich the overall guest experience. In 2017, Uniworld will include all port fees in the total cost of the cruise, simplifying the messaging and thus enhancing the overall guest experience. Uniworld will also implement 24-hour room and in-suite butler services, as well as a new onboard Concierge service that will serve as a tool for guests to personalize their itinerary to cater to individual interests and passions.
The S.S. Joie de Vivre, Uniworld’s new aptly named French super ship, will sail the Seine River on the Paris & Normandy itinerary. Built at 125 meters, smaller than the typical 135 meters, The S.S. Joie de Vivre will be inaugurated in March 2017 and is permitted to dock in the heart of Paris on the Seine River, making it the first of Uniworld’s super ships to do so. The ship’s design will reflect the French “joy of living” philosophy and their profound appreciation for food, wine, art and music. Everything from the ship’s décor and design, to its farm-to-table cuisine and superb local wines will be on full display for guests to consume and enjoy. The S.S. Joie de Vivre will accommodate a total of 128 guests and feature 54 staterooms, eight Junior Suites and two Royal Suites, each designated with a special signature style.
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