Tradewind Voyages is set to refund all guest monies, with the cruise line’s 2022 and 2023
season set to be paused.
The company is currently continuing to “realign its business and financing structure”, as a result of sanctions placed on its banker VTB Germany, which is based in Russia.
As a result, voyages aboard Tradewind’s only ship, Golden Horizon, are set to be cancelled
through to October 2023.
“We can appreciate our guest’s disappointment regarding the voyage cancelations, a decision that has not been taken lightly, but is required at this time,” Tradewind said.
“Given the circumstances we will be issuing a refund of guest payments from our trust account…this will automatically be returned to the original form of payment method, provided at the time of the reservation.”
Tradewind added no further action is required from any customer, and apologised for any inconvenience caused. It is the third time Tradewind has cancelled voyages aboard Golden Horizon, with Australia’s
extended border closure in 2021/22 and 2022/23 scuppering her planned local seasons.
Golden Horizon is advertised as “the world’s biggest sailing yacht”, and was originally commissioned by Star Clippers, before being bought by Tradewind during the pandemic.