TORONTO — Tradewind Voyages has made the “difficult decision” to cancel its inaugural Caribbean season planned for winter 2021.
Citing guest concerns over accessibility to certain islands and resistance to travelling in bubbles, the British cruise company has confirmed the cancellation of 17 planned voyages that were scheduled to sail between December and April.
Said CEO Alan McGrory: “As a company, the passion and vision has been to deliver an exceptional guest experience, however, the current culmination of ongoing travel restrictions in place for the winter season does not allow us to deliver the exceptional customer experience that the brand stands for.
“Our commitment is always to deliver an outstanding experience for our guests. With so many variables at play for us this winter, we have made the tough decision to cancel these Caribbean voyages.
“Instead, we plan to focus all our efforts in delivering our European 2022 summer season and return to the Caribbean for our winter season in 2022.
“We thank everyone who has supported us on this journey so far and those that have experienced Golden Horizon know that travellers aboard this spectacular ship deserve nothing but the best.”
Three new collections – Western Mediterranean, Central Mediterranean and Eastern Mediterranean (including Greece and Turkey) – have been confirmed for the Mediterranean 2022 summer season, which will begin in Palma in May and end in Piraeus (Athens) next October. The extensive program will offer 22 different voyages and include visits to Spain, France, Italy, Albania, Montenegro, Croatia, Slovenia, Greece and Turkey.