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Ambience Review

4.0 / 5.0
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56 reviews

We had a great time

Review for Ambience to Europe
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6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

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Sail Date: May 2022

We had previously cruised with CMV, predecessor to Ambassador, so had a good idea of what to expect. By the time we embarked, most of the issues mentioned in other reviews seem to have been fixed. Our suite was very spacious and light, comfy chairs on the balcony, very comfortable bed. Huge wardrobe and more drawer space than we could use. Bath and separate shower. Remember that this is a refurbished ship, so not all fittings are brand new, but it was all fine for us. Everything was kept spotless by our cabin steward.

The food was consistently very good, both in the Buckingham restaurant and the Borough Market cafeteria. The bar/lounge areas have been very pleasantly fitted out. The drinks are very reasonably priced and served with a smile. We did not have a drinks package, and did not spend enough to have made one worthwhile.

Entertainment was above average compared with what we have experienced elsewhere. The four or five evening shows we attended were enjoyable and the group of performers also staged pop-up events during the day. Live music in at least three of the lounges every evening. There was a full programme of things to do during the day. Yoga and stretching classes were very good (though they were short of yoga mats – more had been ordered). The talks about the upcoming ports were exceptionally good. They were given by an external speaker who concentrated on the history of the places and what they offered a visitor (and not on selling excursions).

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No need to book an excursion - walk into the city from the ship. We visited the Danish Resistance Museum and did the canal boat trip.


Did a coach tour of the main sights in the morning then got the ferry over to Suomenlinna to see the fortress and museum.


Did our own walking tour of the old city one day. Next day visited the Vasa Museum - highlight! Make sure you allow enough time to look around it all - and then the Army museum.


We did our own walking tour. Lovely place.


We went on an organised walking tour. A very surprising place.

Could not get into the Old Shipyard museum, so went on a coach excursion round the immediate area.


Could not get into Skagen due to bad weather. Not Skagen's fault!

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