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What to expect

Fabulous Facilities

Restaurants, bars, swimming pool, hot tubs, casino & gym

Entertainment

Enjoy a variety of amazing performances at the Palladium

No-fly Cruise

Visit the British Isles, France & Ireland

About this trip:

What better way to spend an Easter weekend than sailing to one of the prettiest ports in the British Isles and beyond with Solos. On this fabulous no-fly cruise, our first stop takes us to Normandy to visit the inspiring village of Honfleur. This port’s Vieux Bassin (old harbour) has enchanted many artists over the years, including Monet, Boudin and Courbet to name a few. We’ll then sail to stunning St. Mary’s on the Isles of Scilly, which closely resembles a far-flung tropical destination. Experience the relaxed Gaelic charm of Ireland’s Cobh before heading home. We’ll discover breathtaking ports, go on destination experiences, and dine on exceptional cuisine while enjoying each other’s company. A fabulous no-fly group cruise for the solo traveller!

 

What's included

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

Itinerary

  • London Tilbury (United Kingdom)
  • At Sea
  • Honfleur
  • At Sea
  • St Mary's, Isles of Scilly
  • Cobh, for Cork
  • At Sea
  • London Tilbury (United Kingdom)

What’s Extra:

Cabin Upgrades

Gratuities – £6pppn

London Victoria Coach – Victoria to Tilbury Cruise Terminal/Tilbury Cruise Terminal to London Victoria with 1 suitcase £44.00 per person (Coach reservations should be booked at least one month prior to travelling but preferably at time of booking)

Car Parking:  This is available at a cost of £14 per night (spaces limited so reservations need to be made as soon as possible – you will not be able to pay on arrival if you have not pre-booked and will be refused entry to the car park. )

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 £262pp

Insurance see here

 

What you will be doing

DAY 1

London Tilbury, UK – Depart 18:00

Embark MV Ambience 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.

DAY 2

At Sea

Enjoy a day to relax and explore Ambience and everything she has to offer.

  • Full Board
DAY 3

Honfleur, France 0430-2330

Honfleur’s cobbled streets, timbered houses and beautiful harbour all add to the rustic charm of the medieval town. Sitting on the quaint coast of Normandy, Honfleur is among the most picturesque places in France. Its rustic beauty has been immortalised in paintings by famous artists including Claude Monet, Eugene Boudin and Johan Jongkind.

Even today, Honfleur’s slate-covered frontages and narrow, cobbled streets seem to jump out of Impressionist paintings. Nestled on France’s Normandy coast, Honfleur mesmerises with its historic harbour and artistic ambiance. Explore art galleries showcasing works by renowned painters like Eugene Boudin. One landmark which was painted by Monet himself is the Chapel of Notre-Dame de Grace.

  • Full Board
DAY 4

At Sea

Sea days are the perfect opportunity to explore the ship, relax and unwind and spend quality time with those around you. Whether you pamper yourself in the Green Sea Spa, experience all the outstanding cuisine we have onboard, enjoy our amazing entertainment in the Palladium and other venues, attend a class or talk, there’s something for everyone.

  • Full Board
DAY 5

St Mary's, Isles of Scilly 0730-1930

Situated just off the Cornish coast, St. Mary’s is the largest and most populous of the Isles of Scilly. Over 30 miles of nature trails intersect the island, guiding wanderers to hidden coves and quiet beaches. The subtle beauty of this British archipelago is perfect for fun or reflection while surrounded by nature.

NB: this is a Tender Port

  • Full Board
DAY 6

Cobh, for Cork 1200-1900

Rows of candy-coloured houses are just one of the many reasons why Cobh, Ireland is such a charming place to visit. Fascinating historic sites and warm Irish hospitality are standout features of this picturesque port town.

If available, a visit to the famous Blarney Castle and Stone in Cork is not to be missed.

  • Full Board
DAY 7

At Sea

As we make our way towards Tilbury, maybe treat yourself to a treatment in the spa or do a little onboard shopping.

  • Full Board
DAY 8

London Tilbury (United Kingdom) 0800

This morning, we dock at London Tilbury. After a final breakfast on board, we disembark the Ambience for our onward journey home.

Accommodation

MV Ambience

Ambassador’s flagship of the fleet: Ambience. Derived from the French word for ‘surrounding’, the ambition at Ambassador is to create the optimum atmosphere onboard; one that brings out the best in each of us. The perfect ambience.

With an average 1,400-guest capacity and careful configuration, she offers both a feeling of spaciousness and freedom, whilst retaining that sense of intimacy and camaraderie we each crave; it’s whatever makes you comfortable.

 

Facilities Include

Entertainment-wise, you’ll be spoilt for choice. Let your hair down at the Observatory and bring out your finest ensembles for shows at The Palladium. Whether you like it shaken or stirred, there are numerous bars to whet your whistle.

Dining options are plentiful at their Buckingham restaurant or the Borough Market and the glorious Alfresco Grill. Wining and dining are more than fine at Saffron*, Sea & Grass* or our deluxe Chef’s Table*, where a speciality gastronomic experience is offered that’s not to be missed.

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.

*Supplementary charges apply

Room Includes

A range of cabins span seven accommodation decks from the Aloe deck 4 up to the Ambassador deck 11. The cabins are more spacious to cater to today’s climate, averaging 17-18 square meters. All cabins are air-conditioned with en-suite facilities including a shower and ample storage space with room under the beds to store suitcases. Most of cabins can be converted to a double bed.

All cabins have a tea and coffee making facilities and a fridge,  hair dryer, personal safe, UK three pin electrical sockets and USB ports. There is also a flat screen TV (please note, TV reception is subject to weather conditions and the geographic location of the ship).

Frequently Asked Questions

Average Temperatures

Month(s) Highest temperature Lowest temperature
April 18 °C 12 °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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