Ambassador Cruise Line has announced that its second ship will receive a series of environmental upgrades.
Ambition will undergo work during a dry dock at the Lloyd Werft shipyard in Bremerhaven, Germany.
The upgrades will make the ship IMO Tier III compliant and in the top 10-15 per cent of environmentally sustainable ships worldwide, according to the cruise line.
The refurbishments will also make it possible for Ambition to sail to the most environmentally protected areas around the world.
While in Germany, the ship will get its new livery and branding, as well as venue improvements and furnishing upgrades.
Ambassador Cruise Line names Ambition godmother
Ambition’s inaugural cruise will be a 14-night Hidden Gems of France and Spain sailing, departing from the Port of Tyne on 12 May.
Earlier in January, Ambassador Cruise Line revealed that double Olympic sailing gold medallist Shirley Robertson OBE will officially name Ambition at a ceremony in Newcastle on 11 May.
At the time, the line’s CEO Christian Verhounig said: “As one of the most recognisable faces in sailing, there seemed no better fit for Ambition’s godmother than Shirley Robertson.
“As a trailblazer for women in the sport, not only is she passionate about all things nautical, but Shirley’s story is an inspiration to us all.
“What’s more, with the launch of our second ship we are also announcing cruise departures from seven regional UK ports, including Shirley’s hometown of Dundee.”
Ambassador’s latest travel agent incentive includes a bonus prize of the line paying an agent’s rent or mortgage for one month.
It is part of a wider campaign to thank agents for their “hard work and continued support through 2022 and into 2023”.