Cruise Dialysis

Jewels of the Mediterranean onboard Ambassador’s Ambience, sailing from London Tilbury (Essex), UK, 3 October 2024, 21 nights from £1989 per person

Welcome Onboard Ambience

A new era of British cruising has now commenced, and we are ready to offer you the cruising experience you’ve been waiting for.

Ambassador’s no-fly cruises from the UK offer the warmest of welcomes from the friendliest of crews. Onboard, you will find amazing entertainment, exceptional cuisine, and an intimate but spacious cruising experience.

The sustainability-first approach means that everybody can enjoy visiting the world’s most remote wonders, hidden gems, and natural treasures.  Ambience is in the top 10%-15% of environmentally sustainable ships allowing her access to some of Europe’s most untouched corners including the breath-taking Norwegian World Heritage Fjords.  Find your home from home at sea with Ambassador Cruise Line.

With an average 1400 guest capacity, Ambience offers both a feeling of spaciousness and freedom, whilst retaining that sense of intimacy and camaraderie we each crave.


Dining with Ambassador is always tailored to you and exceptional service, authentic flavours and cherry-on-top surroundings are guaranteed at 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 Ambassador’s desire!

One of life’s simplest pleasures is coming together over great food, which, of course, gets better when you’re breathing in the sea breeze in between bites. Carefully crafted menus blend traditional plates with locally inspired cuisine, letting the dish choices be crafted by the itineraries themselves – giving you a taste of the finer things in life.

Ambience has venues for every mood, from quaint and traditional afternoon high teas to decadent gala dinners alongside your Captain.

Breakfast and lunch are generally served on an open seating basis, giving you and your appetite plenty of choice. With dinner, there are two sittings, which can be requested when booking your cruise.   If you have any dietary requirements, then just let us know in advance.

Specialty Restaurants

Why not expand your taste buds at the VIP Chef’s Table* for a glittering gastronomic experience, enjoy a taste sensation at speciality restaurants, Saffron* (offering Indian fusion cuisine) or Sea & Grass* (premium steak and grills), or watch the world go by peacefully at the Alfresco Grill? *Supplementary charges apply, not included as standard.

Entertainment, Lounges & Bars

Ambience offers no less than 11 different lounges and bars including Raffles Bar, Botanical Lounge, Observatory, SW19 and The Purple Turtle Pub, so there’s a wide choice of contrasting venues to choose from.

The Palladium is where the real magic happens onboard Ambience. The west-end quality theatre shows are truly a spectacle that has to be experienced.  Two evening shows are offered to accommodate both early and late dinner sittings.  The talented show team are on hand to entertain you all night long with a selection of shows.

Raffles Bar is a wonderful place to sit and unwind after a delicious meal before heading down to the Palladium for a show. Alternatively, it is a chilled spot for a relaxing evening with a glass of whatever you fancy. Raffles hosts some great resident musicians, adopting a jazz feel with its art deco interior.

Prefer a pub experience? The Purple Turtle Pub is for you. Home to quizzes and game shows on board, you’ll be able to enjoy an evening of competitive fun with your resident guests onboard whilst enjoying the traditional pub service and feeling.

The Botanical Lounge has a floral theme and is also home to live music in the evening, with a resident musician playing classical music, creating a relaxing and chilled ambience. Perfect for those who want to sip on a cocktail and decide how to spend the following day or reflect on a day well spent before heading off to bed.

Last but by no means least, the Observatory is a unique location, offering uninterrupted views over the sea ahead and serving a selection of tantalising tipples. Here you’ll be able to enjoy the best of both worlds, as drinks are served alongside entertainment, often a cabaret and then a late-night disco – best get your dancing shoes on!

Other Facilities

The heart of this beautiful ship is the impressive three-decked Centre Court where you will find Dicken’s for some refreshment, SW19, Ambassador Casino, Shopping Galleria, Photo Gallery, Reception, Destination Experiences and Future Cruises. Other facilities on Ambience include Coffee House, Aces & Eights Bridge and Card room, Kapoor’s Crafters Studio, Bronte’s Library, Active Studio, Gym and Wellness Spa.

Your cruise fare includes more than just your cabin accommodation, there’s full board cuisine, afternoon teas, daytime activities, evening entertainment and full use of the onboard leisure facilities are all included in the fare.

Out on Deck

There are spacious deck areas from which you can enjoy the panoramic views. When the weather is fine, there is a swimming pool, two hot tubs and a large screen for outdoor movies and sporting events.

Ambassador’s Purpose

Ambassador’s purpose is simple: to inspire every guest to experience authentic cruising effortlessly, and sustainably.  Ambassador Cruise Line is passionate about protecting our oceans and destinations, which is why Ambience will exceed the latest environmental standards, including no single-use plastic onboard and energy efficient engines.

Along the way you will receive the warmest of welcomes from the crew and enjoy an atmosphere that encourages guests to form long lasting friendships with both fellow guests and the crew themselves.

Ambassador’s Enrichment Programme offers a host of opportunities to learn, laugh, listen, and surprise yourself as you sail alongside the world’s most inspiring sights.


Jewels of the Mediterranean

Please note this is an Adults Only cruise.

Turn up the heat with an unforgettable sail in the sunshine.  Cruising through the Mediterranean is the ultimate way to soak in that glorious climate and reflect on the magic that swells through those historic cities and pristine beaches. From the enchanting city of Rome, with its ancient ruins and breathtaking Colosseum below, to the aqua-blue waters and stretches of golden sands of Mallorca, there is something for everybody. Sip wine in Corsica and lose yourself in the tiled hilly streets of Lisbon – our itinerary is a treasure trove of Mediterranean treats.

Cruise Highlights

Civitavecchia – for Rome, Italy

One of Europe’s most historic city, Rome is a treasure house of ancient ruins, museums and art galleries, including the breathtaking Colosseum and Sistine Chapel. You can also experience some of the most delicious food in the world.

Leixoes – for Oporto, Portugal

When taking an optional tour of Porto, it’s a must to sample the magnificent port wine that has made the city world famous. But there’s plenty more to savour, from the stunning Francisco Church to the magnificent 19th-century Palácio de Bolsa.

Cadiz – for Seville, Spain

Take an optional tour to sun-soaked Seville where you’ll find a city of contrasts: from the magnificent cathedral and Alcazar Palace to bustling street markets, lively flamenco shows, tranquil river cruises and, of course, truly wonderful tapas.

Lisbon, Portugal

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



03/10/24 London Tilbury (United Kingdom) 1800
04/10/24 at sea (At Sea)
05/10/24 at sea (At Sea)
06/10/24 Leixoes, for Oporto (Portugal) 0800 1700
07/10/24 Lisbon (Portugal) 0700 1400
08/10/24 Cadiz, for Seville (Spain) 0900 1900
09/10/24 at sea (At Sea)
10/10/24 at sea (At Sea)
11/10/24 Ajaccio, Corsica (France) 0800 1800
12/10/24 Land by launch or tenderCannes (France) 0700 1900
13/10/24 Livorno, for Florence & Pisa (Italy) 0700 1900
14/10/24 Civitavecchia, for Rome (Italy) 0700 2000
15/10/24 Olbia, Sardinia (Italy) 0700 1800
16/10/24 at sea (At Sea)
17/10/24 Palma de Mallorca (Spain) 0700 1700
18/10/24 at sea (At Sea)
19/10/24 Gibraltar (Gibraltar) 0700 1700
20/10/24 at sea (At Sea)
21/10/24 Vigo, for Santiago de Compostela (Spain) 0800 1700
22/10/24 at sea (At Sea)
23/10/24 at sea (At Sea)
24/10/24 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 Autumn Fjordland Cruise Click here for further information.

Cost of Dialysis, including Service Charge 

Total £6264  for this 21 night cruise

Click here for more information about the cost of the dialysis and service charge.

Cruise 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 (please contact us for Single Occupancy Fares)


Interior Cabin (without window)


Fares shown are per person


Saver Fare from £1989


Ambassador Fare including drinks package and prepaid gratuities from £2933



Average Cabin Size 190 sq ft / 17.7 sq m

Cabin with Window


Fares shown are per person


Saver Fare from £2765


Ambassador Fare including drinks package and prepaid gratuities from £3709



Average Cabin Size 190 sq ft / 17.7 sq m

Cabin with Balcony


Fares shown are per person


Saver Fare from £4269


Ambassador Fare including drinks package and prepaid gratuities from £5213



Average Cabin Size 210 sq ft / 19.5 sq m



Suite with Balcony


Fares shown are per person


Saver Fare from £5135


Ambassador Fare including drinks package and prepaid gratuities from £6259



Average Cabin Size 372sq ft/34.5sq m

Deck 11 with sitting area, bathroom with bath with shower over and a private balcony. They have twin beds and a majority can be converted to double bed, and also have a double sofa/rollaway bed that may accommodate a third and/or fourth passenger. There are two Suites equipped for passengers with specific mobility limitations and their companions. These cabins are twin occupancy and have a shower only en-suite.

Deluxe Suite with Balcony



Fares shown are per person


Saver Fare from £please inquire


Ambassador Fare including drinks package and prepaid gratuities from £ please inquire



Average Cabin Size 558sq ft/51.8sq m

Deck 11, private balcony and sitting area located on the highest accommodation deck. Twin beds which can be converted to double bed, and the majority have a single sofa bed that may accommodate a third passenger. All Deluxe Suites offer en-suite facilities with bath and separate shower, dressing area with ample storage space, 2 flat-screen televisions, hairdryer, fridge, tea & coffee making facilities, UK 3 pin socket with USB, and a personal safe. One cabin is equipped for passengers with specific mobility limitations and their companions. This cabin is twin occupancy and has a shower only en-suite.

Destination Experiences

To enhance your cruise, Ambassador Cruise Line has designed a range of optional Destination Experiences to help you make the most of your time ashore. Visiting new destinations around the world is always an exciting prospect so at each port, you can book a variety of experiences to appeal to all tastes and budgets.  Alternatively you may wish to explore ashore independently.

Travelling to London Tilbury Cruise Terminal, Essex

The London Cruise Terminal at Tilbury, Essex, RM18 7NG is situated on the River Thames just 25 miles east of London.  Approximate journey times in good traffic conditions from central London and London City Airport is approximately one hour, from London Gatwick Airport and from London Stansted Airport is approximately one hour fifteen minutes and from London Heathrow approximately two hours.  However please ensure you allow plenty of time in case of heavy traffic.

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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  • “I want to say thankyou to you and John for making my first cruise so memorable and being so warm and supportive.”

    Mr G Hinkins
  • We wanted to let you know how much we enjoyed our first Dialysis Cruise. It was so lovely to meet you and we really appreciated everything you arranged for us to make the experience run smoothly from the early days of booking the cruise to the dialysis on board. Peter and I were always confident that he was in safe hands and having excellent care throughout the cruise really made the holiday.  A special “big thank you” to you and the Charge Nurse. We are so looking forward to our next cruise with you in December.

    Mrs A Terrey
  • It was really great meeting yourself and the Dialysis Team and THANK YOU
    all for making my dream of a holiday to Norway a Reality, especially with the
    reassurance of very competent dialysis while on holiday.  I look forward to my future trips with Cruise Dialysis.

    Michael Williams
  • Cruise with Confidence.  Cruise Dialysis was discovered on the internet. My first impression of Lisa Parnell encouraged me to sign up for a cruise. Naturally there were concerns with trusting one’s health with an unknown dialysis team. They were quickly overcome when meeting the Head Nurse, a dedicated nephrologist and team of nurses. They were all accomplished professionals and friendly as well.  Two examples of why they are so good: their concerns about individual patients and willingness to be flexible in scheduling. Most importantly sessions were worked around ports so that cruisers had maximum access to shore activities. Additionally, they made efforts to know their patients, their preferences, and alter treatment times with passenger preferences in mind.  There will be more cruises in my future with Ambassador Cruise Lines and their dialysis team. My family is confident that my health needs will be in good hands.

    Steve Martin
  • This is my review of the German Market cruise last week (December), I really enjoyed it, met a lot of friendly people, food was good most of the time, nice warm Cabin, good entertainment, safe parking while away and the dialysis was first class, very caring staff and a special mention to the Charge Nurse and Lisa, pleasure to meet them, they made it all go smoothly, I would do it again probably in warmer weather, but for a first cruise, loved it and would recommend to others.

    Paul Salmons
  • Just to say once again, thank you for the excellent organisation of our recent cruise. It went like a dream.  My mum is 79 years old and has wanted to go on a cruise for many years. When she became ill and needed kidney dialysis (haemodialysis) we thought she would never fulfill her dream. I then discovered Cruise Dialysis, where kidney patients have their usual dialysis, on board ship, whilst on their holiday cruise. We looked at cruises offering dialysis at sea, and when we found the right one we wanted we booked it. Lisa at Cruise Dialysis was so helpful every step of the way, liaising with mum’s dialysis unit at home and helping us through the process.
    The cruise on Ambience, one of Ambassador’s two ships, was fantastic. The ship is beautiful, the staff so lovely, and the dialysis team were absolutely wonderful. Mum was very much looked after throughout the whole 15 night cruise. She even danced several times, something she hasn’t felt well enough to do in years.
    A huge thank you to all. Now she wants to go again!
    Deborah Shellcock
  • I’d like to thank you for the wonderful service you provide for dialysis patients. The administration before the cruise was efficient and the care on ship superlative. I was very impressed with the clinical team and felt really confident with their level of expertise and experience. The dialysis sessions ran smoothly and contributed to a relaxing and reinvigorating holiday. We look forward to joining you for another cruise in the near future.

    Andrew Westlake
  • I just wanted to say how great the cruise was. The facilities on board were above and beyond what Mark and I were expecting. Nothing was too much trouble for the crew members.

    As for the dialysis, we’ll what can I say? Lisa; the Charge Nurse and his team were amazing! The care they gave to all the patients was fantastic – they all made us feel special and really looked after us.

    I have to admit I was pretty nervous about dialysing on a boat with strange people but about 10 minutes after meeting the team it was as if we’d been friends forever!

    The welcome speech given by Lisa and the Charge Nurse really put everyone at ease and it was a great opportunity to ask any questions.

    I would say to anyone who feels like they can’t go on holiday because of being on dialysis to just get in touch with Cruise Dialysis and see the world open up again.

    We are already planning next year’s holiday – a river cruise along the Danube. I think we’re hooked now!! 

    We’ll see you again soon.

    Kim Fountain
  • Apologies for a very overdue message – an extremely busy spell for me with a new job starting and moving house – but we both wanted to say a huge thank you for making our time on board absolutely fantastic. We really appreciate the hard work and care put into making our trip so special, and many thanks too to all the team (not just for adopting me!). We hope to come back sometime in the future.

    Antonia Coleman-Harvey
  • Just a belated note to say thank you and your staff for making the cruise so enjoyable.  The treatment and attention were first class, and I would certainly recommend to anyone thinking of Cruising.

    As a Widower, Dialysis patient, and first time Cruiser I was very apprehensive about booking a cruise.

    From the outset Lisa was extremely helpful and made the whole process easy, alleviating many of my concerns.  The paperwork was very easy to follow and my dialysis unit very helpful in ensuring all tests etc were completed.

    Once on board we met the Charge Nurse and his team.  The Charge Nurse’s enthusiasm for dialysis was remarkable explaining every detail with great clarity.  The treatment was as good as any private hospital.

    Being single status was not an issue as I met several friendly people including the nursing staff (on their day off) for dining and in the bar.

    Any Dialysis patient out there considering a cruise – take the plunge- I can thoroughly recommend it.

    Graham Curtis
  • 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