Tradewind Voyages has cancelled its Caribbean programme for the coming winter due to uncertainty around travel rules in the region.
The line confirmed that 17 planned sailings between December and April would no longer take place, citing concerns “regarding the ability to deliver an exceptional guest experience” and customer worries about access to certain islands and the prospect of travelling in “bubbles”.
Tradewind said it still plans to base its tall ship Golden Horizon in the region in winter 2022, following its Mediterranean season from May to October next year.
Chief executive Alan McGrory said: “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 experience which 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.”
McGrory added: “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.”
Tradewind’s Mediterranean season will include three collections: Western Mediterranean, Central Mediterranean and Eastern Mediterranean, with 22 voyages including visits to Spain, France, Italy, Albania, Montenegro, Croatia, Slovenia, Greece and Turkey.