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Ultimate Luxury Under Sail and Over Motors, by Harry Pope

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The Golden Horizon has been recently launched, and I have been privileged to read the press releases, itineraries, and ship’s specification. I have also been invited on an early cruise, which with great reluctance was declined due to unalterable commitments. Anyone who books a trip on the Golden Horizon is in for a real treat.

It is owned by The Cruise Line, a luxury cruise specialist. With a passenger capacity of 330 and a crew of 139, for the next few weeks it is in UK waters, then some cruises out of Harwich going to Norway, then it follows the sun, going through the Mediterranean, Venice, Croatia, Suez Canal, Indian Ocean, aiming for a circular cruise round Australia. It then makes its way slowly back to European waters, ready for Spring 2022. Look out for further articles about this company.

CF05 Golden Horizon bathroom
Golden Horizon bathroom
CF05 Golden Horizon theatre
Golden Horizon theatre

This is the next but one cruise, just to give you a taster.  04 Aug, 2021 10 Nights Calling at Harwich, Cowes, Dartmouth, Falmouth, St Mary’s, Plymouth, Poole, Harwich

CF04 Golden Horizon in port
Golden Horizon in port

English South Coast and Islands This special voyage visits the Isle of Wight during Cowes Week – the world’s oldest and largest annual sailing regatta. For sailing fans, this is a one-of-a-kind experience. Cowes Week dates back to 1826, and today around 8,000 competitors participate in the eight-day event. It’s a remarkable way to see world-class sailing action, with champion yachtsmen and sailing enthusiasts all taking to the water. As well as watching the action unfold, we’ll have an exclusive opportunity to join the celebrations, which include a dazzling firework display. While on the Isle of Wight, we recommend sampling the afternoon tea at Northwood House Country Manor. There’s the option of a high-speed RIB ride or, for a taste of British culture, you could visit the home of Victorian poet, Lord Tennyson, at Farringford House. We then sail on to Dartmouth, with its wild moorlands and river valleys. In Falmouth, wander around the harbour’s quaint galleries and quirky shops offering woolly hats, Cornish pasties and sweet homemade fudge. From Falmouth, it’s around an hour to the Eden Project’s giant geodesic Biomes; or visit Tintagel and Land’s End. We cross the ocean to the Isles of Scilly to discover local markets, National Maritime treasures and white-sand beaches. In Plymouth, soak up the vibe of Britain’s Ocean City by following the famous Mayflower Steps, where the Pilgrims are believed to have left England onboard the Mayflower. We’ll spend time in Poole, discovering its wildlife-rich islands, waterfront restaurants and Blue Flag beaches, before setting sail back to Harwich. For this voyage, car parking at the Harwich terminal for the duration of your trip is included in your fare. 04 Aug, 2021 10 Nights Calling at Harwich, Cowes, Dartmouth, Falmouth, St Mary’s, Plymouth, Poole, Harwich

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