Tradewind Voyages has unveiled plans for Golden Horizon to set sail in the Caribbean this coming winter
With the ongoing impact of coronavirus in Australia, the cruise line has redrawn its scheduled cruising programme for Golden Horizon.
The revised schedule sees its Australian sailing postponed due to current travel restrictions, with voyages delayed for 12 months. The ship — which is the world’s largest tall ship — is relocating to start a winter programme in Barbados on November 11, 2021.
The ship is currently completing an inaugural season in the UK and will sail back to Croatia, where it was built, on August 14 before heading to the Caribbean.
The revised plans will see the 272-passenger ship visiting St Barts, St Kitts, Antigua, St Lucia, Guadeloupe, Dominica, Martinique, Tobago, Grenada, Grenadines and St Vincent.
The line has stated that at least four programmes for the winter season in the Caribbean will go on sale later this month, alongside a new brochure.
While there is currently no set date for details of the new itineraries being announced, the current sailings listed on the website will be taken down immediately.
Alan McGrory, Tradewind Voyages’ CEO, said: “Given the continuing situation in Australia and other destinations we had planned to visit, in parallel with the cruise industry we have made the difficult decision to revise the entire 2021/2022/2023 programme. Based on customer feedback, we have decided to relocate Golden Horizon to the Caribbean for the winter 2021/22 season, effective mid-November. We sincerely thank our agent partners and their clients who are being extremely understanding as we work to accommodate guests on future voyages.
“We are pleased to offer an exciting schedule across the Caribbean that takes in smaller ports of call to visit some of the most exquisite destinations in the region. The Australian guests will get to experience the exact same adventures 12 months later than planned.”
Those who are impacted by Tradewind’s revised plans will be offered a full refund and credit for 10% off a future sailing.
There will be a full update on the line’s revised schedule for all 2022 and 2023 voyages later this month.