Golf and The Iberian Peninsula 2019 Golf Cruise Vacation by PerryGolf

2019 Iberian Peninsula Golf Cruise
Portimao, Seville, Gibraltar, Mallorca & Valencia on Azamara Journey

9 Nights | 5 Rounds | Lisbon to Barcelona | 5 – 14 September 2019

Pre cruise option in Lisbon, with golf at Oitavos Dunes & Penha Longa!

PerryGolf is proud to again partner with Azamara Club Cruises for an exceptional golf and sightseeing voyage around the Iberian Peninsula on board the outstanding Azamara Journey. This voyage will also feature a special and scenic daylight sailing of the Guadalete River to and from the historic city of Seville.

Our itinerary begins in Lisbon, Portugal and concludes in the vibrant Spanish city of Barcelona. The golf lineup includes the highly regarded Oceanico Faldo Course in Portugal’s Algarve Region; The Jose Maria Olazabal designed Royal Seville Golf Club; Valderrama, consistently rated #1 in continental Europe; Mallorca’s Son Gual and Barcelona’s renowned El Prat completing the five round program. A three night precruise option is offered including play at the highly rated Oitavos Dunes and Penha Longa.

PerryGolf’s cruise staff will be on board and ashore to oversee all aspects of your golf experience from daily pairings to the handling of your golf clubs.

Many guests are golfing couples along with a number who are golfers travelling with a non-golfing spouse who are exceptionally well catered to as well. In addition to the fabulous on board facilities, which all will enjoy during our “sea time” as we traverse the Iberian Peninsula, a wide selection of Azamara Land Discoveries® are offered in each port.

On board, our guests are absolutely spoiled. The 690-passenger (410 crew) Journey is large enough to provide every comfort and amenity; outstanding restaurants and bars, an exceptional full service spa, an excellent variety of evening entertainment. Yet she is small enough to provide an intimate, clubhouse style experience while comfortably navigating smaller harbours. In addition to “normal” cruise features, all soft drinks, specialty coffees, boutique daily wines, and a choice of select standard beers and cocktails are inclusive within the cruise fare, as are all gratuities. Forty-four suites are available on Journey attended by English-style butler service. If you are inclined to indulge, we recommend you make your arrangements without delay.

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2019 Iberian Peninsula Golf Cruise
Portimao, Seville, Gibraltar, Mallorca & Valencia on Azamara Journey

9 Nights | 5 Rounds | Lisbon to Barcelona | 5 – 14 September 2019

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Valencia Cathedral, Spain
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Embark Azamara Journey 1:00PM.   All aboard 3:30PM. Welcome Cocktails & Briefing this evening. Meet your fellow participants.

Overnight: At Sea

Rua Augusta Arch in Lisbon
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Portimão is located in the District of Faro in the Algarve Region of Portugal, and is the host venue for many prestigious sailing events. The Lisbon to Dakar Rally passes through, and there is also surfing and kitesurfing. This is a great place for seafood restaurants with grilled sardines being the specialty.

Enjoy Portimão on your own or via Azamara Land Discoveries®.

GOLF: The Oceânico Faldo Course at Amendoeira, designed by Sir Nick Faldo, opened for play in 2008. In a modern twist of a traditional recipe, cacti and wild herbs replace the role of Sunningdale’s heather, and spartan holm oaks and ancient olive trees take the place of a lush English woodland, and desert scrub bunkers of crushed limestone replace Berkshire’s sandy tracts in a golf course that revels in the classic principles of strategic play. It also enjoys great views, in particular on the back nine.

Overnight – At Sea

Praia da Rocha Beach near Portimao, Portugal
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Oceanica Faldo Course
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Enjoy a scenic morning navigation of the Guadalete River on board Azamara Journey, an opportunity denied to larger ships. Our early afternoon arrival allows a half day and overnight in this historic Spanish city.

Seville - the passionate nature of Sevillanos is evident in their devotion to bullfighting, flamenco, and fiesta. Food too, it appears, as Seville is credited with the invention of tapas. Join in with the locals as they graze from bar to bar, making an entire meal out of the experience. The city also has a rich history evident in its old quarters and landmarks. The great cathedral is immense, lavishly ornamented with paintings and sculptures, and copious quantities of gold. The Alcazar, the main palace, is exquisitely decorated in Moorish style, with themed gardens laid out in terraces.

Enjoy Seville on your own or via Azamara Land Discoveries®

Overnight: In Port – Seville, Spain

Plaza de Espana (Spain Square). Seville, Spain
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Enjoy a second day in Seville.

GOLF: Royal Seville Golf Club was designed by Jose Maria Olazabal. Its balanced and well manicured layout is set through trees and lakes and hosted the 2004 World Cup of Golf, the 2008 & 2010 Spanish Open on the European Tour, and it is ranked within the top five in Spain by Golf Digest.

Following golf we make a scenic navigation of the Guadalete River as we head back out to sea for our sailing to Gibraltar.

Overnight – At Sea

Royal Seville Golf Club in Seville, Spain
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The Rock of Gibraltar is a sight to behold rising nearly 1,400 feet out of nowhere located in a strategic position at the southern end of the Iberian Peninsula. It overlooks the Straits of Gibraltar and is linked to Spain by a narrow isthmus. Most of the upper Rock, starting just above the town, is a nature reserve with spectacular views accessible by cable car. Gibraltar is imposing but small. It measures less than six square kilometres and is inhabited by around 30,000 people made up of Gibraltarians, British, Moroccans, Indians and Spanish. There is a colony of the famous, camera-hogging Barbary apes who run free in a semi-wild state. Gibraltar is a British self-governing colony and a member of the European Union by virtue of Britain's membership.

Enjoy Gibraltar on your own or or via Azamara Land Discoveries®

Port Explorer Guide – Gibraltar

GOLF: Valderrama is a perennial World 100 layout consistently been rated among the five best in Continental Europe. “The Augusta of Europe” is a private club originally designed in 1974 by Robert Trent Jones on a hill above the old Andalucian village of Sotogrande. He was recalled in 1985 for a remake that has subsequently hosted a plethora of championships including the Volvo Masters and the 1997 Ryder Cup remembered for Europe’s late, great and charismatic captain Severiano Ballesteros.

Overnight – At Sea

Rock of Gibraltar
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Valderrama Golf Club
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A day at sea. No golf. No sightseeing. No worries. Here’s your chance to reset with the help of four restaurants plus cafes and lounges, a pool, sun decks, a spa, fitness center, jogging track, hair salon, shops, casino and cabaret lounge. Azamara’s clubhouse style ambience provides a hybrid of luxury and big-ship cruising with every amenity presented in an intimate setting with superb service. Note that the best cocktails are found along with the best views on Deck 10 in the Living Room where you can admire the Murano glass and gaze out the floor-to-ceiling windows.

Overnight – At Sea

Journey Sundeck and Pool
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The original city of Palma dates back to Roman times; modern day residents of the old quarter are still digging up artifacts in their gardens. Balanced on a seawall above the marina is the amazing gothic Cathedral, icon of the city, with some of the world’s largest stained glass windows. Also high on the artistic scale is the Museum of Contemporary Spanish Art featuring works by masters including Picasso, Miró, Gris, and Dali. Mother Nature’s aesthetic achievements can be found in the Caves of Drach—mystical caverns where the play of shadow and light on the rock formations stimulates the imagination.

GOLF: Son Gual has been lauded since it opened in 2007. The Thomas Himmel designed layout is considered the finest of the Balearic islands and is one of the most talked about venues in southern Europe, with the European Golf & Travel Media Association naming it as 'The Discovery of 2010'. Son Gual enjoys a lovely location, peppered with mature olive trees and wild flowers, with its design and conditioning being of the very highest standard.

Enjoy it on your own arrangements or via Azamara Land Discoveries®.

Port Explorer Guide – Palma De Mallorca

Overnight: At Sea

The Cathedral of Santa Maria, Palma de Mallorca
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Golf Son Gual, Mallorca
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Valencia has come a very long way since 138 BC when it was founded as a Roman colony. Today it is Spain’s third largest city after Madrid and Barcelona. It has one of the world’s most prosperous local economies. The story you’ll probably take home however is about one of the most striking ranges of architecture imaginable. Of course you’ll find antiquity in many forms such as Valencia’s Gothic cathedral which was built over a mosque after the Christian reconquest of 1238. You will also find the space-age City of Arts and Sciences, a massive project by neofuturistic architect Santiago Calatrava (World Trade Center Transportation Hub) whose showpiece is Oceanogràfic – one of the world’s biggest aquariums, with polar zones, underwater tunnels and an underwater restaurant. The juxtaposition is startling. And you’ll have two full days to immerse yourself in it!

Enjoy Valencia on your own or via Azamara Land Discoveries®

Port Explorer Guide – Valencia

Overnight: At Sea

Arts & Science Centre, Valencia, Spain
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Barcelona is the 11th most visited city in the world according to MasterCard’s 2014 Global Destinations Index and 3rd most popular in Europe behind London and Paris. There’s a lot to like in this Olympic City (1992) from the food to the beaches, the weather and the night life. For many visitors however Barcelona is about architecture, especially the work of Antoni Gaudi. His Sagrada Familia in the city center is astounding. Construction began on the church in 1882; it is scheduled for completion in 2026 on the 100th anniversary of Gaudi's death. Azamara ships will almost always dock at the foot of Las Ramblas just steps from the Christopher Columbus statue. You will literally walk off the ship and into the city. No taxi required!

Enjoy Barcelona on your own or via Azamara Land Discoveries®.

VIDEO of how Sagrada Familia will look in 2026.

GOLF: Real Club de Golf El Prat is located to the north of Barcelona at Terassa. It was the first golf course in continental Europe to be designed by Greg Norman to give it a unique character that places an emphasis both on aesthetic appeal and playability. Norman's designs have traditionally given the impression they have been part of the landscape for generations.

Overnight: In Port - Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona, Spain
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Real Club de Golf El Prat, Barcelona, Spain
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9:00AM Disembark Azamara Journey

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PRE-CRUISE OPTION – Oitavos Dunes & Penha Longa
3-5 September

Enjoy a three (3) night pre-cruise stay in beautiful Lisbon at the Oitavos Dunes Resort including golf at two of the area's finest golf courses – – Oitavos Dunes and Penha Longa.

  • Three (3) nights in Oitavos Dunes based on twin occupancy, with daily breakfast
  • Green fees and starting times for two (2) rounds of golf with shared electric golf cart
  • Transfers from the ship to hotel, and to/from each golf course (airport transfers excluded)
  • Box lunch at the golf course with open bar for soft drinks, beer & wine.
  • Welcome dinner including drinks and wines
  • Management and handling of golf equipment
  • All gratuities for golf related staff including drivers & golf bag handling staff
  • Full-time PerryGolf program manager
  • Oitvaos Dunes Golf Links. Lisbon
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    Golf CRUISE Pricing Per Person:

    In order to allow our guests to select the suite or stateroom most appropriate to their individual expectations and requirements, we present our prices separately as a Golf Package and a Cruise Fare.

    The cruise fare is dynamic and may change (until booked and locked in by each PerryGolf guest), but you are assured of the best available selection of suites and staterooms AND the very best available rates which exist at any point in time with PerryGolf. Please call PerryGolf to talk to an expert 1.800.344.5257.

      2019 Iberian Peninsula Golf Cruise
    Ocean | Owners Suite

    Cruise Fare





    $7,499 | $7,999

    Combine the Cruise Fare with Selected Golf Packages
    for the total cost

     Golf Package & Extra Golf Options:




    5 Round Program – Oceanico Faldo, Royal Seville, Valderrama, Son Gual, El Prat
    Lisbon PRE CRUISE: 3 nights / 2 rounds (Oitavos Dunes, Penha Longa)

    Per person deposits: Golf 25% of Golf Package Price;
    Cruise $550 (suites $1,100)
    Payment & Cancellation Terms per Reservation Form

    Lock in best suites & staterooms early.
    Low cruise/golf cancellation fee: only $100/person until 12 months out

    Prices exclude port taxes & fees of $158 per person.


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    I don’t believe anyone does it better than PerryGolf. It was a great trip and one we’ll remember and talk about for a long time. I appreciate all the details that PerryGolf took care of so we could be free to enjoy the experience.
    Mrs. J. Miller
    Holland, OH
    Open Championship Golf Cruise

    PerryGolf is unusual among most international golf tour operators for providing complete air travel assistance. Better still, were are frequently in position to negotiate usually attractive fares. We encourage you to consider our Preferred Airline Partner – British Airways – which provides an extensive route network to all of our destination cities.

    For further details on our air travel services and competitive rates contact Air Services at  1 800.344.5257 ext 230 or


    Cruise Fare

    • Nine (9) nights in the suite or stateroom of your choice
    • Breakfast, lunch and dinner whilst on board served at your leisure in an open seating format in a choice of restaurant
    • An option to dine, at a modest supplement, in Azamara Journey’s two speciality restaurants, The Prime C Restaurant and Wine Cellar and the Aqualina Mediterranean Restaurant (complimentary for suite guests)
    • Boutique red and white wines with lunch and dinner
    • Bottled water, soda, specialty coffees and teas throughout the day
    • Select standard spirits, international beers and wines at all ship bars during regular bar hours
    • Gratuities for housekeeping, dining and bar staff
    • Shuttle service to and from port communities, where available
    • English-trained butlers for suite guests
    • Complimentary self-service laundry
    • AzAmazing EveningSM event
    • Concierge services for personal guidance and reservations

    Not Included

    • Drinks & any meals off ship
    • Personal expenses on board
    • Arrival/departure airport/ship transfers
    • Any non-golf shore excursions

    Golf Packages

    • Green fees and starting times for number of rounds as indicated including shared use of electric golf cart.
    • Overnight off ship accommodation and dining where indicated
    • All range transfers to and from the scheduled golf courses in luxury air conditioned motorcoaches
    • Practice range golf balls where available
    • Welcome & Farewell on board Cocktail parties with hors d’oeuvres
    • Box lunch at each golf course with open bar for soft drinks, beer & wine.
    • “Golfers Social” gatherings on board where scheduling permits
    • Casual tournament format with awards on one day
    • Management and handling of golf equipment by PerryGolf for duration of voyage
    • All gratuities for golf related staff including drivers & golf bag handling staff
    • Full time PerryGolf program manager on board and onsite at each golf venue

    Golf Courses: The included list may be subject to change in the event of any club accepting any conflicting national or international event, or for any other reason. Should such a situation occur, PerryGolf will endeavour to book a course of comparable standard, and all booked guests would be notified of the change and replacement venue at the earliest opportunity.

    Transfers: No transfers are included to or from the ship at arrival/departure airports.


    2019 Iberian Peninsula Golf Cruise ~ Portugal and Spain on board Azamara Journey

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    This was a very high quality vacation. Everything was done very professionally, with great courtesy by exceptional people. I will highly recommend PerryGolf.
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    Quebec City, Canada
    Open Championship Golf Cruise

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