tee time on the high seas

May 12th, 2009

Don’t fore-get to pack your clubs! Luxury liner Crystal Cruises is going over the top with the upcoming British Isles sailing, “High Teas & Golf Tees,” August 23 to September 3. The 11-day itinerary – round trip from London – is a golfer’s dream, paying homage to some of the greatest courses on earth, including the King’s and Queen’s Courses at Gleneagles and Northern Ireland’s The ┬áRoyal Belfast Golf Club, the oldest course in all of Ireland. Newer clubs on the junket include Carden Park Golf Club in Cheshire, Mount Juliet in Kilkenny, Ireland, and Druids Glen outside of Dublin. But there is more to this golf-themed cruise than what’s on the score card! Onboard, check out the specialty programming geared towards all things golf, including PGA golf pro instructions and TaylorMade demos. On every Crystal Cruises golf themed Experiences of Discovery sailing, guests will be hosted to a VIP Golfers welcome reception; receive welcome kits with scheduled golf events, balls, tees, course layouts, pars, hole lengths; invitation to join a friendly “Hole in One” challenge for a chance for a free cruise; transfer to and from each course; a 45-minute warm-up; refreshments, and complimentary storage and cleaning of clubs and shoes after play.

For the non-golfers, the extensive onboard programming will ensure that there is never a dull moment while the golfers are at bay, from lectures, fitness and wellness offerings, spa treatments, book clubs, dance lessons, and classes offered through Crystal’s ComputerUniversity@Sea. While ashore, pay a visit to the Guinness Storehouse or Old Jameson Distillery, or have lunch at the exquisite Waterford Castle after touring the crystal factory that bears its name.

Fares for this sailing begin at $5390, per person, double occupancy, and do not include the optional golf excursions. Guests will also receive the new All Inclusive – As You Wish $1,000 per person shipboard spending credit, good towards virtually anything, including the golf outings. For additional information on this itinerary, click here.

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