Tradewind Voyages 2022-2023 – Cruise Traveller

The world’s largest square-rigged sailing vessel returns to Australia & New Zealand in 2022/2023.

An Adventure Like No Other

Ahead of Golden Horizon’s inaugural sailing on July 1st 2021, Tradewind Voyages has mapped out more voyages for the world’s largest square-rigged sailing vessel.

The UK-based cruise line has confirmed that the 2022/23 season will comprise four new programs: North Pacific Collection, West Coast America Collection, South Pacific Collection and Antipodean Summer Collection, which will see the ship calling at more than 20 countries for the first time, including Japan, USA, Peru, French Polynesia and New Zealand.

The World’s largest square-rigged sailing vessel, Golden Horizon is a near replica of the 1913-built ocean vessel, France II and retains the charm, adventure and romance of an historic ship.

Carrying just 272 guests with a crew of 159, the ambience on board is intimate, relaxed and casually elegant. Guests have the freedom to explore ashore or remain on board and use the ship as a well-being destination – taking advantage of the luxurious facilities and activities on offer. 

Committed to sustainability, the ship is powered by nature whenever possible and intends to sail, without using propulsion, for around 70% of the time, providing an authentic sailing experience.

A Grand Dining Experience

On-board dining offers something for all tastes and preferences, including healthy eating, sustainability and wellbeing. Alongside classic dishes, fresh, locally sourced produce is procured to create regionally inspired menus.

One of the highlights of the day is a full-service dinner served over two levels in the 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’s also 24-hour complimentary room service*, so you can have a lazy breakfast in bed, or enjoy a private lunch or dinner in your ocean view cabin. If the sea breeze and sails are calling, head to the open-air Horizon Bar for lunch in the sunshine; with the chance to sneak a treat from the late afternoon ‘Deck Delights’ trolley service.

*Room service in selected cabin categories

Modern Luxury with a
Traditional Twist

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

Australia & New Zealand in late 2022, early 2023.

Join Tradewind Voyages for an adventure like no other aboard the Golden Horizon, as she arrives into Cairns in December 2022 from the South Pacific.

Sailing from Australia’s tropical north and taking a leisurely stroll down the eastern seaboard to Melbourne, the Golden Horizon will set the stage for tall ship adventures everywhere she goes…

Vanuatu and the Solomon Islands

Fiji to Cairns

18 Nights | Departs 27 Nov 2022

From AU $7,945*pp

Embark in Lautoka Fiji then stopping at islands along the way in New Caledonia, Vanuatu & the Solomon Islands, before disembarking in Cairns.

Beaches, Islands & Cities

Cairns to Sydney

9 Nights | Departs 14 Dec 2022

From AU $4,395*pp

Travel from Cairns on a tall ship experience like no other. Stop in at Townsville, Airlie Beach and bustling Mooloolaba on the way to Newcastle before sailing into the greatest harbour in the world – Sydney

Australian Festivities Cruise

Sydney to Melbourne

15 Nights | Departs 22 Dec 2022

From AU $9,895*pp

Start in Sydney, enjoying Christmas at sea and Boxing Day at beautiful Jervis Bay. New Year’s Eve will be celebrated at Port Arthur then onto Hobart, Devonport & Burnie before disembarking in Melbourne.

Wild Wonders of Australia & NZ

Melbourne to Christchurch

15 Nights | Departs 5 Jan 2023

From AU $6,195*pp

Starting in Melbourne, this epic adventure includes multiple stops in Tasmania, Milford Sound, Fjordland National Park and much more before disembarking in Christchurch.

Vineyards & Volcanoes of New Zealand

Christchurch to Auckland

12 Nights | Departs 19 Jan 2023

From AU $6,855*pp

Take in New Zealand from the deck of your ship with sails. Journey from Lyttelton to Auckland visiting ports like Picton, Wellington, Napier, Tauranga and more…

Crossing The Tasman Sea

Auckland to Sydney

7 Nights | Departs 30 Jan 2023

From AU $2,895*pp

Cruise & Stay 7 nights from Auckland, stopping at the Bay of Islands on this cruise that will be beloved by sailors and marine enthusiasts. Highlights include sailing into beautiful Sydney Harbour at the end of your cruise.


Tall Sails from Fiji to Sydney

Fiji to Sydney

26 Nights | Departs 27 Nov 2022

From AU $11,520*pp

Starting in Fiji, this fantastic voyage includes stops in New Caledonia,Vanuatu, Solomon Islands, Cairns, Townsville, Airlie Beach and Mooloolaba before sailing into iconic Sydney Harbour.

Tall Sails from Fiji to Melbourne

Fiji to Melbourne

40 Nights | Departs 27 Nov 2022

From AU $20,520*pp

From Fiji, we’ll cruise to New Caledonia, Vanuatu and the Solomon Islands. Next travel down the east coast of Australia, circling Tasmania before disembarking in vibrant Melbourne.

Golden Horizons from Cairns to Melbourne 

Cairns to Melbourne

23 Nights | Departs 14 Dec 2022

From AU $13,190*pp

The ultimate East Coast Austsralian getaway with highlights including Airlie Beach, the Sunshine Coast, Jervis Bay, Eden, Port Arthur & Hobart before a grand arrival in Melbourne.

Sails Ahoy! Sydney to Christchurch

Sydney to Christchurch

29 Nights | Departs 22 Dec 2022

From AU $15,050*pp

Starting in Sydney and celebrate Christmas at sea before heading south to Hobart to enjoy New Year’s Eve in historic Port Arthur. Your journey is enhanced by visits to New Zealand’s south island along the way.

Sails Ahoy! Sydney to Auckland

Sydney to Auckland

40 Nights | Departs 22 Dec 2022

From AU $21,300*pp

Celebrate your Christmas off the East Coast of New South Wales as you head south to the splendours of Tasmania. Your journey is dotted with iconic ports in New Zealand before disembarking in Auckland to finish.

Sails Ahoy! Sydney to Sydney

Sydney to Sydney

46 Nights | Departs 22 Dec 2022

From AU $23,695*pp

An epic adventure round trip from Sydney with stops in New South Wales, Tasmania, Victoria, New Zealand’s South and North Islands plus a crossing of the Tasman Sea back to Sydney.

Cast Off! Melbourne to Auckland

Melbourne to Auckland

26 Nights | Departs 5 Jan 2023

From AU $12,155*pp

Start your tall ship journey in Melbourne, stopping in Tasmania, and iconic ports in New Zealand such as Milford Sound, Christchurch, Wellington and finishing in the capital – Auckland.

Cast Off! Melbourne to Sydney

Melbourne to Sydney

32 Nights | Departs 5 Jan 2023

From AU $14,555*pp

Circle from Melbourne in Victoria, down to Tasmania’s rich heritage filled shores and then across to New Zealand’s North and South Islands before crossing the Tasman back to magnificent Sydney Harbour.

Anchors Away! Christchurch to Sydney

Christchurch to Sydney

18 Nights | Departs 19 Jan 2023

From AU $8,930*pp

Start with a hotel stay in picturesque Christchurch, then transfer to the port of Lyttelton to embark on Golden Horizon for a tall ship discovery of New Zealand’s North Island before crossing the Tasman back to beautiful Sydney.

Register Your Interest

These new season voyages are now on sale and, with only 140 cabins, will sell out fast. If you’ve been inspired to book or want to find out more about a particular voyage, please submit your details below.

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