Scotland, Shetlands & Norwegian Fjords – Cruise from Belfast

from€2499
for 12 nights

Enjoy a wonderful 12-night cruise from Ireland to the spectacular Norwegian Fjords including a stop in the remote Shetland Islands onboard the Ambassador Ambition.

What's Included
  • No flights required!
  • 12 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

Set sail on a nautical voyage through the North Atlantic. Visit Lerwick, Shetland Isles, steeped in Viking history and rugged coastal beauty. Cruise to Andalsnes, a gateway to Norway’s awe-inspiring landscapes, followed by the UNESCO-listed Geiranger nestled amidst majestic cliffs. Explore Bergen, surrounded by scenic waterways, and Eidfjord, a tranquil village on the mighty Hardangerfjord. Enjoy leisure at sea before reaching Invergordon, a Scottish port town known for its rich maritime heritage. With opportunities for cultural exploration and serene relaxation, this sailing unveils the splendours of the North Sea.

CRUISE HIGHLIGHTS
Lerwick, Shetland Isles
Lerwick, nestled in the Shetland Isles, whispers tales of Vikings and Scottish history. Take leisurely walks through its winding streets, learn the history of lighthouse-keeping at Bressay Lighthouse, and breathe in the salty North Atlantic breezes atop the Knab promontory.

Andalsnes
Nestled amidst majestic Norwegian landscapes, Andalsnes captivates with its subtle grandeur. Fjords, mountains, and lush valleys create a breathtaking backdrop for exploration and reconnecting with nature.

Geiranger
Geiranger, Norway, captivates visitors with local gems like the iconic Seven Sisters waterfall and panoramic viewpoints. The village offers authentic experiences, from exploring quaint local shops to indulging in traditional cuisine, amidst the awe-inspiring beauty of Norwegian fjords.

Eidfjord
Nestled amidst Norway’s dramatic fjords and verdant landscapes, Eidfjord is a place of sublime beauty. Explore the rugged footpaths of nearby Hardangervidda National Park or sit back and take in the wondrous vistas from a quayside cafe.

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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
15 Sep 2025 Inside €2499 Sold Out
15 Sep 2025 Oceanview €4355 Book Now
15 Sep 2025 Balcony €5819 Sold Out
15 Sep 2025 Suite €7391 Book Now
15 Sep 2025 Single Oceanview €5849 Book Now
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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

Lerwick, Shetland Islands, Scotland

The small and charming capital of the Shetland Islands, with its sea front of old houses and narrow streets, offering travellers its old districts and a warm port atmosphere. Geopark Shetland, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is located to the north. Incredibly well-preserved archaeological sites and ruins prove that the islands’ occupation dates back to the first Neolithic colonies. The Shetland Museum and Archives recounts the Shetlands’ history of heritage and culture: Lerwick’s abundant waters were even fished by the Dutch in the past.

Day 5

At Sea

Day 6

Andalsnes (cruise Romsdalsfjord), Norway

Nestled amidst majestic Norwegian landscapes, Andalsnes captivates with its subtle grandeur. Fjords, mountains, and lush valleys create a breathtaking backdrop for exploration and reconnecting with nature.

Romsdalsfjord or Romsdal Fjord is the ninth-longest fjord in Norway at 88 kilometres long.

Day 7

Geiranger, Norway

Nothing quite prepares you for the jaw-dropping vistas of Geiranger. See it all from a viewpoint overlooking Norway’s famous Seven Sisters waterfall, or from a kayak on the crystal waters.

Day 8

Bergen, Norway

Haakon’s Hall fortress stands guard over this classic Norwegian port. Seeking stunning vistas? Ascend the 1,000ft Mt. Fløyen in just minutes by funicular railway and toast the views with a beer.

Day 9

Eidfjord, Norway

Lying at the end of a tributary of the beautiful Hardangerfjord, Eidfjord is surrounded by mountains up to 1,900 metres high. The small town is the gateway to Hardangervidda, which is the largest high mountain plateau in Europe and Norway’s largest national park. A short walk from the village centre there are graves by the roadside dating back to the Iron Age and Viking eras. The ‘old’ church in Eidfjord was built in 1309. Nearby the stunning Vøringfossen waterfall is one of Norway’s most popular natural attractions and features in optional excursions along with the amazing Sysen Dam.

Day 10

At Sea

Day 11

Invergordon, Scotland

Situated on the shores of the deep Cromarty Firth and with a fine natural harbour, Invergordon is a key port with an important naval history stretching back through two World Wars. The small, yet modern town is a charming coastal gateway to the beautiful Scottish Highlands and the incredible scenery that forms a stunning backdrop to the romantic castles and historic battlefields featuring in optional excursions along with the ‘Capital of the Highlands’ Inverness. Other popular options include the Glenmorangie Distillery and a visit to haunting Loch Ness with its legendary monster.

Day 12

At Sea

Day 13

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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