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Tradewind Voyages Golden Horizon Entering Cowes

Tradewind Voyages Golden Horizon Entering Cowes

21 July 2021
Tradewind Voyages’ Golden Horizon arrived in Cowes for its maiden call on Wednesday 21 July.  Golden Horizon is the world’s largest square-rigged sailing ship and will offer voyages with unique sustainability credentials when it sails east from September 2021. The five-masted sailing cruise ship is 524 feet (162 metres) long and carries up to 272 passengers in luxurious accommodation with 159 crew.
The call forms part of its inaugural season when the ship will return on 1 August 2021. The ship’s arrival continued the trend for cruise ships to call at Cowes with 3 more ships scheduled for the rest of the year.
Following the presentation of the commemorative plaque to Captain Remi Eriksen of the Golden Horizon, Gary Hall CEO of Cowes Harbour Commission commented that:
“We are delighted that Tradewind Voyages chose to come to Cowes and the arrival of this prestigious ship on its inaugural cruise is another example of Cowes being attractive to cruise lines and their passengers.”
He continued to say:
“These increasingly regular visits raises Cowes’ profile, attracts additional revenue to the town and provides the opportunity for passengers to return to Cowes to further explore the island as a whole.”
It is hoped that these visits will aid in the Island’s economic recovery post COVID and beyond.

Further information on Golden Horizon...
Golden Horizon is the world’s largest square-rigged sailing ship.   The hull is strengthened to Ice Class standards for voyages to the Arctic and Antarctica regions.
Aiming to use wind power for 70% of each season, Tradewind Voyages is committed to maintaining its philosophy of protecting the environment in all operations both onboard and ashore. It will steer away from offering watersports that typically use gas to power engines. Instead, guests will be able to snorkel, kayak, windsurf and paddleboard, among other sports, to enjoy the ocean. Areas around the ship marina will also be cordoned off for swimming.
Golden Horizon’s design is based on France II, a legendary square-rigged tall ship built in 1913, and is inspired by Tea Clippers and Cape Horners. Boasting five bars, impressive spa facilities, three pools, a spectacular dining room with central skylight for top-notch dining and a high staff-to-guest ratio means that first-class service is guaranteed for everyone travelling with Tradewind Voyages. Its 140 cabins all offer ocean views. Read More...

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