Cruise Dialysis

Iberian & Northern Africa Escape onboard Ambassador’s Ambition, sailing from London Tilbury (Essex), UK, 2 April 2023, 11 nights from £839 per person

Here she is, Ambition. Ambassador Cruise Line’s second lady of the sea. Aptly named to further emphasise Ambassador’s commitment to inspire and delight every guest to enjoy an authentic cruise experience effortlessly, and sustainably

Ambition carries 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 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 tiered main theatre, or discover your hidden talents in the 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, the two main dining rooms. There is also the Borough Market, a 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, there are speciality restaurants Saffron* and Olympic Taverna* offering exceptional gastronomic experiences (*A supplement applies for specialty restaurants).

Lounges & Bars
If unwinding is on your agenda, then why not kick back in one of the lounges? Choose from 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, the elegant Pendennis bar.

Speaking of theatre, Ambition offers 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, the 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, try the Green Sea Spa on board, offering a sauna, steam room, hair salon and a range of restoring spa treatments.

Your Cabin or Suite

Your home-from-home, your abode on board, your cabin accommodation is where Ambition wants you to feel most comfortable. This is your restful haven that you can look forward to returning to after an exciting day ashore or a busy day at sea, where you can escape and rejuvenate during your trip.

Ambition offers a range of cabins spanning six accommodation decks from the Reception Deck 5 up to the Sun Deck 12. There are 21 twin and single cabin categories to suit a wide range of preferences and pockets. 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.

All cabins are air conditioned with ample storage and 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?


Iberian & Northern Africa Easter Escape

Please note this is an Adults Only cruise.

This 11-day cruise will bring you the very best the Iberian Peninsula has to offer, with visits to lovely Lisbon, close to some of Portugal’s best beaches, magnificent Seville, whose old town is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and the medieval city of Marrakesh, with its unique Islamic architecture, bustling souks and vibrant cuisine.

Cruise Highlights

Lisbon, Portugal

Alongside a magnificent climate, Lisbon combines a wealth of history with a vibrant contemporary culture. The futuristic Parque des Nações, with its cable car, is a must-see and some of Portugal’s best beaches are just a bus-ride away.

Cadiz for Seville, Spain

Sun-soaked Seville is a city of contrasts: from the magnificent cathedral and Alhambra Palace to bustling street markets, lively flamenco shows, tranquil river cruises and, of course, truly wonderful tapas.

Casablanca for Marrakesh, Morocco

Home to mosques, palaces and gardens, the medieval city of Marrakesh is a maze of bustling alleys filled with souks selling textiles, pottery and jewellery. It’s a cultural experience like no other.



02/04/23 London Tilbury (United Kingdom) 0800 1700
03/04/23 at sea (At Sea)
04/04/23 at sea (At Sea)
05/04/23 Leixoes, for Oporto (Portugal) 0700 1500
06/04/23 Lisbon (Portugal) 0700 1400
07/04/23 Cadiz, for Seville (Spain) 0900 1900
08/04/23 Casablanca, for Marrakesh (Morocco) 0800 2100
09/04/23 at sea (At Sea)
10/04/23 Vigo, for Santiago de Compostela (Spain) 1200 1900
11/04/23 at sea (At Sea)
12/04/23 at sea (At Sea)
13/04/23 London Tilbury (United Kingdom) 0800
Note: In the event of adverse weather/sea conditions that prevent the ship from calling at one of the scheduled ports, alternative arrangements will be made where possible.

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* Technical call (independent guests may not go ashore)

Stay Onboard A Little Longer

Many cruise ships go straight from one cruise to another so a great way to take a diverse cruise, of a longer duration, is to take two or more cruises back to back.

A back to back cruise is basically taking two cruises on the same ship in a row, with no break in between.  The ship is the same but the route and destinations are different.

Enjoy this cruise back to back with the Springtime Fjordland Cruise.  Click here for further information.

Fares, Cabins & Suites

All Fares include: Breakfast, lunch, dinner, afternoon tea, late night snacks, accommodation, onboard activities and day and evening entertainment.

All Inclusive Ambassador Fares  include all of the above and all drinks from the bar (including premium brands), premium teas & specialty coffees, gratuities and service charges, guaranteed choice of 1st or 2nd dining sitting for dinner (excludes table size) and priority for complimentary cabin upgrades (subject to availability).

Your Accommodation : All cabins & suites are air-conditioned cabins with en-suite bathroom with shower, flat-screen television, hairdryer, fridge, tea & coffee amenities, UK 3-pin plug with USB and a personal safe.

Double Occupancy Fares, per person

Category 1 Standard Twin Interior Cabin Fare From £839


All Inclusive Ambassador Fare From £1173

Average Cabin Size 140sq ft/13sq m
Located on Boat Deck 7, there are 20 Standard Twin Inner Cabins. They can all be converted to a double bed, and some have a third and/or fourth upper berth.
Category 4 Premium Twin Interior Cabin Fare From £1019


All Inclusive Ambassador Fare From £1353

Average Cabin Size 140sq ft/13sq m
Located on Ambassador Deck 10 and Consulate Deck 9, there are 57 Premium Twin Inner Cabins, and they can all be converted to a double bed. Some have a third and/or fourth upper berth.
Category 6 Standard Twin Cabin with Window Fare From £1119


All Inclusive Ambassador Fare From £1453

Average Cabin Size 190sq ft/17.7sq m

Located on Boat Deck 7, there are 39 Standard Ocean View Twin Cabins cabins with partially/fully obstructed views and the majority can be converted to a double bed.

Category 7 Standard Twin Cabin with Window Fare From £1189


All Inclusive Ambassador Fare From £1523

Average Cabin Size 140-151sq ft/13-14sq m

Located on Boat Deck 7, there are 34 Standard Ocean View Twin Cabins with a picture window ocean view and they can all be converted to a double bed. Some have a third and/or fourth upper berth.

Category 11 Superior Plus Twin Cabin with Window Fare From £1399


All Inclusive Ambassador Fare From £1733

Average Cabin Size 140-161sq ft/13-15sq m
Located on Consulate Deck 9, there are 57 Superior Plus Ocean View Twin Cabins with a picture window ocean view. They can be converted to a double bed.
Category 16 Premium Balcony Cabin Fare From £1959


All Inclusive Ambassador Fare From £2293

Average Cabin Size 161-183sq ft/15-17sq m
Balcony Size 43-65sq ft/4-6sq m
Located on Ambassador Deck 10 and Consulate Deck 9 are 12 Premium Balcony twin cabins, which can be converted to a double bed. They also have a sofa bed that can accommodate a third guest.
Category JS Junior Suite with Balcony Fare From £2239


All Inclusive Ambassador Fare From £2573

Average Cabin Size 226-237sq ft/21-22sq m
Average Balcony Size 54sq ft/5sq m
Located on Ambassador Deck 10, there are 38 Junior Suites with a sitting area and a private balcony. They have twin beds, and the majority can be converted to double bed. These cabins are twin occupancy and have a shower only en-suite. Cabins on Ambassador Deck 10 also have a bathtub while cabins on Sun Deck 10 have a dressing room.
Category DS Deluxe Suite with Balcony

Fare From £3899


All Inclusive Ambassador Fare From £4233

Average Cabin Size 452-506sq ft/42-47sq m
Average Balcony Size 118-161sq ft/11-15sq m
Located on Ambition deck 8 and Boat deck 7, there are six De Luxe Suites with a walk-in wardrobe and a separate lounge area, as well as a second flat-screen television in the bedroom. They all have a double bed that can easily be converted to a twin bed configuration, and all have a double sofa bed that can accommodate a third and/or fourth guest.

Single Occupancy Fares

Your Accommodation : All cabins & suites are air-conditioned cabins with en-suite bathroom with shower, flat-screen television, hairdryer, fridge, tea & coffee amenities, UK 3-pin plug with USB and a personal safe.

Category 6S Standard Single Cabin with Window Fare From £1639


All Inclusive Ambassador Fare From £1973

Average Cabin Size 118sq ft/11sq m
Located on Boat Deck 7, there are 13 Standard Single Ocean View Cabins with partially/fully obstructed views and have a single bed.
Category 10S Superior Single with Window Fare From £1679


All Inclusive Ambassador Fare From £2013

Average Cabin Size 140sq ft/13sq m
Located on Ambition Deck 8, there are 13 Superior Single Ocean View Cabins with a picture window ocean view that have been allocated for single occupancy use.
Category 12S Premium Single with Window Fare From £1829


All Inclusive Ambassador Fare From £2163

Average Cabin Size 140sq ft/13sq m
Located on Consulate Deck 9, there are 18 Premium Single Ocean View Cabins with a picture window ocean view that have been allocated for single occupancy use.

Shore Tours

Exploring a new city, island or town is always a highlight of any voyage. The experienced Ambassador Destination Experience Team are developing an attractive and exciting programme of Destination Experience for each of the destinations featured.

The programme will include a mix of major destination highlights, off the beaten track delights, once-in-a-lifetime experiences, and sustainable opportunities to tempt and delight you.   Details of the shore excursions will be released closer to the sailing date.

Travelling to London Tilbury Cruise Terminal

The London Cruise Terminal at Tilbury, Essex, RM18 7NG is situated on the River Thames just 25 miles east of London.  For those arriving by car, parking is conveniently located just a short walk from the Cruise Terminal or alternatively a free shuttle bus is available.  If you are arriving by train Tilbury Town Station is just a short taxi journey from the cruise terminal.  A dedicated coach service is also available from London Victoria.

To request further information on this cruise please complete the form below or call 0844 995 1214.

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  • Thank you and your team for everything on our cruise. We enjoyed it and the dialysis was first class. And the social side with you all was a pleasure.

    Mr J Evans
  • I would just like to place on record my appreciation for the wonderful service and attention I received on my dialysis cruise round the Greek Islands.  I hope to book with you soon for another trip soon.

    Mr J Redfern
  • Just a quick note to thank you, the Charge Nurse and the rest of the team, including the Doctor, for the wonderful cruise we just enjoyed. As usual everything went well and we look forward to seeing you again in the future.

    Mr K Best
  • Just wanted to say thank you, the ladies really enjoyed their holiday in fact one was crying and did not want to come home. They had a great time. Thank you for your help and patience .

    Ms J Mitchell
  • Thank you for planning an excellent holiday which we thoroughly enjoyed – wish it was for another 3 days. The dialysis worked very well as we were a bit apprehensive for the first time Celebrity was great, our first time.

    Mrs N Rahim
  • Just a note to say how enjoyable the Rhine cruise was. The dialysis was both caring and sociable.

    Mr R Ward
  • Just wanted to say many thanks for the Cruise. We had a fantastic time.

    Mr P McGouran
  • “I do wish to thank you, the Charge Nurse and the rest of your dialysis team. You’re doing a great service to those in need of it and who are keen to travel at the same time.  Your variety of ocean and river cruises gives all those who may be interested a wide choice of styles and destinations, while at the same time being able to rely on professional care and service in dialysis needs. Keep up the good work. Thank you once again”

    Mr Dominic Yau
  • Cruise was wonderful. We loved the Europa2  and Dr. Westerman was a delight to have do our dialysis sessions.

    Mrs S Pearl
  • We had a lovely holiday and have lots of pictures to remind us of where we went – they are on my screensaver already and are a very enjoyable reminder.  As you know I love these holidays. I am really grateful that I could have a holiday while on dialysis – it is so lovely to get away from home for more than a night!

    Mrs L Osborn
  • I’d just like to thank you and your professional Dialysis Team for making my first ever cruise experience so wonderful.  Starting from the time of booking, through the worst parts – waiting for the departure date to come around, right through until disembarkation.

    The paperwork, though comprehensive was clear and easy for myself and my home clinic nurses to complete, and your advice on what to pack for the expectations of the cruise liner took that stress away.

    It was good to meet everyone in your team and my compatriots for treatment so soon after embarkation and everything always felt like it was no problem and easily handled.  The dialysis team was totally professional at all times, but that was also complimented by their personalities which meant time on dialysis went quite quickly chatting etc.  The Nephrologist was extremely thorough at all times but was also quite amusing in her own way.  The Charge Nurse was a wealth of experience and definitely the glue bonding the team together and always available for everyone at all times.  The two nurses providing support were effective team players and knew their stuff.

    Being an accompanied cruise meant there was always someone about if you wanted a chat even on the excellent inclusive shore trips.  It was good to see the planning that went in to arranging dialysis sessions around these activities and the team were always looking to be flexible on start stop times.

    I will do this again in the future, need to save up a bit first, but would recommend it to anyone.  Thanks for a wonderful holiday.

    Mr K Summerhayes
  • I wanted to tell you that it was a wonderful cruise and thank you for all the efforts you have had in respect to the dialyses.  Everything was working at the full satisfaction.

    Mr J Steinmann
  • Just a quick email to thank you very much for all your help with organising our Canary Island Cruise and dialysis on board for my mum.  Everything ran smoothly and the dialysis staff were excellent, friendly, professional and a pleasure to meet.  Hopefully we will be able to travel again using your excellent dialysis at sea service.

    Ms C Sharratt
  • I want to let you know we really enjoyed the holiday, the ship was very good and the dialysis went well.

    Mrs S Platt
  • I just wanted to send you an email and say THANK YOU so much for all your help with organising the cruise for my mum and me!  Anoop had a really good time on the cruise.  It was definitely an experience, we managed to go on the organised day trips and see new places.  Many thanks once again, I really appreciate all the help you gave me.

    Mrs A Chandhock
  • My father asked me to contact you upon his return from his recent cruise which we booked with you.  He wanted me to pass on what a great trip he had and a fantastic break.  On a personal note I would also like to thank you for your service throughout the booking and my endless enquiries.

    S Lupton
  • Trip was great and dialysis team work excellently together. Nephrologist and Charge Nurse were top notch.  Again thanks you did a great job.

    Mr R Gray
  • We arrived home safe, well and happy. You might like to know we were delighted with the whole Cruise Dialysis adventure. Apart from the impressively competent and conscientious attention of the dialysis team we both very much enjoyed their company and hope to be able to have future involvement. Rae’s health stood up very well, and she came home better than for years.

    The AmaWaterways river cruise itself was also a great pleasure, at just the right level of comfort, interest and variety without opulence. Just about everything was well suited to our needs and desires – as experienced travellers and critical customers. You would be welcome to let others who might be interested contact us in case they have any questions about customers’ experience with your system.

    R Kennedy & R Bogner
  • Just returned from a fantastic cruise. Everything was excellent and dialysis was 1st class . Have no hesitation in recommending you to others. Thanks for all your help. Hope to book again as soon as unit allows. Thanks again.

    Mrs E Adrain
  • Recently my husband and I were fortunate to holiday with AmaWaterways. It was ‘The Enchanting Rhine’ cruise travelling from Basel in Switzerland to Amsterdam.  The whole holiday from start to finish was fantastic. The staff on-board couldn’t do enough to ensure we were well looked after.  The food was lovely and plentiful. The excursions were very well organised and catered for everyone. My husband had dialysis on-board which was also very well organised and arranged so no excursions were missed. The medical team were lovely and looked after my husband well.  I would thoroughly recommend this cruise and hope future travellers enjoy it as much as we did.

    Mr & Mrs K Setchfield
  • Enchanting Rhine Cruise.  This was our first cruise with AmaWaterways on Dialysis. Unbelievable staff with impeccable service and attention to every detail from beginning to the end of our cruise. Well organised excursions for all passengers from the very fit to those who needed a slower pace.  The Dialysis team was amazing – professional, efficient, caring and friendly. Thank you Lisa for all your help and support.  This cruise exceeded all our expectations.

    Mr & Mrs M Coogan
  • “We had a wonderful cruise and having dialysis on board was not a problem it worked out for all the shore trips, I had the early morning session which gave us breakfast at normal time and the rest of the day to ourselves, would have no hesitation in recommending Dialysis at Sea.”

    Mr I Dougall
  • “We returned from the Celebrity Eclipse cruise to the Western Med and wanted to let you know how smoothly the dialysis and arrangements on board went.  The dialysis staff were so attentive and friendly with back up from the cruise staff. I appreciated being able to spend some time on shore whilst my husband was well looked after.  Thank you for help and personal approach in coordinating the cruise arrangements.”

    Mr & Mrs W Banner
  • “For someone who had never been on a Sea Cruise and also being a Dialysis patient this venture was viewed with excitement but also with some degree of trepidation and worry.- Well we are back and what’s more are already looking to plan the next one. All our fears and worries quickly evaporated. The dialysis ran seamlessly.  The service provided by the caring and considerate staff and the facilities were second to none, in my opinion they were 6 star. Through out the whole journey everyone had the Can Do attitude.  It was a holiday of a lifetime. Thank you Lisa for all your help and support.  We will be back”

    Mr B Porter
  • “We had a lovely time the trips at port were just long enough for us before we had to go back onboard for dialysis.  The nurses were friendly and it was all really organised and relaxing.  Thank you”.

    Mrs R Thwaite
  • “We went on the 14 night Celebrity Eclipse cruise departing Southampton on 3rd September 2017 to Gibraltar, Lisbon etc and it was brilliant.  Everything about the trip was superb. Without exception the staff was helpful, cheerful and friendly.  The dialysis unit under Dr Dale was very efficient.  Will definitely book another cruise with you from Southampton”.

    Mr & Mrs D Tarrant
  • “An e-mail to say that we really enjoyed the Rhine cruise. The boat was good, the food nice, the company great. The dialysis went OK.  Thank you for all the arrangements and making the holiday very enjoyable.”

    Mr A Richardson
  • “Jack and I would like to thank you for organizing our very interesting holiday.  The service from the start was amazing everything went according to plan and those who were supposed to meet us were there, it made the holiday for me.  The staff on board Belvedere were always polite and pleasant.  Jack was very happy with the way the dialysis was dealt with and the doctors and nurses were very professional.  We look forward to having more holidays with you in the future.”

    Mrs A Allen
  • “As my father cannot travel around for holidays easily and enjoys going abroad we decided to try a cruise.  We would never have thought to take a wheel chair if it not been for your recommendation. Armed with a lightweight wheel chair for trips ashore we were on our way.  Father was then able to go ashore even on treatment day, and save energy for pottering around the ship later in the day.  The wheelchair has been a real boon, it features as a Zimmer frame and was so useful going round the airport, it has transformed our view on what is possible for holidays and day trips.  Dialysis treatment on board is easy and is usually fitted in for time in port.  All your booking is taken care of including treatment with medical reports sent by your unit. We have done several with another next year. It’s well worth a try.”

    Miss Y Schofield
  • “First of all  –  thank you for all your help both before and during the cruise.  We enjoyed it very much  – the Belvedere was very comfortable and the food was good.  We were also lucky with the weather  – the only rain was at Nuremberg on the last day !  The dialysis sessions worked well also.”

    Mr R Rowe