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When people can see one of world’s biggest luxury sailing ships in Dover

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Original article from Kent Live

One of the world's largest luxury sailing ships will be based in Dover during its UK season.

The Golden Horizon is a steel-hulled, five-mast cruise ship making its inaugural voyage.

It was originally due to arrive on Monday, when final COVID restrictions were due to be lifted.

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Boris Johnson's decision to delay Freedom Day has forced a delay to the 'dress rehearsal' voyage around the south coast of England.

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According to reports, it is now due to arrive in Portsmouth on July 19 – before moving onto Dover where it will based for its UK season.

The final UK voyage will be from Harwich, taking in the Cowes Week Regatta on August 4.

MyDover has asked Tradewind Voyages for more information on the specific days it is due to dock here.

The 525ft vessel is said to be a near-replica of the 1913 ocean ship France II.

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It has 140 outside-facing cabins with "traditional features and furnishings" and is capable of carrying 272 guests.

They can enjoy two outside bars and a piano bar, alongside an on-board spa, gym and a library.

Guests in the high-end cabins – or Owner's Suites – have access to a private living room, dining area, walk-in wardrobe and are able to order 24-hour complimentary room service.

The company running the ship, Tradewind Voyages, says: "All 140 cabins are outside facing, so guests can enjoy the breath-taking views.

"Our ship uses the wind and currents and follows the sun to allow adventure seekers to travel the world in a unique way.

"Our philosophy is to be powered by nature whenever possible and we intend to sail, without using propulsion, for around 70 per cent of each season."

Cruise operator Tradewind Voyages describes the ship as "relaxed, casual, elegant and without unnecessary formality".

Tradewind Voyages Head of Sales Mark Schmitt told the Daily Mail: "It is of course upsetting to have to change our itineraries again due to the restrictions imposed to combat the global pandemic.

"I am hopeful that the new voyages sailing along our beautiful English South Coast will be of interest to our guests and travel agent partners.

"All the team at Tradewind Voyages are very excited to be taking delivery of the Golden Horizon in Portland before she starts her global journey."

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