Important Guest Notice: Ambience and Ambition Program Change 2023/2024
Enjoy yourself with a host of amazing entertainment including quizzes, crafting, plays, cabaret, West End style shows and much more. We don't make a song and dance of it, we leave that up to you as quality entertainment shouldn't have to come at a high price.
Beyond those special moments to learn something new or show off a favourite pastime, on both Ambience and Ambition we have the sensational Palladium theatre that will whisk you away to lands near and far as you sit back and relax for an afternoon or evening of worldclass storytelling.
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 what they have in store:
A black tie hosted show celebrating iconic and memorable music from some of the biggest blockbuster movies of all time which made it into the Pop Charts. These special moments, captured on celluloid, will forever be synonymous with the movies they came from.
A sophisticated evening of timeless music and glamour which is set amidst the romantic splendour of a beautiful avant-garde parkland at dusk. A touch of Rock Opera, Classical Crossover and Musical Theatre provide the backdrop of this emotional and empowering story. It is not love that confuses us, it is the way we love that does. Obsession, unadulterated or misunderstood, we go on a journey of discovery with bespoke ballads, duets, heartfelt laments and six part harmony mash-ups to form the corner stone of this Concerto style show.
Choreographed by none other than Strictly’s Anton Du Beke. Join the celebration as we take you on a world tour of the best of dance throughout the decades with guest virtual appearances from the star himself.
A fantasy, dream-like musical experience set in a romantic gothic garden on a sweet midsummer night, complete with grand stone arches and sunken turrets. The theme of the show is love lost and love found, with a soundtrack that is a crossover of classical, musical theatre and pop, with bespoke musical arrangements and vocal harmonies.
As well as the razzle and dazzle of the West End, Ambassador also brings you the drama, comedy and suspense from the theatre. Theatre@Sea is a unique and exclusive product to Ambassador, featuring a range of professionally written plays set to add a distinctive dimension to daytime and evening entertainment programmes. For example:
Commissioned by Ambassador, this is a slightly darker modern take on the original play by Dorian Grey. All the action takes place in a de-commissioned border force interview room at London Heathrow Airport. Think Line of Duty against a classic background, with a few surprising twists.
Set in a country house, a group of people meet for a birthday celebration that they’re not all invited to! A comedy of errors, frantic complications and mistaken identities as gifts and bedrooms are exchanged with ever-increasing plot twists and confusion!
So, whatever floats your boat, you can be assured that the show will always go on and the fun will never stop with Ambassador Cruise Line. That’s really what it’s all about.
On cruises of six nights or more, learn more about a fascinating subject from one of our hand-picked guest speakers, who are not only passionate about their interest but want to share their experiences and knowledge with you.
On cruises of six nights or more why not while away the hours learning a new skill with one of our arts & craft specialists. They will demonstrate their talents and help you to find yours. These may include bead jewellery, painting, mosaic decoration, calligraphy and decorative card art. Materials will be supplied on board by the crafter for a small charge.
On selected cruises, you will be able to join our light-hearted Programme of ‘In Conversation with …' programme where you are invited to listen to a celebrity speaker or performer talk about their life experience interspersed with questions from you, the audience.
You are invited to the ‘Laughter Lounge’ the talents of our guest comedians. Laughter is the best medicine so enjoy the talents of our comedy acts with their dedicated evening shows and late-night shows.
Make sure you bring your camera (smartphone, iPad or tablet), as there will be plenty of special moments to capture. On selected cruises there will be a photographic expert to assist you in improving your skills and making the most of your camera.
Why not join other like-minded literature lovers for our cruise book club on cruises of 6 nights or more. You will be able to discuss openly and informally your thoughts on views on some of the bestselling books. All books are chosen in advance, giving you the opportunity to purchase before boarding.
Book 1: Where the Crawdad’s Sing – Delia Owens
Cruises: A12303, A12304, A12305, A12306, A22312, A12307, A12313, A12308, A22314
Synopsis: For years, rumours of the "Marsh Girl" have haunted Barkley Cove, a quiet town on the North Carolina coast. So in late 1969, when handsome Chase Andrews is found dead, the locals immediately suspect Kya Clark, the so-called Marsh Girl. But Kya is not what they say. Sensitive and intelligent, she has survived for years alone in the marsh that she calls home, finding friends in the gulls and lessons in the sand. Then the time comes when she yearns to be touched and loved. When two young men from town become intrigued by her wild beauty, Kya opens herself to a new life - until the unthinkable happens.
Book 2: The Spy Who Came in From the Cold - John Le Carre
Cruises: A12309, A22315, A12310, A22316, A22317, A12311, A22318, A12312
Synopsis: Alex Leamas is tired. It's the 1960s, he's been out in the cold for years, spying in the shadow of the Berlin Wall for his British masters. He has seen too many good agents murdered for their troubles. Now Control wants to bring him in at last - but only after one final assignment. The Spy Who Came in From the Cold is one of the most popular and influential spy novels in literary history.
Book 3: The Appeal - Janice Hallett
Cruises: A22319, A12313, A12314, A22320, A12315, A22321, A12316, A12317
Synopsis: In a town full of secrets... Someone was murdered. Someone went to prison. And everyone's a suspect. Can you uncover the truth?
Dear Reader - enclosed are all the documents you need to solve a case. It starts with the arrival of two mysterious newcomers to the small town of Lockwood, and ends with a tragic death. Someone has already been convicted of this brutal murder and is currently in prison, but we suspect they are innocent. What's more, we believe far darker secrets have yet to be revealed. Throughout the Fairway Players' staging of All My Sons and the charity appeal for little Poppy Reswick's life-saving medical treatment, the murderer hid in plain sight. Yet we believe they gave themselves away. In writing. The evidence is all here, between the lines, waiting to be discovered. Will you accept the challenge? Can you uncover the truth.
Book 4: The Island – Victoria Hislop
Cruises: A22323, A12318, A22324, A22325, A22326, A22319, A22327, A22329, A22330
Synopsis: This was not the start of a short trip to deliver supplies. It was the beginning of a one-way journey to start a new life. Life on a leper colony. Life on Spinalonga. Fifty years later, making a life-changing journey of her own, Alexis Fielding feels the pull of the abandoned island. A distant shadow off the coast of Crete, she knows it holds the secrets to her mother's past, buried for so long but surely not forgotten.
Book 5: The Illustrated Man - Ray Bradbury
Cruises: A22335, A12327, A22402, A22403, A22404
Synopsis: A classic collection of stories - all told on the skin of a man - from the author of Fahrenheit 451.If El Greco had painted miniatures in his prime, no bigger than your hand, infinitely detailed, with his sulphurous colour and exquisite human anatomy, perhaps he might have used this man's body for his art...Yet the Illustrated Man has tried to burn the illustrations off. He's tried sandpaper, acid, and a knife. Because, as the sun sets, the pictures glow like charcoals, like scattered gems. They quiver and come to life. Tiny pink hands gesture, tiny mouths flicker as the figures enact their stories - voices rise, small and muted, predicting the future.
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