The Blue Mountains and the blue sea

New package adds a Blue Mountains adventure to an Australian coastal voyage aboard the world’s newest and largest sailing ship

Book by June 30, 2021, and save $200 per couple

 The world’s largest and newest sailing ship, Golden Horizon, will take modern-day seafarers on a blue water journey from Sydney to Adelaide in January, 2022, and to add to the unique experience, Australian small ship cruise specialist, Cruise Traveller, has launched a pre-cruise package which offers a four-day bush adventure in the Blue Mountains.

Savings of $200 per couple are available for bookings made by June 30, 2021

The exclusive new, 20-night package combines a three-night stay in the Blue Mountains and a night at a five-star hotel in Sydney with an unforgettable 16-night journey from Sydney to Adelaide via Tasmania aboard the five-masted Golden Horizon.

Cruise Traveller is the exclusive Australian representative for new UK-based cruise line, Tradewind Voyages, which will debut the brand new Horizon next month and bring her to Australia next summer with her billowing sails, traditional nautical trimmings and gleaming wood and brass. The deluxe, 272-guest ship pairs rich sailing heritage and modern luxury with an eco twist – travelling under the sole power of wind for 70 per cent of the time.

Cruise Traveller’s new, extended ‘South Australian and Tasmanian Adventure’ starts in Sydney on January 2, 2022, with a transfer from Sydney to the Fairmont Resort and Spa in Leura in the Blue Mountains for a three-night stay with daily breakfast. Guests will enjoy a full day tour to Jenolan Caves for a guided cave tour and a traditional high tea in the grand Chisolms Restaurant at the historic Jenolan Caves House. A visit to the beautiful Blue Mountains Botanic Garden with lunch at the Hillbilly Cider Distillery in Bilpin is also included as is a one-day Blue Mountains Explorer bus pass for exploration at leisure.

Guests are then returned to Sydney for a night in a luxury hotel before boarding Golden Horizon on January 6 for the historic maiden passage out of the harbour watched by thousands of spectators keen to see the spectacular sailaway. The 16-night voyage to Adelaide will take in 10 destinations in NSW, Tasmania, Victoria and South Australia – most of them small and remote islands and places rarely visited by larger ships, or any ships at all.

Destinations include the chalk-white, bush-lined beaches and aquamarine waters of Jervis Bay, Batemans Bay and Eden in NSW, pristine Darlington Bay on Maria Island in Tasmania, the historic convict settlement of Port Arthur and beautiful Hobart.  Golden Horizon’s sails will then power her to the rugged coastline, fresh seafood and gourmet produce of King Island in Bass Strait, the cultural capital of Melbourne, wildlife-rich Kangaroo Island and the picture-perfect coastal hamlet of Victor Harbour in SA. The voyage ends in Adelaide.

The 20-night Blue Mountains and Golden Horizon package is available from A$13,525 per person, twin-share, including beer and wine with lunch and dinner aboard the ship, onboard gratuities and use of the ship’s extensive water sports equipment. A discount of $100 per person off this price is available by mentioning ‘reader offer’ when booking before June 30, 2021.

Graceful, spacious and traditional in style, Golden Horizon is a modern, luxurious and eco-friendly sailing ship offering a relaxed but elegant ambience, fine cuisine restaurant, three pools, gym, library, spa sanctuary, four bars and a marina platform. All 140 cabins will offer ocean vistas.

* Call Cruise Traveller on 1800 507 77, visit www.cruisetraveller.com.au/TWVblue or contact your travel agent.

SOURCE: Cruise Traveller

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