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Ambassador Cruise Line the new British cruise line

Ambassador sails for the British market from London Tilbury with a focus on premium-value. Ambassador Cruise Line’s first ship, Ambience, will sail from Tilbury in Spring 2022. After completing its inaugural season in Spring 2023, the cruise line plans to extend sailings from additional regional ports including Liverpool and Newcastle on an ex UK no-fly range of voyages.

All cruises depart from London Tilbury, Ambassador Cruise Line’s carefully curated no-fly programme of 33 inaugural year sailings will visit a total of 88 different ports. Featured destinations will include the British Isles, the Norwegian Fjords, the Baltics and St Petersburg, Greenland, the Arctic and Iceland, plus several short break cruises. For the
winter months a range of expedition style voyages will sail to the Canaries, Cuba, the Caribbean, Cape Verde and Scandinavia.

For more information on Ambassador Cruises contact your nearest branch of Holiday Lounge.

Aurora to return in early 2022 with two new itineraries

Aurora, one of P&O’s best-loved ships and exclusively for adults, will return in style on 20 February 2022 with a 40-night cruise to the Caribbean. Then on 1 April 2022, she’ll head off for a 12-night Portugal and Canary Islands cruise.
Contact your nearest branch of Holiday Lounge for more information and prices.

Iona Joins the P&O Fleet

During a recent formal handover ceremony with the Meyer Werft shipyard in Papenburg, P&O Cruises officially welcomed Iona to the P&O Cruises fleet.

As the first British cruise ship to be powered by liquefied natural gas (LNG), Iona is one of the greenest, largest and most innovative ship yet. And she has a host of surprises in store. With Iona’s luminous glass-roofed SkyDome, on-board gin distillery and whole world of dining and entertainment on board.

Iona’s new maiden season features cruises in Northern Europe as well as Spain, Portugal and the Canary Islands… For more information contact your nearest branch of Holiday Lounge.

Royal Caribbean

Royal Caribbean cruises offers a wide variety of itineraries, activities and amenities onboard their ships, designed to appeal to every taste and age group.

Royal Caribbean have some of the cruise industry’s largest ships including the Oasis Class Harmony of the Seas which will be able to hold an incredible 5,400 guests in the 2,700 staterooms onboard.

Offering the ultimate holiday experience at sea with innovations such as on-board ice rinks or rock climbing walls 200 feet above sea level, Royal Caribbean offer passengers much more than just a cruise. With their large fleet in 8 different class of ships all giving a totally different atmosphere, cruising in a wide range of worldwide destinations from the Baltic, the Far East and Australasia as well as the sun kissed Caribbean, there is a cruise and ship to suit everyone’s tastes.

Because of their huge choice, young, innovative ships, and a reputation for wonderful service, Royal Caribbean are the favourite cruise line of many regular cruisers. For the very best offers and more information on this popular cruise line contact your nearest branch of Holiday Lounge.


Celebrity Eclipse can transport you to the very best of Europe and the Mediterranean, with exciting itineraries ranging from 8 – 14 nights on the most stylish ship. Superb new itineraries include the Canaries & Azores, offering everything from stunning beaches, quaint villages and windmills in Fuerteventura, the mountain landscapes of Mount Teide in Tenerife to Timanfaya Geyser in Lanzarote, afternoon tea at Reid’s Palace to Madeira wine tasting and Lisbon with it’s intimate alleyways, broad boulevards and easy going charm. Or why not sample the Norwegian Fjords and Iceland with waterfalls cascading 5000ft you feel you can reach out and touch from your balcony, train journeys that transport you to another world or just wander and marvel at the sheer beauty of it all and all from the simplicity of Southampton.

Why choose Celebrity Cruises for your cruise from Southampton?

The benefits of picking a luxury cruise from Southampton include no baggage restrictions, airport queues, long delays, hassle or stress. Now that Celebrity has an exciting new choice of cruises from Southampton, there’s no need to fly.

If waking to the wonders of a new destination each morning isn’t alluring enough, consider waking up to luxury with your every need catered to. At Celebrity we invite you to linger over an unforgettable dining experience overlooking the ocean, indulge in our luxurious spa and experience the best of the good life onboard our state of the art cruise liners. A Celebrity cruise is like no other.

For more information on Celebrity Cruises call your nearest branch of Holiday Lounge…

P&O Cruises

P&O Cruises offers a very British cruising experience and caters for all age groups and has the largest selection of no-fly cruises from its port of Southampton. In addition it also offers 7 and 14 night fly cruises in the Mediterranean as well as winter Caribbean fly cruises from regional airports including Birmingham. P&O Cruises also offers a range of 2 night sampler cruises an ideal way of experiencing cruising for the first time.

Meals can be taken in the main restaurants at set times called Club dining at either 6.30 or 8.30 where the same table will be reserved for you and your table companions every night or if you want the flexibility of arriving at the restaurant at any time you can opt for Freedom Dining. All ships offer a choice of speciality restaurants at a small supplement where guests can enjoy menus inspired by famous chefs such as Marco Pierre White and Atul Kochhar

All prices onboard are in pounds sterling so you don’t get any nasty shocks when you get your bank statement after settling your account! P&O offer excellent saver fares for early and late bookings proving you don’t mind not knowing what cabin or dining options you will be given, most of these offers will be listed on our website, however for more information on current offers contact your nearest branch of Holiday Lounge