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Arctic Voyage to Greenland & Iceland

Ambassador Cruise Line Ambience
Date 21st Jun 22
Nights 21 Nights
1
Tilbury, UK
Arrive at London, Tilbury and board Ambience for your twenty-one night cruise.
2-4
At Sea
5
Reykjavik, Iceland
Reykjavik — the world's most northern capital — is Iceland's cultural hub. Sundahöfn is a modern harbour just minutes from the city centre that welcomes large ships from around the world, while smaller ships dock in the Old Harbour at the heart of town. Famous for its vibrant nightlife and vast array of cafes, bars and restaurants this diverse setting also boasts natural beauty in the unspoilt countryside. Away from the bustling centre, discover a small piece of paradise at the Nauthólsvík geothermal beach. Golden sand meets a fusion of cold sea and hot geothermal water, which produces warmer temperatures perfect for swimming. Visit in winter and catch a glimpse of the Aurora Borealis - The Northern Lights.
6-7
At Sea
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Qaqortoq, Greenland
The town of Qaqortoq is located in southern Greenland, near to Cape Thorvaldsen. This town is rich in art, culture, Norse history, and hot springs, and is also a popular spot for kayaking and hiking. Take a leisurely walk around nearby Lake Tasersuaq, hop on a passenger boat to Hvalsey and see the church ruins, or experience the hot springs at Uunartoq. Follow the route of the Stone & Man exhibition; which comprises 40 sculptures created by Greenlandic artist, Aka Hoegh, and his artist friends in the mid-1990s. Admire the tupilaks, talismans, and modern art on display at Qaqortoq Museum. Explore the adjoining main square with its 100-year old fountain, historical buildings, cafes, and eateries.
9
Narsarsuaq, Greenland
Narsaq is a town in southern Greenland and its name translates to 'Plain', which refers to the shore of Tunulliarfik Fjord where it's located. No time here is complete without a visit to the red-and-green Lund Cottage and a trip to Eskimo Pels is well worth it to see where local women turn sealskins into designer bags and clothes. Discover a collection of local findings at Narsaq Museum and challenge yourself to a variety of beautiful sightseeing hikes and perhaps stop in a mountain hut for a truly authentic experience. The private house of Borge Brodersen is home to an impressive mineral collection and, when the sun goes down, the converted chicken farm Honekroen is the place to listen to live music and enjoy a few drinks at the bar.
10
At Sea
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Sisimiut, Greenland
Sisimiut is the capital and largest city of Greenland's Qeqqata municipality. This Arctic city has close to 5,600 residents and sits on the coast of Davis Strait in central-western Greenland; approximately 40km north of the Arctic Circle and 320km north of Nuuk. Sisimiut perfectly combines backcountry sports and Arctic adventures with cultural highlights and stunning natural sights. Go fly fishing for Arctic char in the rivers, hiking and cross-country racing through the mountains, and snowmobiling, snowshoeing, or dog-sledding across powder-white landscapes. Step back in time at the 18th and 19th-century buildings at Sisimiut Museum; including the Old Shop, Old House, Colonial Manager's House, Bethel Church, and Turf House. If you visit in the summer months, you'll hopefully get to experience the Midnight Sun; while September to April is your best chance to enjoy the natural phenomenon of the Northern Lights.
12-13
Ilulissat Icefjord, Greenland
The town of Illulissat nestles on the coast of western Greenland and is famous for the Illulissat Icefjord and the huge icebergs that calve from the fast-moving Sermeq Kujalleq glacier into Disko Bay. Illulissat is found over 350km north of the Arctic Circle and is home to about 4600 residents and nearly 3500 sled dogs. Witness the dramatic views over the ice as you follow the trails towards the Old Settlement of Sermermiut or go on a thrilling dog sledding tour. Explore the area's history and the life of locally-born explorer Knud Rasmussen at Illulissat Museum or admire the paintings on display at Inuit Art Museum. Go on a whale watching safari in Disko Bay to perhaps catch sight of humpback, minke, and fin whales or glide past icebergs by kayak in Illulissat Icefjord. Head 21km north out of the town to the picturesque, traffic-free, and virtually uninhabited village of Oqaatsut. Set out on a Northern Light tour for the best chance to see the awe-inspiring sight of the Aurora Borealis in all its glory from early September to the end of April.
14
At Sea
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Nuuk, Greenland
Nuuk - means ‘majestic fjord views’ in Greenlandic - and sits on Greenland's southwest coast. Set against the backdrop of the Sermitsiaq Mountain, Nuuk is the country's capital and largest city and has been inhabited by many settlers over the centuries; but the present town was only established in 1728. The area's fjord system is rich in waterfalls, icebergs, and humpback whales. A guided tour through the picturesque Old Harbour reveals history and traditions that still remain strong. Perhaps marvel at the mummies and Inuit skin boats at the Greenland National Museum or try the local Greenlandic beer at Greenland’s largest microbrewery. Alternatively, learn about Inuit culture at the Nuuk Art Museum
16-19
At Sea
20
Kirkwall, Orkney Islands
Kirkwall is both the largest town and the capital of the Orkney Islands. This vibrant and busy port town was granted Royal Burgh status by James III of Scotland in 1486 and is the main transport and port hub in the Orkneys. The medieval St Magnus Cathedral dominates the skyline, with the Earl's and Bishop's Palaces close by. Step back in time at Orkney Museum in Tankerness House before strolling around its delightful walled gardens. Explore the art of whisky making at Scapa Distillery or shop for souvenirs at the niche shops and boutiques in the town centre.
21
At Sea
22
Tilbury, UK
Today your cruise comes to an end. Disembark and make your way to home.
Hays Extras
Hays Extras
  • 21 nights full board on Ambassadors Ambience 
  • Evening entertainment
  • Wide range of entertainment and daytime activities including
  • Welcome and farewell Captain’s cocktail party
  • GBP sterling is the currency onboard
  • Regional coach available from £40pp return
Why Book
Why Book
  • Reykjavik is the Northernmost capital of the world!  Enjoy breathtaking views of Mt. Esja and the Snaefellsjokull glacier
  • Take a leisurely walk around nearby Lake Tasersuaq, hop on a passenger boat to Hvalsey and see the church ruins, or experience the hot springs at Uunartoq
  • Discover a collection of local findings at Narsaq Museum and challenge yourself to a variety of beautiful sightseeing hikes and perhaps stop in a mountain hut for a truly authentic experience

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Background
Ambience
Overview

Here she is, our flagship of the fleet, our first lady of the sea: Ambience. Derived from the French word for ‘surrounding’, our ambition at Ambassador is to create the optimum atmosphere onboard; one that brings out the best in each of us. The perfect ambience.

With an average 1,400-guest capacity and careful configuration, she offers both a feeling of spaciousness and freedom, whilst retaining that sense of intimacy and camaraderie we each crave; it’s whatever makes you comfortable.

Ambience
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Food & Drink
Dining with Ambassador is always tailored to you, but exceptional service, authentic flavours and cherry-on-top surroundings are guaranteed each and every meal. So, whether it’s a full English for breakfast, a casual lunch, or a six-course gala dinner, your dining wish is our desire! We cater for all, so if you have any dietary requirements, then just let us know in advance.
Entertainment

Introducing Ambassador’s Enrichment Programme: a host of opportunities to learn, laugh, listen and surprise yourself as we sail alongside the world’s most inspiring sights. Our atmosphere is one where we can each express and embrace what makes us unique, together. So, how will you spend your time?

Maybe it’s learning something new with one of our guest lecturers or it’s asking a question of a celebrity speaker at our ‘In Conversation With’ sessions. Perhaps it’s setting free your inner creative with one of our arts and crafts specialists or it might be that in between wining, dining and dancing, you pay a visit to The Palladium for a priceless evening of comedy. We also have a peaceful library on board for you literary lovers and photography experts to help you capture and master those once-in-a-lifetime precious shots.

Entertainment venues include the multi-tiered Palladium, the stylish Observatory, Raffle’s Bar & Botanical Lounge.

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Kids & Teens
Please be advised that there are no dedicated kids or teens facilities onboard the ship.
Terms & Conditions
Advertised offer based on 2 sharing the lowest category cabin/stateroom unless otherwise stated. Single supplements apply. Offer is subject to availability and can change without notice and may fluctuate in price. Hays Cruise Extras can change without notice and Hays Travel reserves the right to withdraw any offer at any time. This includes any current cruise line campaign/promotion(s) and may be withdrawn whilst the offer is still being promoted. Promotional discounts and savings offered by the operator can change without notice. Pricing is based on the cheapest UK airport or port departure and travelling dates. Promotional discounts and savings offered by the operator can change without notice. Hays Travel reserves the right to omit, suspend or edit any material submitted for this website. Certain destinations where an ESTA or Visa is required, it is the sole responsibility of the individual(s) travelling and Hays Travel cannot accept any liability for declined entries. Further terms and conditions may apply. Please contact Hays Travel for up to date pricing and further information.
Arctic Voyage to Greenland & Iceland
Ambience
21st Jun 22
21 Nights
£1,599
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