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Join Golden Horizon for its dress rehearsal seven-night cruise along the South Coast as she make final preparations for her inaugural season starting in the UK in July 2021

Tradewind's Golden Horizon is the world's largest square-rigged sailing vessel. Powered by the prevailing winds for at least 70 per cent of the year she has sustainability at her heart as well as the outstanding food, cabins and service levels expected of a five-star luxury cruise.

On this dress-rehearsel voyage Golden Horizon and its on-baord team will be making final preparations for her inaugural season starting in the UK in July 2021.

The ship departs from Portsmouth and heads west towards Weymouth, passing the Isle of Wight and the sandy beaches of Bournemouth. At Weymouth, you could walk the pebbles of Chesil Beach, a natural barrier protecting Weymouth Bay from the swell of the Atlantic, or simply relax on the sands of the Victorian seafront.

Our next stop is Falmouth where we'll overnight to give you ample opportunity for exploring southern Cornwall's spectacular coastline. The town itself has a rich history of pirate activity, and the nearby Lizard Peninsula offers craggy cliff tops, white-sand beaches and astonishingly clear-blue waters.

Travelling up the Roseland Heritage Coast, we'll dock in Fowey - a picturesque little town set on a steep hillside above the mouth of the River Fowey. Here, indulge in classic British fish and chips, visit 16th-century castle ruins, or walk some of the gorgeous coastal path to pretty, secluded beaches.

Dartmouth is our next port of call, with its great museums and twin castles at the mouth of the River Dart, and our voyage ends in Poole, Dorset - a great jumping-off point to explore the Jurassic Coast or Brownsea Island.

Your home throughout will be the luxurious Golden Horizon, a near replica of a 1913-built ocean-faring ship, which combines the charm and romance of a classical vessel, with the food and service you expect of a modern ship.

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Price includes

  • Six nights on Golden Horizon
  • All on-board meals
  • Choice of dozens of interesting optional excursions
  • Calling at Weymouth, Falmouth, Fowey Bay, Dartmouth and Poole
  • Wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner when served in main restaurant
  • Free Wi-Fi, on-board entertainment, gratuities and service charges
  • Option to book additional pre-cruise and/or post-cruise overnight stay in Portsmouth at a choice of hotels
  • Book with confidence thanks to Tradewind's Covid-19 promise**


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  1. Day
    Portsmouth, United Kingdom

    Board Golden Horizon in Portsmouth today, ready for your seven-day south coast cruise.

    Meals - Dinner
  2. Day
    Weymouth Bay
    Weymouth, United Kingdom

    Today you'll have time to explore Weymouth, the charming seaside town in Dorset on the famous Jurassic Coast, which is gaining popularity with foodies these days.

    Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  3. Day
    Falmouth, United Kingdom

    You'll stop in the deep, natural harbour of Falmouth today and have time to explore this lively town, sample the local Cornish pasties and sweet homemade fudge, visit one of the nearby subtropical gardens or travel to Pendennis Castle, a well-preserved 16th-century fortress built by Henry VIII. We'll stay overnight here, to give you ample opportunity for exploring southern Cornwall's spectacular coastline. The town itself has a rich history of pirate activity, and the nearby Lizard Peninsula offers craggy cliff tops, white-sand beaches and astonishingly clear-blue waters.

    Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  4. Day
    River Fowey, United Kingdom

    Visit fowey today, a charming small town at the mouth of the River Fowey in south Cornwall. Here you could explore by kayak or boat, visit the aquarium, the Fowey Museum or take a verdant walk.

    Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  5. Day
    Dartmouth, United Kingdom

    Set amongst wild moorlands and river valleys, with its twin castles at the mouth of the River Dart, Dartmouth is one of South Devon's most enchanting towns. Spend the day exploring the town's museums and art galleries, visit Dartmouth Castle or Agatha Christie's holiday home, Greenway House.

    Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  6. Day
    Poole, United Kingdom

    Poole harbour is a haven for sailors, wildlife-watchers and watersports enthusiasts, and is a gateway to the famous Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site. You may know it for being home of the RNLI (Royal National Lifeboat Institution) - their training college, hotel and restaurant is located right on the edge of the harbour. Explore the historic quayside, and learn about Poole's history of sea captains and pirates in the heart of the old town and at Poole Museum.

    Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  7. Day
    Portsmouth, United Kingdom

    Arrive back in Portsmouth today after your memorable cruise and disembark Golden Horizon.

    Meals - Breakfast

Golden Horizon

Golden Horizon

The world's largest square-rigged sailing vessel, Golden Horizon. A near replica of the 1913-built ocean vessel, France II, she retains the charm, adventure and romance of an historic ship.

Discover iconic and remote locations of the world, on board a ship which perfectly marries rich sailing heritage and modern luxury, with a sustainable twist.

All 140 cabins are outside facing, so guests can enjoy the breath-taking views. Cabins evoke the luxury and facilities expected of a boutique cruise ship, whilst retaining the charm, adventure and romance of a truly historic sailing vessel.

Style & Character

Golden Horizon attracts like-minded adventure seekers for a sailing experience which allows guests to connect with the elements of the natural world.

The ambience on board is relaxed, casual, elegant and without unnecessary formality. We have created an environment which will encourage our guests to return to time and time again, and to share their stories and experiences.

With grace and beauty, the Golden Horizon is a sailing ship first and foremost, sailing to share adventures with our friends, our guests.

Facilities & Services

Guests can unwind in our on-board spa which boasts a Sauna, Hamman, Snow Room and Jacuzzi. The spa offers a range of treatments including massages, facials, wraps and scrubs. There is also beauty salon, which offers an assortment of treatments including manicures, pedicures and blow-dries and there is a well-stocked library and complimentary wifi.

There are three pools to choose from,a gym, plus a Marina from which you can enjoy a variety of watersports and diving.

Our destination speakers will provide guests with engaging insights, specifically related to the voyage and ports of call.The on-board cruise team offers a full programme of activities including wine tasting and cooking demonstrations.


All 140 cabins and suites enjoy a sea view, as well as twice daily housekeeping and luxury amenities. Cabin interiors offer contemporary luxury, with traditional features and furnishings - a tribute to the nautical heritage of a tall ship.

Owner's Suite: Double or twin beds, living & dining area, balcony, en suite (shower & bath), sofa bed & guest bathroom, walk-in wardrobe, complimentary mini bar and canapes.

Deluxe Balcony Room: Balcony, double or twin beds, sofa bed, en suite with shower over bath, complimentary mini bar.

Cabin: Double bed or twin beds, two portholes, deluxe bathroom with a shower, complimentary water.

Food & Drink

Breakfast, lunch and daytime offerings can be traditional or light and fresh and include dishes with a local flavour.

Our full-service dinner is served over two levels in our spectacular main dining room. A selection of wines and beers are complimentary in the main dining room.

There are five bars including two outside bars and a piano bar which is perfect for enjoying a drink with new friends. Elsewhere, our premium beverage bar, Debeljak's, is stocked with some of the world's finest spirits.

Our resident pianist and musical duo will entertain guests and, as we travel the world, local shows, dancers and singers will help to immerse our guests in the local culture.


Our philosophy is simple but unique - we will follow the sun, using the winds and the currents, to take us to magical beaches and port destinations.

Our aim is to be powered by nature whenever possible and we intend to sail, without using propulsion, for around 70% of each season.

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