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Sail around southern Spain, Morocco and the Balearics
Discover the sights and sounds of Spain's stunning Southern coastline on this 8-day voyage in late Summer 2021. You'll explore the region's historic castles, baroque cathedrals, elegant harbours and sun-soaked islands, while sailing on a classical tall ship that's sure to turn-heads.
Tradewind's Golden Horizon is a near replica of the 1913-built ocean vessel, France II, and boasts 6,300 sq metres of white billowing sails. Traditional in style, yet built for this century, she's powered by the wind for 70 per cent of the season making a voyage on her a sustainable way to travel.
With capacity for no more than 272 guests in 140 all sea-view cabins, plus excellent service and delicious food, the Golden Horizon promises to take you on a voyage like no other.
Setting sail from Lisbon, Portugal's pastel-coloured capital, where you can also join a selection of pre-cruise tours, your first port of call is Cadiz. Thought to be the oldest inhabited city in Europe and
home of the Spanish Navy, it has more than 100 watchtowers around its rocky peninsula which juts out of a beautiful bay. Head to the top of the Torre Tavira for views over the city and of your ship, the Golden Horizon, resplendent in the harbour.
Optional excursions include a visit to see 18th-century Cádiz
Cathedral, a trip to Jerez de la Frontera, sherry capital of
Andalusia, or a lesson on the art of flamenco dancing. The
following day you'll get the chance to step ashore in Morocco and
explore Tangier, including its vibrant hillside Medina and the
mysterious Cave of Hercules.
Back in Spain, your itinerary continues with stops in Almería, one of Andalusia's most atmospheric towns, with a huge Moorish fortress that overlooks the Med, and Menorca's capital, Mahón. You'll then sail to Palma de Mallorca, capital of the Balearic Islands, where you'll disembark. Those who simply don't want their holiday to end can also join a selection of fascinating post-cruise tours.
Reasons to book
Voyage on the Golden Horizon
Sail Spain’s southern coast
Unique cultural excursions
- Return flights
- Sailing in luxury for 7 nights on Golden Horizon
- All on-board meals
- Choice of dozens of interesting optional excursions
- Wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner when served in main restaurant
- Free Wi-Fi, on-board entertainment, gratuities and service charges
- Option to book additional pre-cruise hotel stay in Lisbon and post-cruise stay in Palma, Majorca. See here for details
Day1Board the Golden Horizon in Lisbon, PortugalLisboa, Portugal
Spend the day exploring Portugal's foodie capital or join one of our pre-voyage tours before setting sail on the Golden Horizon.
Day2At SeaAt Sea, Portugal
Enjoy your first full day relaxing onboard the Golden Horizon.
Cadiz, an ancient port city in Andalusia, overlooks a beautiful bay and boasts a cobbled Old Quarter surrounded almost entirely by water.
Optional Excursions: See a local Flamenco performance and learn how to click, stamp, and dance the traditional way or visit the Royal Andalusian School of Equestrian Art to watch a spectacular show after which you'll be invited to one of the famous 'bodegas' of Jerez to see how sherry is blended. Foodies can opt for a Tapas making workshop at Casa del Marques.
Day4Tangier, MoroccoTangier, Morocco
This Moroccan port on the Strait of Gibraltar has been a strategic gateway between Africa and Europe since Phoenician times.
Optional Excursions: There are three to choose from including a highlights of Tangier tour including the Medina and Hercules cave, the The Blue City of Chefchaouen, one of the prettiest towns in Morocco or a foodie tour of Tangier including shopping for spices in the Medina and a chance to taste traditional Moroccan dishes.
This hidden gem boasts wonderful, unspoilt beaches, the Alcazaba, a magnificent Moorish fort overlooking the city, plus a fortified16th Century gothic cathedral.
Optional Excursion: Spend a day exploring the city on a guided tour which includes a walk through the tree-lined boulevards and gardens and up the winding alleyways to the imposing Arab fortress. Alternatively visit Nijar, a picturesque Moorish town, nestled in the corner of Andalusia near Cabo de Gata Natural Park.
Day6At SeaBalearic Sea, Spain
As you continue your voyage along the Spanish coast find a quiet corner in the spacious library overlooking the aft to read or book in for a treatment in the Golden Horizon's spa.
Day7Mahón, MenorcaMahon, Menorca, Spain
The capital of Menorca in the Baleric Islands sits gracefully on the largest natural harbour in the Mediterranean. Known for it's British style Georgian houses and the ornate Santa Maria Church.
Optional Excursion: Explore Ciutadella, once the capital of the island, with a local guide who will point out both its Arab and Medieval elements. Or take a ride around the island on horseback. Visit the Son Àngel stables and trot along the rural trails, Camí de Cavalls. If you'd prefer to stay on the turquoise waters you can also choose to go on a Menorca kayaking adventure today.
Day8Disembark in Palma de MallorcaPalma de Mallorca, Spain
Often described as the best place to live in the world, Palma de Mallorca is the capital of the beautiful Balearic Islands. You'll disembark in to this sun-soaked city in the western Mediterranean and have the opportunity to join a choice of post-cruise tours.
The world's largest square-rigged sailing vessel, Golden Horizon. A near replica of the 1913-built ocean vessel, France II, she retains the charm, adventure and romance of an historic ship.
Discover iconic and remote locations of the world, on board a ship which perfectly marries rich sailing heritage and modern luxury, with a sustainable twist.
All 140 cabins are outside facing, so guests can enjoy the breath-taking views. Cabins evoke the luxury and facilities expected of a boutique cruise ship, whilst retaining the charm, adventure and romance of a truly historic sailing vessel.
Style & Character
Golden Horizon attracts like-minded adventure seekers for a sailing experience which allows guests to connect with the elements of the natural world.
The ambience on board is relaxed, casual, elegant and without unnecessary formality. We have created an environment which will encourage our guests to return to time and time again, and to share their stories and experiences.
With grace and beauty, the Golden Horizon is a sailing ship first and foremost, sailing to share adventures with our friends, our guests.
Facilities & Services
Guests can unwind in our on-board spa which boasts a Sauna, Hamman, Snow Room and Jacuzzi. The spa offers a range of treatments including massages, facials, wraps and scrubs. There is also beauty salon, which offers an assortment of treatments including manicures, pedicures and blow-dries and there is a well-stocked library and complimentary wifi.
There are three pools to choose from, plus a Marina from which you can enjoy a variety of watersports and diving.
Our destination speakers will provide guests with engaging insights, specifically related to the voyage and ports of call.The on-board cruise team offers a full programme of activities including wine tasting and cooking demonstrations.
All 140 cabins and suites enjoy a sea view, as well as twice daily housekeeping and luxury amenities. Cabin interiors offer contemporary luxury, with traditional features and furnishings - a tribute to the nautical heritage of a tall ship.
Owner's Suite: Double or twin beds, living
& dining area, balcony, en suite (shower & bath), sofa bed
& guest bathroom, walk-in wardrobe, complimentary mini bar and
Deluxe Balcony Room: Balcony, double or twin beds, sofa bed, en suite with shower over bath, complimentary mini bar.
Cabin: Double bed or twin beds, two portholes, deluxe bathroom with a shower, complimentary water.
Food & Drink
Breakfast, lunch and daytime offerings can be traditional or light and fresh and include dishes with a local flavour.
Our full-service dinner is served over two levels in our spectacular main dining room. A selection of wines and beers are complimentary in the main dining room.
There are five bars including two outside bars and a piano bar which is perfect for enjoying a drink with new friends. Elsewhere, our premium beverage bar, Debeljak's, is stocked with some of the world's finest spirits.
Our resident pianist and musical duo will entertain guests and, as we travel the world, local shows, dancers and singers will help to immerse our guests in the local culture.
Our philosophy is simple but unique - we will follow the sun, using the winds and the currents, to take us to magical beaches and port destinations.
Our aim is to be powered by nature whenever possible and we intend to sail, without using propulsion, for around 70% of each season.