We’ve partnered with Ambassador Cruise Line to offer readers the chance to tour its flagship, Ambience to see what it offers groups, before sitting down to a delicious lunch onboard.

Ambience sailing along the ocean

Groups can hop aboard Ambience for a special tour and lunch.

Ambassador Cruise Line understands the importance of ship visits for group travel organisers so they can get a taste of a cruise ship before recommending it for their members.

By experiencing one of its ships first-hand, you can gain an important insight into what makes Ambassador’s authentic and enriching cruise experience incredibly special, enabling you to confidently bring your group back.


Tuesday 3rd September

10am: Arrival at London Cruise Terminal, Tilbury.
10.30am: Board Ambience for welcome tea & coffee in The Botanical Lounge.
11am: A guided tour of Ambience.
12.30pm: Lunch in the elegant Main Restaurant.
2.30pm: Disembark.

Please note, exact times will be finalised with a confirmation that will be sent confirming the details of the visit approximately seven days prior.

Apply here

Application deadline: Friday 12th July 2024


What to expect on this special ship visit

There will be time to explore the ship and the on-board facilities, before sampling a delicious five-course lunch in the elegant Main Restaurant. Alan and Michelle from the groups team will be on hand and are looking forward to be welcoming GTOs at London Cruise Terminal (Tilbury) on Tuesday 3rd September 2024.

You will arrive at the terminal for 10am, before enjoying welcome tea and coffee and a guided tour of Ambience, then a delicious lunch. This is your exclusive chance to sample the Ambassador experience.

GLT readers will be able to explore the venues on board, and some are ideal for group gatherings – in the past the Ambassador team has hosted groups for bridge, dancing and choirs, so you’ll be able to size up the venues and picture your own group sailing. The time onboard will also showcase a variety of cabins for you to see, so you know what your home at sea will look like.

Buckingham Restaurant aboard Ambiance, Ambassador Cruise Line

Groups can explore the on-board facilities, such as the Buckingham Restaurant.

Fantastic facilities

Dining with Ambassador is always tailored to you, but exceptional service, authentic flavours and beautiful surroundings are guaranteed each and every meal. So, whether it’s a full English for breakfast, a casual lunch, or a six-course gala dinner, there is something for all tastes.

Ambassador has venues for every mood, from quaint and traditional afternoon high teas to decadent gala dinners alongside your captain. Why not expand your taste buds at the VIP Chef’s Table for a glittering gastronomic experience, enjoy a taste sensation at speciality restaurants, Saffron (offering Indian fusion cuisine) or Sea & Grass (premium steak and grills), or watch the world go by peacefully at the Alfresco Grill?

Ambassador has venues for every mood, from quaint and traditional afternoon high teas to decadent gala dinners alongside your captain. 

Ambience offers no less than 11 different lounges and bars including Raffles Bar, Botanical Lounge, Observatory and The Purple Turtle Pub, so there’s a wide choice of contrasting venues to choose from. Or head for The Palladium, a multi-tiered venue where the talented show team and guest artists will be sure to entertain you.

Palladium venue aboard Ambiance, Ambassador Cruise Line

The Palladium hosts a number of shows to entertain passengers.

At the heart of the ship, which has an average 1,400 guest capacity, is the impressive three-decked Centre Court where you will find Dicken’s for some refreshments, SW19, Ambassador Casino, shopping galleria, photo gallery, reception, shore excursions and future cruises.

There are spacious deck areas from which you can enjoy the panoramic views. And, when the weather is good, there is one swimming pool, one relaxation pool, two hot tubs and a large screen for outdoor movies and sporting events.


Would you like to experience the Ambassador experience? Click the button below to apply for this fantastic opportunity to explore Ambience.

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Lots of cruise holiday options for groups

When GTOs head back to experience an actual cruise with Ambience, which holds up to 1,400 guests, options range from the British Isles and Iceland to the Mediterranean, Northern Lights and Norwegian Fjords.

Ambassador Cruise Line launched in 2021 and has two ocean ships, Ambience and Ambition to choose from. Groups can make use of a range of benefits when booking like drinks packages and discounted rates.

How Reader Club works

Our trips and tours provide group travel organisers with the chance to familiarise themselves with venues, attractions and destinations they feel may be of interest and suitable for their group. It’s a ‘try before you buy’ scenario, but please only join us if this is a viable option for your group.

If you have any queries about the trip please call the editorial team on 01908 613323 or email editorial@groupleisureandtravel.com