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Festive Market Getaway

Ambassador Cruise Line

On Board Ambience

Departure Date: 17 December 2023

Duration: 4 Nights

Inside £309pp
Outside£369pp
Balcony £639pp
Suite £899pp
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Itinerary

Day 1 - Tilbury - EnglandArrow up click to collapse dayArrow Up - Click to expand day
Just 22 nautical miles down river from the Tower Bridge in London, Tilbury is a popular turnaround port for cruises visiting Baltic and Northern European destinations.
Day 2 - Amsterdam - NetherlandsArrow up click to collapse dayArrow Up - Click to expand day
Amsterdam combines the unrivaled beauty of the 17th-century Golden Age city center with plenty of museums and art of the highest order, not to mention a remarkably laid-back atmosphere. It all comes together to make this one of the world's most appealing and offbeat metropolises in the world. Built on a latticework of concentric canals like an aquatic rainbow, Amsterdam is known as the City of Canals—but it's no Venice, content to live on moonlight serenades and former glory. Quite the contrary: on nearly every street here you'll find old and new side by side—quiet corners where time seems to be holding its breath next to streets like neon-lit Kalverstraat, and Red Light ladies strutting by the city's oldest church. Indeed, Amsterdam has as many lovely facets as a 40-carat diamond polished by one of the city's gem cutters. It's certainly a metropolis, but a rather small and very accessible one. Locals tend to refer to it as a big village, albeit one that happens to pack the cultural wallop of a major world destination. There are scores of concerts every day, numerous museums, summertime festivals, and, of course, a legendary year-round party scene. It's pretty much impossible to resist Amsterdam's charms. With 7,000 registered monuments, most of which began as the residences and warehouses of humble merchants, set on 160 man-made canals, and traversed by 1,500 or so bridges, Amsterdam has the largest historical inner city in Europe. Its famous circle of waterways, the grachtengordel, was a 17th-century urban expansion plan for the rich and is a lasting testament to the city’s Golden Age. This town is endearing because of its kinder, gentler nature—but a reputation for championing sex, drugs, and rock ’n’ roll does not alone account for Amsterdam's being one of the most popular destinations in Europe: consider that within a single square mile the city harbors some of the greatest achievements in Western art, from Rembrandt to Van Gogh. Not to mention that this is one of Europe's great walking cities, with so many of its treasures in the untouted details: tiny alleyways barely visible on the map, hidden garden courtyards, shop windows, floating houseboats, hidden hofjes(courtyards with almshouses), sudden vistas of church spires, and gabled roofs that look like so many unframed paintings. And don’t forget that the joy lies in details: elaborate gables and witty gable stones denoting the trade of a previous owner. Keep in mind that those XXX symbols you see all over town are not a mark of the city's triple-X reputation. They're part of Amsterdam's official coat of arms—three St. Andrew's crosses, believed to represent the three dangers that have traditionally plagued the city: flood, fire, and pestilence. The coat's motto ("Valiant, determined, compassionate") was introduced in 1947 by Queen Wilhelmina in remembrance of the 1941 February Strike in Amsterdam—the first time in Europe that non-Jewish people protested against the persecution of Jews by the Nazi regime.
Day 3 - Amsterdam - NetherlandsArrow up click to collapse dayArrow Up - Click to expand day
Amsterdam combines the unrivaled beauty of the 17th-century Golden Age city center with plenty of museums and art of the highest order, not to mention a remarkably laid-back atmosphere. It all comes together to make this one of the world's most appealing and offbeat metropolises in the world. Built on a latticework of concentric canals like an aquatic rainbow, Amsterdam is known as the City of Canals—but it's no Venice, content to live on moonlight serenades and former glory. Quite the contrary: on nearly every street here you'll find old and new side by side—quiet corners where time seems to be holding its breath next to streets like neon-lit Kalverstraat, and Red Light ladies strutting by the city's oldest church. Indeed, Amsterdam has as many lovely facets as a 40-carat diamond polished by one of the city's gem cutters. It's certainly a metropolis, but a rather small and very accessible one. Locals tend to refer to it as a big village, albeit one that happens to pack the cultural wallop of a major world destination. There are scores of concerts every day, numerous museums, summertime festivals, and, of course, a legendary year-round party scene. It's pretty much impossible to resist Amsterdam's charms. With 7,000 registered monuments, most of which began as the residences and warehouses of humble merchants, set on 160 man-made canals, and traversed by 1,500 or so bridges, Amsterdam has the largest historical inner city in Europe. Its famous circle of waterways, the grachtengordel, was a 17th-century urban expansion plan for the rich and is a lasting testament to the city’s Golden Age. This town is endearing because of its kinder, gentler nature—but a reputation for championing sex, drugs, and rock ’n’ roll does not alone account for Amsterdam's being one of the most popular destinations in Europe: consider that within a single square mile the city harbors some of the greatest achievements in Western art, from Rembrandt to Van Gogh. Not to mention that this is one of Europe's great walking cities, with so many of its treasures in the untouted details: tiny alleyways barely visible on the map, hidden garden courtyards, shop windows, floating houseboats, hidden hofjes(courtyards with almshouses), sudden vistas of church spires, and gabled roofs that look like so many unframed paintings. And don’t forget that the joy lies in details: elaborate gables and witty gable stones denoting the trade of a previous owner. Keep in mind that those XXX symbols you see all over town are not a mark of the city's triple-X reputation. They're part of Amsterdam's official coat of arms—three St. Andrew's crosses, believed to represent the three dangers that have traditionally plagued the city: flood, fire, and pestilence. The coat's motto ("Valiant, determined, compassionate") was introduced in 1947 by Queen Wilhelmina in remembrance of the 1941 February Strike in Amsterdam—the first time in Europe that non-Jewish people protested against the persecution of Jews by the Nazi regime.
Day 4 - Zeebrugge - BelgiumArrow up click to collapse dayArrow Up - Click to expand day
In 1895 work began to construct a new seaport and harbour next to the tiny village of Zeebrugge, situated on the North Sea coast. Today the fast-expanding port of Zeebrugge is one of the busiest in Europe and its marina is Belgium’s most important fishing port. Many attempts were made to destroy this important port during both World Wars. Zeebrugge is ideally located for discovering the historic city of Bruges, and delightful seaside resorts with long sandy beaches can be visited by using the trams that run the whole length of the Belgian coast. Please note that no food may be taken ashore in Belgium. We shall not be offering shuttle buses to Bruges, but you may visit the city on an optional excursion: those visiting Bruges should note that there may be quite a long walk from the coach to the town centre.
Day 5 - Tilbury - EnglandArrow up click to collapse dayArrow Up - Click to expand day
Just 22 nautical miles down river from the Tower Bridge in London, Tilbury is a popular turnaround port for cruises visiting Baltic and Northern European destinations.
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Dining Options

Dining with Ambassador is always tailored to you, but exceptional service, authentic flavours and cherry-on-top 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, your dining wish is our desire! We cater for all, so if you have any dietary requirements, then just let us know in advance.

Entertainment

Please be advised that there are no dedicated kids or teens facilities onboard the ship.

Accommodation and Deck plan

Ambience offers a wide choice of well appointed, inviting and comfortable guest cabins spanning seven accommodation decks from Aloe Deck 4 up to Ambassador Deck 11. There are three spacious main foyer areas on all decks (except deck 4) serviced by nine lifts and stairways. Deck 4 has two foyers serviced by six lifts.

Cabins are generally graded according to size and/or position comprising 22 twin and single cabin categories to suit a wide range of pockets and tastes. Cabins are more spacious by today’s cruise ship standards averaging 17-18 square metres with cabin types broadly classified as standard, superior, premium or de luxe. 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 suites also have a bathtub.

Our dedicated housekeeping team clean cabins once a day with an evening turn down service and provide 24-hour room service at a supplementary cost. All cabins have tea and coffee making facilities, a fridge, hairdryer, personal safe, UK three pin electrical sockets, and USB ports. There is also a flat screen TV for in-house movies, news, documentaries, and ship information channels showing the ship position and routing, with a bridge camera for forward views.

Standard Twin Inner (1)
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Located on Reception Deck 5 and Main Deck 6, there are 43 Standard twin inside cabins and they can all be converted to a double bed. They all have a third and/or fourth upper berth.

Located on Reception Deck 5 and Main Deck 6, there are 43 Standard twin inside cabins and they can all be converted to a double bed. They all have a third and/or fourth upper berth.

Facilities
Double or Twin Configuration,Shower,Room Service Available,TV,Safe,Hair Dryer,Telephone,Desk
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Standard Plus Twin (2)
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Located on Ambience Deck 9 and Boat deck 8, There are 35 Standard twin inside cabins and they can be converted to a double bed. Some have a third and/or fourth upper berth. These air-conditioned cabins all offer...

Located on Ambience Deck 9 and Boat deck 8, There are 35 Standard twin inside cabins and they can be converted to a double bed. Some have a third and/or fourth upper berth. These air-conditioned cabins all offer en-suite facilities with a shower, flat-screen television, hairdryer, fridge, tea & coffee amenities, UK 3-pin plug with USB and a personal safe.

The majority located on Ambience Deck 9 can be converted to a double bed and some have a third and/or fourth upper berth. Cabin 8109 on Boat Deck 8 is equipped for guests with specific mobility limitations and their companions. All other category 2 cabins on Deck 8 have twin beds that can be converted to a double bed and some have a third and/or fourth upper berth.

Facilities
Double or Twin Configuration,Shower,Room Service Available,TV,Safe,Telephone,Desk
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Superior Twin Inner (3)
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Located on Consulate Deck 10, there are 58 Superior twin inside cabins. They can all be converted to a double bed and most have a third and/or fourth upper berth. Cabins 10294 & 10298, 10299 & 10303 have an...

Located on Consulate Deck 10, there are 58 Superior twin inside cabins. They can all be converted to a double bed and most have a third and/or fourth upper berth. Cabins 10294 & 10298, 10299 & 10303 have an interconnecting door.

Facilities
Double or Twin Configuration,Shower,Room Service Available,TV,Safe,Hair Dryer,Telephone,Desk,Pullman Bed x2
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Ambassador Cruise Line Ambience –
17 December 2023 – 4 Nights