World’s largest luxury sailing ship to come to Portsmouth in June

The world’s largest luxury sailing ship is to make her maiden voyage to Portsmouth in June, where she will start her UK tour before venturing to the Far East, according to The News.

The Golden Horizon,  a five-mast, iron-hulled luxury cruise liner run by Tradewind Voyages, will arrive in Portsmouth on 22 June – a day after all coronavirus lockdown measures in England are expected to lift. When she sets sail from the city, she’ll accommodate up to 272 passengers within her 525ft.

News of the Golden Horizon’s arrival comes as Portsmouth last week had a key win in its ambition to become the new cruise capital of the south coast, with Virgin Voyages announcing it would bring its giant new luxury liner to Portsmouth in August – in a move civic chiefs hope could bring millions of pounds to the island, reports The News.

Councillor Steve Pitt, Portsmouth’s culture boss and deputy leader at the city council, hailed the latest luxury offering as a huge vote of confidence in the island’s credentials as a must-see destination. “This is incredibly welcome news and shows the international port in Portsmouth is regarded as a desirable destination by some very, very significant operators,” he says.

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