S.S. Joie De Vivre

Normandy & the Seine River: From the D-Day Beaches to the Liberation of Paris

A One-of-a-Kind Luxury River Cruise and Normandy Château Experience
October 13-21, 2019

Featuring an exclusive lecture series by The National WWII Museum’s special guests, this tour brings together the best of the Museum’s flagship Normandy program with a whole new level of luxury—including world-class château accommodations and a five-star river cruise aboard the exclusively chartered Uniworld SS Joie de Vivre. Your journey features expert local guides along the Seine River and in Normandy, with unparalleled knowledge of WWII locations, from lesser-known sites available exclusively to the Museum’s travel programs to iconic landmarks steeped in heroism and history. Visit the iconic church in Sainte-Mère-Église where paratrooper John Steele watched the battle while suspended from his snagged parachute. Ascend the bluffs of Omaha Beach to appreciate the daunting challenge faced by young American GIs disembarking from their Higgins boats. Cross Pegasus Bridge, where Major John Howard and the men of the British 6th Airborne Division won the first battle of D-Day just minutes after midnight. Along the way, enjoy exquisite dining, hear from top-rated battlefield guides, and appreciate the beauty, culture, and history of a region that has played a critical role in world history.
Brochure will be available in January 2019.