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, Oceania, Crystal Cruises, Uniworld & American Cruise Lines). 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 below what you could organise independently and represent great value. 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.
Cruising is on the near new Seabourn Encore which has a maximum of 600 passengers, offers world class dining with 5 different restaurants and excellent appointments throughout.
Price reductions apply where play is at clubs where you have reciprocal rights attaching to your home club. Average cost for 16 nights (including golf package) starts from A$1,400/day per couple. Option exists to play both Cape Kidnappers and Kauri Cliffs (each top 50 in the recent world rankings issued by Golf Digest) when in port in Napier and Russell. Golf Package price reductions available for New Zealand residents.
Aboard Silver Whisper, this 14 night cruise sails down the west coast of Europe from Greenwich to Barcelona and includes 3 overnight port stays in Greenwich, Bordeaux and Lisbon. Choose from between 5 and 8 games of golf including many great courses in France and Spain plus the option of playing a 9th game at Oitavos Dunes (a world top 100 course). Importantly, for a limited time only, singles can book their own stateroom for a 25% single supplement. This cruise also offers 5% Venetian Society saving for past passengers on Silversea.
A 15 day Paris and Normandy golf cruise which includes 7 nights pre and post cruise at golf resort regions both north and south of Paris. Pre-cruise there is a 3 night stay at a golf resort in Chantilly, including 2 games of golf. After 7 nights on board Uniworld’s boutique luxury 128 guest super ship, S.S. Joie de Vivre, you transfer by coach for your final 4 nights at the 5 star Chateau d’Augerville including golf at the gems, Le Golf National and Golf de Fontainebleau. Non golf activities include a day trip to Normandy Beaches, Monet’s home and garden and Chateau Fontainebleau.
Aboard Crystal Serenity, this 14 night cruise sails down the west coast of Europe from Amsterdam to Lisbon and includes 4 overnight port stays. Choose from between 5 and 9 games of golf including many great links courses on the western coast of Europe. We will play courses designed by many of the great golf architects including Harry Colt, Tom Simpson, Tom Doake and Robert Trent Jones. Crystal Serenity will have been recently refurbished and will offer a luxurious cruise experience. Importantly, for a limited time only, singles can book their own stateroom for a less than 30% single supplement.
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.
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.
Trendsetter Travel Tours Pty Ltd welcomes your joining us on this spectacular Memphis to New Orleans cruise. There are 7 nights on board the180 passenger riverboat America with a total of 7 nights in 4/5 star hotels in Memphis and New Orleans. We will play 2 PGA Tour regular courses – TPC Southwind and TPC Louisiana. The other 5 courses are among the best in the 3 southern states we visit. This tour is a wonderful lead in to the 2020 US Masters which starts on Thursday 9 April – Trendsetter can provide advice on the best of the US Masters tours or, better still, create you a bespoke US Masters Tour.
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!
A wonderful Silversea Cruise with the added dimension of Trendsetter golfing component that was superbly organised and great fun.
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.
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.