Luxury tall-ship cruises
Perfectly combining rich sailing heritage with the best in modern luxury, Tradewind Voyages offer the chance to explore the world’s oceans aboard a traditional sailing ship. Follow the sun, making the most of the winds and currents to discover remote destinations as nature intended, sailing off the beaten track in truly sustainable style.
Sustainability at sea
Tradewind Voyages have a unique philosophy: that ocean voyages should be powered by nature. And, their aim is simple. They use sails, rather than engine power, for around 70% of each and every season, creating a true sailing experience. It’s a rare opportunity to connect with the natural world, with voyages planned to make the most of the prevailing winds, currents and weather conditions, wherever in the world the ship is positioned.
Life onboard Golden Horizon
With its expansive wooden decks and its stylishly appointed cabins, Golden Horizon – the world’s largest sailing ship – is as spectacular as its voyages suggest. Indeed, beyond the sheer romance of the sails and rigging, you’ll be treated to a full range of amenities that wouldn’t be out of place in a luxury hotel. There’s the accommodation itself – elegantly appointed cabins and suites, some with private balconies and all with sea views. Then, there are no fewer than three swimming pools, including a deep dive pool, as well as gym and spa for a spot of pampering between ports. Throw in a library, five bars and two restaurants, and you’ll have plenty to occupy your time when you’re not out exploring.
The library on Golden Horizon
In fact, the dining is a real highlight, with a range of culinary options focussing on health and sustainability alongside a classic favourites and a wide selection of vegan and vegetarian dishes. You’re also guaranteed a true taste of each region, with ingredients sourced fresh from the finest local suppliers.
And, there are a host of superb experiences to enjoy onboard, too, with a marina platform geared up for kayaking and snorkelling and a lecture theatre where you’ll be treated to expert presentations on the likes of maritime history, geography and astronomy. You’ll also have the opportunity to enjoy optional activities from wine tastings to movie nights under the stars.
From the Mediterraean and Middle East to the Indian Ocean and Indonesia, Tradewind Voyages portfolio is truly world-spanning. But, rather than simply ticking off the highlights, each itinerary is curated with adventure in mind, taking in hidden beaches and ports while showcasing the rich culture of each destination in intimate detail through a programme of immersive shore excursions. And, there are always days at sea planned in, bringing to life the concept of tall ship sailing. You’ll even be encouraged to take the wheel and experience the thrill of helming a ship under full sail.
While we wait for the world to reopen, they’ve even introduced a selection of UK voyages for summer 2021. Making the most of our own beautiful coastlines, each itinerary is matched with a collection of unique and memorable experiences, from Cowes Week celebrations on the Isle of Wight to sipping single malts in Scotland’s Inner Hebrides.
You’ll find a selection of our favourite sailings below, but if there’s something else you’re interested in, don’t hesitate to contact our specialists who are on hand with all the available options.
Cruise from Harwich to Cornwall aboard the world's tallest square-rigged sailing vessel, timed perfectly to coincide with the Isle of Wight's famous Cowes Week.
Sail in style from the tropical Indian Ocean islands of Mauritius and Reunion to the volcanic Comoros and nature-rich Madagascar aboard a traditional tall ship.