Thursday, May 21, 2009

Crystal Cruises Luxury Crystal Symphony Golf Cruise

May 11, 2009 – Always improving its game, luxury specialist Crystal Cruises has added four new exclusive golf clubs to its heady roster of courses with Crystal Symphony’s August 23, Experiences of Discovery Golf cruise through the British Isles. In addition to Scotland’s Gleneagles King’s Course and Northern Ireland’s Royal Belfast Golf Club, the new clubs include Carden Park Golf Club (Liverpool); Mount Juliet (Waterford); Druid’s Glen (Dublin); and Gleneagles Queen’s Golf Course (Edinburgh).

The itinerary is a golfer’s dream, with play in virtually every port at the region’s most coveted courses, as well as a host of convenient perks and onboard activities. Even non-golfers will find dozens of optional shore-side Crystal Adventures in Edinburgh, Belfast, Liverpool, Dublin and Waterford and Guernsey, Channel Islands on the 11-day itinerary round-trip from London.
“This cruise offers golfers play at some very exclusive courses in the very birthplace of the game, with the assurance that Crystal has attended to every last detail,” says John Stoll, director, land programs. “Also, on board and ashore, couples and families with varied interests can explore different things during the day and meet up later to share their experiences.
”On board, guests can get tips and instruction on swings and techniques from PGA winner Billy Casper, and John Clark, a PGA pro who operates Crystal’s golf program, featuring TaylorMade equipment. Crystal’s golf program includes:
  • A VIP Golfers welcome cocktail reception;

  • Welcome kits, including scheduled golf events, balls and tees, logo apparel and course layouts, pars and hole lengths;

  • Friendly competition, including a “A Hole in One” contest awarding the winner a complimentary cruise;

  • Transport to/from each course accompanied by a Crystal escort or pro;

  • 45-minute warm-up and pre-round refreshments, as well as post-round cocktails;

  • Complimentary storage and cleaning of clubs and shoes after play.

Guests can eliminate the hassle of traveling with equipment by conveniently shipping their clubs with Luggage Concierge. Value priced, cruise fares start at $5,390, per person, double occupancy plus an All Inclusive – As You Wish $1,000 per person spending credit. Reduced upgrade airfares are also available. Golf excursions start at $338 per person.

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