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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 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 future scheduled tour to South Africa.   Further land based tours are planned to Morocco, Argentina, Canada and USA – including Texas and New Mexico.

Land based golf tours are either scheduled or planned to Queenstown, Perth and Hamilton Island.

Golf Tours with Availability

Invitations are open to join Trendsetter Travel's luxury 12 night New Zealand golf tour which includes 7 nights in Queenstown and 5 nights in Christchurch. 8 rounds of golf will be played on some of the South Island’s best golf courses and includes 2 rounds on each of Jacks Point and Millbrook. Accommodation in Queenstown is at Millbrook (the # 1 golf resort in Australia and New Zealand) and in Christchurch at the Crowne Plaza. Suite upgrade options are available at both hotels. A rest day is provided in both Queenstown and Christchurch for independent sight-seeing or additional golf. This tour is subject to return air travel to New Zealand resuming without quarantine. If this condition is not met, a full cash refund will be provided. The original tour has been rescheduled from October 2020 due to the delay in the expected start of the NZ/Australia travel bubble.
Invitations are open to join Trendsetter Travel's 8 night Perth Golf Tour which includes 8 nights in one of Perth’s leading 5 star down town hotels (with a room upgrade option). 6 rounds of golf will be played on a selection of Perth’s best golf courses – all are ranked in the top 10 golf courses in Perth and the top 100 golf courses in all Australia. A rest day from golf is provided part way through the tour. This tour is subject to scheduled return air travel from the Eastern States to Perth continuing without quarantine. If this condition is not met, a full cash refund will be provided.
Invitations are open to join our rescheduled Hamilton Island luxury golf tour which includes attendance at the Hamilton Island Pairs Golf Tournament to be run by Trendsetter Travel. Golf will include 4 rounds on the Hamilton Island Golf Club, located on nearby Dent Island. The tour has 6 nights of accommodation at the Reef Hotel – all booked in the best rooms in the hotel offering panoramic views of the Coral Sea. The rooms (including balcony) are large at 65 sqm, over double the size of a standard hotel room. The option exists to upgrade to the nearby adult’s only Beach Club. We include a rest day from golf with a day to either relax or partake in one of the many available activities on Hamilton Island.

Barcelona to Southampton Golf Cruise - 26 May to 10 June 2021 (15 Nights) - from A$10,530 pp twin share includes return economy air fare (upgradeable to business class) excluding costs of optional golf programme.

Luxury 15 night golf cruise on Silver Spirit including, at your election, up to 9 games of golf (including some of the best courses in Spain, Portugal and France). This cruise also offers a 5% Venetian Society saving for past passengers on Silversea. The current pricing is inclusive of a 10% prepayment discount. If you decline the Silversea air package, there is an AUD 1,750 pp fare reduction. Importantly, there is no required golf programme deposit and the Silversea cruise fare can be cancelled up to 120 days from departure (in late January 2021) with only an AUD 250/room cancellation fee (which can be applied as a credit to a future Silversea cruise). Until 30 June 2020, Silversea has reduced its usual 25% deposit to AUD 1,500/room and provided a USD 1,000/room on board credit.
Crystal Serenity Trendsetter Travel & Cruise
Denmark/Germany/Poland/Estonia/Russia (St Petersburg)/Finland/Sweden - with an up to 9 game golf option – 25 June to 10 July 2021 (including 11 nights on Crystal Serenity and 2 hotel nights in both Copenhagen and Stockholm) - from AUD 7,611 pp (+ Euro 1,000 to Euro 3,250 pp golf supplement) - plus US$250 pp on board credit.

Aboard the recently refurbished Crystal Serenity, 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 9 games of golf from among the best golf courses in Denmark, Sweden, Estonia, Finland, Germany 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 and a further 2.5% saving for payment in full 9 months from departure.
After the success of Trendsetter’s 3 recent Paris to Normandy golf river cruises, we have scheduled Trendsetter Travel’s inaugural Paris to Nice 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 Nice – 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.

We have compiled a wonderful 7 game golf itinerary, starting in Paris including play at the Albatross Course at Golf National (venue of the recent Ryder Cup). We finish with playing Terre Blanche’s highly rated 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).
You are invited to join Trendsetter Travel's Cape Kidnappers/Hawkes Bay luxury golf tour which includes attendance at the annual Pairs Golf Tournament, to be held in September/October 2021, at Cape Kidnappers.

The tour has 7 nights of accommodation including 3 luxurious nights at The Farm at Cape Kidnappers and 4 nights in one of the two leading hotels in Napier. The tour runs from 27 September to 4 October 2021. Apart from playing 3 rounds at Cape Kidnappers, regularly rated in the world's top 50 courses, you will also get to enjoy 2 additional games of golf at two of the best golf courses in Hawkes Bay. We include a rest day from golf including wine tasting and lunch at one of the leading wineries in Hawkes Bay.

Trendsetter Travel Seabourn Sojourn
Luxury 14 night Golf Cruise on the 450 passenger Seabourn Sojourn, a luxury ship offering world class dining with 4 different restaurants and excellent appointments throughout. The cruise is inclusive in terms of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, all restaurants and gratuities. In addition, you will currently receive an on-board credit of up to USD 400 pp and a complimentary WIFI allowance of up to 300 minutes per person. Single fares are available upon request. Cruise fares, including package terms, offered by Seabourn are dynamic and subject to change without notice at any time until a room has been deposited. Current cruise fares are from AUD 12,499 pp.
An optional golf package is offered whereby you can elect to play anywhere between 1 and 7 games of golf with 6 of the golf games in Morocco (2) and the Canary Islands/Madeira (4). Golf on some of the best golf courses in Morocco and Canary Islands/Madeira and is inclusive of green fees, motorised carts, coach transfers, prize money and drinks post golf.
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.

Memphis to New Orleans Mississippi Golf Cruise, 14 Night Tour with 7 Golf Games, 12 to 26 April 2022, from USD 9,050 per person twin share. Trendsetter Travel Golf Tours Pty Ltd welcomes your joining us on this spectacular Memphis to New Orleans cruise.

There are 7 nights on board the 150 passenger riverboat Queen of the Mississippi, with a total of 7 nights in 4 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.

Memphis to New Orleans Mississippi Golf Cruise, 14 Night Tour with 7 Golf Games, 26 April to 10 May 2022, from USD 9,050 per person twin share. Trendsetter Travel Golf 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 star hotels in Memphis and New Orleans. We will play two PGA Tour regular courses - TPC Southwind & TPC Louisiana. The other 5 courses are among the best in the 3 southern states we visit.

Golf Tours – Wait List Only

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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