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What you can expect

Your Ship

Ambition - Ambassador's second lady of the sea. Aptly named to further emphasise their commitment to inspire and delight every guest to enjoy an authentic cruise experience effortlessly, and sustainably.

Dining and Entertainment

Her dining options will inspire you with two main restaurants, speciality dining options and a more casual bistro-style café. Enjoy a drink in one of her bars, lounges and pub. Or take in a show in the tiered main theatre.

Easter at Sea

One good reason for cruising around the UK over Easter is the opportunity to explore the diverse and picturesque coastal scenery and historic landmarks.

About this trip:

There’s so much to discover in Britain’s beautiful islands. We’ll bring you the best our nation has to offer, including visits to historic Kirkwall in remote Orkney and Cobh for Ireland’s second city of Cork, as well as Belfast, the cultured and cosmopolitan capital of the North.

From the rugged cliffs of Cornwall to the stunning Scottish highlands, cruising allows you to experience the beauty of the UK in a leisurely and unique way.  Additionally, you can visit charming coastal towns, indulge in local cuisine, and discover fascinating cultural and historical sites along the way.

NB: In the event that the required numbers for a Solos Tour Leader, Solos guests will be looked after by the on board Ambassador Guest Services Team.

What's included

  • Inside Single Cabin
  • Full Board
  • Fully Financially Protected
  • Tour Leader with a group of 8 or more


  • London Tilbury (United Kingdom)
  • Rotterdam, cruise River Nieuwe Maas (Netherlands)
  • At Sea
  • Kirkwall, Orkney Isles (United Kingdom) - Good Friday
  • Lerwick, Shetland Isles (United Kingdom)
  • At Sea - Easter Sunday
  • Stornoway, Isle of Lewis (United Kingdom)
  • Stornoway, Isle of Lewis (United Kingdom)
  • Belfast (United Kingdom, Northern Ireland)
  • Cobh, for Cork (Republic of Ireland)
  • Falmouth (United Kingdom)
  • At Sea
  • London Tilbury (United Kingdom)

What’s Extra:

  • Gratuities – £6pppn
  • London Victoria Coach – Victoria to Tilbury Cruise Terminal/Tilbury Cruise Terminal to London Victoria with 1 suitcase £44.00 per person (NB: Coach transfers should be made at least 4 weeks prior to sailing to avoid disappointment)
  • Upgrade to AMBASSADOR FARE which includes Gratuities & service charges and Expedition Drinks Package (Non-alcoholic beverages including unlimited soft drinks, House brands from the bar list, House wines (Red, White, Rose) Premium wines (Red, White, Rose), Premium drinks from the Bar List, Premium teas & speciality coffee – from £410pp
  • Car parking is available at the Port of Tilbury with prices starting from £12.00 per car per night. Please note: car parking must be booked at the very latest 7 working days before sailing and is subject to availability. You will not be able to pay on arrival if you have not pre-booked and will be refused entry to the car park.
  • Insurance see here

What you will be doing


London Tilbury, UK – Depart 17.00

Embark MV Ambition and enjoy our first night on board with a wonderful meal and dazzling entertainment.

Note: In the event of adverse weather/sea conditions that prevent the ship from calling at one of the scheduled ports, alternative arrangements will be made where possible.

  • Full Board

Rotterdam, Cruise River Nieuwe Maas (Netherlands) 0800-1700

Rotterdam is a major port city in the Dutch province of South Holland. The Maritime Museum’s vintage ships and exhibits trace the city’s seafaring history. The 17th-century Delfshaven neighborhood is home to canal side shopping and Pilgrim Fathers Church, where pilgrims worshiped before sailing to America. After being almost completely reconstructed following WWII, the city is now known for bold, modern architecture.

  • Full Board

At Sea

Enjoy this time at sea to relax and explore the ship

  • Full Board




Kirkwall, Orkney Isles (United Kingdom) 07:00-22:00 - Good Friday

The capital of the amazing Orkney archipelago, the Royal Burgh of Kirkwall sits almost exactly in the centre of Mainland, dividing the island into East and West.

The magnificent St. Magnus Cathedral, a legacy of the town’s rich Viking heritage, dominates Kirkwall’s skyline. In its shadow, the town is a cluster of grey stone buildings lining narrow, flagstone streets.

  • Full Board

Lerwick, Shetland Isles (United Kingdom) 07:00-23:00

Lerwick is a busy fishing and ferry port and is Shetland’s only town. The harbour also services vessels supporting the offshore oil industry.

Founded as an unofficial marketplace to service 17th century Dutch herring fleets, Lerwick took a long time to grow. Because of its illegal status (and alleged immorality!) the straggling hamlet around the shore of Leir Wick (‘muddy bay’) was demolished by order of the Scalloway court in 1615 and 1625.

Most of the sandstone buildings on the waterfront date from the 18th century, although a few are older. The narrow main street still follows the old shoreline but modern harbour works have been built out in front of shops and warehouses that once stood in the sea.

No-one designed the old town – it just grew – but, up beyond the Hillhead, Victorian architects laid out a “new town” of spacious villas and public parks, dominated by Lerwick Town Hall – a monument to the civic pride of the 1880s.

  • Full Board

At Sea - Easter Sunday

Happy Easter!

As we cruise towards our next port of call, Stornoway, sit back and enjoy a drink with new friends in one of the many bars on board.

  • Full Board

Stornoway, Isle of Lewis 0700-0000

The capital of Lewis and Harris, Stornoway is both a tranquil and historic town, and a unique cultural experience: Scots Gaelic is widely spoken here and Sunday observance remains commonplace.

Stornoway is the main settlement on Lewis, and the largest town in the Outer Hebrides, as well as having the main port, and an airport.

Uncover the island’s past and find out how it has shaped the way of life today at the newly redeveloped Museum nan Eilean in Lews Castle. Six of the iconic Lewis Chessmen are on permanent display here, after they were uncovered in Uig on the west coast of Lewis in the 19th century.

  • Full Board

Stornoway, Isle of Lewis 0000-1300

Visit the harbour to see the fishermen at work and catch a glimpse of what could become a delicious dinner that night.

A plentiful number of shops offer local goods, sourced and produced on the island, including the world-famous Harris Tweed. Also, famous for the renowned Stornoway black pudding, islanders are spoilt for choice by butchers offering the local delicacy.

After spending the morning in this lovely port, we depart for Belfast so enjoy a relaxing afternoon and evening on board.

  • Full Board



Belfast (United Kingdom, Northern Ireland) 0730-1700

Belfast is best known to many around the world as the birthplace of the Titanic. Her story can be appreciated at the dockyards, whose Titanic Belfast takes visitors through the shipyard and to the bottom of the ocean using interactive galleries.

Discover old Belfast on the High Street in the city centre, home to Belfast’s very own leaning tower, the Albert Clock. The yellow Samson and Goliath cranes in the Titanic Quarter, visible across the city, are a reminder of Belfast’s maritime past and the ill-fated RMS Titanic that was built here.

  • Full board
DAY 10

Cobh, for Cork (Republic of Ireland) 1200-2000

Lying at the mouth of the River Lee, Cobh has one of the best natural harbours in the world. Known as Queenstown until 1922, it was the departure point for thousands of Irish emigrants to America and the last port of call of the Titanic.

The ‘Queenstown Story’ is a wonderful exhibition telling of this rich maritime history. From Cobh’s waterfront, streets lined with brightly coloured houses climb the steep slope of a hill, which is crowned with the imposing St Coleman’s Cathedral.


DAY 11

Falmouth (United Kingdom) 1300-0100

Falmouth is a town on the coast of Cornwall in southwest England. It’s known for its deep natural harbour on the Fal Estuary.

The National Maritime Museum Cornwall has interactive galleries and a flotilla of model boats. On Pendennis Point, Pendennis Castle is a well-preserved 16th-century fortress built by Henry VIII. To the southwest, Trebah Garden has subtropical plants.

  • Full Board
DAY 12

At Sea

Spoil yourself with something from one of the lovely shops on board or maybe a treatment or massage in the spa.

Whatever you choose to do enjoy your last day and night at sea as we make our way back to Tilbury.

  • Full Board
DAY 13

London Tilbury (United Kingdom) 0800

This morning we dock at London Tilbury.

After a last breakfast on board, disembark Ambition for your onward journey home and we hope that you are taking lots of amazing memories of this cruise with you!


MV Ambition

Ambition. Ambassador’s second lady of the sea. Aptly named to further emphasise their commitment to inspire and delight every guest to enjoy an authentic cruise experience effortlessly, and sustainably

Ambition can carry up to 1,200 passengers to give her a true sense of comfort and space in her 680 cabins, 125 of which have balconies and 113 are suites with up to 62m2 of living space.

Her dining options will inspire you with two main restaurants, speciality dining options*, and a more casual bistro-style café. Sit back, relax and enjoy a drink in one of her four bars, lounges and pub. Or take in a show in the tiered main theatre, or discover your hidden talents in the card room, library, and craft studio.

Other facilities include the wellness centre, gym, two swimming pools and a range of retail shops, perfect for days at sea.

Facilities Include

Dining On Board
On board Ambition, there are dining venues for every mood – from traditional afternoon teas to gala dinners alongside the ship’s Officers or Captain – providing ample opportunity for guests to be surprised and delighted throughout their journey.

Buckingham Restaurant & Holyrood Restaurant – serving breakfast, lunch and dinner (Holyrood, dinner only)

Breakfast and lunch in Buckingham are generally served on an open seating basis, giving guests flexibility on when to dine to suit them. At breakfast you can expect a full buffet with one special served to the table and for lunch there will be starter, soup and desert served buffest style with the main course served to the table. At dinner, we operate two sittings, which can be requested upon booking and will be, and you can expect our standard 5-course dinner served full table service that may know and love from Ambience.

Borough Market – serving breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner. Taking inspiration and serving cuisines from all over the world, with our casual buffet style eatery, Borough Market, features a wealth of flavours from all corners of the globe, allowing guests to craft their own unique dining experience.

Lupino’s – Mediterranean speciality restaurant serving dinner. Lupino’s is a Mediterranean-style restaurant with a relaxed, al-fresco feel. Guests can expect fresh Mediterranean salads, mezze and more. Supplementary charges apply. Please book on board.

Saffron – speciality Asian restaurant – serving dinner. A firm guest favourite on board Ambience, our Asian speciality restaurant, Saffron, provides a dining experience to remember. Set in a more intimate restaurant setting, expect top-quality personalised service and incredible flavours of India and Goa, and on longer duration sailings Thailand, Far East Asia and more. Supplementary charges apply. Please book on board.

Chef’s Table – intimate, exclusive dinner experience hosted every other night. Considered the ultimate on board culinary experience, featuring multi-course a la carte dining and the option for wine pairings, Chef’s Table is a must when on board Ambition. Serving nine courses of carefully-curated dishes designed to delight with every bite, plus five perfectly matched wines, this experience is a highlight for many guests. Supplementary charges apply. Please book on board.

Alfresco Grill – serving casual eats. For those wanting a casual meal in the afternoon, the Alfresco Grill serves burgers, hot dogs, pizzas and chips.

Bars & Venues

Entertainment-wise, she really will spoil you for choice. If unwinding is on your agenda, then why not kick back in one of the lounges? The timeless Cavern offering live cabaret, gameshows and light entertainment, and the stylish cocktail Clifton Lounge serving all your favourite tipples, and the Pool Bar and Consulate Bar are perfectly positioned for you to soak up the rays. Other bars include The Angel Bar overlooking reception. And, for all your pre and post-theatre moments, there is the elegant Pendennis bar, and the Purple Turtle Wine Bar.

Ambience offers the Aces & Eights bridge and card room and the Ambassador Casino, the gym and Wellness Centre,  Brontë’s library, the shopping galleria, not to mention a swimming pool, two hot tubs and a large screen for outdoor movies. Sound good?

Speaking of theatre, there is an exciting entertainment programme at The Palladium ready to whisk you away to new worlds full of song, dance, comedy, and wonderful storytelling with the Ambassador Theatre Company. There’s also Grafton Street, an arts, crafts and activity area, No.10 Conference Room perfect for meetings, Aces & Eights ideal for many a hand of cards, Brontë’s library, the shopping galleria, fitness centre, an exterior jogging and walking track, swimming pool, splash pool and active pool.

And to extend that feeling of rejuvenation, we have our Green Sea Spa on board, offering a sauna, steam room, hair salon and a range of restoring spa treatments. Supplementary charges apply

Room Includes

Your home-from-home, your humble abode on board, your cabin accommodation is where Ambassador want you to feel most comfortable. This is your restful haven that you can look forward to returning to after an exciting day ashore or a busy day at sea, where you can escape and rejuvenate during your trip.

Ambassador have assigned 78 single sole occupancy cabins ranging from Standard Inside to Ocean View Singles on Boat Deck 7 to Superior and Premium Ocean View Single on Consulate Deck 9 and Ambition Deck 8, Plus 10 Junior Suite Balcony Singles on Ambassador Deck 10. Single.

All cabins have a range of impressive amenities and personal touches. Make yourself at home with tea and coffee making facilities and take advantage of the hair dryer, personal safe, UK three pin electrical sockets and USB ports. There is also a flat screen TV for all your entertainment needs, including a range of house movies, news, documentaries, and ship information channels. So why not sit back and watch the ship position and routing from the comfort of your own cabin?

The dedicated housekeeping team clean cabins once a day and provide 24-hour room service at a supplementary cost. All cabins are air-conditioned with en suite facilities including a shower and ample storage space.

Frequently Asked Questions

Average Temperatures

Month(s) Highest temperature Lowest temperature
March 12 °C 5 °C

Our Reviews

“I’m sure you will enjoy it, I have been on three solos holidays to date and the people I’ve met have been great.”

“I’ve been travelling with Solos for nearly 20 years, on and off. The reason is for exactly what you want – you meet like minded people… and have loads of fun!”

“I’ve been on loads of trips with Solos over the years and can honestly say you will not regret booking your 1st one!”

“The feeling you have once you go away on your own is worth all the nerves before! I was so very anxious the first time but now having done it 4 times, I love it!”


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