Ambassador Set To Sail Into Australian Waters From 2024. Dean Brazier Named As Head Of Sales And Marketing Australia & New Zealand
Ambassador Cruise Line, the first cruise line to launch in the UK in a decade, will sail into Australian Waters in February 2024, with Ambience to arrive in Auckland and Sydney as part of Ambassador’s Grand Round the World Cruise.
Ambassador offers a premium-value, authentic cruise experience, with itineraries across the Mediterranean, Arctic, British Isles, Canary Islands and more. The cruise line is currently sailing for the British market from its home port of London Tilbury, and will sail from an additional six UK Ports – Newcastle, Dundee, Liverpool, Belfast, Bristol and Falmouth – from 2023.
CEO, Christian Verhounig, is extremely proud of the Ambassador fleet and offering, and is delighted to be entering the Australian Market after a successful inaugural season in the UK when Ambassador will be looking to welcome guests from both Australia and New Zealand.
“We want to bring back the joy of cruising and inject a newfound confidence in the industry, as we strive toward making a significant contribution to the travel industry in the Australian and New Zealand markets.
“Our guests can embrace the premium value cruising experience on classic ships and enjoy the warmest welcome at sea, complete with excellent cuisine and amazing entertainment as they visit hidden gems across the globe.”
There are currently two ships forming Ambassadors fleet: Ambience, which began sailing in April 2022, and Ambition, which will set sail on her inaugural season in May 2023. Together, the two ships will be sailing to six continents and 58 countries, calling at 165 ports and cruising over 176,195 nautical miles.
Ambience, which plans to arrive in Australia in February 2024, has the capacity for 1,400 guests, 798 cabins, a choice of five restaurants offering a selection of locally inspired dishes, including speciality dining options, nine lounges, a swimming pool, a spa, day and evening entertainment, fitness and leisure facilities complemented by enticing enrichment and lifestyle programmes.
Dean Brazier names Head of Sales and Marketing Australia & New Zealand
Ambassador Cruise Line is also delighted to announce their first local appointment, Dean Brazier, as Head of Sales and Marketing Australia & New Zealand. Based out of Adelaide, Dean brings more than 30 years of valuable experience, has extensive knowledge of the travel and cruise industry and was named one of the top 10 influencers in the South Australian Tourism Market in 2020.
“It is wonderful to be part of reigniting the cruise industry here in Australia, working with Ambassador to introduce a premium-value and distinctive product that upholds traditional cruise values.
“I am really looking forward to working with local agents and partners in market as we prepare for the arrival of Ambassador Cruise Line’s ship, Ambience in 2024,” says Mr Brazier.
CEO, Christian Verhounig is thrilled to have Dean join the Ambassador team.
“Having someone of Dean’s calibre represent us in Australia and New Zealand is key to ensuring our success and, most importantly, optimal satisfaction for our customers.”
In his role, Dean will connect with travel agents across Australia and New Zealand to help develop and grow their business, as well as working closely with wholesalers, trade partners and tour operators, encouraging them to sign up to the registration website for more news and information about the range of itineraries available.
In addition to offering an exceptional onboard experience, Ambassador provides comprehensive financial protection for guests’ funds, with financial failure insurance cover included as standard for all guests, plus a booking guarantee in the event it is forced to cancel a cruise. It also operates an independently managed Trust Account where guests’ funds are deposited and only released when the cruise departs.