Ireland and Normandy Experience – Cruise from Belfast

from€1085
for 8 nights

Enjoy a fabulous 8-night cruise from Ireland to taste the delights of Normandy with stops in Cherbourg and Honfleur onboard the Ambassador Ambition.

What's Included
  • No flights required!
  • 8 nights onboard Ambassador Ambition, based on 2 adults sharing
  • Return coach to Belfast port from around Ireland (call for details)
  • 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
  • Wide range of entertainment and daytime activities
  • Fitness, dance and wellness classes
  • Use of gym, swimming pools and hot tubs • Spa access
  • Porterage of luggage between the port and cabin
  • Taxes and unlimited baggage

Experience a captivating voyage through maritime history. First stop Liverpool which is renowned worldwide for its rich cultural heritage and iconic music scene. Next is a poignant visit to Cobh, Ireland, where the Titanic made its final port of call. Carry on to Cherbourg, France, a historic naval port offering a blend of medieval charm and maritime heritage. Continue to Honfleur, an enchanting French harbour town with picturesque landscapes. From maritime history to artistic ambience, you’ll find no shortage of inspiration on this fascinating journey along the Atlantic coastline.

CRUISE HIGHLIGHTS
Cobh
Rows of candy-coloured houses are just one of the many reasons why Cobh, Ireland is such a charming place to visit. Fascinating historic sites and warm Irish hospitality are standout features of this picturesque port town.

Cherbourg
Cherbourg on the Normandy coast has a long and storied relationship with the sea. Tour along coastal promenades, wander through fascinating quayside museums, and indulge in delicious local seafood.

Honfleur
Nestled on France’s Normandy coast, Honfleur mesmerises with its historic harbour and artistic ambiance. Travel back in time as you explore cobbled streets and art galleries showcasing works by renowned painters like Eugene Boudin.

Special Offers
BUY 1 GET 1 FREE
2nd Passenger goes FREE
Upgrade Options
Go All-Inclusive - Add Drinks + Gratuities Package for €360 per person when added at time of booking.
Ambassador Ambition

Here she is, Ambition. Aptly named to further emphasise our commitment to inspire and delight every guest to enjoy an authentic cruise experience effortlessly, and sustainably

Ambition will carry up to 1,200 passengers to give her a true sense of comfort and space in her 714 cabins, 125 of which have balconies and 113 are suites with up to 62m2 of living space.

Her dining options will inspire you with two main restaurants, speciality dining options*, and a more casual bistro style café. Sit back, relax and enjoy a drink in one of her four bars, lounges and pub. Or take in a show in the a tiered main theatre, or discover your hidden talents casino, card room, library, and craft studio.

Other facilities include the wellness centre, gym, two swimming pools and a range of retail shops, perfect for days at sea.

Dining
Dining options really will spoil you for choice, especially at Buckingham restaurant and Holyrood, our two main dining rooms. We also have Borough Market, our more casual dining choice with delicious and ever-changing delicacies from around the world. For those wanting to give their taste buds an extra tingle, we have our speciality restaurants Saffron* and Olympic Taverna* offering exceptional gastronomic experiences.

Lounges & Bars
If unwinding is on your agenda, then why not kick back in one of our lounges? We have the timeless Cavern and the stylish cocktail Clifton Lounge serving all your favourite tipples, and a poolside Consulate Bar perfectly positioned for you to soak up the rays. Other bars include Angel Bar overlooking reception, the quintessentially British Purple Turtle Wine Bar, and for all your pre and post-theatre moments, we have the elegant Pendennis bar.

Entertainment
Speaking of theatre, we have an exciting entertainment programme at The Palladium ready to whisk you away to new worlds full of song, dance, comedy, and wonderful storytelling. There’s also Grafton Street, our arts, crafts and activity area, No.10 Conference Room perfect for meetings and card games, Brontë’s library, the shopping galleria, fitness centre, an exterior joggers and walkers track, swimming pool, splash pool and relaxation pool. And to extend that feeling of rejuvenation, we have our Green Sea Spa on board, offering a sauna, steam room, hair salon and a range of restoring spa treatments

Cabins
Ambition offers a range of cabins spanning six accommodation decks from the Reception Deck 5 up to the Sun Deck 12. We have 21 twin and single cabin categories to suit a wide range of preferences and pockets. Our cabins are generally more spacious and cater to today’s climate, averaging 15-16 square meters, with cabin types broadly classified as standard, superior, premium, or de-luxe. Our dedicated housekeeping team clean cabins once a day with an evening turn down service and provide 24-hour room service at a supplementary cost. All our cabins are air-conditioned with ensuite facilities including a shower and ample storage space with room under the beds to store suitcases.

All cabins have a range of impressive amenities and personal touches. Make yourself at home with tea and coffee making facilities and take advantage of the hair dryer, personal safe, UK three pin electrical sockets and USB ports. There is also a flat screen TV for all your entertainment needs, including a range of house movies, news, documentaries, and ship information channels. So why not sit back and watch the ship position and routing from the comfort of your own cabin?

Click here for more information about Ambassador Ambition including Deck Plans.

Ambassador
Prices
Dates Cabin price Price
29 Oct 2025 Inside €1299 Book Now
29 Oct 2025 Oceanview €1609 Book Now
29 Oct 2025 Balcony €2809 Book Now
29 Oct 2025 Suite €3219 Book Now
29 Oct 2025 Single Inside €1085 Book Now
Agent
Celine K
Celine K
Booking Remarks
Prices shown include all reductions and offers
Prices are per person based on two sharing unless otherwise stated
Inclusive of taxes
Non-refundable or transferable booking deposit of €250pp. Full balance is due 16 weeks before departure date
Optional Insurance available (conditions apply)
Single supplement may be available on request
Onboard gratuities are not included
Prices are correct at time of going to press
Adult only cruise line
Itinerary
Day 1

Belfast, Northern Ireland

You board the Ambassador Ambition in Belfast Harbour. She sets off on your holiday in the afternoon.

Day 2

Liverpool, England

Liverpool is heaven for sport and music lovers, and it also happens to host the UK’s largest collection of museums and galleries outside London. Visit iconic Beatles sites like Penny Lane.

Day 3

At Sea

Day 4

Cobh (Cork), Ireland

Navigate Cork’s hilly streets and discover the melody of Ireland’s most talkative citizenry, who have a way of making conversation. Visit local artisans and witness their skills in weaving and cutting crystal.

Day 5

At Sea

Day 6

Cherbourg, Normandy, France

The Cherbourg-Octeville area is known for its international ferry terminal and lively quays, where yachts bob beside attractions like Le Redoutable nuclear submarine museum and La Cité de la Mer aquarium. A 19th-century fort on the Roule mountain houses the WWII-themed Liberation Museum and a lookout point with city views. Crêperies and restaurants serving regional cuisine line the narrow streets in the old town. 

Day 7

Honfleur, France

Over the years many renowned painters and writers have been attracted to pretty Honfleur, which with its narrow, half-timbered houses, cobblestone streets and charming old harbour set in a sheltered cove off the Seine’s tidal estuary, is simply enchanting. Unlike many of its Normandy neighbours, Honfleur was spared during the bombing of World War Two and nestled in its tidy, picturesque streets historic buildings house art galleries, artists’ studios, boutiques, restaurants, cafes and fine souvenir shops.

Day 8

At Sea

Day 9

Belfast, Northern Ireland

Your cruise comes to an end as you cruise into Belfast Port. Disembarkation begins shortly after the ship docks.

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