A lot of you will be very familiar with all of the cruise lines out there and some of you even more familiar with the luxury cruise lines, but we expect a lot of you aren’t so familiar with luxury yacht cruise lines and what they are all about.
So we thought we would introduce you to a luxury yacht cruise line like no other. So please meet Tradewind Voyages…the luxury yacht cruise line that will take you around the world in style!
At Tradewind Voyages they take guests on a voyage that connects them with the world and sea in all its forms. Delivering a maritime experience; sailing where other ships can’t.
Their team, both onboard and ashore work to the same values; to act as one team to ensure their guests’ journeys are seamless and enjoyable. They do not force a charge for gratuities as their ethos is to always offer the best levels of service at every touchpoint. Offering the highest standards of dining, accommodation and entertainment.
Their ship, Golden Horizon is the world’s largest square-rigged sailing vessel. A near-replica of the 1913-built ocean vessel, France II, she retains the charm, adventure and romance of a historic ship.
Golden Horizon is great for adventure seekers and as a smaller ship allows its guests to really see the natural world in all its glory. The atmosphere onboard is relaxed, casual, elegant yet informal all at the same time.
Every cabin onboard (140 cabins to be precise) are outside facing to ensure all guests can enjoy the views along their journey. Each cabin has a boutique cruise ship feel to them full of luxury touches and facilities plus a tribute to the nautical heritage of a tall ship.
Here are a few of the cabin options onboard their ship and what’s included;
- Living room and dining area
- Master bedroom with double or twin beds
- En-suite bathroom (shower & bathtub)
- Double sofa bed in the living room for guests
- Guest bathroom with shower
- Walk-in wardrobe
- Concierge service
- 24-hour room service
- Complimentary mini-bar with bottles of liquor
- Daily canapés
- Luxury suite amenities
- Twice-daily housekeeping service
- Complimentary laundry and pressing
Suites can accommodate 4 guests, and two Suites can be connected to host up to 8 guests.
Deluxe Balcony Room:
- Double bed or twin beds
- Sofa bed sleeping one adult or two children
- Deluxe bathroom with a shower over the bath
- 24-hour room service
- Complimentary mini-bar
- Luxury suite amenities
- Twice-daily housekeeping service.
Deluxe cabins can accommodate 4 guests as long as 2 are children due to the size of the extra bed (W: 1.35m x L: 1.90m) 0R 3 adult guests
Onboard Golden Horizon you will feel as if you have travelled back in time when you come to dine in their main dining space. Step into the dining room and gaze up at the curved wrought-iron balconies sweeping towards a stunning central skylight. Maritime art hangs from wood-panelled walls and friendly staff ensure great service is their top priority for an elegant dinner.
One of the main highlights dining onboard Golden Horizon will be the full-service dinner served over two levels in their spectacular main dining room. A selection of wines and beers are complimentary during meal hours in the main dining room for lunch and dinner.
There is a variety of food choices onboard to match everyone’s taste including classic dishes, locally sourced produce and healthy and sustainable options too. Breakfast, lunch and daytime offerings can be traditional or light and fresh and there will always be dishes with a local flavour.
Spa & Salon
Guests can unwind in the on-board spa which boasts a sauna, Hamman, snow room and jacuzzi. The spa offers a range of treatments including massages, facials, wraps and body scrubs for those wanting to take some time out of their busy schedule of exploration.
If you’re looking to spruce up ahead of your evening onboard, the ship also has a salon where you can choose from an assortment of treatments including manicures, pedicures and blow-dries.
Heath & Wellness
Like most other ships, Golden Horizon has its own onboard gym with wanting to keep fit whilst on holiday. But if you’re looking for something a little bit special, you can always join one of their yoga or fitness classes held in the open air on the fore of the sun deck.
If all of the exploring onboard and off the ship has exhausted you, the onboard library might just be the best place to get some peace and quiet for a few hours. Grab yourself a coffee, choose from a huge variety of books, look out over the wake of the ship and just relax.
Bars & Entertainment
Making friends onboard is easily done as we all know and it’s always nice to share a drink or two whilst onboard together. If the weather is pleasant, Golden Horizon has two outdoor bars where you can sit, sip and take in the views. Elsewhere, they have a premium beverage bar, Debeljak’s, which is stocked with some of the world’s finest gins and whisky.
Not only that, but resident pianist and musical duo will entertain guests with a repertoire ranging from jazz/swing to contemporary music. The entertainment will also reflect the ports you are visiting with local shows, dancers and singers invited onboard to help immerse guests in the local culture.
Throughout any voyage, the onboard cruise team will work to develop a full programme of activities which will likely include wine tasting, cooking demonstrations, upper-deck games, movies under the stars and quizzes.
A resident destination speaker will provide guests with engaging insights, specifically related to the voyage and ports of call. This will include geographical, historical and cultural background specific to the itinerary. Visiting speakers will cover subjects ranging from maritime history to astronomy.
So that’s just a taste of what Tradewind Voyages can offer you onboard one of their luxury yacht cruises. What do you think? Would you sail with Tradewind Voyages?// END - About the Author ?>