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March 10, 2021 Cruise News No Comments Email Email

Australian small ship cruise specialist, Cruise Traveller, is offering what must rank as the most relaxing way ever to cross Australia – an epic, month-long journey from Sydney to Perth in January, 2022, aboard the world’s largest and newest sailing ship, Golden Horizon.

A special 30-night ‘slow travel’ package will take adventurous, modern-day seafarers to 18 destinations from east to west that, together, offer, a kaleidoscope of natural beauty, history, culture and wildlife. Many of the destinations on the five-state voyage are small and remote islands and places rarely visited by other vessels.

Cruise Traveller is the exclusive Australian representative for new UK-based cruise line, Tradewind Voyages, which will debut the brand new, five-masted Golden Horizon this June and bring her to Australia next summer with her billowing sails, traditional nautical trimmings and gleaming wood and brass. Since the launch of Golden Horizon’s maiden Australian season in November, 2020, Cruise Traveller has received a rush of bookings from Australians captivated by romantic and unique voyages aboard the deluxe, 272-guest ship, which pairs rich sailing heritage and modern luxury with a sustainable twist – sailing without using propulsion, wherever possible.

Cruise Traveller’s exclusive ‘Billowing Sails Australia’ adventure starts on January 5, 2022, with a one-night hotel stay in Sydney where guests will board Golden Horizon the next day for a spectacular 29-night high summer voyage out of Sydney Harbour to Perth. The 18 destinations featured on the unique and rare itinerary include the chalk-white beaches and aquamarine waters of Jervis Bay, the coastal havens of Batemans Bay and Eden in NSW, pristine Darlington Bay on Maria Island in Tasmania, the historic convict settlement of Port Arthur and beautiful Hobart.  Golden Horizon’s sails will then power her to the rugged coastline, fresh seafood and gourmet produce of King Island in Bass Strait, the cultural capital of Melbourne, wildlife-rich Kangaroo Island and the picture-perfect coastal hamlet of Victor Harbour in SA.

From the eclectic bars and cafes of Adelaide, Golden Horizon will then set sail to the oyster hub of Coffin Bay and Head of Bight – a spectacular bay in the Great Australian Bight lined by the longest stretch of uninterrupted sea cliffs in the world. Flanking the Nullarbor Plain, the Bunda Cliffs here stretch for more than 100km and soar more than 100m vertically from the sea. Also on the itinerary are the WA destinations of Esperance – home to some of Australia’s whitest beaches, the rugged beauty of Israelite Bay, the fishing village of Bremer Bay, the pretty coastal town of Albany and also Busselton – gateway to the famous Margaret River wine region. Perth marks the end of the cross-continental voyage.

Along the way, the majestic, square-rigged sailing ship is expected to attract the attention of scores of sightseers keen to witness the magnificent sailing ship grace our shores.

Using earlybird fares available until April 30, 2021, the 30-night ‘Billowing Sails Australia’ package is available from A$17,395 per person, twin-share, including a night in Sydney pre cruise, beer and wine with lunch and dinner aboard the ship, onboard gratuities and use of the ship’s extensive water sports equipment including water skis, pico sailboats, kayaks, windsurfers, stand up paddle boards, snorkelling gear and a floating island and trampoline for fun in the water off the ship’s marina platform.

Graceful, spacious and traditional in style, Golden Horizon is a modern, luxurious and eco-friendly sailing ship offering a relaxed but elegant ambience, fine cuisine restaurant, three pools, gym, library, spa sanctuary, four bars and a marina platform. All 140 cabins will offer ocean vistas.  The majestic ship is projected to be under the sole power of wind for 70 per cent of the time, thanks to 6300 square metres of billowing sails.

* Call Cruise Traveller on 1800 507 77, visit www.cruisetraveller.com.au/tradewind2021 or contact your travel agent.

Cruise Traveller is Australia’s leader in the small ship market, representing 56 boutique, luxury, river and expedition cruising operators around the world including Tradewind Voyages.

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