Ambassador Cruise Line announced as 50-over Principal Shirt Sponsor


The Club is delighted to welcome new Platinum Club Sponsor, Ambassador Cruise Line who become the new 50-over principal shirt sponsor. The cruise line also become the Club’s Official Travel Partner in a three-year partnership and have kicked off the sponsorship by offering supporters the chance to win tickets to Ambassador’s Cricketing Legends Cruise.

The lucky winner will receive two places on the cruise, setting sail for five nights in December 2022. In the meantime, monthly entrants can win two hospitality places at The Cloud County Ground on Tuesday 20 September.

The Essex-based cruise line will also be supporting Members’ events throughout the season and look forward to sharing more of their story with them.

John Stephenson, Chief Executive and Interim Chair, Essex Cricket said:

“I am delighted to welcome Ambassador Cruise Line on board as our Official Travel Partner and principal shirt sponsor for the Royal London Cup. It has been wonderful to see the passion Ambassador has already shown for the local community, which included welcoming the Nifty Fifties walking cricket team on board their flagship in June.

Their community spirit paired with the enthusiasm in their ongoing supporter engagement highlights a commitment to the Club and we look forward to seeing what we can achieve together in the coming years.”

Gordon Nardini, Chief Marketing Officer, Ambassador Cruise Line said:

“We are thrilled to be Essex Cricket’s official travel partner and front-of-shirt sponsor for the Eagles Royal London Cup campaign. We launched our first ship, Ambience, from her home port of London Tilbury, Essex in April this year. Through our partnership with the club, we look forward to working and supporting the local community, while providing exclusive offers and discounts to members, fans and fellow partners. We look forward to the competition getting underway this summer and wish the team the very best of luck.”

The shirt also features our Ground Naming Rights partner, Cloud who are the back of shirt and collar sponsor across the full range of replica shirts this season.

About Ambassador Cruise Line:

Ambassador Cruise Line is the first British cruise line to launch in over a decade. Their London Tilbury, Essex port provides convenience for their guests to enjoy a no-fly cruise with the warmest of welcomes from the friendliest of crews.

Onboard their first ship Ambience, guests will find amazing entertainment, exceptional cuisine, and an intimate but spacious cruising experience. Their sustainability-first approach means their guests can enjoy visiting the world’s most remote wonders, hidden gems, and natural treasures. Ambience is in the top 10-15% of environmentally sustainable ships, allowing her access to some of Europe’s most untouched corners including the breath-taking Norwegian World Heritage Fjords.

Ambition is Ambassador’s second lady of the sea and will enter operation in March 2023, sailing from London Tilbury, Essex and six other regional ports. Ambassador allows their guests to truly find their home away from home at sea.

For more information about Ambassador Cruise Line, please click here.