Tradewind Voyages philosophy is to sail as much as possible, allowing guests to connect with the elements in a way that is different from any other cruise ship of this size.
Each voyage takes guests to iconic destinations and unique parts of the world, including small bays and beaches between port calls. Guests have the freedom to explore ashore or remain onboard and use the ship as a wellbeing destination – taking advantage of the luxurious facilities and activities on offer.
Golden Horizon follows the tradition of the square-rigged vessels of the 19th and early 20th century – the Tea Clippers and Cape Horners that plied their trade around the world carrying precious cargo. Today that precious cargo is the guests.
The ship is a five-masted barque, designed and built to meet the latest stringent regulations. Attracting like-minded adventure seekers to sail on Golden Horizon, giving the opportunity to connect with the elements of the natural world. Believing that ocean voyages should be powered by nature is why their intention is to sail without using propulsion engines for around 70% of each season – making for a true sailing experience.
The voyage planning starts with a review of the prevailing winds, currents and weather conditions in whichever region of the world the ship is located. From this the general direction of travel is determined, ensuring the winds and currents are followed for the majority of the time.
Then seeking out the most iconic destinations and remote beaches to plot the course. Inevitably this process guides them around the world in a different way, frequently following the traditional tall ship routes made famous by the intrepid merchants of the past.
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