How to spend a sea day on an Ambassador cruise

Ambition at sea

Going on an Ambassador Cruise to any destination is extremely exciting, and there is always so much to look forward to, including the wonderful locations you’re going to visit and the quality time you’re going to spend with friends and family.

But, you might be wondering, what is there to do onboard when you’re spending the day at sea? Sea days are the perfect opportunity for you to explore the ship, relax and unwind and spend quality time with those around you. In this guide, we take you through some of our recommendations on what to do when spending a sea day on an Ambassador Cruise.

How to spend a sea day on an Ambassador cruise:

  • Experience all the dining options onboard
  • Watch a show at the Palladium
  • Relax in the Green Sea Spa
  • Attend a class or talk
  • Play games with friends or family

Experience all the dining options onboard

Both Ambassador ships are full of delicious and delectable dining options waiting for you to explore, and what better way to pass the time than trying out a selection of wonderful dishes? This is something Karen from the blog Forever Karen suggested to us. She said the following:

“On an Ambassador cruise ship, there are numerous activities to indulge in during a sea day, but one particular suggestion is to enjoy a culinary extravaganza known as the ‘VIP Chef's Table’. The Chef's Table Experience allows guests to travel on an epicurean adventure like no other. It is an activity that caters to the connoisseurs of food and those seeking a truly indulgent experience at sea. The carefully crafted dishes are accompanied by wine pairing selected by your sommelier. You’ll enjoy the cuisine of your destination, and immerse yourself in the flavours of that country.”

Ambience and Ambition have dining options serving a whole host of cuisines, including Indian grills and 5-course dinners. Restaurants on Ambience include Borough Market, Buckingham Restaurant, The Chef’s Table, Saffron and Sea & Grass. Ambition has similar offerings, including Buckingham Restaurant and Holyrood, Borough Market and Saffron and Lupino’s, for those who want something extraordinary.

Watch a show at the Palladium

The Palladium is our very own theatre onboard our two ships, showing West-End quality shows featuring some of the best performers in the business. The Palladium is the entertainment hub on our ships where you can sit back, relax and enjoy the splendour that is in front of you. Our selection of shows is so great you won’t be able to choose which one to see first, so why not see them all? Waiting in the wings is our onboard entertainment team, the Ambassador Theatre Company.

They have crafted an itinerary of performances hand-picked for our guests that feel as beautiful and diverse as the destinations you will visit in between shows. Here’s a selection of the shows you can expect to see when on an Ambassador Cruise:

  • Magical Movie Moments
  • Love Is In The Air
  • Dance, Dance, Dance
  • Enchanted Garden
  • The Curious Case of Miss Grey
  • A Birthday Blunder
  • In the Spotlight
  • Cruise & Craft

READ MORE: How to organise your evenings whilst onboard an Ambassador Cruise

Relax in the Green Sea Spa

Spa onboard Ambassador ships

Looking for a bit of rest and relaxation? The Green Sea Spa is ready and waiting on both Ambience and Ambition and is the perfect place to unwind after a day spent exploring wonderful sights around some of the world’s best destinations. If you’re looking for a treatment or a pamper or just want to sit back and enjoy the sauna or steam room, then this is the perfect location for you, and we couldn’t recommend it more.

The soothing sounds of relaxation music and the relaxing scents of essential oils will make you feel like a million dollars, the perfect way to spend a sea day.

Attend a class or talk

Have you explored any of our themed cruises before? Our themed cruises are ever so popular and mean that not only are you cruising to wonderful destinations, but you’ll also get to experience a plethora of activities, workshops and talks on board too.

Do you love crafting, then our super craft cruise might be the perfect option for you; how about a comedy cruise with some of the best comedians in the industry, or a cricket legends cruise where you can enjoy talks and chats with UK cricketing legends, there is a themed cruise for everyone.

If you’ve booked onto one of our themed cruises and want to know what sort of activities you can enjoy on sea days, then there will be a plethora of activities, classes and talks across the whole cruise that you can attend, the perfect place to meet like-minded people who enjoy similar hobbies to yourself.

Play games with friends or family

Card games and board games are perfect for sea days and are also a great way to spend time with friends and family and also get the competitive juices flowing. There are plenty of wonderful locations across the ship where you can sit, enjoy a drink and spend some time playing some of your favourite games. Some great games we would suggest are Uno, Dobble, Rumikub and Monopoly Deal.

READ MORE: Fun Games to Play on a Cruise

If you’re heading off on an Ambassador Cruise soon and you need some inspiration on how to spend your sea day, hopefully, this guide has given you a little inspiration and a few ideas. Still have not booked a cruise with us but are thinking about it; why not book a last-minute cruise holiday? From a Gran Canaria cruise to a cruise around the Mediterranean, you'll be able to find some last-minute sun!

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