This program is now cancelled. Please refer to ZAP's alternate cruises sailing the Mississippi River in 2024 or Japan in 2025.

Program Highlights:
  • Cruise personally hosted by Limerick Lane Cellars Owner, Karen Francis DeGolia and top personalities in the Zinfandel world
  • Onboard University of Zin Wine Education Program
  • Onboard welcome reception, tasting  and group dinner with winery hosts
  • Food & Wine Trails optional private-to-the-group wine-themed shore excursion
  • $150 per person shipboard credit 
  • Accommodations aboard Uniworld’s S.S. Joie De Vivre
  • Shipboard gratuities
  • All meals & entertainment on ship
  • Unlimited wine, beer, spirits, soft drinks, specialty coffee, tea and bottle water
  • All scheduled airport transfers on arrival / departure dates
  • Uniworld complimentary shore excursions
  • Complimentary Internet & WiFi
  • Complimentary use of bicycles & Nordic walking sticks onshore


Zinfandel Advocates & Producers (ZAP) invites you to celebrate all things French aboard Uniworld’s Super Ship S.S. Joie De Vivre while exploring Paris, Normandy and Northern France in 2024.

Cruise from Paris through Normandy’s countryside, uncovering its many charms: Richard the Lionheart’s Chateau Gaillard, the medieval capital of Rouen, Monet’s beloved home in Giverny and the famed Normandy beaches. From chic city centers, medieval villages to historic coastlines and sprawling vineyards, be sure to indulge yourself in France’s distinctive wines and culinary traditions.

While onboard your luxury river-ship, experience ZAP’s unrivaled University of Zin activities, including receptions, seminar & tastings and group dinners with your onboard host Karen Francis DeGolia of Limerick Lane Cellars as she shares her passion for wine and some of her favorite Zins’.


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  • Cruise Line

    Uniworld Boutique River Cruises

  • Ports of Call

    Round-trip Paris


Karen Francis DeGolia

Owner, Limerick Lane Cellars


Zinfandel Advocates & Producers (ZAP) 2024

Destination: France
To & From: Round-trip Paris
Dates: October 20 – 27, 2024
Length:  8 Days
Ship: S.S. Joie De Vivre 

Oct. 20
Paris, France
Embark Ship

Uniworld Airport to Ship Transfer included

F&WT Onboard Event: ZAP Welcome Reception

Oct. 21
La Roche-Guyon, France

Uniworld Include Shore Tour, Choice of : Château La Roche-Guyon OR “Let’s Go” hike on the Crests trail OR Monet’s Gardens at Giverny OR Let’s Go” bike ride to Giverny
Uniworld Captain’s Welcome Reception & Dinner

Oct. 21
Vernon Giverny, France
Oct. 22
Rouen, France

Uniworld Included Shore Tour, Choice of: Rouen walking tour or the Dukes of Normandy’s capital

F&WT Onboard Event: University of Zin Wine Seminar


Oct. 23
Caudebec-en-Caux (Honfleur or Etretat), France

Uniworld Included Shore Tour, Choice of: Honfleur walking tour OR “Let’s Go” bike ride to Villequiers Village OR “Let’s Go” golfing in Étret

Save The Date! F&WT Optional Shore Tour

Oct. 24
Rouen (Normandy Beaches), France

Uniworld Included Shore Tour: FULL DAY Tours with Omaha Beach & American cemetery:
Utah Beach, Sainte-Mère-Église, Airborne museum, Pointe du Hoc OR Arromanches, Bayeux & Tapestry Museum OR Juno Beach and Centre Juno Beach Museum

F&WT Onboard Event: ZAP Winemaker’s Dinner

Oct. 25
Mantes-la-Jolie (Versailles), France

Uniworld Included Shore Tour, Choice of: Versailles Palace secret apartments OR Versailles Gardens and Queens Hamlet OR “Let’s Go” scenic bike ride along the Seine River to La Butte Verte Parc
Uniworld Captain’s Farewell Reception & Dinner

F&WT Onboard Event: ZAP Farewell Toast

Oct. 26
Paris, France

Uniworld Included Shore Tour, Choice of: Choice of: Paris city tour OR “Do as the Locals Do” Île de la Cité and Latin Quarter walking tour OR Heart of Paris Seine River cruise OR “Let’s Go” Seine riverbanks bike ride


Oct. 27
Paris, France
Disembark AM

Uniworld Ship to Airport Transfer included

F&WT Optional Shore Tours - Coming Soon!

Per Person Pricing

Classic River View$4,819
French Balcony$6,019
Deluxe French Balcony$6,619
Grand Suite$11,619


Prices are per person based on double occupancy as stated above, and include shipboard accommodations, all scheduled airport transfers, onboard meals, gratuities, $220 per person government fees & port taxes (subject to change), unlimited beverages of select wines, beers, and spirits, unlimited soft drinks, specialty coffee beverages and tea, complimentary Uniworld shore excursions, wines served with dinners provided by host winery, onboard wine program and limited travel management services. Prices do not include roundtrip air, premium wine and spirits, Food & Wine Trails’ optional shore tours, travel insurance, or all items of a personal nature. F&WT reserves the right to correct pricing errors or omissions. Prices will not increase after deposit received, except for fuel surcharges and any taxes, charges or levies imposed by government agencies.

About the Ship


S.S. Joie De Vivre

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S.S. Joie de Vivre brings the “joy of living” to the rivers of France. Step aboard your floating pied-à-terre in France, featuring handcrafted furniture and fine antiques, original artwork, and signature accents inspired by 20th-century Parisian design from the Golden Twenties to the free-spirited Sixties, all blending seamlessly with modern conveniences. The S.S. Joie de Vivre, brightly colored, chic and sophisticated “super yacht” on the Seine, will completely immerse you in all things French before you ever set foot onshore.

S.S. Joie de Vivre


Le Restaurant Pigalle

La Cave de Vins


Salon Toulouse

Le Bar in Salon Toulouse

Le Bistro

Fitness Center

Classic River View

French Balcony

Deluxe French Balcony


Grand Suite

Terms & Conditions

  • Click Here for Food & Wine Trails’ complete Terms & Conditions

    Schedule and times are subject to change without notice due to water levels, wind factors and other conditions.


    Please note that at least one individual traveling in a couple must have a valid ZAP membership as of the dates of travel. The price of an annual ZAP membership starts at $50.00 For more information or to join ZAP visit:


    Please note: Cruise escorts, experts scheduled to appear and onboard programming are subject to change with or without notice. For a complete listing of all tour conditions, please refer to page 2 of the registration form.