Travel deals: Save up to $800 cruising on world's largest square-rigger

The world's biggest square-rigged sailing ship, Golden Horizon, will make its debut in Australia in December 2021.

To be launched in May 2021 and accommodating 272 guests in 140 cabins, the Golden Horizon will visit a record 36 destinations around Australia during her debut season, including a host of small and remote places not visited by larger ships, like Noosa in Qld, Trial Bay, Batemans Bay and Jervis Bay in NSW, Darlington Bay in Tasmania, Coffin Bay and Head of Bight in South Australia and Bremer Bay, Jurien Bay, Kalbarri, Monkey Mia and Coral Bay in WA.

All packages include a one-night, pre-cruise hotel stay, beer and wine with lunch and dinner onboard, port transfer and gratuities. The complete 73-night circumnavigation of Australia from Bali has been broken into a range of sectors, like a 16-night Christmas/New Year package from Cairns to Sydney (from $8395 a person, twin -share) or a 17-night package from Sydney to Adelaide (from $8430).

Modelled on the 1913 barque France II, Golden Horizon will offer modern-day seafarers personal service, a fine cuisine dining room, three pools, gym, library, spa sanctuary, four inside and outside bars, a marina platform and a collection of kayaks, waterskis and wakeboards for guests to use. All 140 cabins will offer ocean vistas.

The ship's UK-based operator, Tradewind Voyages, is represented in Australia by small ship specialist Cruise Traveller, which has just released 14 cruise and stay packages around Australia from 14 to 73 nights.

​Bookings made by December 31, 2020, will receive bonus savings of between $100 and $800 a person depending on the length of voyage.

Phone 1800 507 777. See cruisetraveller.com.au/tradewind2021

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