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Ambition’s Launch Event Live Lounges

Tuesday 23 May 2023

Image Credit: Simon Way

Ambition’s Launch Event Live Lounges

You know we couldn’t let Ambition’s launch event go off without a few surprises, so we enlisted the help of three amazing musicians from cities around the UK to delight those enjoying three of our onboard bars. The launch of Ambition marks the start of our no-fly cruises from 8 regional UK ports, and we wanted to shine a light on some of the best of British from these amazing port cities to celebrate the occasion.

Naomi Johnson, as seen in the Clifton Lounge

The stylish Clifton Lounge Bar came alive with the powerhouse vocals of the brilliant Naomi Johnson. Naomi started her music career busking on the streets of Bristol, with a backdrop of the iconic Clifton Suspension Bridge, so she was the obvious choice to headline Ambition’s Clifton Lounge on opening night.

From impressing the public in Bristol, Naomi’s trajectory headed skyward as she stunned audiences in the Voice UK 2022. With the help of her mentor, will.i.am, she captivated audiences and made her way to the final. Since then, she’s wowed audiences on stages all around Europe. With influences including Aretha Franklin, Beyonce and Alicia Keys, Naomi’s powerful vocals and fusion of pop, R&B and soul brought the Clifton Lounge to life.

Want to hear more from Naomi? Stream Naomi Johnson on Spotify or follow her on Facebook and Instagram.

Mike Blue, as seen in The Cavern

Taking over The Cavern was Mike Blue, a singer-songwriter from Liverpool. Liverpool’s musical pedigree is well-known, with The Cavern Club launching The Beatles and we were excited for The Cavern to shine a light on Mike and his brilliant band.

Mike has been playing professionally since he was just 16 and has honed his voice, playing a fusion of folk, rock, jazz and the blues. Mike established himself on the streets of Liverpool and has a range of stellar projects to his name, from his debut album, The Demo Tapes, released in 2018, to the more recent EP, Of the Fragile Mind. From busking, he’s become a staple of the Liverpool music scene, playing a range of live festivals and venues.

Stream Mike Blue on Spotify or follow him on Facebook and Instagram.

Garry Alexander, as seen in Pendennis

Finally, Pendennis was graced by the brilliantly talented Garry Alexander. Bringing the sounds of Scotland, Garry is a one-man Ceilidh Band with plenty of flair. Though its namesake might be in Falmouth, we knew that Scottish-local Garry was the right person to bring charm and style to Pendennis.

Garry can often be found enchanting pubs and venues around Scotland with his fully midi’d accordion. For those who didn’t make it to Pendennis to catch Garry, you might wonder how one man and an accordion can hold a crowd, but Garry does it with ease, giving you the impression of a full band, including a pianist, bassist and even a drummer all by himself.

Want to hear more from Garry? Stream Garry Alexander on Spotify or follow him on Facebook and Instagram.

Cruise from a regional port near you with Ambassador

The launch of Ambition, our second lady of the sea, marks the start of our cruises sailing from regional ports around the UK. So, whether you are looking for British Isles cruises from Liverpool or a Mini Cruises from Newcastle, you can find it with Ambassador.

Browse our full selection of no-fly cruises by port here.

For more Ambassador news to usual destination advice and articles, check out our blog.

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