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Ambassador Cruise Line Launches In The UK!

Ambassador Cruise Line Launches In The UK!

2022 is set to be a big year in the world of cruising. Following the global pandemic, everybody is excited to step foot back onboard a cruise ship and experience everything our favourite cruise lines have to offer.

There is now, even more, to look forward to following the announcement of a brand new cruise line. Ambassador Cruise Line is the first new British cruise line to be launched since 2010.

The cruise line will be managed by several members who worked previously with Cruise & Maritime Voyages (CMV) led by CEO, Christian Verhounig supported by Chief Commercial Officer, Christopher Coates, CIO, Gary Hides and CFO, Simon Weeks.

Ambassador Cruise Line will sail from London Tilbury and offer UK customers an authentic cruise experience effortlessly, and sustainably with a focus on premium value. Ambassador Cruise Line’s first ship, Ambience, will sail from Tilbury in Spring 2022.

After completing its inaugural season in Spring 2023, the cruise line plans to extend sailings from additional regional ports including Liverpool and Newcastle on an ex UK no-fly range of voyages. Ambassador Cruise Line is adult-focused and age-inclusive but primarily aimed at the 50-plus market. The cruise line will run a number of multi-generation cruises over the summer holidays.

To give you a bit more of an insight into this cruise line, we thought we’d take a closer look at their brand new ship, Ambience.

Ship Specifications

Registry Bahamas, British Commonwealth
Guest Capacity 798 cabins (1400 guests)
Guest Ratio 50.2
Crew to Guest Ratio 2.15
Built 1991 (latest refit 2017)
Gross Tonnage 70,285grt
Length 245m (811ft)
Beam 32.25m (105ft)
Draft 8.33m (27ft)
Cruising Speed 16.50 knots (Max 22.50kts)
Guest Decks 11


Ambience offers a number of different accommodation grades, varying in size and deck locations, but no matter what cabin you choose, each is guaranteed with an impressive array of amenities and personal touches. All accommodation is equipped with a flat-screen TV, personal safe, hairdryer, fridge, tea and coffee facilities.

Cabins are generally graded according to size and/or position comprising 20 twin and single cabin categories to suit a wide range of pockets and tastes. Cabins are more spacious by today’s cruise ship standards averaging 17-18 square meters with cabin types broadly classified as standard, superior, premium or de-luxe.

All cabins are air conditioned with en suite facilities including a shower and ample storage space with room under the beds to store most suitcases. Most suites also have a bath tub.


Buckingham Restaurant Breakfast and lunch are generally served on an open seating basis, giving you and your appetite plenty of choice. With dinner, they operate two sittings, which can be requested when booking your cruise.

Chef’s Table Why not expand your taste buds at their VIP Chef’s Table for a glittering gastronomic experience. Supplementary charges apply, not included as standard.

Saffron Enjoy a taste sensation at their speciality restaurant. Food Type: Indian Fusion Cuisine. Supplementary charges apply, not included as standard.

Sea & Grass Enjoy a taste sensation at their speciality restaurant. Food Type: Premium steak and grills. Supplementary charges apply, not included as standard.


Ambience offers a number of entertainment venues onboard for guests to enjoy. Entertainment venues include the multi-tiered Palladium, the stylish Observatory, Raffle’s Bar & the Botanical Lounge.

Throughout Ambience’s maiden season they will be offering a number of themed cruises to tempt and delight. Expect ‘An audience with….’, live Q&A’s, exclusive interviews, and so much more.

Ambassador Cruise Line’s new ship Ambience will go on sale on the 24th of June 2021.

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