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Introduction & Testimonials

Many of us have been on golfing holidays, however few will have experienced a golf holiday combined with a deluxe luxury cruise – a “Golf Cruise”.  Hosted by enthusiastic golfers Adrienne Witteman and David Cooper (directors of Trendsetter Travel), a range of Golf Cruises are now available for our clients.

Our Golf Cruises are always on deluxe to luxurious small to medium ships (Currently our Golf Cruises are limited to Seabourn, Silversea, Crystal Cruises, Uniworld, Tauck & American Cruise Lines).  Trendsetter Travel is currently unique in Australia in offering golf cruises on deluxe to luxurious small to medium ships – on both river and ocean. We choose itineraries where most days are long shore days at ports with good quality, and often (sometimes world famous) golf courses located nearby.  You can be confident that all golf courses are of the highest standard, with most judged to be among the leading golf courses in their region.  Importantly, we’ve taken away the hassle of having to arrange things yourself.

Our Golf Cruises have been structured at a price usually below what you could organise independently and represent great value. For essentially the same product as offered by our international luxury golf cruise competitors, our golf programmes are priced at less than 50% of the cost these competitors charge. Our Golf Cruises are ideal for enthusiasts who take every opportunity to hit the green, as well as those who like to tee off only occasionally. You can choose as little or as much golf as fits your personal preference on every Golf Cruise – all with an equitable price adjustment.  Furthermore, if your partner is not a golfer, each port on our Golf Cruises promises an array of exciting shore excursions to ensure an equally enjoyable cruise experience. It is totally acceptable should you choose to play only half our scheduled golf games on each Golf Cruise at your preferred ports and join your partner on shore excursions at the remaining ports.

A typical golf day on our Golf Cruise includes coach transfers to and from the golf course, a fun round, followed by daily prizes, and then a return to the ship to allow free time for sightseeing. On some days, the order will be reversed on the Golf Cruise with sightseeing at your leisure followed by golf, and a return to your ship in time for dinner. Both cart and walking golf are available, the latter beneficial in keeping at bay the inevitable weight gain from the gourmet cuisine!  Cameraderie is guaranteed on each Golf Cruise, as is having an instant bunch of friends to ensure you enjoy your Golf Cruise even more, be that for cocktails in the evening or sharing dinner on a particular night.

Following on from the success of our luxury golf cruises and to meet client requests, Trendsetter Travel has expanded into land based luxury golf tours.  While we regularly have tours to Cape Kidnappers and Kauri Cliffs in New Zealand, we have a tour in February 2021 to South Africa.   Further land based tours are planned to Morocco, Argentina, Canada and USA – including Texas and New Mexico.

Bordeaux & Basque Region Golf Tour and River Cruise, Luxury 15 Day Tour with 7 Golf Games – 13 to 27 August 2019, from A$11,999 per person twin share.

This 14 night tour includes 5 nights pre cruise in the Biarritz/Basque region and 2 nights post cruise in and about Bordeaux. Pre cruise we stay at the historic but recently refurbished (2016) Chantaco Hotel which abuts the famous Harry Colt designed Golf de Chantaco. There are 7 nights on board Uniworld’s boutique luxury 130 guest SS Bon Voyage from where we base ourselves for 2 of our golf games. This tour offers plenty more than 7 games of golf at a selection of the best golf courses in South West France – it includes a full day tour around the Basque Region including San Sebastian in Spain plus numerous tours when on board SS Bon Voyage.
Kauri Cliffs Golf
You are invited to join Trendsetter Travel's Auckland/Bay of Islands/Kauri Cliff golf tour which includes attendance at the annual Pairs Golf Tournament, to be held in September 2019, at Kauri Cliffs. The tour has 8 nights of luxury 5 star accommodation including 3 nights at The Lodge at Kauri Cliffs and runs from 18 to 26 September 2019. Apart from playing 3 rounds at Kauri Cliffs, rated in the world's top 100 courses, you will also get to enjoy 3 additional games of golf including 2 of Auckland's top golf courses.

Luxury 14 night Golf Cruise commencing with 3 nights in Lisbon followed by 11 nights on the recently launched 600 passenger Seabourn Ovation, a luxury ship offering world class dining with 5 different restaurants and excellent appointments throughout. The cruise is inclusive in terms of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, all restaurants and gratuities. In addition, current terms offered by Seabourn include an on–board credit of US$300 pp (US$600 for 2 sharing), air credit of A$1,000 pp and 2 category complimentary upgrades. Attractive single fares are available. As with all Seabourn cruises, terms offered by Seabourn are subject to change at any time.

The base golf package involves 3 nights pre-cruise at a 5 star Lisbon Golf Resort and includes 6 sensational games of golf including 3 of the top 10 courses in Portugal, the number one course in Spain and one of the top two course in the south of France. Golf includes green fees, motorised carts, coach transfers, prize money and drinks post golf. In addition there is an elective option where you can play up to another 5 games of golf at other ports where Seabourn Ovation berths for long port days.
Memphis to New Orleans Mississippi Golf Cruise, Luxury 14 Night Tour with 7 Golf Games, 14 April to 28 April 2020, from US$8,940 per person twin share.

Trendsetter Travel Tours Pty Ltd welcomes your joining us on this spectacular Memphis to New Orleans cruise. There are 7 nights on board the150 passenger riverboat Queen of Mississippi with a total of 7 nights in 4/5 star hotels in Memphis and New Orleans. We will play one PGA Tour regular course – TPC Southwind and one previous longstanding PGA Tour venue (English Turn). The other 5 courses are among the best in the 3 southern states we visit. This tour is a wonderful follow-on to the 2020 US Masters which finishes on Sunday 12 April – Trendsetter can provide advice on the best of the US Masters tours or, better still, create you a bespoke US Masters Tour.

Rome to Barcelona Golf Cruise (Including 2 Days at 2020 Monaco Grand Prix) - 17 May to 4 June 2020 (18 Nights) - from A$11,996 pp twin share (excluding costs of optional golf programme and attending Monaco Grand Prix)

Luxury 18 night golf cruise on Silver Spirit including at your election, up to 13 games of golf (including some of the best courses in Italy, France, Spain and Morocco) and anchoring in Monaco for 39 hours providing the opportunity to attend both the final practice day and actual day of the Monaco Grand Prix. The cruise offers various pricing discounts as it combines two back to back 9 night Silversea Mediterranean cruises. Option exists to just undertake either the 1st 9 night cruise (which includes the Monaco Grand Prix) or the 2nd 9 night cruise.
Denmark/Germany/Poland/Estonia/Russia (St Petersburg)/Finland/Sweden - with up to 10 game golf option - 1 to 16 July 2020 (including 11 nights on Crystal Symphony and 2 hotel nights in both Copenhagen and Stockholm) - from US$5,243 pp (+ Euro 1,000 to Euro 3,525 pp golf supplement) - plus US$200 pp on board credit plus 2.5% Crystal Society savings.

Aboard the recently refurbished Crystal Symphony, this 11 night cruise sails around the Baltic commencing in Copenhagen and finishing in Stockholm and includes overnight stays in both Copenhagen and Stockholm plus a full 3 days in St Petersburg. Choose between 1 and 10 games of golf from among the best golf courses in Denmark, Sweden, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Poland and Russia. We will play the number one ranked courses in each of Denmark, Sweden, Estonia and Finland.

This cruise also offers a 2.5% Crystal Society saving for past passengers on Crystal. The current pricing is inclusive of a further 2.5% prepayment discount up until early October 2019.
After the success of Trendsetter’s 3 recent Paris to Normandy golf river cruises, we have scheduled Trendsetter Travel’s inaugural Paris to Cannes golf tour which includes 9 nights cruising on the Rhone and Saone Rivers with 3 nights pre cruise in Paris and 3 nights post cruise in Cannes – all at 5 star hotels. We cruise on Tauck’s MS Emerald, a magnificent river ship which takes less than 100 passengers with an average room size significantly larger than offered by its competitors. We travel through one of the great wine growing regions in Europe with much time spent off the ship during each day.
As you would expect, we have compiled a wonderful 7 game golf itinerary, starting in Paris playing the Albatross Course at Golf National (venue of the recent Ryder Cup) and the magnificent Harry Colt designed Golf de St Germain. We finish with playing Royal Mougins and Terre Blanche’s Chateau Course. During the cruise, we play 3 of the best golf courses in south east France. The tour, including cruise, is luxury throughout and importantly, for the first time for a Trendsetter golf tour, singles can travel with NO SINGLE SUPPLEMENT (but numbers are limited with this offer).
In response to client demand, Trendsetter has released its itinerary for a land only South African golf tour including 8 games of golf, 3 nights at the luxury Jock’s Safari Lodge in the heart of the Kruger Game Park, 2 nights on the luxury Rovos train from Pretoria to Cape Town with luxury 5 star accommodation throughout.

  • Congratulations to Trendersetter Travel - specifically Adrienne and David - for a wonderful cruise experience. Combining golf and a cruise is the best way to enjoy Europe if you are a golfing fan. Easy access each day to a coach, load up your clubs and off to somewhere new to explore the variety of golf courses in France, Spain and Portugal. The group was a mixture of personalities, all of whom melded perfectly, and provided an environment of fun and endless good humour and laughter. The competitions (2BBB, individual scores etc) provided good natured hilarity and ribbing to finish off the day. We have done a number of cruises but the added activity of golf almost every day (or not if you wanted a day off) was addictive and now we cannot think of travelling anywhere if golf is not a part of the trip. The standard of organisation for the trip has been set high!

    Louise and Stephen CordaiySydneyMembers of Elanora Golf Club and The Australian Golf Club respectively
  • Trendsetter Golf Tours never disappoint. David and Adrienne are perfect hosts who attend to every detail. We have been all over the world on their golf tours, and have relished their knowledge, research and organisation. The golf cruise is particularly seamless and of a high quality - we are already signed-up for another around the Mediterranean.

    Greg and Nancy IncollSydneyMembers NSW Golf Club
  • Sara and I have travelled with David and Adrienne of Trendsetter Travel on four separate international golfing holidays (Scotland, Ireland, Florida and the Mediterranean golf cruise in 2016). All of these trips have been exceptional well organised with highly rated golf courses, quality accommodation and easy travel arrangements. A key feature is the attention to detail which makes for hassle free travel both on and off the golf course. We thoroughly recommend Trendsetter Travel and look forward to our next golf trip with them.

    Denis & Sara WoodAuckland, NZMembers of Royal Auckland and Grange Golf Club
  • A wonderful Silversea Cruise with the added dimension of Trendsetter golfing component that was superbly organised and great fun.

    Ian &/or Jenny CollinsSydneyMembers of Roseville Golf Club