Family cruises from the UK eliminate a ton of airport and flight stress, whisking you and the little ones away to exciting shores – and this Ambassador cruise has the bonus of being a real bargain.
Ambassador Cruise Line is starting to make a name for itself when it comes to affordable, no-fly family cruise holidays.
This year the British cruise brand is offering cruises for families from the UK to both the Mediterranean and the Norwegian Fjords during the summer holidays, with more to come next year.
However, in 2025 multigenerational groups don’t have to hold out for the hotter months thanks to the Ambassador family cruise in the Easter holidays.
The Easter Multigenerational Getaway, taking place on 17 April 2025 – for those of you who really like to plan ahead – sails from London Tilbury on board Ambassador flagship Ambience.
Family members of all ages will cruise from the UK to France, the Isles of Scilly and Ireland on this seven-night Ambassador Cruise Line holiday during the Easter break.
No need to worry about soaring costs on Ambassador family cruise holidays, though. Children can sail for just £99 per child and adult tickets won’t break the bank either thanks to whopping savings of 31 percent – fares start from £549 per person on this family cruise 2025.
What’s more, it’s only £349 for any third or fourth person sharing, and remember, all these prices include food and entertainment onboard making for a seriously economical escape.
Because Ambassador is normally an adult-only cruise line (except for its select multigenerational getaways during school holidays) note there are no dedicated children’s facilities onboard on these cruises for families, but there’s still lots to do for the kids at your ports of call. Let’s check out the itinerary…
Ambassador family cruises: Easter Multigenerational Getaway 2025
This beautiful town in Normandy has served to inspire numerous artists, including the great Claude Monet, so who knows what the little budding creatives in your family might go on to achieve after a visit here!
Head to the Eugene Boudin Museum to find out all about the fellow Impressionist painter or check out the Maisons Satie, a museum dedicated to the life and works of renowned composer Erik Satie. Kids will enjoy the interactive experience where the maestro’s eccentric world can be explored through music, art and multimedia installations.
Don’t miss Honfleur’s old harbour (Vieux Bassin) where families can stroll along the harbour, admire the colourful boats and soak up the maritime atmosphere. To appreciate the town from up high, visit hilltop park Mont Joli where children can run around, fly kites or picnic to a panoramic backdrop.
You’ve got the entire day in Honfleur on this Ambassador family cruise so why not check out the lovely beaches nearby? The closest beach is Honfleur Plage just a short drive away. First one into the sea gets an ice cream.
St Mary’s, Isles of Scilly, UK
This archipelago might be off the southwestern tip of Cornwall, although you’d be forgiven for thinking this Ambassador cruise had arrived at a more tropical destination: UK spring arrives first in the Scilly isles and warm, sunny Easter weather isn’t unusual.
Ambience calls at St Mary’s in the Isles of Scilly and there’s culture and fun for all the family here.
The beaches are particularly impressive, with Porthcressa Beach and Town Beach both popular choices for safe swimming. If you’d rather stay dry get stuck into sandcastle-building or rock pool-exploring.
To get out on the water, hop aboard a St Mary’s boat trip – excursions include everything from wildlife spotting and snorkelling to fishing trips. Just remember it’s not always a competition Granddad…
There’s lots of fauna to be seen from land too. Take your kids on nature walks, where you can spot various bird species, seals and even dolphins if you’re lucky. You can also visit the Isles of Scilly Wildlife Trust’s visitor centre for educational exhibits and activities.
Other family-friendly holiday activities here include walking the Garrison Wall – an elevated headland on St. Mary’s with a historic fortification – and visiting the Buzza Tower, a folly built in the late 19th century. Climb up the spiral staircase and see what you can spot from the top!
Your last port of call on this Ambassador cruise is Cobh, for Cork in the southwest of the Republic of Ireland. In Cobh itself you can visit The Titanic Experience which offers an interactive journey narrating the story of the doomed ship and its passengers – an educational and engaging experience for kids. If you’ve got teens, why not get their interests piqued with the Kate and Leo film epic?
From Cobh passengers can head to Cork where for more history there’s Cork City Gaol, a former prison turned museum where youngsters can learn about the history of the prison, see the cells and gain insight into the harsh conditions prisoners endured. Eek, don’t leave us here, Mum!
Alternatively explore the Lifetime Lab, an interactive science centre located in the old Cork City Waterworks. It offers hands-on exhibits, workshops and demonstrations that make learning about science and technology jolly for children of all ages. Perhaps one for impressing science teachers when term resumes?
When the kids tire of education (it is their summer holidays after all!) head to Fota Wildlife Park, home to various animal species, including giraffes, zebras, monkeys and penguins. Here families can learn about conservation and even feed some of the animals. Cork has several parks and playgrounds where kids can play too, if little ones need to let off some steam!
Easter Multigenerational Getaway 2025
When to go
17 April 2025 for 7 nights aboard Ambience
London Tilbury, UK | Honfleur, France | St Mary’s, Isles of Scilly, UK | Cobh (for Cork), Ireland | London Tilbury, UK
From £549 pp for adults | £99 for children