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Scenic sights of France and Northern Spain

Explore, savour, and embrace France and Spain’s treasures.

Ship: Ambition
Departs From: Bristol Royal Portbury
Sets Sail: May 23, 2024
Duration: 10 nights
Cruise Code: A22499BR

You might have been expecting our Round Britain & France Discovery itinerary; however, this departure date hasn’t been as popular as we had hoped. We have therefore been hard at work to create an alternative itinerary that we know guests will find more inspiring. If you're still looking for a Round Britain & France sailing, please click here.

Each port on this new sailing unveils captivating scenes and character. You will begin in Cherbourg, steeped in naval heritage and Renaissance charm, sailing onto Le Verdon on the west coast of France with sandy beaches and Gallic allure, a coastal haven to enchant. Getxo is a gastronome's paradise near Bilbao, offering culinary delights amidst vibrant Basque culture, followed by Gijón and its waterfront splendour, seamlessly blending history and modernity. Your final port of call in Spain will be El Ferrol, an off-the-beaten-path gem in Spain's northwest region, revealing unique architecture and a maritime legacy at the Museo Naval Ferrol. Explore, savour, and embrace France and Spain’s treasures before a final stop at St. Mary’s, the largest and most populous island of the Isles of Scilly, and then home.

CRUISE HIGHLIGHTS

Cherbourg
Cherbourg, one of the great Channel ports, has a remarkable maritime and naval history. Today, it is a vibrant, cultured, and quintessentially French city, with its Renaissance-inspired Italian theatre, art and history museums, basilica, Ravalet Castle, and the legendary Cité de la Mer, the second-largest artificial harbour in the world.

Le Verdon
The small resort town of Le Verdon-sur-Mer is legendary for its magnificent sandy beaches, which front both the Atlantic and the Gironde estuary. Meanwhile, the town itself is charmingly gallic, featuring some rustic restaurants, the beautiful 19th-century Church of Notre-Dame du Bon Secours et Saint-Louis, and the nearby lighthouse and museum at Pointe de Grave.

Getxo
Just 20 minutes from Bilbao, Getxo is a gastronome’s paradise, with countless fish and seafood restaurants, bistros offering traditional Basque cuisine, and bars serving tasty pintxos. Culture vultures will find plenty to savour too as they wander through a diverse and traditional town packed with varied enclaves bursting with colour and character.

Gijón
With a stunning waterfront on the Cantabrian Sea, Gijón offers a unique blend of maritime traditions, historic buildings, and modern urban design. Here you will find architecture dating back to the Roman era, including the Campo Valdés Baths, as well as many other attractions, including a Railway Museum, Bioparc Aquarium, Atlantic Botanical Garden and much, much more.

El Ferrol
Set amid stunning countryside in Spain’s north-west, the coastal city of Ferrol is far from the tourist trail. With its unique architecture, intriguing history, and delicious food, it gives you a glimpse into the real Spain and into the country’s remarkable maritime history via the absorbing Museo Naval Ferrol.

From £729 per person
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Itinerary

Date Port Arrive Depart  
23/05/24 Bristol Royal Portbury (United Kingdom) - 1700
24/05/24 Falmouth (United Kingdom) 0845 1900
25/05/24 Cherbourg (France) 0800 1800
26/05/24 at sea (At Sea) 0000 0000
27/05/24 Le Verdon, for Bordeaux (France) 0800 1800
28/05/24 Getxo, for Bilbao (Spain) 0800 1800
29/05/24 Gijon (Spain) 0800 1800
30/05/24 El Ferrol, for Santiago de Compostela (Spain) 0800 1800
31/05/24 at sea (At Sea) 0000 0000
01/06/24 Land by launch or tenderSt. Mary's, Isles of Scilly (United Kingdom) 0800 1630
02/06/24 Bristol Royal Portbury (United Kingdom) 0700 -
Note: In the event of adverse weather/sea conditions that prevent the ship from calling at one of the scheduled ports, alternative arrangements will be made where possible.

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* Technical call (independent guests may not go ashore)

Cabins & Fares

Twin Prices (PP) From £729
Single Prices (PP) From £999
Suite From£1789per person
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Junior Suite

Cabin Info

Cabin category - JS Deck 10
2-4 Guests

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35% Saver Fare discount
£1789 per person
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£2169 per person
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Cabin Size 226-237sq ft/21-22sq m
Average Balcony Size 54sq ft/5sq m
Located on Ambassador Deck 10, there are 38 Junior Suites with a sitting area and a private balcony. They have twin beds, and the majority can be converted to double bed. These cabins are twin occupancy and have a shower only en-suite. Cabins on Ambassador Deck 10 all have a shower over bath while cabins on Sun Deck 12 have a dressing room.

Junior Suite Single

Cabin Info

Cabin category - JSS Deck 10
1 Guest

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35% Saver Fare discount
£2659 per person
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£3039 per person
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Average Cabin Size 237sq ft/22sq m
Average Balcony Size 54sq ft/5sq m
Located on Ambassador Deck 10, there are 10 Junior Suite Single cabins with a sitting area, private balcony, and a shower over bath. They have twin beds, and the majority can be converted to double bed.

Superior Junior Suite

Cabin Info

Cabin category - SJS Deck 12/10
2-4 Guests

Saver Fare Fare

35% Saver Fare discount
£1879 per person
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£2259 per person
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Cabin Size 226-237sq ft/21-22sq m
Balcony Size 54sq ft/5sq m
Located on Sun deck 12 and Ambassador Deck 10, there are 36 Superior Junior Suites with a sitting area and a private balcony. They have twin beds, and the majority can be converted to double bed. These cabins are twin occupancy and have a shower only en-suite, cabins on Ambassador Deck 10 have a shower over bath while cabins on Sun Deck 12 have a dressing room.

Please note the following cabins have fixed double beds which cannot be converted to twins: 12103, 12105, 12107, 12109, 12111, 12115, 12117, 12104, 12106, 12108, 12110, 12114, 12116, 12118

Most cabins in this grade have a separate shower cubicle, however cabins 1051, 1050, 1049, 1048, 1047, 1046, 1045, 1044, 1043, 1042, 1041, 1040, 1039, 1038, 1037, 1036, 1035, 1034, 1033, 1032, 1031, 1030, 1029, 1028, 1027, 1026, 1025, 1024, 1023, 1022, 1021, 1020 have a shower over bath. 

Premium Suite

Cabin Info

Cabin category - PS Deck 12/7
2-5 Guests

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£2479 per person
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£2859 per person
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Cabin Size 280-398sq ft/26-37sq m
Balcony Size 54-248sq ft/5-23sq m
Located Sun Deck 12 to Boat Deck 7, there are 13 Premium Suites all with a lounge area and, with the exception of 12119 & 12121, a walk-in wardrobe. They all have double beds that cannot be converted to a twin bed configuration. All have a double sofa bed that can accommodate a third and/or fourth guest. Eight of these suites also comprise a separate bedroom with a single bed. 

Most cabins in this grade have a separate shower cubicle, however cabins 12122, 12102 and 12101 have a shower over bath. 

Please note the following cabins have fixed double beds which cannot be converted to twins: 12101, 12102, 12119, 12120, 12122, 1126, 1129, 9216, 9223, 8214, 8225, 7147, 7146

De Luxe Suite

Cabin Info

Cabin category - DS Deck 8/7
2-4 Guests

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40% off
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£2879 per person
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£3259 per person
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Cabin Size 452-506sq ft/42-47sq m
Balcony Size 118-161sq ft/11-15sq m
Located on Ambition deck 8 and Boat deck 7, there are six De Luxe Suites with a walk-in wardrobe and a separate lounge area, as well as a second flat-screen television in the bedroom. They all have double beds that cannot be converted to a twin bed configuration, and all have a double sofa bed that can accommodate a third and/or fourth guest.

Please note the following cabins have fixed double beds which cannot be converted to twins: 8216, 8218, 8227, 7149, 7148, 7150

Balcony From£1689per person
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Premium Balcony

Cabin Info

Cabin category - 16 Deck 12/9
2-3 Guests

Saver Fare Fare

30% Saver Fare discount
£1689 per person
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£2069 per person
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Cabin Size 161-183sq ft/15-17sq m
Balcony Size 43-65sq ft/4-6sq m
Located on Ambassador Deck 10 and Consulate Deck 9 are 12 Premium Balcony twin cabins, which can be converted to a double bed. They also have a sofa bed that can accommodate a third guest.

Please note the following cabins have fixed double beds which cannot be converted to twins: 1128, 1130, 1132, 1131, 1133, 1135, 9218, 9220, 9222, 9225, 9227, 9229

Oceanview From£899per person
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Standard Twin Ocean View

Ocean View

Cabin Info

Cabin category - 6 Deck 7
2 Guests

Saver Fare Fare

30% Saver Fare discount
£899 per person
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£1289 per person
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Located on Boat Deck 7, there are 39 Standard Ocean View Twin Cabins cabins with partially/fully obstructed views and the majority can be converted to a double bed.

Please note the following cabins have fixed double beds which cannot be converted to twins: 7040, 7042, 7044, 7046, 7048, 7050, 7052, 7054, 7056, 7058, 7060, 7062, 7064, 7066, 7068, 7070, 7072, 7074, 7076

Standard Single Ocean View

Cabin Info

Cabin category - 6S Deck 7
1 Guest

Saver Fare Fare

35% Saver Fare discount
£1299 per person
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£1689 per person
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Average Cabin Size 118sq ft/11sq m
Located on Boat Deck 7, there are 13 Standard Single Ocean View Cabins with partially/fully obstructed views and have a single bed.

Standard Twin Ocean View

Cabin Info

Cabin category - 7 Deck 7
2-4 Guests

Saver Fare Fare

30% Saver Fare discount
£979 per person
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£1369 per person
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Cabin Size 140-151sq ft/13-14sq m
Located on Boat Deck 7, there are 34 Standard Ocean View Twin Cabins with a picture window ocean view and they can all be converted to a double bed. Some have a third and/or fourth upper berth.

Standard Plus Twin Ocean View

Cabin Info

Cabin category - 8 Deck 8
2-4 Guests

Saver Fare Fare

30% Saver Fare discount
£1039 per person
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£1419 per person
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Cabin Size 140sq ft/13sq m
Located on Ambition Deck 8, there are 58 Standard Plus Ocean View Twin Cabins with a picture window ocean view. They can all be converted to a double bed, and some have a third and/or fourth upper berth.

Superior Twin Ocean View

Cabin Info

Cabin category - 9 Deck 8
2-4 Guests

Saver Fare Fare

35% Saver Fare discount
£999 per person
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£1389 per person
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Cabin Size 140-161sq ft/13-15sq m
Located on Ambition Deck 8, there are 49 Superior Ocean View Twin Cabins with a picture window ocean view. They can all be converted to a double bed, and some have a third and/or fourth upper berth.

Superior Single Ocean View

Cabin Info

Cabin category - 10S Deck 8
1 Guest

Saver Fare Fare

40% off
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£1399 per person
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£1789 per person
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Average Cabin Size 140sq ft/13sq m
Located on Ambition Deck 8, there are 13 Superior Single Ocean View Cabins with a picture window ocean view that have been allocated for single occupancy use.

Superior Plus Ocean View

Cabin Info

Cabin category - 11 Deck 9
2 Guests

Saver Fare Fare

35% Saver Fare discount
£1049 per person
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£1429 per person
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Cabin Size 140-161sq ft/13-15sq m
Located on Consulate Deck 9, there are 57 Superior Plus Ocean View Twin Cabins with a picture window ocean view. They can be converted to a double bed.

Premium Ocean View

Cabin Info

Cabin category - 12 Deck 10/9
2-4 Guests

Saver Fare Fare

35% Saver Fare discount
£1089 per person
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35% Saver Fare discount Includes our top Ambassador Expedition Drinks Package
£1469 per person
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Average Cabin Size 140sq ft/13sq m
Located mid ship on Ambassador Deck 10 and Consulate Deck 9, there are 68 Premium Ocean View Twin Cabins with a picture window ocean view, and they can all be converted to a double bed. Some have a third and/or fourth upper berth.

Premium Single Ocean View

Cabin Info

Cabin category - 12S Deck 9
1 Guest

Saver Fare Fare

40% off
40% Saver Fare discount
£1499 per person
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£1889 per person
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Average Cabin Size 140sq ft/13sq m
Located on Consulate Deck 9, there are 18 Premium Single Ocean View Cabins with a picture window ocean view that have been allocated for single occupancy use.

Inside From£729per person
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Standard Twin Inner

Inside Cabin

Cabin Info

Cabin category - 1 Deck 7
2-4 Guests

Saver Fare Fare

25% Saver Fare discount
£729 per person
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£1109 per person
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Average Cabin Size 140sq ft/13sq m
Located on Boat Deck 7, there are 20 Standard Twin Inner Cabins. They can all be converted to a double bed, and some have a third and/or fourth upper berth.

Standard Single Inner

Cabin Info

Cabin category - 1S Deck 7
1 Guest

Saver Fare Fare

35% off
35% Saver Fare discount
£999 per person
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£1389 per person
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Cabin Size 86-118sq ft/8-11sq m
Located on Boat Deck 7, there are six Standard Single Inner Cabins that have been allocated for single occupancy use and have a single bed.

Standard Plus Twin Inner

Inside Cabin

Cabin Info

Cabin category - 2 Deck 8
2-4 Guests

Saver Fare Fare

25% Saver Fare discount
£779 per person
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£1159 per person
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Average Cabin Size 140sq ft/13sq m
Located on Boat Deck 8, there are 44 Standard Plus Twin Inner Cabins. They can be converted to a double bed, and some have a third and/or fourth upper berth.

Superior Twin Inner

Inside Cabin

Cabin Info

Cabin category - 3 Deck 9/8
2-4 Guests

Saver Fare Fare

25% Saver Fare discount
£819 per person
Full £1129 Save £310

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£1199 per person
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Average Cabin Size 140sq ft/13sq m 
(205sq ft/19sq m for wheelchair accessible cabins)

Located on Consulate Deck 9 and Ambition Deck 8, there are 95 Superior Twin Inner Cabins. They can all be converted to a double bed and most have a third and/or fourth upper berth. 9052 and 9051 are equipped for guests with specific mobility limitations and their companions.

Premium Twin Inner

Inside Cabin

Cabin Info

Cabin category - 4 Deck 10/9
2-4 Guests

Saver Fare Fare

25% Saver Fare discount
£879 per person
Full £1199 Save £320

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25% Saver Fare discount Includes our top Ambassador Expedition Drinks Package
£1259 per person
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Average Cabin Size 140sq ft/13sq m
Located on Ambassador Deck 10 and Consulate Deck 9, there are 57 Premium Twin Inner Cabins, and they can all be converted to a double bed. Some have a third and/or fourth upper berth.

Premium Single Inner

Inside Cabin

Cabin Info

Cabin category - 5S Deck 10/9
1 Guest

Saver Fare Fare

30% Saver Fare discount
£1229 per person
Full £1789 Save £560

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30% Saver Fare discount Includes our top Ambassador Expedition Drinks Package
£1609 per person
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Average Cabin Size 140sq ft/13sq m
Located on Ambassador Deck 10 and Consulate Deck 9, there are 18 Premium Single Inner Cabins that have been allocated for single occupancy use.

Please note the following cabins have fixed double beds which cannot be converted to twins: 12112, 12121, 12124

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Gratuities & service charges Extra
House wines Extra
House brands from the bar Extra
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Premium drinks from the bar
Premium teas & speciality coffees
Choice of 1st or 2nd dining sitting for dinner
Priority for complimentary cabin upgrades

Cruise passage onboard Ambience • Cabin accommodation in guest’s chosen category • Full board cuisine • Welcome and farewell Captain’s cocktail party (6 nights or more) • Captain’s gala dinner • Evening entertainment • Daytime activities programme • Informative guest speakers (6 nights or more) • Wide range of entertainment and daytime activities including • Fitness, dance and wellness classes • Use of gym, swimming pools and hot tubs • Spa access • Porterage of luggage between the port and cabin • All port taxes. • GBP sterling is the currency onboard. • Flexible cancellation policies.
*See full T&C’s for details. Complimentary Essex Cricket tickets will be issued upon request by guest and valid for the 2023 season, subject to availability and offer may be withdrawn at any time. ~Onboard Credit offer is valid on any sailing departing between 12/11/23 - 25/04/25 only, applicable on all twin and single cabin grades on both Ambience and Ambition, structured as £50pp for sailings 7-14 nights, £75pp for sailings 15-30 nights, £100pp on sailings 31-50 nights and £250pp on sailings 51+ nights plus. Please note onboard credit is not applicable to sailings 6 nights or under, any festive/in port events or any booking made outside of the above dates and is only applicable to the lead booked guest and secondary guest (if applicable) in each cabin over the age of 18 and is not applicable to any 3 rd /4 th berth guest, or any child under 18 travelling.

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