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Tradewind Voyages launches in the UK

Tradewind Voyages, a new, UK-based cruise line, has launched with some well-known names from the industry.

The company will operate the square rigged sailing ship, Golden Horizon, with ex-UK cruises in April and May 2021. The 272-passenger ship, which will operate under charter, will run nine cruises from the UK before heading to Bali where it will sail itineraries featuring Indonesia, Australia, Japan and Alaska.

Tradewind Voyages will be run by Stuart McQuaker, former COO of Saga. Jeremy McKenna will be sales & marketing director while Amanda Norey (Darrington) will be head of marketing and distribution and Oliver Hammerer will be product director. Rachel Healey and Mark Schmitt have also joined the company.

“The team is hugely excited by the opportunity to operate this fabulous ship,” said McQuaker. “We are looking forward to her introductory season in the UK and then taking her to some unique parts of the world, on itineraries that are planned to ensure we use the prevailing winds and currents to capitalise on her sailing credentials.”

McKenna added “We are looking forward to working with our trade partners to give our mutual guests a true sailing experience on board this stunning ship as part of an unforgettable holiday.”

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