Ambassador Cruise Line announces partnership with digital subscription service, Readly

Ambassador Cruise Line are pleased to announce today the launch of their partnership with Readly digital magazine and newspaper app, offering their cruise guests the opportunity to access over 6,000 magazines and newspapers around the globe. 

Ambassador is the first British cruise line to launch in the UK in over a decade. Sailing from London Tilbury, the no-fly itineraries provide a premium-value, authentic cruise experience predominantly aimed at the 50-plus traveller.

Guests on board Ambassador ships will be able to catch up on daily news, discover new recipes, seek interior design and fitness inspiration, swot up on gardening tips or test themselves with some challenging brain teasers.

Subscriptions can be shared with family and friends on up to five devices on mobile, tablet, and desktop, and can even be read in the offline mode.

The 6,000+ UK and international titles include:

●        News - The Guardian, The Observer, The Metro, The Daily Express, The Evening Standard, The Week magazine and all your favourite regional titles

●        Celebrity & Entertainment - Hello!, Bella and OK!

●        Health & Wellness - Women's Health, Men's Health, Planet Mindful, Healthy Living, and Vegan Life

●        Fashion & Beauty - Vogue, Elle, InStyle, Grazia, and Marie Claire

●        Food & Drink - BBC Good Food, Delicious, Feel Good Food, Simply Vegan, and Let's Bake

●        Business & Finance - Forbes, Money Week, Fortune and Wired

●        TV, Film & Cinema - Radio Times, TV Times, What's on TV

●        Home - Good Housekeeping, LivingEtc, Real Homes, Grand Designs, Period Ideas, and Beautiful Kitchens

●        Gardening - Gardeners' World, Grow Your Own, The English Home, Garden Answers, and Amateur Gardening

●        Tech & Gadgets - T3, Stuff, Tech Advisor, What Hi-Fi?, and Wired

●        Music - Classic Rock, Q, MOJO, BBC Music, and Total Guitar

●        Crafts & DIY - Crafts Beautiful, Simply Knitting, Papercrafter, and Sew

●        Gaming - Xbox Official Magazine, PC Gamer, Playstation Official Magazine, Wireframe, and Retro Gamer

●        Science & Nature - How it Works, The Sky at Night, BBC Science Focus, and Quest International

●        Puzzles - Sudoku, Codewords and Crossword Collection

●        Kids - Beano, WWE Kids, Danger Mouse, Storytime, and Film Stories Junior

Ranj Begley, UK MD and Chief Content Officer at Readly said: “With travel back on the consumer agenda, we are delighted to join forces with Ambassador Cruise Line to offer their guests a Readly subscription for meaningful moments of relaxation. Guests can enjoy quality journalism from unlimited reading of the magazines and newspapers on the platform and be inspired, entertained and informed by the breadth of titles.  We hope customers will enjoy discovering new titles and read all their favourite titles too in a climate-friendly way.”

Bob McGowan, Head of Guest Experience at Ambassador Cruise Line added, “At Ambassador we’re always striving to provide our guests with an exceptional onboard experience, with the warmest of welcomes at sea, from the friendliest of crews. Our partnership with Readly allows us to nourish this experience while simultaneously addressing our commitment to sustainability by actively reducing the amount of paper we use onboard our ships. The Readly app will provide our guests with the same reading material that they may regularly enjoy at home, as well as access to new content and subject matter to explore. This collaboration offers 6,000+ UK and international titles for indulgence & enrichment whilst at sea.”

Ambassador Cruise Line is offering their guests an exclusive 2 month free offer, then 15% off the next 6 months and guests can cancel at any time.

For more details on Ambassador’s partnership with Readly please visit: www.ambassadorcruiseline.com/on-board-experience/readly/


About Ambassador Cruise Line

Ambassador Cruise Line is a brand-new premium-value cruise line. It is the first new British cruise line to be launched since 2010, offering no-fly cruises to the U.K. market.

Ambassador’s extremely experienced management team is led by Chief Executive Officer, Christian Verhounig supported by Chief Financial Officer, Matthias Seeger, Chief Commercial Officer, Philip Gardner, Chief Operating Officer, Nick Hughes, Chief Administrative Officer, Simon Weeks, Chief Technology Officer, Gary Hides, and Chief Marketing Officer, Gordon Nardini. Through funds managed by its main shareholder, Njord Partners LLP, London, the company is fully equity-financed and has no financial debt. The Chair of the Board of Directors is Gordon Wilson who has over 30 years of experience in the global travel industry. This includes his role as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Travelport until July 2019. He is also Chair of the Board of Interactive Investor, the second largest direct-to-consumer investment platform in the UK, and a member of the Supervisory Board of BCD Holdings which owns global corporate travel management company, BCD Travel and US airport car park operator, Park ‘N Fly.

Guests can be confident of booking with Ambassador Cruise Line since, in addition to having insurance cover in place (as required by The Package Travel and Linked Travel Arrangements Regulations 2018), Ambassador also operates a fully independently managed Trust Account where guests’ funds are deposited and only released when the cruise departs. In the event a cruise is cancelled, all guests will be offered a full refund.

Ambience is the first ship to enter the Ambassador fleet, carrying up to 1,400 guests with 789 cabins, 11 guest decks, 70,285grt and a length of 245m. She has a crew of 608 from 27 nationalities and has been upgraded to operate at IMO Tier III from her inaugural voyage, placing her amongst the top 10% of cruise ships to achieve this level of environmental operation. She will operate a programme of departures to multiple destinations including the Nordics, Greenland, Iceland, Canada, and the Mediterranean from her home port of London Tilbury.

Ambassador’s second ship, Ambition, will enter service in spring 2023, carrying 1,200 guests in 714 cabins. Her inaugural season is due to go on sale in Q2 2022. She will operate itineraries from London Tilbury but will also offer cruises from six U.K. regional departure ports.

Ambassador is based in Purfleet, Essex. www.ambassadorcruiseline.com

About Readly

Readly is the European category leader for digital magazines. The company offers a digital subscription service that lets customers have unlimited access to 7,500 magazines and newspapers including the catalogue of ePresse. Readly has subscribers in more than 50 countries and content available in 17 different languages. In collaboration with 1200 publishers worldwide, Readly is digitising the magazine and newspaper industry. In 2021, revenues amounted to SEK 466 million. Since September 2020, the Readly share is listed on Nasdaq Stockholm Midcap.

For more information, please visit https//corporate.readly.com.