8 MARCH 2021


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Article from BTNews 8 MARCH 2021

Tradewinds goes to sea

Thursday 1 July, Britain’s newest, and most environmentally friendly, cruise ship will literally ‘sail’ from Harwich bound for Leith (Edinburgh).

Golden Horizon (2019-built as 'Flying Clipper') is a sailing mega-yacht (five-masted schooner/square-rigger) and ranked the world's largest ever sailing clipper.  She is 522ft long compared with Cutty Sark’s 212ft.  Built in Croatia she is under charter to British company Tradewind Voyages who are now busy selling seaborne holidays through to the end of 2022.  And she has electric power for when the wind fails.

Delayed due to the pandemic, the very modern replica of the windjammer France II, built in 1913, will for July and the early weeks of August offer a series of voyages in a circumnavigation of England and Scotland. After a short series of voyages to Denmark and Norway she will make her way south and through the Mediterranean, via Split where she was built, eventually finishing up at Sydney for Christmas.  All subject to local rules.  

Currently any deep-sea cruises are banned from the United Kingdom but with no overseas ports planned for the initial itinerary Tradewinds are hopeful that the scheduled programme will stay in place.

Golden Horizon deck plans show a total of 135 staterooms for 330 passengers (max capacity) in four decks all with a seaview plus four suites with balconies.  There is a watersports platform, Wellness complex (spa, gym, beauty salon), various bars and a two-tier restaurant area plus all the facilities available on a normal cruise ship including a theatre and two swimming pools.


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