Ambassador Cruise Line

Ambassador Cruise Line is a British cruise company, established in 2020, that offers no-fly, adults-only cruise line focussed o the over 50s market. The company is based in Essex, England, and offers cruises to various destinations around the world.

The company’s first ship, Ambience, was originally built in 1991 and underwent a multi-million-pound refurbishment in 2020 before joining the Ambassador Cruise Line fleet. Ambience has a capacity of 1,400 passengers and features a variety of onboard amenities, including several restaurants and bars, a spa, a fitness centre and a theatre. Second ship Ambition launched in May 2023 and further ships are expected to join the fleet.

Ambassador Cruise Line offers a range of cruise itineraries, including short breaks, ocean voyages, and world cruises. Destinations include the Mediterranean, the Caribbean, Northern Europe, and the Canary Islands, among others. The company also offers themed cruises, such as music-themed cruises and festive cruises for Christmas and New Year’s.

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Ambassador Cruise Line Cruise Types

Ambassador Cruise Line offers a variety of cruise types – all ocean – to suit different preferences and interests.

Short Breaks: These are shorter cruises that typically last for a few days or a week and visit one or two destinations for travellers who want to experience a taste of cruising or who have limited time for travel.

World Cruises: These are longer voyages that circumnavigate the globe, visiting multiple continents and countries along the way. They are ideal for jet setters who want to see as much of the world as possible in one trip.

Themed Cruises: Ambassador Cruise Line offers a range of themed cruises, including music-themed cruises and festive cruises for Christmas and New Year’s. These cruises feature onboard entertainment and activities related to the theme, making them a great option for travellers who want a more immersive experience.

Multigenerational cruises: Although Ambassador cruises are mostly adults only, the line offers multi-gen cruises every year to families wishing to travel altogether.

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Ambassador Cruise Line offers a range of dining options to suit different tastes and preferences. Here are some of the dining options available on board:

Main dining room: The main dining room serves breakfast, lunch and dinner and features a variety of international and British dishes. The menu changes daily, and there are always vegetarian and low-calorie options available.

Speciality restaurants: Ambassador Cruise Line has several speciality restaurants on board, including a steakhouse and a seafood restaurant. These restaurants require an additional fee, but they offer a unique dining experience and feature high-quality ingredients and expertly prepared dishes.

  • Saffron –Indian gastronomy (Ambience and Ambition)
  • Sea & Grass – a tasting journey across seven handcrafted acts (Ambience)
  • Lupino’s – Mediterranean cuisine (Ambition)
  • Chef’s Table – VIP multi-course dining experience specially created and hosted by the Executive Chef, including a tour to the Galley (Ambience and Ambition)

Buffet restaurant: Borough Market serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner, plating up a wide selection of dishes, including international cuisine, and is a great option for those who want to try a little bit of everything.

Room service: Guests can order room service 24 hours a day, with a range of snacks, light meals, and beverages available at a supplementary cost.

Afternoon tea: The ship offers traditional afternoon tea with a selection of teas, sandwiches, scones and pastries.

Ambassador Cruise Line offers a plethora of classic cruise entertainment from theatre shows to learning new skills.

Ships boast a tiered theatre where onboard entertainment team, Ambassador Theatre Company regularly perform. Expect professionally written plays and dance shows as well as plenty of singing.

Also on offer during Ambassador cruises are comedy nights, a book club, photography experts (on select sailings), celebrity speakers and expert-led craft sessions (such as bead jewellery, painting, mosaic decoration, calligraphy and decorative card art, cocktail-making, salsa classes, calligraphy and more).

For some competition on your cruise, there’s Aces & Eights card room or Ambassador Casino.

Among the nine lounges are cocktail bar Raffles, Purple Turtle Pub, Dicken’s Bar, the Botanical Lounge, Consulate Bar and Pool Bar.

Ambassador has cabins to suit different travel groups and budget limitations. Flagship Ambience has a range of cabins spanning seven accommodation decks including 20 twin and single cabin categories, 13 cabins adapted for guests with disability and mobility needs and 40 cabins with interconnecting doors,

Rooms average 17-18 square meters, with cabin types classified as standard, superior, premium or deluxe.

All Ambassador cabins are air-conditioned with en-suite facilities including a shower and storage space with room under the beds to store suitcases. Most suites also have a bathtub.

They also come with tea and coffee-making facilities, a fridge, a hair dryer, a personal safe, UK three-pin electrical sockets, USB ports and a flat-screen TV.

Cabin categories include inside cabins, ocean-view cabins, balcony cabins and suites (from junior to deluxe).

Ambassador caters for the adults-only market with a focus on travellers aged 50+. However, the line annually puts on multigenerational cruises during school holidays which anyone over the age of six months can sail on, with kids’ tickets costing just £1. However, there are no specific children’s facilities on board.

In 2022, Ambassador’s Hidden Nordics Treasures itinerary visited Sweden, Denmark and Finland and was open to children and families, while in 2023, the Ambassador summer multigenerational cruise will head to the Mediterranean and Balearic Islands for 14 nights.

Ambassador sails to a range of destinations on its ocean cruises including:

  • Australia
  • British Isles
  • Canada
  • Canary Islands
  • Denmark
  • France
  • Germany
  • Greenland
  • Iberia & North Africa
  • Iceland
  • Madeira
  • Mediterranean
  • Netherlands
  • New Zealand
  • Norway
  • Northern Europe
  • Singapore
  • South Africa
  • Sweden

Ambassador Drinks Packages include service charges, gratuities and other additions. Savings are available on these packages when booked and paid for before your Ambassador cruise. For example, the Ambassador Explorer package for cruises between five and 29 nights can be pre-booked for £29.95pp per night (£34.95pp per night on board).

One of the unique aspects of Ambassador Cruise Line is its commitment to sustainability. The company has implemented various measures to reduce its environmental impact, such as reducing single-use plastics, using eco-friendly cleaning products, and implementing energy-saving measures throughout the ship such a installation of LED lighting throughout the ship. The line also boasts a food waste reduction program, which aims to minimise the amount of food waste generated on board and to ensure that any food waste that is produced is disposed of in an environmentally responsible manner.