Recently-formed cruise line Tradewind Voyages has confirmed it has joined Clia to boost its profile and relationships with agents.

The company, which is due to operate square-rigged sailing ship Golden Horizon from May 2021, said it had received positive feedback from the trade since launching last month.

Tradewind Voyages will take part in Clia’s Learning Academy, and said joining the association was an important step for the company.

Jeremy McKenna, sales and marketing director, said: “We are delighted to become part of the Clia family, the world’s largest cruise industry trade association.

“We have a unique ship that we are confident agents and their customers will love.  We expect that in 2021, a ship offering sustainable voyages by using the wind and sun will have a big appeal.”

Clia UK & Ireland director Andy Harmer said: “It’s exciting to have a new cruise line join us, particularly one that is offering something different. We look forward to the time when holidaymakers will be able to enjoy sailing on Golden Horizon.”

Tradewind Voyages will launch its website later this month.