Ambassador Cruise Line, the premium value British brand, has launched its world cruise itineraries featuring special legs where guests can sail from London to Sydney or Auckland.

These are priced from just £3769 per person or £76 per night for this once-in-a-lifetime voyage, sailing on the lovely Ambience ship.

The itinerary

The itinerary starts from the iconic port of Tilbury just outside of London and takes Ambassador guests through beautiful destinations in the Azores and Caribbean before sailing through the South Sea and onto New Zealand.

The first port of call on this epic journey is the historic city of Rotterdam, which has a rich maritime and seafaring history. The city is famous for its modern architecture and landmarks like the Erasmus bridge, the market hall and its cube houses.

Ambience will make landfall at Ponta Delgada, the capital of the Azores archipelago. This beautiful town filled with Gothic churches and Azorean artefacts is flagged by rolling green hills and crystal-clear water.

In the Caribbean, the cruise calls at Bridgetown in Barbados, which has lovely beaches and colourful houses. During the day in port, guests can visit Carlisle Bay, which is home to six shipwreck dive sites and Browne’s Beach, where they can spend the day snorkelling and enjoy lunch at the yacht club.

The lovely colourful houses in Bridgetown Barbados
The lovely colourful houses in Bridgetown Barbados

Another highlight in the sunny Caribbean is Willemstad, which is the capital city of Curacao, a Dutch Caribbean Island. With its pastel-coloured colonial architecture, it’s worth taking a stroll along the water. Here, the 19th-century Rif Fort is now a major shopping area and here is where you will find dishes influenced by Dutch and Afro-Caribbean cuisines.

Ambience continues her way towards the Southern Hemisphere, passing through the Panama Canal, before crossing the Equator.

She then reaches some unique destinations in French Polynesia like Nuku Hiva, the largest of the Marquesas Islands. Considered as one of the world’s most remote locations, the pretty landscape stretches onto a kaleidoscope of rocky peaks, cliffs and deep valleys. There are interesting places like the Tohua Koueva Archaeological Site which has undergone meticulous restoration, where guests can learn about the island’s cannibal history.

Ambience then visits Nukuʻalofa, the largest city in Tonga. With lovely buzzy markets and picturesque churches, it is the place where visitors can swim with whales, snorkel, scuba dive and fish.

It’s the last stop before Ambience makes her way to Auckland, where guests can disembark and fly on home. But if guests decide to stay on for a few extra days, the ship sails and makes anchor in the Bay of Islands that is home to vast stretches of undeveloped beaches and significant Maori cultural artefacts.

Spend the last few days at sea discovering the ship, before sailing through the iconic Bradley’s Head into the majestic Sydney Harbour, a must-do even for keen Australian cruisers.

Guest will sail with Ambassador Cruise Line into Sydney Harbour
Guest will sail with Ambassador Cruise Line into Sydney Harbour

The ship

Ambience is the first of the Ambassador Cruise Line fleet and pays homage to all things British. She will be a home away from home over the next 49-nights (or 44 nights to Auckland). With a wide range of accommodation options, dining venues showcasing modern British cuisine, and plenty of leisure facilities, find out what’s onboard this unique ship.


Ambience offers seven different accommodation grades, varying in size and deck locations. At the very top of the range, there are 14 spacious De-Luxe suites which are located on deck 11. These suites can accommodate a third and/or fourth passenger and have a bath, separate shower, dressing area and a second flat-screen television. There are also smaller suites like the Superior Junior Suite which has an expansive balcony and facilities for third and or/fourth passengers.

The ship has great value fares for guaranteed twin inside cabins and also allows guests the freedom to customise their sailing with chargeable optional extras at any time of their voyage.

The entertainment on Ambassador Cruise Line's Ambience
The Palladium Show Lounge on Ambassador Cruise Line’s Ambience.

Outstanding Dining and Drinks

The team at Ambassador Cruise Line offer everything from a full English for breakfast to a casual lunch, a six-course gala dinner and more.

Ambience features dining venues for every mood – from traditional afternoon teas to gala dinners alongside the ship’s Captain – providing ample opportunity for guests to be surprised and delighted throughout their journey. They have carefully crafted menus to blend traditional plates with locally inspired cuisine, letting our dish choices be crafted by the itineraries themselves.

Speciality dining options available for a supplementary charge on Ambience include a VIP Chef’s Table, Indian fusion cuisine at Saffron and premium fine dining at Sea & Grass.

Lounges & Bars

Ambience has 11 different lounges and bars including Raffles Bar, Botanical Lounge, Observatory, SW19 and The Purple Turtle Pub.

Amazing Entertainment

Entertainment venues include the multi-tiered The Palladium where the talented Show Team and guest artists will entertain you. The stylish Observatory plays host to cabarets and the late-night disco. In addition, there are various entertainment options around the ship including classical interludes.

Other Facilities

The heart of this beautiful ship is the impressive three-decked Centre Court where guests will find Dicken’s for some refreshment, SW19, Ambassador Casino, a shopping galleria, photo gallery, Reception, Destination Experiences desk and information on future cruises. Other facilities on Ambience include the Coffee House, Aces & Eights bridge and card room, Kapoor’s Crafters Studio, Bronte’s Library and an Active Studio, gym and Wellness Spa.

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Centre Court on Ambience
Centre Court on Ambience