May 2021 launch
Golden Horizon, which will be the world’s biggest square-rigged sailing ship, will be launched next May for UK-based operator Tradewind Voyages.
The vessel was commissioned by Star Clippers, to be named Flying Clipper, but did not go to the company because of a legal dispute with the builder, Croatia's Brodosplit.
Modelled on the 1913 barque France II, Golden Horizon will have 140 cabins, all with ocean vistas.
She will have a fine-cuisine dining room, three pools, a gym, library, spa sanctuary, four inside and outside bars and a marina platform with kayaks, waterskis and wakeboards.
Cruise Traveller has created 14 cruise-and-stay packages around Golden Horizon’s 73-night circumnavigation of Australia which will visit 36 destinations.
As well as the major ports of Cairns, Sydney, Adelaide and Fremantle, she will call at a host of small and remote places not visited by larger ships, like Noosa in Queensland, Trial Bay in New South Wales, Darlington Bay in Tasmania, Coffin Bay in South Australia and Coral Bay in Western Australia.