Set sail aboard the world’s largest square-rigged sailing ship with Tradewind Voyages and enjoy a luxurious journey to iconic destinations throughout Europe, Arabia, Australia and the Indian Ocean.
Launching in Spring 2021, Tradewind Voyages is a new cruise line offering voyages aboard the 272-guest Golden Horizon. The 5-masted vessel follows in the tradition of the 19th and 20th century Tea Clippers and Cape Horners that sailed the world's oceans delivering precious cargo and other goods. Golden Horizon boasts Ice Class certification, three swimming pools and a water-sports marina equipped with a fleet of kayaks, wind-surfers and dinghies.
Many of Tradewind Voyages’ itineraries are planned to use prevailing winds to capitalise on Golden Horizon’s sailing credentials, so if you have ever wanted to experience a nature-fuelled luxury cruise, this unique operator is the ideal choice.
Tradewind Voyages: Life Onboard
Life onboard Tradewind Voyages’ Golden Horizon is relaxed and informal. There’s no need to dress up for dinner, nor do you have to leave the ship to join shore excursions should you prefer not to. Instead, you’re free to do as much - or as little - as you wish. For relaxation, Golden Horizon offers a variety of wellbeing facilities, while the dining options available are outstanding and cater to all dietary requirements. When night falls, you can choose to spend your time catching up with new friends in the premium beverage bar or take in a show from talented local performers.
Tradewind Voyages: Shore Excursions
The global nature of Golden Horizon’s itineraries means there are almost limitless opportunities to explore. During Tradewind Voyages’ season in Northern Europe, you can explore Russia’s cultural centre on a Grand Tour of St Petersburg, visit the Grand Circle in Reykjavik or head to Europe’s northernmost point, North Cape. On the Silk Route, see the Pyramids in Giza and go in search of wildlife in Sri Lanka’s Udawalawe National Park. Alternatively, choose to head Down Under with Tradewind Voyages and enjoy wine tasting in the Yarra Valley and in-depth explorations of Kangaroo Island.
Included with Tradewind Voyages
The following amenities and facilities are included in your voyage fare when you book with Tradewind Voyages:
- Luxurious accommodation in a choice of three cabins
- Dining in the main dining room, on the deck or in your cabin
- Access to two outside bars and one exclusive premium beverage bar
- Onboard activity programme and evening entertainment
- Fitness classes and gym access
- Use of the water-sports marina
- Onboard WiFi
Selected beers and wines are also included with lunch and dinner in Golden Horizon's main dining room.
Tradewind Voyages Itineraries 2021 / 2022
The British Isles & Northern Europe (May-August 2021)
Tradewind Voyages will debut in 2021 with a series of nine cruises around the British Isles and Northern Europe. Departing from either Harwich or Greenock (Glasgow), the cruises will offer guests a first taste of the Tradewind Voyages experience. Highlights include a 14-night tour of Iceland and an 11-night Norwegian Fjords cruise which will visit Stavanger, Bergen and Haugesund.
The Maritime Silk Route (August-December 2021)
As British summertime draws to a close, Golden Horizon will set sail from Harwich and embark on a four-month journey to Indonesia. Following a coastal tour of France, Spain and Italy, Tradewind Voyages will navigate the famous Maritime Silk Route from Croatia. Passing through the Suez Canal and into the Red Sea and Arabia, Golden Horizon will cruise India and Sri Lanka before arriving in the Indonesian Islands.
Australia (December 2021-February 2022)
Late 2021 and early 2022 will see Tradewind Voyages commence their maiden season in Australia. Offering five unique itineraries, including a full circumnavigation, it’s hard to imagine something more glorious than cruising the coast of Northern Territories and the Whitsunday Islands under billowing sails. While ashore, you will have the opportunity to visit the Yarra Valley wine region, go in search of Koalas on Kangaroo Island, and immerse yourself in Melbourne’s vibrant nightlife on an overnight stay.
The Indian Ocean (February 2022-April 2022)
During late February, March and April, Golden Horizon will use the easterly trade winds to explore the islands of the Indian Ocean. From the picture-perfect beaches of the Maldives to enchanting Reunion Island and history-laden Zanzibar, every sailing has been designed to complement the romanticism of sailing aboard a square-rigged vessel.
If you would like further information regarding Tradewind Voyages, or if you would like to receive a quote for a Golden Horizon’s sailing, please call us on 0800 008 6677 or make an online enquiry for one of the itineraries featured below.