Ambassador Cruise Line, the UK’s premium value, no-fly cruise line, has revealed an outstanding array of dining experiences for its valued guests on board Ambition.
The cruise line’s second ship, departing on her maiden voyage on 12 May 2023, comes only a year after the launch of the first ship, Ambience.
Bob McGowan, Head of Guest Experience at Ambassador Cruise Line, said: “Onboard Ambition, there are dining venues for every mood – from traditional afternoon teas to gala dinners alongside the ship’s Captain – providing ample opportunity for guests to be surprised and delighted throughout their journey.
“Carefully designed by our Executive Chef Team, the dining concepts and menus have been created with guest experience at the heart. Following a strong food and beverage customer satisfaction score of 92% on board Ambience we have ensured that we’ve taken on valuable guest feedback and learnings when conceptualising the offerings on Ambition.
“We can’t wait to welcome guests onboard to experience our superb dining offering, and we look forward to hearing their feedback.”
Buckingham Restaurant & Holyrood Restaurant
Inspired by authentic cruising and quality dining, the Buckingham & Holyrood Restaurants are designed to provide guests with wonderful buffet and a la carte dining experiences.
At Buckingham Restaurant, breakfast is buffet style with a daily special, lunch is buffet style with a served main course, while dinner is five-course a la carte. Holyrood is open for dinner only.
Serving traditional British cuisine such as Sunday Roast, Shepherd’s Pie, and Oven-Roasted Turkey Breast, as well as more outgoing dishes such as Ballotine of Gressingham Duck Confit, Paella Valenciana and Wild Mushroom Velouté with Truffle Essence – there is something for everyone.
Breakfast and lunch are generally served on an open seating basis, giving guests flexibility on when to dine to suit them. At dinner, Ambassador operates two sittings, which can be requested upon booking.
Borough Market – serving breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner
Taking inspiration and serving cuisines from all over the world, casual self-serve style eatery, Borough Market, features buffet stations with flavours from all corners of the globe, allowing guests to craft their own unique dining experience. Expect fresh Italian pastas, Asian stir-fries, colourful salads and much more. Guests are able to visit Borough Market when suits them best, with food served all day long.
Lupino’s – Mediterranean speciality restaurant serving dinner
The Lupino’s restaurant pays homage to Michelle Lupino – the valued Ambassador colleague who sadly passed away following a short illness in October 2022. Working with renowned interior designer, Guri Blindheim, Lupino’s is a Mediterranean-style restaurant with a relaxed, al-fresco feel. Guests can expect sharing-style platters of Mediterranean salads, mezze and more.
Saffron – speciality Indian fine dining restaurant serving dinner
A firm guest favourite on board Ambience, Indian fine dining a la carte restaurant, Saffron, provides a dining experience to remember. Set in a more intimate restaurant setting, expect top-quality personalised service and incredibly flavourful Indian gastronomy such as Thali, curries, specialist breads, and unique desserts. A supplement applies to dine at Saffron.
Chef’s Table – intimate, exclusive dinner experience hosted every other night
Considered the ultimate onboard 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. The Executive Chef will talk guests through the makings and inspiration behind each course, in an intimate VIP dining area. A supplement of £89.00 applies to dine at Chef’s Table, and spaces are limited – guest can book onboard only.
Alfresco Grill – serving casual eats
For those wanting a casual meal and alternative from Borough Market, the Alfresco Grill serves burgers, hot dogs, pizzas and chips.
Ambassador happily caters to a range of dietary requirements and preferences – guests simply need to advise the Guest Services team of this ahead of their cruise.
The outstanding food is complimented by extensive beverage menus serving a range of wines, beers, spirits, cocktails, and non-alcoholic drinks at various locations around the ship.
Guests seeking a great location for a tipple are spoilt for choice on Ambition. The timeless Cavern is the ship’s live music venue, with cabarets, gameshows and quizzes for all to enjoy. Alternatively, the stylish cocktail bar, the Clifton Lounge, is perfect for those wanting a pre-dinner drink with classical music. Meanwhile, the poolside Consulate Bar is great for those not wanting to stray too far from the pool deck. Additional bars include Angel Bar, the Purple Turtle Wine Bar and Pendennis Bar.
Ambition is currently in dry dock in Germany where she is undergoing environmental upgrade works, furnishing upgrades and more*. Ambassador will officially mark the ship’s launch and maiden voyage with an event at the Port of Tyne in Newcastle on 11 May.
* During her time in Bremerhaven, Germany, Ambition will undergo environmental upgrades making her IMO Tier III compliant and in the top 10-15% of environmentally sustainable ships worldwide. She will also get her new livery, Ambassador branding, venue improvements and furnishing upgrades. An official naming ceremony will take place in Newcastle on 11 May 2023 ahead of Ambition’s inaugural 14-night maiden voyage departing on 12 May on the Hidden Gems of France and Spain sailing. Following her sailing from Newcastle, Ambition will offer further sailings from Port of Tyne as well as Ambassador’s home port of London Tilbury, Dundee, Liverpool, Belfast, Bristol and Falmouth.
(Ambassador Cruise Line)
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