Savings offered on luxury rail and sail package combining Golden Horizon and the Indian Pacific train
Adventure-thirsty Australians can explore our continent aboard the iconic Indian Pacific train and the world’s largest and newest sailing ship, Golden Horizon, as part of a new 17-night rail and sail journey offered exclusively by Australian small ship cruise specialist, Cruise Traveller.
Savings of $400 per couple are available for bookings made by June 30, 2021. The unique holiday package from Adelaide to Perth in January 2022 will showcase secluded destinations never visited by larger cruise ships and rarely by any other cruise vessels – isolated, tiny places and ports like Coffin Bay in South Australia – famous for its oysters, the 100m-high cliffs at Head of the Bight in South Australia bordering the vast Nullarbor Plain, the crystalline waters and chalk-white beaches of Israelite Bay in Western Australia and the sleepy coastal hamlet of Bremer Bay in WA.
Cruise Traveller is the exclusive Australian representative for new UK-based cruise line, Tradewind Voyages, which will debut the brand new, five-masted Golden Horizon in Europe next month and bring her to Australia next summer with her billowing sails, traditional nautical trimmings and gleaming wood and brass. Graceful, spacious and traditional in style, Golden Horizon is a modern, luxurious and eco-friendly sailing ship offering modern-day seafarers a fine cuisine dining room, three pools, gym, library, spa sanctuary, four bars and a marina platform.
With overseas borders closed, the Indian Pacific train is heavily booked for up to a year ahead but space on the train held by Cruise Traveller as part of its rail and sail packages ensures slow travel-loving Australians can ride the famous train next summer and experience the thrill of sailing aboard the deluxe, 272-guest ship, which is projected to be under the sole power of wind for 70 per cent of the time.
Cruise Traveller’s exclusive 17-night ‘Rail and Sail Remote Southwest Australia from Adelaide’ package starts on January 22, 2022, when guests board Golden Horizon in Adelaide for a 13-night voyage west to Perth via the wildlife sanctuary of Kangaroo Island, Coffin Bay and spectacular Head of Bight – a spectacular bay in the Great Australian Bight lined by the longest stretch of uninterrupted sea cliffs in the world. Flanking the Nullarbor Plain, the Bunda Cliffs here stretch for more than 100km and soar more than 100m vertically from the sea.
Also on the itinerary are the WA destinations of Esperance – home to some of Australia’s whitest beaches, the rugged beauty of Israelite Bay, the fishing village of Bremer Bay, the pretty coastal town of Albany and also Busselton – gateway to the famous Margaret River wine region. The world’s largest square-rigged sailing ship will then sail into Perth’s port of Fremantle where scores of sightseers are expected to gather to witness the maiden arrival of the magnificent Golden Horizon.
In Perth, the package includes two nights in a five-star hotel so guests can explore the city in their own time before they board the legendary Indian Pacific train for a two-night trip across the Nullarbor back to to Adelaide with onboard meals and drinks included along with off-train experiences in Kalgoorlie, Rawlinna and Cook.
The 17-night package is available from A$10,365 per person, twin-share, including the cruise, two-nights in Perth and the train journey. A discount of $200 per person off this price is available by mentioning ‘reader offer’ when booking before June 30, 2021.
* Call Cruise Traveller on 1800 507 77, visit www.cruisetraveller.com.au or contact your travel agent.
SOURCE: Cruise Traveller / Tradewind Voyages