By 19th Hole Staff | August 12, 2019
Luxury cruise lines are appealing more and more to golfers with exclusive forays into the global world of golf, offering spectacular bucket-list golf cruises across the seven seas. On such vessel is Azamara, a luxury boutique cruise line owned by Royal Caribbean, which is taking its partnership with PerryGolf, the luxury golf travel purveyor, to a new level.
Azamara and PerryGolf, has announced plans to offer 24 worldwide golf cruises for the upcoming 2020 and 2021 itineraries. These exclusive golf voyages include play at more than 70 marquee courses in 23 countries, with 25 of the courses ranked among the world’s top 100.
“As we continue to focus on delivering unique and immersive travel experiences for our guests, those keen to combine their love for golf with their passion for travel are in for a treat; we are now offering 41% more golf voyages than in 2018 and 2019 combined,” said Larry Pimentel, President and CEO of Azamara. “It’s always golf season somewhere in the world, and PerryGolf is uniquely qualified to take our guests there with a seamless and truly integrated golf cruise program.”
“We love creating bucket-list experiences for our guests and providing them with opportunities to golf across the globe and our exclusive partnership with Azamara is a perfect reflection of that. In particular, our annual flagship British Isles golf voyage which includes attendance at The Open,” said Gordon Dalgleish, President and Co-Founder of PerryGolf. “With Azamara’s dedication to Destination Immersion, our guests can play outstanding golf courses while also enjoying everything these amazing destinations have to offer.”
In the British Isles, Azamara and PerryGolf offer six golf voyages built on Azamara’s Country-Intensive Voyages — immersive itineraries that provide an in-depth exploration of a specific country — giving access to the most renowned links such as Turnberry, Kingsbarns, Royal Birkdale, Royal County Down and Ballybunion. Next year, guests can sail on the 2020 British Isles Golf Cruise, which visits nine ports, including Southampton, England, the site of the big championship at Royal St. George’s.
In Ireland, guests can sail aboard the 2021 Irish Links Golf Cruise, a 12-night sailing that circumnavigates the Emerald Isle — home to a quarter of the world’s natural links — aboard Azamara Journey. Sailing from Southampton, England, and offering an overnight in Dublin, golf-enthusiasts can expect to play six of Irelands highest rated clubs, including Old Head, Ballybunion, Royal Portrush, Royal County Down and Portmarnock Golf Club.
In addition to The British Isles and Ireland, Azamara and PerryGolf will set sail to Australia and New Zealand, South Africa, South America, The Arabian Gulf, The Mediterranean, and The Baltic Sea. New to the collection in 2021 is a voyage to Norway with play on the spectacular and remote Lofoten Links. The golf voyages vary from seven to seventeen-nights, with included golf ranging from three to seven rounds depending on the sailing.