Golden Horizon will sail the Med

The world’s largest tall ship will make her Mediterranean debut next year, with a seven-night voyage from Lisbon to Palma. Read on for more on this unique way of sailing the Med.

Tradewind Voyageshas recently announced that Golden Horizon, the world’s largest tall ship, will make her Mediterranean debut in 2022. Voyages in the Western, Central, and Eastern Mediterranean (including Greece and Turkey) have been confirmed for the summer season, starting in Portugal (April) and ending in Piraeus (October).

The extensive program will offer 22 different voyages, with visits to Albania, Croatia, France, Greece, Italy, Montenegro, Portugal, Spain, Slovenia, and Turkey.

Golden Horizon offers a unique way of sailing, as its design is inspired by the Tea Clippers and Cape Horners of years gone by. The ship boasts five bars, an impressive spa, three pools, a beautiful dining room with a central skylight, and a high staff-to-guest ratio so that first-class service is guaranteed. All 140 cabins offer ocean views.

Deck on the Golden Horizon
Upper deck. Photo: PR

The tall ship’s inaugural sailing in the Med will be a seven-night voyage from Lisbon to Palma, and the Balearic capital will serve as a base for all round-trip sailings in May. Golden Horizon will then operate round trips from Civitavecchia (Rome) in June, from Split in July, and from Piraeus (Athens) from August to October. 

With a capacity of only 274 guests, the size of the tall ship will allow her to dock at some of the smaller ports across the Med, including Sete and Cassis in France, Gallipoli in Italy, and Korcula in Croatia. On top of these lesser-known ports of call, the voyages will include various well-known destinations and islands, from Sardinia, St Tropez, and Santorini to Izmir, Le Havre, Venice.

Golden Horizon dining room
Golden Horizon dining room. Photo: PR

According to CEO Tradewind Voyages, Alan McGrory: “We’re delighted to bring the world’s largest tall ship to the Mediterranean next summer and we are looking forward to sharing the details of this spectacular portfolio very soon.”

Sailing in the Mediterranean will range from 7 to 11 nights, and full details and pricing will be released in a few days, on October 19.


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