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Ambassador Cruise Line describes itself as a "premium value" service, offering value-for-money breaks aimed primarily at the over-50s. The company, based in Essex sails out of Tilbury from 2022, with its first Ambassador ship, Ambience. Guests can expect talks, entertainment, and a choice of five restaurants aboard the 1,400-guest vessel, which the line hopes will be the first of many. Second Ambassador ship Ambition was unveiled in January and will sail from 2023.

Why choose this cruise line?

Ambassador Cruise Line delivers distinguished cuisine, fascinating voyages on a classic cruise ship, great entertainment, like-minded guests and treasured destinations. The company provides a seamless, authentic, and enriching cruise experience.

Ambassador offers a wide range of itineraries. Its carefully curated no-fly programme of 33 inaugural year sailings will visit a total of 88 different ports. Featured destinations include the British Isles, the Norwegian Fjords, the Baltics and St Petersburg, Greenland, the Arctic and Iceland, plus several short break cruises.

For the winter months, a range of exploration style voyages will sail to the Canaries, Cuba, the Caribbean, Cape Verde and Scandinavia.

Ambassador Cruise Line’s smaller to mid-sized classic cruise ships offer a higher space to guest ratio, making cruising more relaxed and will provide guests with reassurance.

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By Tony and Angie on 09/08/2022

A Couples View on Their Return to the Ambassador Ambience Itinerary - Tilbury - Copenhagen - Ronne - Tallin - Helsinki - Stockholm (overnight) - Visby - Skagen - Tilbury Having been on the first ...

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By Lynn on 04/08/2022

Our first cruise, and what a treat. The ship was just the size we wanted. The cabin was a good size; the bed the most comfortable ever; the shower was superb! The only downside - the aircon in our c...

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By Stephen on 04/08/2022

My advice is to steer well clear of this company, the parent of which is Ambassador Cruise Holidays Limited (paid up share capital £1.00); the trading name of which is Ambassador Cruise Line Limited (...

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By WM on 05/07/2022

Firstly, I have to qualify that this cruise is definitely value for money because I book the least expensive discounted inside cabin. I doubt that I could give it the same rating if I paid 3 - 4X the...

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Ambassador Cruise Line hopes guests will forge long-lasting friendships at sea and create a real community at sea. Ambassador cruises are adult-focused and age-inclusive but primarily aimed at the 50-plus market. However, it will run a number of multi-generation cruises over the summer holidays so grandparents, parents and children will all be able to holiday together.

With an emphasis on no gimmicks onboard, the focus onboard is distinguished cuisine, enrichment and great entertainment.

The first vessel to set sail is Ambience. The maiden season of Ambience cruise ship will operate between April 6, 2022, and Spring 2023. Ambience’s inaugural voyage will be a short break cruise to Hamburg.

Ambassador is proud of the space afforded to cruise passengers onboard. The ship has capacity for 2,000 passengers but the line will only carry 1,400.

Ambition cruise ship will enter service in summer 2023 and will initially sail the UK. She will carry up to 1,200 guests in 714 cabins.

Ambassador Cruises 2022, 2023, 2024

Who should cruise with Ambassador?

Ambassador Cruise Line is focused on over 50s cruises. Groups, couples and singles are all welcomed onboard.

Ambassador is looking to boost the solo travel market and has assigned 89 cabins to solo cruisers and split them over five different categories -perfect for cruises for singles over 60 among others.

Families will be able to join the multi-generation Ambassador cruises.

Ambassador cruises operate two dinner sittings, which can be requested when booking your cruise. Credit: Ambassador Cruise Line

Ambassador Cruise Line dining

As for Ambassador Cruise Line food, breakfast and lunch are generally served on an open seating basis. With dinner, Ambassador cruises operate two sittings, which can be requested when booking your cruise.

Ambience offers a selection of speciality dining restaurants:

Saffron – a journey into Indian gastronomy

Sea & Grass - a choice of prime Dry Aged cuts

Chef's Table - the ultimate onboard culinary experience consisting of a VIP multi-course dining experience, specially created and hosted by the Executive Chef

Ambassador Entertainment.

Ambassador Cruise Line offers a host of opportunities to learn, laugh and listen onboard their cruises. The atmosphere of an Ambassador cruise adds to the experience as it is one where passengers can express themselves and dive headfirst into activities.

From guest speaker lectures to arts and crafts there is a bit of something for everyone onboard.

In The Spotlight - Attend guest lectures featuring a wide range of topics and speciality subjects.

Cruise and Craft - Arts and crafts specialists will demonstrate their talents and help to find yours these include bead jewellery, painting, mosaic decoration, calligraphy and decorated card art.

In Conversation With - Available on select cruises, you are invited to listen to a celebrity speaker talk about their life experiences with the ability to ask questions and converse.

Laughter Lounge - Enjoy an evening of comedy acts and late-night shows.

Capture It! - There are plenty of special moments to capture during your cruise so be ready to snap away. On select cruises, professional photographers will be on hand to assist you and help you make the most of your camera.

Book Club - Why not join other like-minded literature lovers in the Ambassador Cruise Line book club.

Ambassador cabins

Ambience cruise ship offers a wide choice of well-appointed, inviting and comfortable passenger cabins spanning seven accommodation decks from Pacific deck 4 up to Ambassador deck 11.

Select cabins are equipped for passengers with specific mobility limitations and their companions making Ambassador a good cruise line for disabled travellers.

Standard twin: Average Cabin Size 190sq ft/17.7sq m. On Reception Deck 5 and Main Deck 6, there are 43 Standard twin inside cabins and they can all be converted to a double bed. They all have a third and/or fourth upper berth.

On Reception Deck 5 there are 78 Standard twin cabins with a picture window ocean view and the majority can be converted to a double bed.

On Boat Deck 8, there are 12 standard twin cabins are located on Deck 8 with fully obstructed views and the majority can be converted to a double bed.

On Boat Deck 8, there are 16 Standard twin cabins with partially obstructed views and they can all be converted to a double bed.

On Main Deck 6, there are 98 Standard twin cabins with a picture window ocean view and they can all be converted to a double bed.

Standard plus twin: Average Cabin Size 190sq ft/17.7sq m. Located on Ambience Deck 9 and Boat deck 8. There are 35 Standard twin inside cabins and they can be converted to a double bed.

On Ambience Deck 9, there are 34 Superior Plus twin cabins with a picture window ocean view. They can be converted to a double bed and some have a third and/or fourth upper berth.

On Boat Deck 8, there are 40 Standard Plus twin cabins with a picture window ocean view and they can all be converted to a double bed.

On Ambience Deck 9, there are 56 Superior twin cabins with a picture window ocean view. They can all be converted to a double bed and some have a third and/or fourth upper berth.

Superior twin: Average Cabin Size 190sq ft/17.7sq m. Located on Consulate Deck 10. There are 58 Superior twin inside cabins and they can all be converted to a double bed and most have a third and/or fourth upper berth.

Premium twin: Average Cabin Size 190sq ft/17.7sq m. Located on Ambassador Deck 11. There are 29 Premium twin inside cabins and they can all be converted to a double bed.

On Ambience Deck 9, There are 50 Premium twin cabins with a picture window ocean view and they can all be converted to a double bed. Some have a third and/or fourth upper berth.

Standard single: Average Cabin Size 190sq ft/17.7sq m. Located on Boat Deck 4, There are 14 Standard two-berth cabins with a porthole ocean view that have been allocated for single occupancy use. They comprise one lower and one upper berth.

Superior single: Average Cabin Size 190sq ft/17.7sq m. Located on Consulate Deck 10. There are 13 Standard twin-bedded cabins with a picture window ocean view that have been allocated for single occupancy use.

On Consulate Deck 10, there are 22 Superior twin bedded cabins with a picture window ocean view that have been allocated for multi twin and single occupancy use.

Premium single:
Average Cabin Size 190sq ft/17.7sq m. Located on Ambience Deck 9, there are 16 Premium Balcony twin bedded cabins with a picture window ocean view that have been allocated for multi twin and single occupancy use.

Superior balcony: Average Cabin Size 210sq ft/19.5sq m. Located on Consulate Deck 10, there are 40 Superior Balcony twin cabins and they can all be converted to a double bed.

Superior plus balcony: Average Cabin Size 210sq ft/19.5sq m. Located mid-ship on Consulate Deck 10, there are 44 Superior Plus Balcony twin cabins and they can all be converted to a double bed.

Premium balcony: Average Cabin Size 210sq ft/19.5sq m. Located on Ambassador Deck 11, there are 26 Premium Balcony twin cabins and they can all be converted to a double bed.

Superior plus balcony single: Average Cabin Size 210sq ft/19.5sq m. Located on Consulate Deck 10, there are 24 Superior Plus Balcony twin bedded cabins with a picture window ocean view that have been allocated for multi twin and single occupancy use.

Junior suite: Average Cabin Size 372sq ft/34.5sq m. Located on Ambassador Deck 11, there are 36 Junior Suites with a private balcony and sitting comprised of a sitting area and a private balcony. They have twin beds and a majority can be converted to double beds, and also have a double sofa/rollaway bed that may accommodate a third and/or fourth passenger.

All suites offer en-suite facilities with bath and shower above, large hanging and storage space, flat-screen television, hairdryer, fridge, tea & coffee making facilities and personal safe.

Deluxe suite: Average Cabin Size 558sq ft/51.8sq m. Located on Ambassador Deck 11, there are 14 De Luxe Suites with a private balcony and sitting area located. They have twin beds that can be converted to double beds, and the majority have a single sofa bed that may accommodate a third passenger.

Balcony cabins give passengers extra space as well as fantastic views. Credit: Ambassador Cruise Line

Ambassador cruise itineraries

Currently on sale are: Baltic Treasures, the Black Sea and the Mediterranean, British Isles Discovery, Festive Markets, Fjordland Cruises, Iceland, Greenland and Canada, Northern Lights and Winter Escapes.

Ambassador Cruise Line will cruise from its homeport of London Tilbury. Credit: Ambassador

How will Ambassador Cruise Line look after guests?

Ambassador Cruise Line’s smaller to mid-sized classic cruise ships offer a higher space to guest ratio, making cruising more relaxed and will provide guests with reassurance.

Ambassador Cruise Line's health and safety mandate will ensure the crew is vaccinated, and only vaccinated guests will be welcomed onboard. The cruise line will also work closely with all destinations to adhere to local health guidelines and requirements.

In accordance with The Package Travel and Linked Travel Arrangements Regulations 2018, Ambassador has insurance cover in place to financially protect all guests booking with Ambassador Cruise Line, for all monies paid either directly or via their travel agent.

In addition, the line will operate a fully compliant independent Trust Account where guests’ funds are deposited and only released when the cruise departs. The offer also includes a booking guarantee in the event Ambassador Cruise Line is forced to cancel a cruise.

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Cruise inclusions

  • Flexible cancellation policies
  • Accommodation in chosen cabin category
  • Full board cuisine (breakfast, luncheon, afternoon tea, dinner)
  • Captain’s Welcome & farewell cocktail party
  • Captain’s Gala Dinner
  • Informative guest speakers
  • A wide range of entertainment, including evening shows, plays, cabarets, live music & classical interludes
  • Daytime activities, quizzes, dance classes and outside deck games
  • Range of fitness, dance and wellness classes
  • Use of gym, swimming pools and hot tubs
  • Spa access
  • Porterage of luggage between the port and cabin.
  • All port taxes, fees and charges
  • See booking conditions & full T&C’s, six nights or more