When Ambassador Cruise Line launched in 2022 , it became the first new UK cruise line for more than a decade. The maiden season has already proved popular with holidaymakers, so we’re taking a closer look at what you might not already know about the new cruise line making waves in sailing from the UK.

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The first Ambassador Cruise Line ship was formerly a P&O favourite

Ambassador Cruise Line will launch with one ship, Ambience. She’s in for a full refurbishment that’ll leave her unrecognisable, but if she looks a little familiar right now it could be because you’ve seen her plying the seas for P&O Cruises Australia as Pacific Dawn. She was set to become CMV’s new flagship under the name ‘Amy Johnson’ too, but she’s finally found her rightful home as Ambience.

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Ambassador Cruise Line Ambience Cabin

…and the second was formerly AIDAMira

Not content with bringing one new ship to the ocean waves, Ambassador is also launching a second ship, Ambition, in 2023. She formerly operated as AIDAMira and will be the sister ship to Ambience, offering 714 cabins, 125 of which have balconies and 113 are suites.

Ambassador Cruise Line is aimed at over-50s

Adult-only cruises have soared in popularity with those seeking a more serene sailing than one might expect with the kids in tow. Ambassador will focus on an over-50s clientele in their maiden season and looking ahead.

…but multi-generational sailings will welcome the whole family

Okay, we know we said they were for the over 50s, but Ambassador Cruise Line will welcome families on two special sailings as part of their maiden season. We’ve all missed spending time with our nearest and dearest, so two multi-generational cruises from the UK promise to prove very popular indeed.

Children and babies over six months will be welcome on a seven-night Fjordland sailing, departing on 6 August 2022, and the 14-night Baltic Treasure & St Petersburg voyage, departing on 23 July 2022.

The second ship will launch soon

Ambassador is already well underway with the build of its second ship, Ambition, which will launch in 2023. The maiden voyage is scheduled for 4 March, where she will visit Kristiansand, Copenhagen and Gothenberg from her home port of London Tilbury.

Similar to Ambience, she will carry 1,200 passengers across 714 cabins. Dining options will include two main restaurants, and there will be four bars, lounges and a pub on board.

 Marquee Theatre on board Ambience Ambassador Cruise Line

Ambassador Cruise Line will become an expedition cruise line in the winter

Ambience will sail 33 cruises visiting 88 different ports in her maiden season, and some of those will see her offer ‘expedition style’ voyages. Cuba, the Caribbean, Cape Verde and Scandinavia are all on the expedition cruise list.

They’ve partnered with the marine conservation charity, ORCA

It was recently announced that the UK’s newest cruise line would be partnering with ORCA, the marine conservation charity. Ambience will feature a designated enrichment area where there will be plenty of information on whales and dolphins. Guests will also be given access to the ORCA OceanWatchers so they can try their hand at being an Ocean Conservationists.

Speaking of Ocean Conservationists, there will two onboard Ambience in 2022 and 2023 as they use the voyages to collect important scientific data. Their presence on 11 sailings, spanning more than 200 days, will also give passengers the opportunity to find out more about marine life and conservation projects.