A luxurious new cruise ship will set sail from the UK in 2023 – and it might sound familiar


Ambassador Cruise Line has announced plans for a second Ambition cruise ship to set sail from the UK in 2023 as it prepares to welcome its first Ambiance ship to the fleet

Ambition will be Ambassador Cruise Line’s second ship

Ambassador Cruise Line is set to debut this year with one of the most anticipated new cruise ships for 2022, Ambience.

Now the brand new cruise line – the first UK to launch since 2010 – has announced plans for a second ship to join its fleet next year.

Ambition will enter service in 2023 and, like Ambience, it will offer many luxurious amenities for guests, including a wellness centre, casino, theatre, gym, shops and highlights such as a fitness room. of cards, a craft workshop and a library.

As for catering, passengers will have the choice between two main and specialty restaurants, a relaxed bistro, four bars, lounges and even a pub!

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Eagle-eyed cruise enthusiasts may already recognize the cruise ship, as it was purchased from Costa Crociere, where it operated as AIDAMira. The ship has also sailed under names such as Mistral, Grand Mistral and Costa neoRiviera.

Of course, under Ambassador Cruise Line, she will be undergoing a complete refurbishment – so passengers can expect a completely new look and experience!

The new ship has a gross tonnage of 48,123 and will offer 714 staterooms and suites, 66% of which will include a balcony with a view for passengers.

The cruise line said it will reveal details of its maiden voyage later this year, although we know that, like Ambiance, it will offer a range of flightless crossings from the UK, including departures from ports such as London Tilbury, Newcastle, Dundee, Belfast, Liverpool, Bristol and Falmouth.

Ambience debuts in April this year

For those eager to start enjoying cruise vacations again, Ambience is due to debut in April, on a maiden voyage to Hamburg from London Tilbury.

With a gross tonnage of 70,285 and 789 cabins, the ship is larger than Ambition although both offer similar experiences such as a theatre, casino, shops, restaurants and craft workshop – and Ambience will also have a pub, the Purple Turtle.

You can find out more about both ships at ambassadorcruiseline.com.

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Speaking of the new Ambition ship, Christian Verhounig, CEO of the line, said: “We are delighted with the warm reception given to the introduction of Ambassador to the market – a new brand, a new proposition and our first ship. This announcement of the addition of Ambition to the fleet reflects our confidence and willingness to invest in the future of Ambassador and the cruise industry.

“We are particularly delighted to offer regional departure options for Ambition in 2023, while giving customers traveling from London Tilbury a greater choice of sailings and ships on which to enjoy them.

“Obviously, we are all focused on the success of the first season of Ambience which begins in April this year, but we believe that existing and new customers, as well as our business partners, will be delighted to hear about the Ambassador’s growth plans.”

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