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Introducing magnificent Ambience, setting sail from 2022

 

With a name that in itself conjures images of warm welcome and conviviality, 70,000-tonne Ambience, measuring over 800 feet from elegant stem to stern, offers every modern comfort, exuding the friendly service and traditional values that Newmarket Holidays’ customers have previously enjoyed at sea. Across her 11 decks, she offers everything to ensure that life aboard is a pleasure from start to finish. Carrying an average of 1400 passengers in 798 comfortable cabins, many with private balconies, the ship offers an overall sense of spaciousness, especially in the three-tiered central Atrium, in the near 700-seat, fully equipped show lounge, in which guests can be royally entertained each evening, and on her wonderful top decks, on which guests can ‘soak up the sun’.

Originally built in Italy in 1991, extensively refurbished in 2017, and upgraded to meet International Marine Organisation Tier III emission-reduction compliance before commencing operations under the Ambassador Cruise Line flag, Ambience will provide a full range of cruising comforts on her extensive programme of exciting itineraries from London Tilbury. Her exciting sailing schedule includes ‘Round Britain’ cruises, sailings to the Norwegian Fjords, the Baltic, Greenland and Iceland, and longer, expedition-style voyages to the Canaries, the Caribbean and Canada’s eastern seaboard.

 

Spotlight on Ambience

 

The Ambience team will ensure every guest enjoys an authentic cruise experience effortlessly, and sustainably.

  • Best in class emission reduction technology
  • Guest areas refurbished and upgraded, with sustainability central to decision making.
  • On board, no single-use plastic is a prerequisite
  • From in-room amenities to staff uniforms the cruise line has selected eco-conscious products
  • Ambience will be an innovator in its class for reducing environmental impact
  • Ambience is an ‘adult-only’ ship, although bookings are accepted from family members who are aged 18 & over
  • The ship will be upgraded to meet International Maritime Organisation Tier III emission – reduction

standards prior to commencing service in 2022

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Ship Facilities

  • Restaurants x4
  • Bars x7
  • Wellness Centre, Gym, Thermal Suites and Spa
  • Pools x2
  • Hot tubs x2
  • Show Lounge
  • Dome Observatory and Nightclub
  • Card Room
  • Craft Studio
  • Internet Cafe
  • Library
  • Meeting Room
  • 24-hour Reception
  • Medical Centre
  • Shopping Galleria

DINING ONBOARD AMBIENCE

 

 

Dining – always a pleasure!


One of the greatest pleasures of life aboard Ambience is the chance to enjoy delicious food prepared by skilled chefs and served in a wonderful convivial atmosphere that can be enjoyed with your travelling companion or new-found friends. With a host of on-board activities to ensure that any calories inevitably gained can, if you wish, be burned off in the fitness centre or with a few turns around the deck, even the most diet-conscious can avoid pangs of guilt, despite the wonderful array of tempting culinary delights to be found in the ship’s various dining rooms. From a full English breakfast – or a traditional continental variety – through a leisurely lunch, and on to the highlight of the culinary day, the evening meal, the ship’s kitchens will surprise and delight you every day of your cruise.


British and International Cuisine


A choice of dining options brings opportunities for you to plan your meals as you would at home, in as casual or formal way as possible. Begin your day with breakfast, either in the dining room or on deck. In addition to a full range of buffet offerings, you can order your eggs exactly as you like them, cooked as fresh as the morning. Lunch – a relaxed casual affair – is similarly presented in a buffet style, often with local specialities such as a Catch of the Day. Indeed, one of the ways in which your palate is delighted is by the great variety of dishes prepared according to the traditions of the destinations you are visiting, served alongside those tailored to suit British tastes.


When evening comes, whether it’s a formal night, when the ladies like to dress for the occasion and gentlemen don jacket and tie and sometimes dress suits in traditional style, or a dress-down ‘party-night’, the highlight of the day is inevitably the spread prepared by the kitchen team. Delicious appetisers, salads and soups and a choice of main courses, whether pastas, seafood or meat dishes, and an array of desserts presented by the pastry chefs – or a tempting cheese platter – ensure that you leave the table each night vowing that tomorrow, the diet begins again! Of course, there are healthy options and vegetarian choices offered on every mouth-watering menu. In addition, a choice of dining venues brings the chance to enjoy a change of scenery and often a lighter meal – something often appreciated on longer voyages.


In-between Meals


As long as you’re aboard ship, you’ll never go hungry, since in addition to meal times, there are afternoon tea and even late-night snacks to keep tummies from rumbling!


Speciality Dining


You’ll find more intimate specialty restaurants offering yet further dining options aboard Ambience. Perfect for that special occasion or simply to treat yourself – why not, you’re on holiday?


Please note: There is a supplementary charge for dining in these speciality venues.


The Ultimate Dining Experience


We are delighted to offer Ambience guests The Chef’s Table, an exclusive VIP multi-course dining experience, specially created and hosted by the Executive Chef. Enjoy a private sparkling wine cocktail and canapés reception, a tour of the galley in operational mode and a splendid nine-course menu accompanied with specially selected wines. The Executive Chef remains with the guests throughout the meal, describing the ingredients and techniques used to produce each of the courses. The Chef’s Table experience can be reserved on board at an additional cost, subject to availability.

Maiden Voyage to Hamburg
  • Germany
  • Ambassador
  • Be a part of Ambience's maiden voyage
  • Sail to Hamburg, famously graced by The Beatles
  • Enjoy two relaxing days at sea
  • 5 days from: £419pp
  • Was: £459pp
  • Tilbury
  • Ambience
  • 06 April 2022
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A Taste of Fjordland Cruise
  • Norway
  • Ambassador
  • View Itinerary Map
  • See the fjords bursting into life
  • Experience mighty Sognefjord, which leads to remote Flam and its famous railway
  • Discover Bergen’s colourful fish market
  • 7 days from: £539pp
  • Was: £599pp
  • Tilbury
  • Ambience
  • 10 April 2022
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Majestic Easter Fjordland
  • Norway
  • Ambassador
  • View Itinerary Map
  • The springtime glories of the fjords
  • Explore the preserved Bryggen quarter of historic Bergen
  • Experience majestic Sognefjord, the mightiest of the fjords
  • 9 days from: £669pp
  • Was: £739pp
  • Tilbury
  • Ambience
  • 16 April 2022
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Springtime Fjordland Cruise
  • Norway
  • Ambassador
  • View Itinerary Map
  • See the fjords bursting into life
  • Experience mighty Sognefjord, which leads to remote Flam and its famous railway
  • Call at Bergen’s colourful fish market
  • 8 days from: £589pp
  • Was: £649pp
  • Tilbury
  • Ambience
  • 24 April 2022
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British Isles Discovery
  • United Kingdom, British Isles, Ireland, France
  • Ambassador
  • View Itinerary Map
  • Enjoy a 'Round Britain' sailing
  • Take in rugged Orkney capital Kirkwall, delightful Portree on the Isle of Skye and pretty Tobermory on Mull
  • Turn south and call at Cobh, Belfast, the Scilly Isles, the Channel Islands and France
  • 12 days from: £969pp
  • Was: £1069pp
  • Tilbury
  • Ambience
  • 01 May 2022
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Baltic Treasures & St. Petersburg Cruise 2022
  • Estonia, Russia, Finland, Sweden
  • Ambassador
  • View Itinerary Map
  • Sail east from London to medieval Tallinn and Tsarist St Petersburg
  • Enjoy a trio of calls at Scandinavian capitals Copenhagen, Helsinki and Stockholm
  • Call at Denmark's former Viking stronghold, Aarhus
  • 15 days from: £1299pp
  • Was: £1529pp
  • Tilbury
  • Ambience
  • 12 May 2022
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Round Britain & Queen's Platinum Jubilee Cruise 2022
  • United Kingdom, British Isles, Ireland, Guernsey
  • Ambassador
  • View Itinerary Map
  • Enjoy a very special cruise celebrating the Queen's Platinum Jubilee
  • Call at all four corners of the British Isles
  • Sail south to the Channel Islands and pretty Honfleur, in France
  • 13 days from: £1159pp
  • Was: £1279pp
  • Tilbury
  • Ambience
  • 26 May 2022
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Iceland's Land of Ice & Fire & the Faroes Cruise 2022
  • Iceland, Faroe Islands
  • Ambassador
  • View Itinerary Map
  • Discover and explore the stunning ‘Land of Fire and Ice’
  • Make a quartet of exquisite Icelandic ports, including fascinating capital Reykjavik.
  • Head home via the Faroe Islands and Shetland
  • 15 days from: £1229pp
  • Was: £1439pp
  • Tilbury
  • Ambience
  • 07 June 2022
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Arctic Voyage to Greenland & Iceland Cruise 2022
  • Iceland, Greenland, UK, British Isles
  • Ambassador
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  • Call at Reykjavik, the world’s most northerly capital
  • Head west across the Atlantic to vast Greenland, keeping an eye out for whales
  • Return home via the remote Orkney Isles
  • 22 days from: £2019pp
  • Was: £2239pp
  • Tilbury
  • Ambience
  • 21 June 2022
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British Isles Discovery Cruise in July
  • United Kingdom, British Isles, Ireland, France
  • Ambassador
  • View Itinerary Map
  • Make the most of the long, light summer days on this exceptional cruise
  • Discover little harbours hidden beneath the rugged Highland and Island scenery of Orkney, Mull and the Isle of Skye
  • Explore Belfast's glittering Titanic Quarter
  • 12 days from: £1129pp
  • Was: £1249pp
  • Tilbury
  • Ambience
  • 12 July 2022
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Baltic Treasures & St. Petersburg Cruise in July 2022
  • Estonia, Russia, Finland, Sweden
  • Ambassador
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  • Sail east to discover wonderful Copenhagen and medieval gem Tallinn
  • Spend the night at Tsarist St Petersburg
  • Call at a delightful trio of Scandinavian capitals, including Copenhagen, Helsinki and Stockholm
  • 15 days from: £1149pp
  • Was: £1349pp
  • Tilbury
  • Ambience
  • 23 July 2022
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  • View Itinerary Map
  • Make the most of the long, light days of summer
  • Discover mighty Sognefjord, which leads to remote Flam and its famous railway
  • Explore Bergen’s colourful fish market
  • 8 days from: £619pp
  • Was: £719pp
  • Tilbury
  • Ambience
  • 06 August 2022
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Iceland, Faroes & Edinburgh Festival
  • UK, Scotland, British Isles, Faroes Is, Iceland
  • Ambassador
  • View Itinerary Map
  • Visit Edinburgh during the famous Fringe Festival
  • Discover some of the UK's most remote islands
  • Call at toytown-like Tórshavn, Faroe capital and Reykjavík, the world’s most northerly capital
  • 13 days from: £989pp
  • Was: £1159pp
  • Tilbury
  • Ambience
  • 13 August 2022
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  • View Itinerary Map
  • See the fjords bursting into life
  • Three delightful ports of call
  • Explore Bergen’s colourful fish market
  • 8 days from: £579pp
  • Was: £679pp
  • Tilbury
  • Ambience
  • 25 August 2022
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British Isles Discovery Cruise in September
  • United Kingdom, British Isles, Ireland, France
  • Ambassador
  • View Itinerary Map
  • Enjoy a wonderful autmum-time sailing
  • Make a host of fascinating British Isles calls
  • Sail south to Guernsey and pretty Honfleur, in France
  • 12 days from: £989pp
  • Was: £1099pp
  • Tilbury
  • Ambience
  • 01 September 2022
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Grand Canada, Greenland, Iceland & Northern Lights
  • Faroes Island, Greenland, Canada, Iceland
  • Ambassador
  • View Itinerary Map
  • Cross the Atlantic, calling at pristine Greenland
  • Make several fascinating calls on Canada's eastern seaboard, including historic Québec and stylish Montréal
  • Sail up the great St Lawrence River
  • 35 days from: £3019pp
  • Was: £3349pp
  • Tilbury
  • Ambience
  • 12 September 2022
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Autumn Fjordland
  • Norway
  • Ambassador
  • View Itinerary Map
  • Take in the fresh air and golden autumnal hues
  • Sail along two exquisite fjords
  • Call at Bergen’s colourful fish market
  • 8 days from: £599pp
  • Was: £699pp
  • Tilbury
  • Ambience
  • 16 October 2022
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Grand Black Sea & Mediterranean 2022
  • Portugal, Spain, Bulgaria, Romania, Ukraine … 
  • Ambassador
  • View Itinerary Map
  • Enjoy a wonderful odyssey with several fascinating ports of call
  • Sail up the Bosphorus into the Black Sea
  • Return home via Athens, Egypt and Gibraltar
  • 33 days from: £2519pp
  • Was: £2959pp
  • Tilbury
  • Ambience
  • 23 October 2022
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Canaries, Madeira & Morocco Winter Sunshine
  • Spain, Portugal, Morocco
  • Ambassador
  • View Itinerary Map
  • Leave winter’s grey and gloom behind
  • Sail south to the warmth and blue skies of Portugal and Spain
  • Discover some sun-kissed isles, and the colour and excitement of North Africa
  • 16 days from: £1039pp
  • Was: £1299pp
  • Tilbury
  • Ambience
  • 24 November 2022
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German Christmas Markets
  • Belgium, Germany
  • Ambassador
  • View Itinerary Map
  • Soak up the festive atmosphere aboard Ambience
  • Browse the stalls of the charming, colourful Christmas Market held on Antwerp's Grote Markt
  • Treat yourself to a cup of mulled wine, a warming glass of jenever or a Belgian waffle as you explore
  • 6 days from: £379pp
  • Was: £469pp
  • Tilbury
  • Ambience
  • 11 December 2022
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Festive Market Getaway Cruise
  • Belgium
  • Ambassador
  • View Itinerary Map
  • Enjoy a wonderful festive break aboard Ambience
  • Sail to Belgium's great port of Antwerp, the 'diamond city
  • Enjoy the city's renowned Christmas market
  • 4 days from: £259pp
  • Was: £319pp
  • Tilbury
  • Ambience
  • 18 December 2022
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Christmas & New Year Canary Islands
  • Spain, Portugal
  • Ambassador
  • View Itinerary Map
  • Celebrate the season and welcome in 2022 aboard magnificent Ambience
  • Sail south to the sun-kissed isles off the coast of Africa
  • Head home via Leixoes for wine-producing Oporto, and Vigo
  • 16 days from: £1259pp
  • Was: £1479pp
  • Tilbury
  • Ambience
  • 21 December 2022
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Cuba & Best of the Caribbean
  • Portugal, Cape Verde Islands, Barbados, Grenada, Curacao … 
  • Ambassador
  • View Itinerary Map
  • Discover the colonial splendour and Latin rhythms of Cuba
  • Call at seven other contrasting, vibrant Caribbean isles
  • Experience the Azores and Cape Verde
  • 43 days from: £2999pp
  • Was: £3519pp
  • Tilbury
  • Ambience
  • 05 January 2023
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Cape Verde, Madeira, Canaries & Morocco Winter Sunshine
  • Portugal, Spain, Cape Verde Islands, Morocco
  • Ambassador
  • View Itinerary Map
  • Escape the grey gloom of the British winter
  • Sail south to the sun-kissed isles of Madeira, Tenerife, São Vicente, Cape Verde and Gran Canaria
  • Return home via Morocco and Portugal
  • 22 days from: £1249pp
  • Was: £1559pp
  • Tilbury
  • Ambience
  • 16 February 2023
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  • View Itinerary Map
  • Go in in search of the celestial Northern Lights
  • Head deep inside the Arctic Circle, calling at Tromsø, Alta and Bodø
  • Call at historic Fjordland capital Bergen
  • 15 days from: £1089pp
  • Was: £1279pp
  • Tilbury
  • Ambience
  • 09 March 2023
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Iceland's Land of the Northern Lights
  • UK, British Isles, Faroes Island, Iceland
  • Ambassador
  • View Itinerary Map
  • Go in search of the celestial Northern Lights
  • Discover fascinating Icelandic capital Reykjavík
  • Call at remote island outposts, including the Danish Faroes, Orkney and Shetland
  • 12 days from: £799pp
  • Was: £939pp
  • Tilbury
  • Ambience
  • 23 March 2023
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Easter British Isles Discovery
  • UK, British Isles, Ireland, France
  • Ambassador
  • View Itinerary Map
  • Enjoy a host of charming British Isles calls
  • Call at southerly Guernsey and French Le Havre
  • Take in Belfast's glittering Titanic Development
  • 12 days from: £869pp
  • Was: £1019pp
  • Tilbury
  • Ambience
  • 03 April 2023
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Grand Black Sea & Mediterranean 2023
  • Portugal, Spain, Bulgaria, Romania, Ukraine … 
  • Ambassador
  • View Itinerary Map
  • Enjoy a wonderful odyssey with several fascinating ports of call
  • Sail up the Bosphorus into the Black Sea
  • Return home via Athens, Egypt and Gibraltar
  • 33 days from: £2679pp
  • Was: £3149pp
  • Tilbury
  • Ambience
  • 14 April 2023
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Hidden Baltic Treasures & St. Petersburg
  • Denmark, Estonia, Russia, Finland, Sweden … 
  • Ambassador
  • View Itinerary Map
  • Sail east to once-secretive Lithuanian Cold War city of Klaipeda, and Poland’s historic Gdynia
  • Spend the night in glorious St Petersburg
  • Call at stylish Danish capital Copenhagen
  • 17 days from: £1259pp
  • Was: £1479pp
  • Tilbury
  • Ambience
  • 16 May 2023
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