Exciting news with the launch of a new British cruise line. Ambassador is scheduled to start sailing April 2022 from London Tilbury. A no fly cruise line it will herald a return to traditional classic cruising. No zip lines off the back of the ship - instead great itineraries, an incredible authentic cruise experience for travellers who appreciate an elegant ship with uncrowded community spaces; staff who offer a genuine welcome and first class service with top quality entertainment; dining and adventurous shore experiences in ports only accessible to the more compact ship.
The name of the cruise line reflects the fact that Ambassadors are respected all over the world, interested in the people and culture of countries they visit and mindful of issues of sustainability. The new company is a phoenix risen from the previous CMV - casualties of the pandemic are everywhere - it is good to see a company rise again. Ready to set sail, Ambassador ship AMBIENCE.
Fun road trip to Key West. Always an exciting journey driving the almost 200 miles from Miami. Quick stop at the African Queen in Marathon, across the dazzling scenery of the seven mile bridge and onward to Key West. A bohemian, retrograde kind of town, famous for Ernest Hemingway lookalike competitions and artistic and creative performance street acts.
Sunset in Mallory Square is an event not to be missed with the added attractions of tiki hut bars, pleasure craft and cruisers passing by in the harbour and partying for all their worth.
Florida is open for business and it feels good to travel, be free and mix and mingle with other visitors. Without International tourists the celebration may be a little subdued but really no worse for that - everyone gets to participate in the event and take time to enjoy the entertainment.
Go, Key West.
Ellen Frazer-Jameson is a journalist, author, actress. theater producer and drama coach. She co hosted the largest live late night radio show in Europe for the BBC and has appeared on national TV shows and taken leading roles on stage. She lives in Miami and London and loves to dance Argentine tango.