The UK-based new travel brand Ambassador Cruise Line will sail into Australian Waters in February 2024, with MS Ambience ship scheduled to visit Auckland NZ and Sydney NSW as part of the company’s first Grand Round the World Cruise.
Ambassador offers an authentic British cruising experience, with ex-UK voyages across the Arctic/Iceland-Norway, British Isles, Canary Islands, Mediterranean, and more. The brand is currently homeporting in London-Tilbury and will sail from 6 other UK Ports - Belfast, Bristol, Dundee, Falmouth, Liverpool, and Newcastle – from 2023.
CEO, Christian Verhounig, said he was extremely proud of the Ambassador fleet and offering and was delighted to be entering the Australian Market following a successful inaugural season in the United Kingdom when Ambassador will be looking to welcome passengers from both Australia & New Zealand.
“We want to bring back the joy of cruising and inject a newfound confidence in the industry, as we strive toward making a significant contribution to the travel industry in the Australian and New Zealand markets.
“Our guests can embrace the premium value cruising experience on classic ships and enjoy the warmest welcome at sea, complete with excellent cuisine and amazing entertainment as they visit hidden gems across the globe.”
There are currently 2 cruise ships forming the Ambassador fleet: Ambience, which started sailing in April this year, and Ambition, which is scheduled to set sail on her inaugural season in May next year. Together, the 2 ships will be sailing to 6 continents and 58 different countries, calling at 165 cruise ports and sailing 176,195 nautical miles.
Ambassador Ambience (due to arrive in Australia in February 2024) has 13 decks and provides the capacity for 1400 passengers (798 staterooms), 5 restaurants, 9 lounges and bars, a swimming pool, day and evening live entertainment, leisure and wellness facilities complemented by lifestyle programs and enticing enrichment.