Now whatever and wherever I go I’ll be keeping up with the missus round the world.
Bandanini and Bandanettes, my regular visitors here, will know that she returned to the UK from Australia as a child on a working ship.
And she still has the coral necklace from Tahiti, while there are pictures galore from the Panama Canal crossing, Curacao and Portugal.
Sail the seven seas
A seafaring craft trip is still the quickest and most exotic way for globetrotters to see the planet.
And while rowing seems to be the most fashionable way.
And I discovered in Barbados last week that ‘everyone’ is now paddling across the Atlantic from Ireland and the UK, I’ll stick to cruising.
Our friends at Ambassador have the very thing.
120 days on the sea
For 2023/2024, Ambience will be sailing a brand new 120-night ‘Grand Round the World Cruise’.
It is the cruise line’s longest itinerary to date.
And for those who feel no place is like home then they have a new ship on the seas.
Ambition will depart from both Ambassador’s home port of London Tilbury.
And six new regional UK ports… Newcastle, Dundee, Liverpool, Belfast, Bristol and Falmouth.
Ambassador are the first British cruise line to launch in over a decade.
And this will be their second ship Ambition’s inaugural season.
Ambassador pledges too premium value, authentic cruising experiences for the British market.
So they will be no-fly itineraries that are adult-focused.
And here’s the kicker… it’s primarily aimed at the 50-plus market.
Get back to me when I get there.
Now for all you Nifty Fifties, get saving for January 6, 2024.
And if you’ve got a spare £10,000 then you’ll get change as it’s £9,229.
You’ll visit six continents, 24 countries and 34 ports of call, and the Panama Canal (OK, we know SHE’S been there).
This world cruise spans 34,759 nautical miles.
Where you goin’?
Sailing via the Azores and the Caribbean, Ambience will transit the Panama Canal.
You’ll call at beautiful islands of the South Sea and onto New Zealand and Australia.
Before you’ll explore Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand.
Tropical Indian Ocean islands are more stepping stones to the excitement of Kenya.
Guests can also experience South Africa, and Durban and Cape Town, as well as Tristan da Cunha, the most remote inhabited archipelago in the world.
Cross the Atlantic to Brazil to explore Rio, before sailing home via Cape Vede, Casablanca in Morocco and Lisbon.
And there’s more
Both Ambience and Ambition’s 2023-2024 itineraries will offer a number of themed cruises.
As well as a selection of multi-generational sailings.
And this way you’ll be keeping up with the missus around the world.