John is currently in London for his golf team reunion and 100 year gala celebration. Many of you may know John is an avid golf enthusiast and player. So much so that he named the company J5Travel after his favorite golf club and his subsequent nickname. Inspired by his love for golf and his current trip, this week we will share how you can bring your golf game to the sea.
Cruises can be more than just a week long trek through the Caribbean or the Mediterranean. Numerous cruise lines host specialty and themed cruises that may be less frequent but leave a significant impression. Common themes you may be familiar with are wine cruises, music cruises, and Christmas market cruises. The themes are usually conveyed through the itineraries, special excursions and onboard activities. Today I will be sharing the top cruise lines with golf themes.
Thanks - Kanise, Luxury Cruise Director of J5Travel
Top 5 - Golf Cruise Lines
Azamara is the go-to cruise line if you're into golf and want an awesome experience without any hassles. Azamara teamed up with PerryGolf, a leading operator of international golf travel, to bring you an all-inclusive golf cruise that's top-notch. Experience worry-free golfing as they handle every aspect – from gear management and course setups to transportation between the ship and golf venues. Your package includes prearranged green fees, cart fees, tips, on-course lunch, and post-game refreshments.
On their Ireland and Scotlad intensive cruises you will explore the vibrant cities of Edinburgh, Glasgow, and Dundee, along with the enchanting landscapes of Invergordon in the Scottish Highlands. These itineraries visits some of the world's most revered golf courses, including the stunning Ailsa Course at Turnberry, the challenging Carnoustie, the picturesque Royal Dornoch, and the newly acclaimed Dumbarnie.
2. Hapag Lloyd
Hapag Lloyd cruises is another cruise line that has combined the best of golf with the best of cruising. With their exclusive Golf & Cruise voyages, the finest greens have been reserved for golfers to play alongside PGA professionals on these exceptional courses. While at sea, you can refine your techniques through golf simulators and modern video analyses. Every golf cruise also offers the option to learn directly from PGA golfers so you can improve your game. The Golf & Cruise experience is enriched by onboard gatherings, creating an environment where you can freely engage in discussions and connect with professionals and fellow golf enthusiasts alike.
Another unique option they have onboard are their Logical Golf fitness training classes. With special fitness equipment, you are able to learn complex movements and strengthen your core for better golf stability. If you fancy visiting Australia and New Zealand then you will love Hapag Lloyd's itineraries that feature the Otago Golf Club in Port Chalmers, New Zealand and the Royal Hobart Golf Club in Hobart, Australia.
Get ready for an amazing golf getaway with AmaWaterways' Exclusive Concierge Golf Program when you spend 7 nights cruising on the fabulous AmaMagna along the Danube River, visiting some of Europe's top-notch golf courses. AmaWaterways has your golfing experience covered seamlessly. Picture private luxury Mercedes shuttles taking you from the ship to the course and back. Once you're on the green, all you have to do is focus on your swing. Your tee time, practice balls, and golf cart are all set up in advance. After your round, treat yourself to a delicious lunch at the course clubhouse with beer and wine included. Plus, your clubs will be cleaned after each round, adding to the convenience and pleasure of your golf adventure.
Every package includes one round per golfer at each golf course, a shared golf cart per round, a range token per round, and a Welcome Packet featuring a dozen Callaway Chrome Soft Tour golf balls, a pitch repair tool, 4-5 course guides, and a shoe bag.
4. Princess Cruises
While Princes Cruises doesn't specifically offer golf cruises, they do have the next best thing-virtual golf. Select Princess ships have a golf simulator that recreates some of the world’s greatest golf courses like St. Andrews and Pebble Beach. They also have a nine hole putting green on the sports deck for you to fine tune your putting skills. With these options, and the right itinerary, you can turn any cruise into a golf cruise.Their Bermuda cruises would present the perfect opportunity to play at the world famous Port Royal Golf Club.
5. Your Favorite Cruise Line
Rather than suggesting another cruise line, I'd rather place emphasis on empowering you to craft your own golf cruise experience. Whether you opt for a family getaway on Royal Caribbean or choose Silversea for a special occasion, you can seamlessly integrate your passion for golf. J5Travel, equipped with expertise in travel, golf, and cruises, is poised to curate your dream vacation for both you and your family. From selecting the finest golf courses to pairing them with the best cruise itineraries, we ensure a tailor-made experience. Explore beautiful courses like the renowned Teeth of the Dog in the Dominican Republic or take on the challenge of Turtle Bay Golf Club in Kahuku with a cruise around the Hawaiian Islands. With access to top tour operators, we can even customize private excursions, meticulously scheduling every detail of your golf cruise adventure.
Now that your mind is open to the possibilities, I say to you, Happy golfing and happy cruising!
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