11 nights onboard Ambition

Iceland's Northern Lights

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This is no trick of the light: the Aurora Borealis is one of the most awe-inspiring spectacles in all nature as the night sky comes alive in vivid swathes of pink and green. We’ll take you to the beautiful and unspoilt island of Iceland, with its colourful, cosmopolitan capital of Reykjavik, in search of this elusive and fabled phenomenon.

Along the way, you will visit Invergordon and the remote and tranquil archipelagos of Orkney and the Faroe Islands to complete an unforgettable itinerary.

CRUISE HIGHLIGHTS

Kirkwall, Orkney Islands, UK

Kirkwall is home to the magnificent Viking influenced St. Magnus Cathedral and numerous Neolithic standing stones. Ancient traditions live on in craft workshops producing fascinating keepsakes, so this is a unique place to shop.

Torshavn, Faroes

Torshavn is one of the world’s smallest and most charming capitals. You’ll particularly relish your time in historic Tinganes, where traditional red wooden buildings with turf roofs cluster on a narrow peninsula.

Reykjavik, Iceland

Part-old Norse, part-modern city, Iceland’s capital is both quirky and cosmopolitan. Brightly coloured houses create unique streetscapes, whilst further afield vast lava fields, bubbling mud pools, crashing waterfalls and spouting geysers will fire your imagination.

Leaving from: Tilbury
Cruise ship: Ambition
Visiting: Tilbury Rotterdam Kirkwall, Orkney Islands Runavik
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Ambassador Cruise Line

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, first sailed out of Tilbury in 2022, with its first Ambassador ship - Ambience, now joined by Ambition. Guests can expect talks, a vast array of entertainment, and a healthy choice of restaurants.

The tag claims "best value at sea" - we'd be inclined to agree.

1200
Passengers
2022
Launched
41123t
Tonnage
216m
Length
29m
Width
20kts
Speed
10
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Cruise Itinerary
Day 1
Tilbury, England
Day 2
Rotterdam, Netherlands
Day 4
Kirkwall, Orkney Islands, Scotland
Day 5
Runavik, Faroe Islands
Days 7 - 8
Reykjavík, Iceland
Day 12
Tilbury, England
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Day 1
Tilbury, England
Just 22 nautical miles down river from the Tower Bridge in London, Tilbury is a popular turnaround port for cruises visiting Baltic and Northern European destinations.
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Day 2
Rotterdam, Netherlands

Rotterdam is a city that's a long way removed from most people's stereotypical notion of the Netherlands. There are few, if any, canals to be found here nor are there any quaint windmills. There is, however, a thriving modern city which is one of the busiest ports in the entire world.

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Day 4
Kirkwall, Orkney Islands, Scotland
In bustling Kirkwall, the main town on Orkney, there's plenty to see in the narrow, winding streets extending from the harbor. The cathedral and some museums are highlights.
Runavik, Faroe Islands image
Day 5
Runavik, Faroe Islands
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Days 7 - 8
Reykjavík, Iceland
Sprawling Reykjavík, the nation's nerve center and government seat, is home to half the island's population. On a bay overlooked by proud Mt. Esja (pronounced eh-shyuh), with its ever-changing hues, Reykjavík presents a colorful sight, its concrete houses painted in light colors and topped by vibrant red, blue, and green roofs. In contrast to the almost treeless countryside, Reykjavík has many tall, native birches, rowans, and willows, as well as imported aspen, pines, and spruces.Reykjavík's name comes from the Icelandic words for smoke, reykur, and bay, vík. In AD 874, Norseman Ingólfur Arnarson saw Iceland rising out of the misty sea and came ashore at a bay eerily shrouded with plumes of steam from nearby hot springs. Today most of the houses in Reykjavík are heated by near-boiling water from the hot springs. Natural heating avoids air pollution; there's no smoke around. You may notice, however, that the hot water brings a slight sulfur smell to the bathroom.Prices are easily on a par with other major European cities. A practical option is to purchase a Reykjavík City Card at the Tourist Information Center or at the Reykjavík Youth Hostel. This card permits unlimited bus usage and admission to any of the city's seven pools, the Family Park and Zoo, and city museums. The cards are valid for one (ISK 3,300), two (ISK 4,400), or three days (ISK 4,900), and they pay for themselves after three or four uses a day. Even lacking the City Card, paying admission (ISK 500, or ISK 250 for seniors and people with disabilities) to one of the city art museums (Hafnarhús, Kjarvalsstaðir, or Ásmundarsafn) gets you free same-day admission to the other two.
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Day 12
Tilbury, England
Just 22 nautical miles down river from the Tower Bridge in London, Tilbury is a popular turnaround port for cruises visiting Baltic and Northern European destinations.
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Ambition

Here she is, Ambition. Our second lady of the sea. Aptly named to further emphasise our commitment to inspire and delight every guest to enjoy an authentic cruise experience effortlessly, and sustainably.

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