S.S. Joie de Vivre, was launched in Paris on the River Seine by its godmother Dame Joan Collins
The luxurious 128-guest river ship’s state rooms are designed in a French neoclassical type from the late 1800s often called Directoire type – streamlined and easy – and right here’s one other 11 information you may not learn about it.
Joie de Vivre has a grand staircase impressed by one on the legendary Plaza Athenee Lodge in Paris, within the coronary heart of town’s high fashion buying space and a part of the upmarket Dorchester Assortment.
A crew from England known as Creative Upholstery is chargeable for the ship’s elegant but eye-catching upholstery, reminiscent of the big sofas in Le Salon Toulouse which might be coated in Sanderson material. Different areas have Pierre Frey Braquenie textiles from one an important haute-couture material homes in France.
Bronze shell lights on the partitions of Le Salon Toulouse and lamps on the bar and close to the sofas have been created by Collier Webb of England whereas the occasional tables are by Vaughan of London.
Authentic linen posters from the 1860s to the 1940s promoting Parisian nightlife enhance public rooms and corridors all through the ship.
A set of 64 historic photos – Paris Dans Sa Splendour – made in 1861 depicting life alongside the River Seine could be seen in Le Salon Toulouse and lots of the suites.
Artwork within the immediately recognisable cartoon type of early 1900s French caricaturist George Goursat (higher often called Sem) could be discovered brightening all of the corridors of the ship’s three decks of staterooms and suites.
Dame Joan Collins, godmother to the ship, says her favorite place on the ship she describes as “like a tremendous tremendous yacht” is Salon Toulouse when it’s serving afternoon tea: “Being English, I like to have my cup of tea within the afternoon,” she admits.
At 125 metres, relatively than the 135 metres of a typical river cruise ship, S.S. Joie de Vivre cannot solely dock within the coronary heart of Paris however can full a three-point flip within the River Seine to provide 360-degree views of the Eiffel Tower and Girl Liberty.
S.S. Joie de Vivre has 5 eating choices
The state rooms are designed in a French neoclassical type from the late 1800s
All 54 staterooms and 10 suites have Savoir of England beds and loos with marble flooring and partitions, sink tops and showers.
S.S. Joie de Vivre has 5 eating choices: Restaurant Le Pigalle for breakfast and lunch buffets plus a la carte night eating; Salon Toulouse for afternoon tea; Le Bistrot for conventional French meals from 6am to 10pm; Le Cave des Vins for farm-to-table eating and wine pairings (payment payable) and Claude’s – a French supper membership.
Membership L’Esprit has a pool and small fitness center and likewise presents yoga and aquatic health courses. At evening the pool is hidden beneath a hydraulic ground to rework the room in Claude’s with dwell bands or movies.