TRADEWIND Voyages has announced the cancellation of its 2022/23 Australian season for Golden Horizon, citing ongoing uncertainty surrounding the resumption of cruising in Australia, and the expected status of the country’s interstate and international borders.

The United Kingdom-based Golden Horizon was originally due to arrive in Australia for her inaugural season in local waters this December, but pandemic restrictions forced Tradewind to announce plans for the 2021/22 season to be deferred to 2022/23 a few months ago.

Tradewind said long-term planning was needed to operate and market the recently launched 272-passenger Golden Horizon in Australia, and ongoing and restrictive conditions, and a lack of clarity for cruising and freedom of travel made the season unviable.

Cruise Traveller has already contacted all Australian guests and travel advisors affected by the cancellation and is processing full refunds.

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