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The UK Ports You Can Sail From With Ambassador Cruise Line

The UK Ports You Can Sail From With Ambassador Cruise Line

Ambassador Cruise Line is a brand-new cruise line whose first ship, Ambience, set sail in April 2022. It is a British cruise line and is offering a range of no-fly cruise holidays in its inaugural season. Below, we share which ports you can sail from with Ambassador Cruise Line and give a flavour of the itineraries on offer.

In 2022, all of Ambassador Cruise Line’s itineraries are sailing from London Tilbury. Then in 2023, the cruise line expands its departure points to include more UK and further afield ports.

London Tilbury

London Tilbury is Ambassador Cruise Line’s home port and the gateway from London to many Baltic and Northern European destinations. As London’s only deep water, purpose-built cruise facility, it has a 348-metre-long floating landing stage that can accommodate the largest of vessels. Located on the Thames River, 22 nautical miles from Tower Bridge, you can access Tilbury port from London via train. The train station is then one mile from the terminal, with connecting buses available.

Ambassador Cruise Line itineraries for the remainder of 2022 include:

  • Iceland’s Land of Ice & Fire
  • Arctic Voyage to Greenland & Iceland
  • British Isles Discovery
  • Hidden Nordic Treasures (Finland, Sweden & Denmark)
  • Summertime & Autumn Fjordland (Norway)
  • British Isles & Ireland Discovery
  • Canada, Greenland & Iceland
  • Grand Mediterranean
  • Canaries, Madeira & Morocco Winter Sun
  • German Christmas Markets

A full calendar of itineraries sailing from London Tilbury is also for 2023.

Belfast

Belfast’s newest terminal opened in 2019 and can now accommodate larger ships with up to 6,000 passengers and crew. Shuttle buses and taxis provide easy access to the city centre for sightseeing.

Ambassador Cruise Line itineraries for 2023:

  • Iceland’s Land of Ice & Fire
  • River Seine Experience
  • The North Cape (Norway) & Land of The Midnight Sun
  • British Isles & Seine Discovery
  • Iberian & North Africa Escape
  • Summer Songs Seacation (3-Night Taster Cruise)

Bristol Royal Portbury

The Royal Portbury Dock, part of the Port of Bristol, is located on the southern side of the River Avon, near the village of Portbury. As a deep water dock and with the largest entrance lock of any UK port, it can provide access to vessels up to 290 metres in length. Trains, buses and taxis provide transport to Bristol City Centre.

Ambassador Cruise Line itineraries for 2023:

  • British Isles discovery
  • Jewels of the Mediterranean
  • Iberian & Northern African Escape
  • Maritime Cities & Scenic Waterways (France)
  • Canaries, Madeira & Morocco Winter Escape
  • Winter Jingles Seacation (2-Night Taster Cruise)
  • Norway’s Land of The Northern Lights

Dundee

The Port of Dundee is situated on the northern shores of Scotland’s longest river, the Tay, where ships of up to 240 metres can anchor. Although you can walk into the city centre, about 1km away, the free shuttle bus may be a preferable option with heavy traffic on the roads. 

Ambassador Cruise Line itineraries for 2023:

  • British Isles & Ireland Discovery
  • Hidden Gems of France & Spain
  • Majestic Fjordland (Norway)
  • Iceland’s Land of Ice & Fire
  • The North Cape (Norway) & Land of The Midnight Sun
  • Scottish Islands, Highlights & Faroes

Falmouth

Positioned on the south coast of the UK, looking out to the English Channel and then onto the Atlantic, Falmouth Harbour is the third deepest natural harbour in the world. In April 2022, Princess Cruises’ mega-ship, Enchanted Princess, made an unscheduled dock here. At 330m and 144,000 tons, she was the largest cruise ship to anchor off Falmouth. It’s just a 10–15-minute walk into the town centre. However, taxis are also available. 

Ambassador Cruise Line itineraries for 2023:

  • British Isles Discovery
  • Jewels of the Mediterranean
  • Iberian & Northern African Escape
  • Maritime Cities & Scenic Waterways (France)

Liverpool

The Liverpool Cruise Terminal is a 350-metre-long floating structure situated on the River Mersey. It opened in 2007, and its clever design allows cruise ships to dock without having to enter the enclosed dock system. The terminal can accommodate vessels of up to 345 metres in length and is just a 10-minutes walk from the city centre. 

Ambassador Cruise Line itineraries for 2023:

  • Iceland’s Land of Ice & Fire
  • River Seine Experience
  • The North Cape (Norway) & Land of The Midnight Sun
  • British Isles & Seine Discovery
  • Iberian & Northern African Escape
  • Summer Songs Seacation (2-Night Taster Cruise)
  • Summer Song Seacation & British Isles Discovery

Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

The Port of Tyne is located nine miles from Newcastle city centre on the River Tyne. The terminal has two purpose-built cruise berths that can handle vessels up to 300m in length with 2,000 passengers. Taxis and public transport links to Newcastle centre are available, and sometimes cruise lines provide shuttle buses. The Royal Quays shopping outlet is also just a few minutes’ walk away.  

Ambassador Cruise Line itineraries for 2023:

  • Taste of Fjordland (Norway)
  • British Isles & Ireland Discovery
  • Hidden Gems of France & Spain
  • Majestic Fjordland (Norway)
  • Iceland’s Land of Ice & Fire
  • The North Cape (Norway) & Land of The Midnight Sun
  • Scottish Islands, Highlights & Faroes

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