Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection announced today that award-winning actress, best-selling author and producer, Dame Joan Collins, will be the Godmother of the S.S. Joie de Vivre, Uniworld’s newest Super Ship and the first of its kind to sail the Seine River. Uniworld will inaugurate the addition to its award-winning fleet in a christening ceremony with Dame Joan on March 27, 2017.
Following the terror events in Paris during November 2015, The Travel Corporation, Uniworld’s parent company, faced a decision on whether to proceed with the building of the S.S. Joie de Vivre. After more than 70 years of bringing travellers to Paris, the company decided it was more important than ever to show its continued support for both the city where their guests have always enjoyed great experiences, and also to the Parisian people. It also seemed fitting to invite Dame Joan Collins to be Godmother of Uniworld’s Super Ship knowing she also is a great supporter of the majestic City of Paris.
Dame Joan is an award-winning actress with dozens of film, television and theatrical credits, including the iconic role she played as “Alexis Carrington” on Dynasty; her novels and memoirs have sold more than 50 million copies worldwide. She is a celebrated bon vivant with close ties to France and the city of Paris, who seldom misses a summer in the Riviera, where she maintains a residence, or a Paris Fashion Week. As part of the time-honoured Godmother tradition, she will lend her vivacious personality to the Super Ship and bestow good fortune over it and those who sail aboard.