According to the cruise line, the decision was made following a competitive pitch process that saw the shipyard deliver a comprehensive tender offer. ‘A track record that demonstrates their commitment to delivering projects to a high standard was key to our decision,’ Ambassador added.
Environmental upgrades planned
Ambition heads to Germany from Glasgow on April 1, where environmental upgrades will be made to make the vessel IMO Tier III compliant and in the top 10-15% of environmentally sustainable ships worldwide. As a result, the ship will be able to operate in some of the world’s most protected waters.
New livery, branding
At Bremerhaven, the ship will be given new livery and Ambassador branding, as well as undergo venue improvements and furnishing upgrades.
Ambassador's first ship Ambience left Bremerhaven earlier this month after entering the yard for repairs in December.
Naming ceremony in Newcastle
The naming ceremony, attended by Robertson, will take place in Newcastle on May 11 ahead of Ambition’s inaugural 14-night ‘Hidden Gems of France and Spain’ sailing that leaves from the Port of Tyne the following day.