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UK & Ireland Getaway

28th July 2024

Ambition

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UK & Ireland Getaway

28th July 2024
5 nights
Sail From: Belfast

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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Your Itinerary

  • Date
     
    Port
    Arrive
    Depart
  • 28/07/2024
    Belfast
    18:00
  • 29/07/2024
    Cobh
    12:00
    19:00
  • 30/07/2024
    Falmouth
    12:00
    23:30
  • 31/07/2024
    At Sea
  • 01/08/2024
    Liverpool
    07:00
    19:00
  • 02/08/2024
    Belfast
    07:00
  • Ambition

    Ambition

Cabins & Prices

Ship Features

accommodation

Junior Suite (JS)

There are 38 Superior Junior Suites located on Ambassador Deck 10. They have a double bed that can easily be converted to a twin bed configuration and most include a sofa bed that can accommodate a third and/or fourth guest.

They all offer standard cabin facilities as well as ensuite facilities with a shower and a bathtub and all cabins have a mini bar.

In addition, 10 Junior Suites (JSS) on Ambassador Deck 10 have been assigned for sole occupancy extending the range of solo traveller options.

Superior Junior Suite (SJS)

There are 46 Superior Junior Suites located on Sun Deck 12 and Ambassador Deck 10. They have a double bed, and the majority of cabins can easily be converted to a twin bed configuration and most include a sofa bed that can accommodate a third and/or fourth guest.

They all offer standard cabin facilities as well as ensuite facilities with a shower and cabins on Ambassador Deck 10 also have a bathtub while cabins on Sun Deck 10 have a dressing room. All cabins have a mini bar.

Premium Suite (PS)

There are 13 spacious Premium Suites located aft from Sun Deck 12 to Boat Deck 7. They have a double bed and most of the cabins can easily be converted to a twin bed configuration, and all have a double sofa bed that can accommodate a third and/or fourth guest. 8 of these suites also comprise a separate bedroom with a single bed.

With the exception of two larger 23sqm balcony suites 12119 & 12120, all the other cabins comprise a walk-in wardrobe and all cabins have a lounge area.

They all offer standard cabin facilities as well as ensuite facilities with a shower plus a mini bar, and an espresso coffee machine as well as all the suite benefits. Cabins 12101 and 12102 also have a bathtub.

Premium Suite occupants can take advantage of a separate check-in waiting area and easy departure with a private disembarkation waiting area.

De Luxe Suite (DS)

Our 6 spacious De-Luxe Suites are located aft on Ambition Deck 8 and Boat Deck 7 affording fine ocean views. They all have a double bed that can easily be converted to a twin bed configuration and all have a double sofa bed that can accommodate a third and/or fourth guest.

All suites comprise a walk-in wardrobe and a separate lounge area, a second flat-screen television in the bedroom, a mini bar, and a balcony hot tub.

They all offer standard cabin facilities as well as ensuite facilities with a shower plus a mini bar, and an espresso coffee machine as well as all the suite benefits,

De Luxe Suite occupants can take advantage of a separate check-in waiting area and easy departure with a private disembarkation waiting area.

Junior Suite Single (JSS)

Located on Ambassador Deck 10, there are 10 Junior Suite Single cabins with a sitting area, private balcony, and a shower or bathtub. They have twin beds, and the majority can be converted to double bed.

Premium Balcony (16)

In addition to the 113 de-luxe cabins with balconies, there are 12 Premium Balcony cabins located aft and affording fines views on Ambassador Deck 10 and Consulate Deck 9. They have a double bed that can easily be converted to a twin bed configuration, and they all have a sofa bed that can accommodate a third guest.

They all offer standard cabin facilities as well as ensuite facilities with a shower.

Standard Twin Ocean View (6)

Located on Boat Deck 7, there are 39 Standard Ocean View Twin Cabins cabins with partially/fully obstructed views and the majority can be converted to a double bed.

Premium Ocean View (12)

Located mid ship on Ambassador Deck 10 and Consulate Deck 9, there are 68 Premium Ocean View 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.

Premium Single Ocean View (12S)

Located on Consulate Deck 9, there are 18 Premium Single Ocean View Cabins with a picture window ocean view that have been allocated for single occupancy use.

Superior Plus Ocean View (11)

Located on Consulate Deck 9, there are 57 Superior Plus Ocean View Twin Cabins with a picture window ocean view. They can be converted to a double bed.

Superior Twin Ocean View

Located on Ambition Deck 8, there are 49 Superior Ocean View 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 Single Ocean View

Located on Ambition Deck 8, there are 13 Superior Single Ocean View Cabins with a picture window ocean view that have been allocated for single occupancy use.

Standard Plus Twin Ocean View

Located on Ambition Deck 8, there are 58 Standard Plus Ocean View 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.

Standard Twin Ocean View (7)

Located on Boat Deck 7, there are 34 Standard Ocean View 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 Ocean View (6S)

Located on Boat Deck 7, there are 13 Standard Single Ocean View Cabins with partially/fully obstructed views and have a single bed.

Outside Guarantee

What is an Outside Cabin Guarantee?

These are our Entry Level Fares – Simply offering a guaranteed outside cabin (cats 6C-8) as standard, perfect for those who don’t mind where their cabin will be on the ship.

These great value fares give guests the freedom to customise with chargeable optional extras at any time ahead of their Ambassador cruise.*

*Cabin numbers are automatically allocated 72 hours prior to sailing and no cabin upgrades will be offered. The evening dinner sitting and table size will be assigned and confirmed once on board. For full terms and conditions please see our Booking Conditions.

Outside Single Guarantee

What is an Outside Cabin Guarantee?

These are our Entry Level Fares – Simply offering a guaranteed outside cabin (cats 6C-8) as standard, perfect for those who don’t mind where their cabin will be on the ship.

These great value fares give guests the freedom to customise with chargeable optional extras at any time ahead of their Ambassador cruise.*

*Cabin numbers are automatically allocated 72 hours prior to sailing and no cabin upgrades will be offered. The evening dinner sitting and table size will be assigned and confirmed once on board. For full terms and conditions please see our Booking Conditions.

Inside Single Guarantee

What is an Inside Cabin Guarantee?

These are our Entry Level Fares – Simply offering a guaranteed inside cabin (cats 1-4) as standard, perfect for those who don’t mind where their cabin will be on the ship.

These great value fares give guests the freedom to customise with chargeable optional extras at any time ahead of their Ambassador cruise.*

*Cabin numbers are automatically allocated 72 hours prior to sailing and no cabin upgrades will be offered. The evening dinner sitting and table size will be assigned and confirmed once on board. For full terms and conditions please see our Booking Conditions.

Standard Twin Inner

Located on Boat Deck 7, there are 20 Standard Twin Inner Cabins. They can all be converted to a double bed, and some have a third and/or fourth upper berth.

Premium Twin Inner (4)

Located on Ambassador Deck 10 and Consulate Deck 9, there are 57 Premium Twin Inner Cabins, and they can all be converted to a double bed. Some have a third and/or fourth upper berth.

Premium Single Inner (5S)

Located on Ambassador Deck 10 and Consulate Deck 9, there are 18 Premium Single Inner Cabins that have been allocated for single occupancy use.

Superior Twin Inner (3)

Located on Consulate Deck 9 and Ambition Deck 8, there are 95 Superior Twin Inner Cabins. They can all be converted to a double bed and most have a third and/or fourth upper berth. 9052 and 9051 are equipped for guests with specific mobility limitations and their companions.

Standard Plus Twin Inner (2)

Located on Boat Deck 8, there are 44 Standard Plus Twin Inner Cabins. They can be converted to a double bed, and some have a third and/or fourth upper berth.

Standard Single Inner (1S)

Located on Boat Deck 7, there are six Standard Single Inner Cabins that have been allocated for single occupancy use and have a single bed.

Inside Guarantee

What is an Inside Cabin Guarantee?

These are our Entry Level Fares – Simply offering a guaranteed inside cabin (cats 1-4) as standard, perfect for those who don’t mind where their cabin will be on the ship.

These great value fares give guests the freedom to customise with chargeable optional extras at any time ahead of their Ambassador cruise.*

*Cabin numbers are automatically allocated 72 hours prior to sailing and no cabin upgrades will be offered. The evening dinner sitting and table size will be assigned and confirmed once on board. For full terms and conditions please see our Booking Conditions.

deck plans

Deck 14 – Exploration

Deck 12 – Sun

Deck 11 – Lido

Deck 10 – Ambassador

Deck 9 – Consulate

Deck 8 – Ambition

Deck 7 – Boat

Deck 6 – Promenade

Deck 5 – Reception

Deck 4 – Aloe

dining

Restaurant

Dining options really will spoil you for choice, especially at Buckingham restaurant and Holyrood, our two main dining rooms. We also have Borough Market, our more casual dining choice with delicious and ever-changing delicacies from around the world. For those wanting to give their taste buds an extra tingle, we have our speciality restaurants Saffron* and Olympic Taverna* offering exceptional gastronomic experiences.

entertainment

Lounges

If unwinding is on your agenda, then why not kick back in one of our lounges? We have the timeless Cavern and the stylish cocktail Clifton Lounge serving all your favourite tipples, and a poolside Consulate Bar perfectly positioned for you to soak up the rays. Other bars include Angel Bar overlooking reception, the quintessentially British Purple Turtle Wine Bar, and for all your pre and post-theatre moments, we have the elegant Pendennis bar.

Reception

Located on Deck 5

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Disabled Facilities

If you or one of your travelling companions has a mobility limitation or require special assistance, you must contact our office to allow us to discuss your requirements before you make a booking. Firstly though, please read the panel headed ‘Maritime Passenger Rights’ within the Booking Conditions as this contains important information. In the interests of safety, and to ascertain whether you or members of the party travelling with you have specific mobility or other assistances needs, you will be asked a series of questions. The answers to these will enable us to determine that you, any other person in your booking, and any equipment that you or they are intending to bring on board can be carried safely for the duration of your cruise. This will then be confirmed in writing to you and will enable your booking to proceed. A cruise is quite unlike a land-based holiday and the ships of our fleet are not ideally suited to prospective guests in wheelchairs or those who have limited mobility. It should be noted that the layout of the ship could considerably restrict such guests’ movement around the vessel and indeed preclude access to some of the ports of call, where gangway conditions are not conducive, or guests are conveyed ashore by tender. At anchorage ports, access to or from the tenders or launches requires a certain level of mobility which is necessary to manage the steps to the tender platform and to physically board and disembark from the vessel. It should therefore be noted that, on safety grounds, those with restricted mobility may be unable to go ashore at such ports.

All guests who wish to use a mobility device onboard the vessel must occupy a Disabled cabin. We have 13 of these cabins onboard. In addition to this, we also welcome guests who wish to bring a lightweight wheelchair/scooter with them for shore use only however, these must be stored in your cabin at all times and cannot be used on board the vessel in any circumstance. If you or one of your travelling companions has a mobility limitation or require special assistance, please contact our office to discuss your requirements before you make your booking.

For further information, you can also view the Special Assistance section of our website.

Special Dietary Requirements

If you, or a member of your party, have a particular dietary requirement, we can offer the following dietary options: Gluten-Free, Lactose-Free, Low Cholesterol, Low Fat, Low Salt, Vegan and Vegetarian Meals. If you have not done so at the time of booking, please advise any requirements no later than four weeks before departure. Pre-packed Kosher and Halal meals are available but only if requested at least eight weeks before sailing.

Smoking Policy

Smoking is not permitted inside our ships. Consequently, all internal areas, comprising cabins, lounges, restaurants and other public rooms are non-smoking areas. Designated areas for smokers are available externally in selected areas of the open decks. We reserve the right to alter our smoking policy during the cruising season and should new national or international maritime legislation subsequently affect this policy, guests will be informed on board accordingly. E-cigarettes or similar are only permitted to be used in designated smoking areas.

Medical Facilities

The services of our qualified medical staff are available to you onboard in the event of ‘mal de mer’ or an emergency. It should be noted that the NHS does not cover treatment on the ship and there is a scale of charges for surgery visits and medical treatment. Such charges, which are usually claimable under your travel insurance policy, less any excess amounts, must be paid in full before your final disembarkation. Seasickness tablets are available from Reception at a nominal charge.

Dress Code

During the day, we suggest that you wear casual clothing for your comfort. For the evenings on board, every day the Daily Programme suggests, as a guide, a mode of dress for that particular evening’s events.

There are generally two ‘formal’ or gala nights planned every 7-12 nights when many gentlemen wear dinner jackets, although a lounge suite is quite acceptable. Ladies on these occasions have a chance to dress up and often opt for evening or cocktail dresses. Please note that jeans, T-Shirts and open neck shirts are not permitted in the main restaurant on Formal or Gala evenings.

On evenings proposed as ‘smart’, a suit or smart jacket and trousers, with or without a tie, for the men is suggested and the ladies have further opportunities to look elegant in cocktail dresses or trouser suits.

A ‘casual’ recommendation often covers evenings spent in port or when a special event such as a deck party is scheduled. In these cases, the choice of dress is left entirely to you. 

Age Restrictions

Please note that our ships are child-free and therefore for the enjoyment of adult guests only (18 years and above at the time of sailing), except for our advertised multigenerational cruises. There are no dedicated recreational facilities for children aboard but accompanied children and teenagers under the age of 18 at the date of sailing are of course welcome on board and, when occupying a third or fourth berth in a cabin with two full fare-paying guests, travel at the beneficial rate shown under the ‘Fares’ boxes. Children and teens under the age of 18 at the date of sailing but occupying a twin cabin with just one accompanying adult, are charged at the full adult fare.

Alcohol Policy

It is strictly prohibited to bring alcohol aboard at embarkation and any found will be confiscated and stored until the end of the cruise. Any alcohol purchases made ashore during the cruise should be handed to Security on re-joining the ship. These will be returned upon disembarkation.

Wi-Fi & internet Access

Wi-fi packages will be available to purchase, from £9.99.

Mobility needs taken care of

If you are travelling with us with any disability or mobility needs, cabins 9051 and 9052 (Category 3) on Consulate Deck 9 have been adapted to accommodate your requirements

Single sailor? No problem!

Whether you’re travelling alone or just want your own space, we have assigned 78 single sole occupancy cabins ranging from Standard Inside to Ocean View Singles on Boat Deck 7 to Superior and Premium Ocean View Single on Consulate Deck 9 and Ambition Deck 8, Plus 10 Junior Suite Balcony Singles on Ambassador Deck 10. Single. With the exception of the 19 single cabins in categories 1S and 6S, all other singles can be converted to twin occupancy depending upon demand.

Drinks Packages

To enable guests to budget for any extra costs, we are offering a selection of Ambassador Drinks Packages that include service charges, gratuities, and other additions. Savings are available on these packages when booked and paid for before your cruise. For example, the Ambassador Explorer package for cruises between 5 and 29 nights can be pre-booked for £29.95pp per night (£34.95pp per night on board).

Onboard Payment Process

All prices onboard our ships are quoted in sterling. A cashless system is in operation for all your onboard purchases. An account is opened for you at the start of your cruise for purchasing goods and services on board. All purchases are charged to your shipboard account and a final invoice is presented at the end of the cruise itemising all charges. This can be settled by MasterCard or Visa credit cards, or by Visa debit cards. Guests who prefer to pay by cash may top-up their cruise card by visiting reception.

Guests wishing to charge onboard expenditure to their credit card must register their chosen card during the embarkation process. Your card will be pre-authorized for £150. This pre-authorization will appear on your bank statement as a pending transaction until the end of your cruise.

During your cruise we will top-up your pre-authorised or pending amount in line with your account activity. You can check your account balance at any time using the ALL ABOARD APP, or at the self-service kiosks located around the ship. Your account will be closed at 0300 hrs on the day of disembarkation, at which point your onboard balance will be settled automatically and any remaining pre-authorised amount will be cancelled within 24 hours. Please note any purchases made after this point must be cash only.

Religious Service

On Sundays at sea, we offer an interdenominational church service.

Foldable Bicycles

Foldable bicycles are permitted but these must be stored in your cabin at all times and it is the guest’s responsibility to take them on/off the ship in all ports.  

Wheelchair users

All guests who wish to use a mobility device onboard the vessel must occupy a Disabled cabin. We have 13 of these cabins onboard. In addition to this, we also welcome guests who wish to bring a lightweight wheelchair/scooter with them for shore use only however, these must be stored in your cabin at all times and cannot be used on board the vessel in any circumstance. If you or one of your travelling companions has a mobility limitation or require special assistance, please contact our office to discuss your requirements before you make your booking.

Shuttle Bus Service

In ports of call where it is not permitted for guests to walk inside the port, a complimentary shuttle service will be provided to either the port gates or the local town. In some ports of call, if local regulations allow, an optional shuttle service may be provided and a cover charge for this will apply. Please note that not all ports of call require a shuttle service owing to their proximity to the local town/city. Further information on shuttle services will be available once you are onboard.

Car Parking

We offer car parking at the Port of Tilbury with prices starting from £6.00 per car per night.

Please note car parking must be booked at the very latest 2 working days before sailing and is subject to availability. You will not be able to pay on arrival if you have not pre-booked and will be refused entry to the car park.

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Other Details

Adults Only: Adults only

Childrens Facilities: None

Nursery: None

Smoking: Some

Gratuities: For your greater convenience, we operate an automatic service charge and gratuity system whereby an amount of £6.00 per person per night (this amount reduces to £5.00 per person per night for cruises of 16 nights or more) is automatically added to your onboard account. All service charges and gratuities are collated, so a portion goes to each crew member, who helps to make your cruise special. This is not only distributed to your cabin steward and your waiter or bar attendant but also between the hidden stars behind the scenes, such as laundry operatives and kitchen staff, who you might never get to meet in person. If you notice an issue that makes you think twice about our service charge, be sure to speak with one of our Guest Services Team who will try to resolve the matter before a charge adjustment becomes necessary. Even if you had a negative experience with a particular employee, seriously consider whether it warrants removing your gratuities altogether, keeping in mind that because of one crew member the whole team is affected. Of course, if you want to also reward a crew member personally in addition for excellent service, feel free to do so! If you purchase one of our Ambassador Drinks Packages, gratuities are also included. However, please note that the gratuity contribution cannot be removed from any of the packages.

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Junior Suite (JS)

There are 38 Superior Junior Suites located on Ambassador Deck 10. They have a double bed that can easily be converted to a twin bed configuration and most include a sofa bed that can accommodate a third and/or fourth guest.

They all offer standard cabin facilities as well as ensuite facilities with a shower and a bathtub and all cabins have a mini bar.

In addition, 10 Junior Suites (JSS) on Ambassador Deck 10 have been assigned for sole occupancy extending the range of solo traveller options.

Superior Junior Suite (SJS)

There are 46 Superior Junior Suites located on Sun Deck 12 and Ambassador Deck 10. They have a double bed, and the majority of cabins can easily be converted to a twin bed configuration and most include a sofa bed that can accommodate a third and/or fourth guest.

They all offer standard cabin facilities as well as ensuite facilities with a shower and cabins on Ambassador Deck 10 also have a bathtub while cabins on Sun Deck 10 have a dressing room. All cabins have a mini bar.

Premium Suite (PS)

There are 13 spacious Premium Suites located aft from Sun Deck 12 to Boat Deck 7. They have a double bed and most of the cabins can easily be converted to a twin bed configuration, and all have a double sofa bed that can accommodate a third and/or fourth guest. 8 of these suites also comprise a separate bedroom with a single bed.

With the exception of two larger 23sqm balcony suites 12119 & 12120, all the other cabins comprise a walk-in wardrobe and all cabins have a lounge area.

They all offer standard cabin facilities as well as ensuite facilities with a shower plus a mini bar, and an espresso coffee machine as well as all the suite benefits. Cabins 12101 and 12102 also have a bathtub.

Premium Suite occupants can take advantage of a separate check-in waiting area and easy departure with a private disembarkation waiting area.

De Luxe Suite (DS)

Our 6 spacious De-Luxe Suites are located aft on Ambition Deck 8 and Boat Deck 7 affording fine ocean views. They all have a double bed that can easily be converted to a twin bed configuration and all have a double sofa bed that can accommodate a third and/or fourth guest.

All suites comprise a walk-in wardrobe and a separate lounge area, a second flat-screen television in the bedroom, a mini bar, and a balcony hot tub.

They all offer standard cabin facilities as well as ensuite facilities with a shower plus a mini bar, and an espresso coffee machine as well as all the suite benefits,

De Luxe Suite occupants can take advantage of a separate check-in waiting area and easy departure with a private disembarkation waiting area.

Junior Suite Single (JSS)

Located on Ambassador Deck 10, there are 10 Junior Suite Single cabins with a sitting area, private balcony, and a shower or bathtub. They have twin beds, and the majority can be converted to double bed.

Premium Balcony (16)

In addition to the 113 de-luxe cabins with balconies, there are 12 Premium Balcony cabins located aft and affording fines views on Ambassador Deck 10 and Consulate Deck 9. They have a double bed that can easily be converted to a twin bed configuration, and they all have a sofa bed that can accommodate a third guest.

They all offer standard cabin facilities as well as ensuite facilities with a shower.

Standard Twin Ocean View (6)

Located on Boat Deck 7, there are 39 Standard Ocean View Twin Cabins cabins with partially/fully obstructed views and the majority can be converted to a double bed.

Premium Ocean View (12)

Located mid ship on Ambassador Deck 10 and Consulate Deck 9, there are 68 Premium Ocean View 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.

Premium Single Ocean View (12S)

Located on Consulate Deck 9, there are 18 Premium Single Ocean View Cabins with a picture window ocean view that have been allocated for single occupancy use.

Superior Plus Ocean View (11)

Located on Consulate Deck 9, there are 57 Superior Plus Ocean View Twin Cabins with a picture window ocean view. They can be converted to a double bed.

Superior Twin Ocean View

Located on Ambition Deck 8, there are 49 Superior Ocean View 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 Single Ocean View

Located on Ambition Deck 8, there are 13 Superior Single Ocean View Cabins with a picture window ocean view that have been allocated for single occupancy use.

Standard Plus Twin Ocean View

Located on Ambition Deck 8, there are 58 Standard Plus Ocean View 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.

Standard Twin Ocean View (7)

Located on Boat Deck 7, there are 34 Standard Ocean View 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 Ocean View (6S)

Located on Boat Deck 7, there are 13 Standard Single Ocean View Cabins with partially/fully obstructed views and have a single bed.

Outside Guarantee

What is an Outside Cabin Guarantee?

These are our Entry Level Fares – Simply offering a guaranteed outside cabin (cats 6C-8) as standard, perfect for those who don’t mind where their cabin will be on the ship.

These great value fares give guests the freedom to customise with chargeable optional extras at any time ahead of their Ambassador cruise.*

*Cabin numbers are automatically allocated 72 hours prior to sailing and no cabin upgrades will be offered. The evening dinner sitting and table size will be assigned and confirmed once on board. For full terms and conditions please see our Booking Conditions.

Outside Single Guarantee

What is an Outside Cabin Guarantee?

These are our Entry Level Fares – Simply offering a guaranteed outside cabin (cats 6C-8) as standard, perfect for those who don’t mind where their cabin will be on the ship.

These great value fares give guests the freedom to customise with chargeable optional extras at any time ahead of their Ambassador cruise.*

*Cabin numbers are automatically allocated 72 hours prior to sailing and no cabin upgrades will be offered. The evening dinner sitting and table size will be assigned and confirmed once on board. For full terms and conditions please see our Booking Conditions.

Inside Single Guarantee

What is an Inside Cabin Guarantee?

These are our Entry Level Fares – Simply offering a guaranteed inside cabin (cats 1-4) as standard, perfect for those who don’t mind where their cabin will be on the ship.

These great value fares give guests the freedom to customise with chargeable optional extras at any time ahead of their Ambassador cruise.*

*Cabin numbers are automatically allocated 72 hours prior to sailing and no cabin upgrades will be offered. The evening dinner sitting and table size will be assigned and confirmed once on board. For full terms and conditions please see our Booking Conditions.

Standard Twin Inner

Located on Boat Deck 7, there are 20 Standard Twin Inner Cabins. They can all be converted to a double bed, and some have a third and/or fourth upper berth.

Premium Twin Inner (4)

Located on Ambassador Deck 10 and Consulate Deck 9, there are 57 Premium Twin Inner Cabins, and they can all be converted to a double bed. Some have a third and/or fourth upper berth.

Premium Single Inner (5S)

Located on Ambassador Deck 10 and Consulate Deck 9, there are 18 Premium Single Inner Cabins that have been allocated for single occupancy use.

Superior Twin Inner (3)

Located on Consulate Deck 9 and Ambition Deck 8, there are 95 Superior Twin Inner Cabins. They can all be converted to a double bed and most have a third and/or fourth upper berth. 9052 and 9051 are equipped for guests with specific mobility limitations and their companions.

Standard Plus Twin Inner (2)

Located on Boat Deck 8, there are 44 Standard Plus Twin Inner Cabins. They can be converted to a double bed, and some have a third and/or fourth upper berth.

Standard Single Inner (1S)

Located on Boat Deck 7, there are six Standard Single Inner Cabins that have been allocated for single occupancy use and have a single bed.

Inside Guarantee

What is an Inside Cabin Guarantee?

These are our Entry Level Fares – Simply offering a guaranteed inside cabin (cats 1-4) as standard, perfect for those who don’t mind where their cabin will be on the ship.

These great value fares give guests the freedom to customise with chargeable optional extras at any time ahead of their Ambassador cruise.*

*Cabin numbers are automatically allocated 72 hours prior to sailing and no cabin upgrades will be offered. The evening dinner sitting and table size will be assigned and confirmed once on board. For full terms and conditions please see our Booking Conditions.

Deck 14 – Exploration

Deck 12 – Sun

Deck 11 – Lido

Deck 10 – Ambassador

Deck 9 – Consulate

Deck 8 – Ambition

Deck 7 – Boat

Deck 6 – Promenade

Deck 5 – Reception

Deck 4 – Aloe

Restaurant

Dining options really will spoil you for choice, especially at Buckingham restaurant and Holyrood, our two main dining rooms. We also have Borough Market, our more casual dining choice with delicious and ever-changing delicacies from around the world. For those wanting to give their taste buds an extra tingle, we have our speciality restaurants Saffron* and Olympic Taverna* offering exceptional gastronomic experiences.

Lounges

If unwinding is on your agenda, then why not kick back in one of our lounges? We have the timeless Cavern and the stylish cocktail Clifton Lounge serving all your favourite tipples, and a poolside Consulate Bar perfectly positioned for you to soak up the rays. Other bars include Angel Bar overlooking reception, the quintessentially British Purple Turtle Wine Bar, and for all your pre and post-theatre moments, we have the elegant Pendennis bar.

Reception

Located on Deck 5

Disabled Facilities

If you or one of your travelling companions has a mobility limitation or require special assistance, you must contact our office to allow us to discuss your requirements before you make a booking. Firstly though, please read the panel headed ‘Maritime Passenger Rights’ within the Booking Conditions as this contains important information. In the interests of safety, and to ascertain whether you or members of the party travelling with you have specific mobility or other assistances needs, you will be asked a series of questions. The answers to these will enable us to determine that you, any other person in your booking, and any equipment that you or they are intending to bring on board can be carried safely for the duration of your cruise. This will then be confirmed in writing to you and will enable your booking to proceed. A cruise is quite unlike a land-based holiday and the ships of our fleet are not ideally suited to prospective guests in wheelchairs or those who have limited mobility. It should be noted that the layout of the ship could considerably restrict such guests’ movement around the vessel and indeed preclude access to some of the ports of call, where gangway conditions are not conducive, or guests are conveyed ashore by tender. At anchorage ports, access to or from the tenders or launches requires a certain level of mobility which is necessary to manage the steps to the tender platform and to physically board and disembark from the vessel. It should therefore be noted that, on safety grounds, those with restricted mobility may be unable to go ashore at such ports.

All guests who wish to use a mobility device onboard the vessel must occupy a Disabled cabin. We have 13 of these cabins onboard. In addition to this, we also welcome guests who wish to bring a lightweight wheelchair/scooter with them for shore use only however, these must be stored in your cabin at all times and cannot be used on board the vessel in any circumstance. If you or one of your travelling companions has a mobility limitation or require special assistance, please contact our office to discuss your requirements before you make your booking.

For further information, you can also view the Special Assistance section of our website.

Special Dietary Requirements

If you, or a member of your party, have a particular dietary requirement, we can offer the following dietary options: Gluten-Free, Lactose-Free, Low Cholesterol, Low Fat, Low Salt, Vegan and Vegetarian Meals. If you have not done so at the time of booking, please advise any requirements no later than four weeks before departure. Pre-packed Kosher and Halal meals are available but only if requested at least eight weeks before sailing.

Smoking Policy

Smoking is not permitted inside our ships. Consequently, all internal areas, comprising cabins, lounges, restaurants and other public rooms are non-smoking areas. Designated areas for smokers are available externally in selected areas of the open decks. We reserve the right to alter our smoking policy during the cruising season and should new national or international maritime legislation subsequently affect this policy, guests will be informed on board accordingly. E-cigarettes or similar are only permitted to be used in designated smoking areas.

Medical Facilities

The services of our qualified medical staff are available to you onboard in the event of ‘mal de mer’ or an emergency. It should be noted that the NHS does not cover treatment on the ship and there is a scale of charges for surgery visits and medical treatment. Such charges, which are usually claimable under your travel insurance policy, less any excess amounts, must be paid in full before your final disembarkation. Seasickness tablets are available from Reception at a nominal charge.

Dress Code

During the day, we suggest that you wear casual clothing for your comfort. For the evenings on board, every day the Daily Programme suggests, as a guide, a mode of dress for that particular evening’s events.

There are generally two ‘formal’ or gala nights planned every 7-12 nights when many gentlemen wear dinner jackets, although a lounge suite is quite acceptable. Ladies on these occasions have a chance to dress up and often opt for evening or cocktail dresses. Please note that jeans, T-Shirts and open neck shirts are not permitted in the main restaurant on Formal or Gala evenings.

On evenings proposed as ‘smart’, a suit or smart jacket and trousers, with or without a tie, for the men is suggested and the ladies have further opportunities to look elegant in cocktail dresses or trouser suits.

A ‘casual’ recommendation often covers evenings spent in port or when a special event such as a deck party is scheduled. In these cases, the choice of dress is left entirely to you. 

Age Restrictions

Please note that our ships are child-free and therefore for the enjoyment of adult guests only (18 years and above at the time of sailing), except for our advertised multigenerational cruises. There are no dedicated recreational facilities for children aboard but accompanied children and teenagers under the age of 18 at the date of sailing are of course welcome on board and, when occupying a third or fourth berth in a cabin with two full fare-paying guests, travel at the beneficial rate shown under the ‘Fares’ boxes. Children and teens under the age of 18 at the date of sailing but occupying a twin cabin with just one accompanying adult, are charged at the full adult fare.

Alcohol Policy

It is strictly prohibited to bring alcohol aboard at embarkation and any found will be confiscated and stored until the end of the cruise. Any alcohol purchases made ashore during the cruise should be handed to Security on re-joining the ship. These will be returned upon disembarkation.

Wi-Fi & internet Access

Wi-fi packages will be available to purchase, from £9.99.

Mobility needs taken care of

If you are travelling with us with any disability or mobility needs, cabins 9051 and 9052 (Category 3) on Consulate Deck 9 have been adapted to accommodate your requirements

Single sailor? No problem!

Whether you’re travelling alone or just want your own space, we have assigned 78 single sole occupancy cabins ranging from Standard Inside to Ocean View Singles on Boat Deck 7 to Superior and Premium Ocean View Single on Consulate Deck 9 and Ambition Deck 8, Plus 10 Junior Suite Balcony Singles on Ambassador Deck 10. Single. With the exception of the 19 single cabins in categories 1S and 6S, all other singles can be converted to twin occupancy depending upon demand.

Drinks Packages

To enable guests to budget for any extra costs, we are offering a selection of Ambassador Drinks Packages that include service charges, gratuities, and other additions. Savings are available on these packages when booked and paid for before your cruise. For example, the Ambassador Explorer package for cruises between 5 and 29 nights can be pre-booked for £29.95pp per night (£34.95pp per night on board).

Onboard Payment Process

All prices onboard our ships are quoted in sterling. A cashless system is in operation for all your onboard purchases. An account is opened for you at the start of your cruise for purchasing goods and services on board. All purchases are charged to your shipboard account and a final invoice is presented at the end of the cruise itemising all charges. This can be settled by MasterCard or Visa credit cards, or by Visa debit cards. Guests who prefer to pay by cash may top-up their cruise card by visiting reception.

Guests wishing to charge onboard expenditure to their credit card must register their chosen card during the embarkation process. Your card will be pre-authorized for £150. This pre-authorization will appear on your bank statement as a pending transaction until the end of your cruise.

During your cruise we will top-up your pre-authorised or pending amount in line with your account activity. You can check your account balance at any time using the ALL ABOARD APP, or at the self-service kiosks located around the ship. Your account will be closed at 0300 hrs on the day of disembarkation, at which point your onboard balance will be settled automatically and any remaining pre-authorised amount will be cancelled within 24 hours. Please note any purchases made after this point must be cash only.

Religious Service

On Sundays at sea, we offer an interdenominational church service.

Foldable Bicycles

Foldable bicycles are permitted but these must be stored in your cabin at all times and it is the guest’s responsibility to take them on/off the ship in all ports.  

Wheelchair users

All guests who wish to use a mobility device onboard the vessel must occupy a Disabled cabin. We have 13 of these cabins onboard. In addition to this, we also welcome guests who wish to bring a lightweight wheelchair/scooter with them for shore use only however, these must be stored in your cabin at all times and cannot be used on board the vessel in any circumstance. If you or one of your travelling companions has a mobility limitation or require special assistance, please contact our office to discuss your requirements before you make your booking.

Shuttle Bus Service

In ports of call where it is not permitted for guests to walk inside the port, a complimentary shuttle service will be provided to either the port gates or the local town. In some ports of call, if local regulations allow, an optional shuttle service may be provided and a cover charge for this will apply. Please note that not all ports of call require a shuttle service owing to their proximity to the local town/city. Further information on shuttle services will be available once you are onboard.

Car Parking

We offer car parking at the Port of Tilbury with prices starting from £6.00 per car per night.

Please note car parking must be booked at the very latest 2 working days before sailing and is subject to availability. You will not be able to pay on arrival if you have not pre-booked and will be refused entry to the car park.

Other Details

Adults Only: Adults only

Childrens Facilities: None

Nursery: None

Smoking: Some

Gratuities: For your greater convenience, we operate an automatic service charge and gratuity system whereby an amount of £6.00 per person per night (this amount reduces to £5.00 per person per night for cruises of 16 nights or more) is automatically added to your onboard account. All service charges and gratuities are collated, so a portion goes to each crew member, who helps to make your cruise special. This is not only distributed to your cabin steward and your waiter or bar attendant but also between the hidden stars behind the scenes, such as laundry operatives and kitchen staff, who you might never get to meet in person. If you notice an issue that makes you think twice about our service charge, be sure to speak with one of our Guest Services Team who will try to resolve the matter before a charge adjustment becomes necessary. Even if you had a negative experience with a particular employee, seriously consider whether it warrants removing your gratuities altogether, keeping in mind that because of one crew member the whole team is affected. Of course, if you want to also reward a crew member personally in addition for excellent service, feel free to do so! If you purchase one of our Ambassador Drinks Packages, gratuities are also included. However, please note that the gratuity contribution cannot be removed from any of the packages.

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