Wonders of Western Europe – Cruise from Belfast

for 12 nights

Enjoy a wonderful 12-night cruise from Ireland to the wonders of France and Spain including Brest, Gijon & Bordeaux 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

Embark on an enriching maritime journey across Western Europe. Uncover the historical treasures of Brest and the coastal charm of Lorient. From there it’s on to Spain to explore the cultural heritage of El Ferrol, for optional tours to Santiago de Compostela, and Gijon. Explore the allure of Le Verdon with the option to tour to Bordeaux in France before concluding your voyage in St. Peter Port in Guernsey before returning home. This sailing offers a seamless blend of historical exploration and coastal beauty at each picturesque destination.

Located on the briny coast of Brittany, the French port of Brest offers a seafaring spirit and countless maritime attractions. Stroll along quaysides, discover historic fortifications, and enjoy some unique Breton cuisine.

Gijon, on Spain’s northern coast, unveils a sun-washed cityscape steeped in Asturian charm. Wander historic promenades, discover contemporary art, and embrace the understated beauty of this Spanish port town.

Le Verdon
Le Verdon, France is a coastal town on the doorstep of Bordeaux’s famous wine country. Explore historic harbours like Port-Medoc, visit coastal viewpoints such as Pointe de Grave, and take time to enjoy local flavours along the Gironde Estuary.

St. Peter Port, Guernsey, Channel Islands
Discover the allure of St. Peter Port, Guernsey. Immerse yourself in history at Castle Cornet, explore Victor Hugo’s Hauteville House, and stroll along picturesque quaysides. With charming medieval landmarks, stunning coastal views, and a rich cultural heritage, it’s a tranquil retreat for discerning travellers.

Special Offers
2nd Passenger goes FREE
Upgrade Options
Go All-Inclusive - Add Drinks + Gratuities Package for €540 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 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.

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

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.

Dates Cabin price Price
16 Apr 2025 Inside €2245 Book Now
16 Apr 2025 Oceanview €2989 Book Now
16 Apr 2025 Balcony €5209 Book Now
16 Apr 2025 Suite €5950 Book Now
16 Apr 2025 Single Inside €2019 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
Day 1

Belfast, Northern Ireland

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

Day 2

At Sea

Day 3

Brest, Brittany, France

Located on the briny coast of Brittany, the French port of Brest offers a seafaring spirit and countless maritime attractions. Stroll along quaysides, discover historic fortifications, and enjoy some unique Breton cuisine.

Day 4

Lorient, France

Lorient, a relatively new town founded in the 17th century, has fragments of world history intermingled with its heritage and landscapes. Its houses, beaches and quays tell tales of the conquest of India and the East Indies, deep sea fishing, the Second World War, the growing popularity of ocean racing and the restored pride of the Celtic nations.

Day 5

At Sea

Day 6

El Ferrol (for Santiago de Compostela), Spain

Ferrol is a city in the province of A Coruña in Galicia, Spain. It is located in the Rías Altas, in the vicinity of Strabo’s Cape Nerium.

The final stop on the epic Camino de Santiago pilgrimage trail, Santiago is a unique city imbued with the aura of a millennium’s worth of journeys. Long-gone centuries live on in its arcaded streets and magnificent stone architecture, of which the famous cathedral is the jewel in the crown.

Day 7

Gijon, Spain

Gijon, on Spain’s northern coast, unveils a sun-washed cityscape steeped in Asturian charm. Wander historic promenades, discover contemporary art, and embrace the understated beauty of this Spanish port town.

Gijón is a large coastal city in northern Spain. It’s known for its maritime heritage and the old fishermen’s quarter of Cimadevilla. Santa Catalina hill has a clifftop park and sculpture. The 18th-century Revillagigedo Palace houses an international arts center. It adjoins the Collegiate Church of San Juan Bautista, now a concert hall. Nearby is the 16th-century Clock Tower, with a museum about the city. 

Day 8

Bordeaux (Le Verdon), France

Enjoy the city’s visual feast of wonderful ornate buildings, broad avenues, marvelous squares and the Cathedral of St. André, where Eleanor of Aquitaine married Louis VII. Stroll through Old Bordeaux. Then visit the area’s fabulous vineyards and magnificent châteaux and delight in tasting their superb wines.

Day 9

At Sea

Day 10

St. Peter Port, Guernsey, UK

For over 800 years Castle Cornet has stood guard over St. Peter Port. The attractive town is a delight with cobbled streets, steep stairways and alleyways winding their way down between the houses to a picturesque waterfront of grey and white stone buildings. Guernsey is geographically closer to France, yet loyal to the British crown, and this is reflected in the wonderful Anglo-French ambience around the town. The second largest of the Channel Islands has a wonderful coastline with beautiful bays, and pastoral scenery that includes the handsome, much-prized Guernsey dairy cows. The tax-free haven is perfect for duty-free shopping.

Day 11

At Sea

Day 12

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 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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