Posted by Aston Avery

Launch of a new British cruise ship

Ambition, Ambassador Cruise Line’s latest ship, will set sail on her maiden voyage at 18.00 today, Friday 12th May, following a day of launch celebrations.

The ship will be christened and blessed by its godmother – British sailor and double Olympic Gold Medallist Shirley Robertson OBE from Dundee, Ambition’s first stop on her inaugural sailing to France and Germany.

Every cruise ship has a godmother “to bring good luck and protection to the vessel”.

Ambition’s launch is creating new jobs, while bringing more tourists to and boosting the economies of the eight different UK locations it will sail to and from – Newcastle, Tilbury, Dundee, Edinburgh Leith, Falmouth, Liverpool, Bristol and Belfast.

Aston spoke to Christian Verhounig, CEO of Amabssador Cruise Line.

Photo by Dan Kb on Unsplash

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