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2018 British Open Golf Cruise

2018 Open Championship Golf Cruise ~ Carnoustie*

13 Nights | 6 Rounds | Southampton to Edinburgh | Attend The Open on Sunday | July 11 - 24

*This Voyage is Hosted by PerryGolf Co-Founder Colin Dalgleish. Read More

PerryGolf Co-Founder, Colin Dalgleish, receives Special Recognition Award at the 2015 Scottish Golf Tourism AwardsColin Dalgleish currently serves as Managing Director of PerryGolf based in Scotland. He also has responsibility for seeking out and identifying unique and innovative golf travel opportunities to be enjoyed by its loyal and discerning client base.

Colin began playing golf at 9 years of age and was a three time Scottish High School champion before going on to become Scottish Amateur Champion at age 20. He took up a golf scholarship at Ohio State University where he played alongside PGA Tour players John Cook and Joey Sindelar and was a member of their 1979 NCAA winning squad. He returned to Scotland where he graduated with a BA in Accounting from Stirling University prior to founding PerryGolf with his brother in 1984. His brother Gordon, who resides in Wilmington NC, serves as Company President of PerryGolf.

PerryGolf Co-Founder, Colin DalgleishHaving played in the 1981 Walker Cup match at Cypress Point against a USA team which contained Hal Sutton & Corey Pavin, and subsequently captained the Scottish Team for four years, Colin was then appointed Captain of the Great Britain & Ireland Walker Cup Team for both the 2007 match at Royal County Down and the 2009 match at Merion. He is proud to now be a member of both these fine clubs, in addition to a few others. He captained an 18 year old Rory McIlroy in the 2007 match against a USA side which featured current PGA Tour stars Rickie Fowler, Dustin Johnson, Billy Horschel and Webb Simpson.

PerryGolf Co-Founder, Colin DalgleishColin’s travels have taken him to almost every corner of the globe with golf of course playing a large part in this. He has played many of the world’s finest courses, and also some of its most remote and hard to reach venues. He particularly enjoys his travels with PerryGolf groups on our various golf voyages and our hosted tours to far flung lands. During his time in golf tourism he has served on the board of Golf Tourism Scotland, and in 2009 received the Lifetime Achievement Award from that body.

While his competitive golf days may be behind him and his handicap increasing, like all golfers he holds out optimism for an improving game. He currently serves on the Equipment Standards Committee of the R&A. Beyond golf, he enjoys cycling, hillwalking and skiing. He has been a lifetime resident of Helensburgh, Scotland.

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Terms and Conditions. The Second Guest 50% Off (BOGOHO) Offer applies to bookings created December 11, 2017 – February 28, 2018 (“Offer Period”) and for select sailings departing on or after May 5, 2018. The Offer provides 50% off the cruise fare of the second guest booked in the same stateroom as the first full fare paying guest. All other charges, including, but not limited to, cruise taxes, fees, and port expenses, are additional and apply to all guests. Offer applies to all stateroom categories based on availability. Category availability varies by sailing. The BOGOHO Plus Offer provides one Unlimited Internet package for guest booked in a Club Oceanview or higher stateroom.. Unlimited Internet package provides guest with unlimited internet minutes for use onboard; one device per package. Internet connectivity and speed is subject to location of ship, availability of satellite signal, and is not guaranteed 100% of the time.

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Our 13 night voyage begins in Southampton, England for its journey through the British Isles with ten ports of call including Dundee to attend the final day’s play of the 147th Open Championship at the magnificent and sometimes monstrous Carnoustie Golf Links.  The itinerary is beautifully balanced with famous city experiences such as Cork, Dublin, Belfast and Glasgow combined with visits to the charming islands of Guernsey and Kirkwall on the island of Orkney. Our call at Invergordon will... Read More.

  take us to the very heart of the Scottish Highlands before heading south again to Edinburgh, Scotland’s beautiful capital city.

The golf arrangements are exceptional. Your biggest decision may well be whether to join the GARY PLAYER flight or the BEN HOGAN flight. Either way, you are assured of six fabulous rounds including a mixture of Royal Clubs, Open Championship and Ryder Cup venues.  See the course collections below.  The PerryGolf staff will oversee all aspects of your golf experience from daily pairings to caddie arrangements and the handling of your golf clubs, which will be set up at each club awaiting your arrival from the ship. Please note that the majority of the great links golf courses of the British Isles we are playing are walking venues with a caddie, although at certain venues we have golf carts. Walking/cart venues are identified at the base of the webpage.

The on board experience with Azamara is to want for nothing. Our companies partnered since 2011 and found an ideal match of form and function. The 690 passenger Journey is large enough to provide every comfort and amenity, yet nimble enough to navigate smaller harbours.  Azamara is recognized as a specialist for “destination immersion” by providing more time in port than other major cruise lines. You’ll find an impressive selection of Land Discoveries® that you can enjoy to their fullest. PerryGolf also offers accompanying non-golfing spouses the option to attend the final day’s play of the 147th Open Championship. It really is the perfect vacation for golfers and non-golfers alike!

Forty-four suites are available on Journey, each attended by English-style butler service. Dining, wine, beer, spirits, coffees and sodas plus shuttle service to and from port communities, and more is inclusive along with all gratuities. Better yet, two full days at sea are scheduled for you to unwind with the help of this outstanding vessel. If you are inclined to indulge, we recommend you make your arrangements without delay.

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Date Port Arrive / Depart Golf - PLAYER Golf - HOGAN Sightseeing
Jul 11 Southampton Embark / 6:00PM      
Jul 12 Guernsey 8:00AM / 1:00PM     Bailiwick of Guernsey
Jul 13 Cork 8:30 AM / 7:30 PM Cork Fota Island Cobh
Jul 14 Dublin 8:00AM / 11:00 PM K Club Portmarnock Links Dublin
Jul 15 Isle of Man 9:00AM / 9:00PM Castletown* Castletown* Isle of Man
Jul 16 Belfast 6:30AM / 10:30PM Royal County Down Royal Portrush Belfast
Jul 17 Greenock 8:30AM / 9:30PM Ailsa at Turnberry Prestwick Glasgow
Jul 18 At Sea        
Jul 19 Kirkwall 8:00AM / 6:00PM     Orkney Islands
Jul 20 Invergordon 7:00AM / 9:00PM Castle Stuart Castle Stuart Inverness
Jul 21 Dundee 9:30AM / IN PORT Gleneagles Kingsbarns Dundee
Jul 22 Dundee IN PORT / 9:00PM Attend The Open Attend The Open  
Jul 23 Edinburgh 12:45PM / IN PORT     Edinburgh
Jul 24 Edinburgh Disembark / 10:00AM      
        *Optional with supplement *Azamara Shore Excursion
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13 Nights on Azamara Journey | 6 Rounds | Attend the Open on Sunday | July 11 - 24, 2018

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CUSTOM TOURS

Custom golf tours are available for Scotland including the example(s) below which you can price entirely online using our exclusive online trip calculator. Of course, we always welcome the opportunity to assist you personally at 800.344.5257 or Information@PerryGolf.com.

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ESCORTED TOURS

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2019 The Best of Scotland ~ St Andrews, Turnberry, Edinburgh & the Highlands
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GOLF CRUISES

2018 Open Championship Golf Cruise ~ Carnoustie
13 Nights Southampton to Edinburgh on Azamara Journey | 6 Rounds | Attend The 147th Open on Sunday | July 11 - 24

Hosted by PerryGolf co-founder Colin Dalgleish
 
2019 Open Championship Golf Cruise ~ Royal Portrush
12 Nights from Edinburgh to London on Azamara Journey | 5 Rounds | Attend The 148th Open on Sunday | July 17 - 29

Hosted by PerryGolf co-founder Colin Dalgleish
 

Detailed Itinerary

JULY 11, WEDNESDAY; SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND (IN PORT/ 6:00PM)

Embark Azamara Journey from 1:00pm onwards. All aboard 4:30PM.

Welcome Cocktails & Briefing this evening and a chance to meet your fellow participants.

Overnight: At Sea

JULY 12, THURSDAY; ST PETER PORT, GUERNSEY (8:00AM / 1:00PM)

Guernsey, or the Bailiwick of Guernsey by its official title, is a self-governing possession of the British Crown found off the coast of Normandy, France in the English Channel.  It is a wonderful juxtaposition of England and France with an English lean by virtue of the Norman invasion of England in 1066. St. Peter Port overlooks the harbor, with rows of brightly painted houses, and terraced gardens. The island is ideal for rambles along cliffside paths and through the bucolic interior.  While fishing, flower growing, and dairy farming are still important, Guernsey's favorable tax climate has brought an influx of offshore banks and insurance companies with their attendant bistros and boutiques. It was here in exile from 1855-1870 where Victor Hugo wrote some of his best-known works including Les Misérables.

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

Port Explorer Guide - St Peter Port

Overnight: At Sea

JULY 13, FRIDAY: COBH (CORK), IRELAND (8:30am / 7:30pm)

Located on Ireland’s southeast coast in County Cork, the quaint seaside town of Cobh (old Irish for cove) is known for its great maritime heritage and seafaring history.  As Ireland’s only dedicated cruise terminal, Cobh was the departure point for 2.5 million of the six million Irish people that immigrated to North America between 1848 and 1950. It remains a popular port of call today for cruise liners from all over the world in part due to the fact that Cobh was the last port of call for RMS Titanic.  Cobh has remained largely unchanged since that fateful day in 1912 with brightly colored houses along streets that climb to the top of the hill which is crowned by the imposing Cobh Cathedral, St. Coleman's Cathedral with its carillon of 47 bells. On the waterfront there is a statue of Annie Moore who was the first person admitted to the United States through the new immigration center at Ellis Island on January 1, 1892.

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

Port Explorer Guide – Cobh (Cork)

GARY PLAYER:  Today play Cork Golf Club, located on Little Island on the outskirts of the city. The Club was founded in 1888 but moved to its present location in the early 1920’s where it underwent a major upgrade overseen by the renowned architect Alister MacKenzie of Augusta National and Royal Melbourne fame. The club has played host to many national and international events over the years. Note: Golf cart venue.  

BEN HOGAN: Today play Fota Island Deerpark Course, located on a 780 acre island in Cork Harbour.  Routed through mature woodlands and highlighted by pot bunkers and double greens with undulating slopes, the course was host venue to the PGA European Tour Irish Open in 2001 and 2002.  Note: Golf cart venue.  

Overnight: At Sea

JULY 14, saturday: DUBLIN, IRELAND (8:00AM / 11:00PM)

Fortunately, this is one of our longest port visits because there is a lot to do in Dublin.  A good place to begin is The National Museum of Ireland on Kildare Street for a well-designed archaeological collection featuring Bronze Age gold jewelry and Viking swords. The stars of the show are the “bog people” — preserved corpses of men who were killed (presumably sacrificed) and tossed into peat bogs during the Iron Age. The preservative qualities are remarkable.  Dublin is home to St Patrick’s Cathedral of course but much of Ireland’s history can be read in Christ Church Cathedral, which dates back to circa 1030. The medieval crypt is full of treasures plus the belfry tour (11:30 a.m. and 1:15 p.m.) provides a beautiful view and an up-close look at the flying buttresses, as well as the chance to try bell-ringing. Dublin’s booming culinary scene is found along Exchequer Street where The Green Hen has won many admirers with its combination of French atmosphere and Franco-Irish cuisine made with locally sourced ingredients. Try the pan-fried duck breast.  Finally, while craft beer is certainly the popular new thing, a pint of “the black stuff” is still required drinking on any trip to Dublin. The Guinness Storehouse museum at the St. James’s Gate brewery explains how the stout is made and how to pull a proper pint at the correct 45-degree angle and waiting 119.5 seconds before topping it off. Take it up to the Gravity Bar, where the 360-degree view of Dublin is worth lingering over.

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

Port Explorer Guide – Dublin

GARY PLAYER:   Today play the Palmer Ryder Cup Course of The K Club.  This beautiful parkland course was designed by Arnold Palmer and hosted the 2006 Ryder Cup with all is attendant drama. The course covers an area of mature woodland to the west of Dublin City to which fourteen lakes have been added. Note: Golf cart venue

BEN HOGAN:  Today play Portmarnock Links designed by Bernhard Langer and opened for play in 1995.  As a three time winner of the Irish Open at nearby Portmarnock Golf Club and The Royal Dublin Golf Club it was fitting that Langer chose this magnificent setting to design his first links course set in the grounds of the old Jameson Estate of St. Marnocks.  The course has played host to professional and amateur events including 2008 and 2009 Ladies Irish Open. Note: Golf cart venue.  

Overnight: At Sea

JULY 15, Sunday: DOUGLAS, ISLE OF MAN (9:00AM / 9:00PM)

The tiny Isle of Man has a lot to offer.  Douglas’ lovely seafront is lined with picturesque hotels and restaurants, and can be traversed by horse-drawn trams as it has been since 1876. There’s a medieval fortress in Castletown; a ruined castle on the Isle of St. Patrick where tales of Vikings, monks, and a ghost dog abound; and the village of Cregneash, where people live in thatched cottages, speak the native Manx language, and practice traditional trades and crafts. Front gardens on residential streets are a standout, awash in colour and scent.

Enjoy The Isle of Man on your own or via Azamara Land Discoveries®.

GOLF: Today we offer an opportunity at supplementary cost for golf at the delightful Castletown Golf Links. This traditional links course designed by Old Tom Morris in 1892 and later updated by MacKenzie Ross is set on a small peninsula of land jutting out from the South-Eastern tip of the island and is entirely surrounded by the sea on all three sides affording spectacular views from every hole. The cost per person is $TBA to include greenfees one forecaddie per group, round trip transportation, management and handling of golf equipment, various novelty prizes on selected holes, open bar, homemade snacks on the golf course plus barbecue following play, and services of Castletown Golf Links staff throughout the day.   Space is limited.  Early sign up recommended.

Overnight: At Sea

JULY 16, MONDAY: BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND (6:30AM / 10:30PM)

Belfast in the early 20th century had the largest and most productive shipyard in the world, gaining global renown with the launch of the RMS Titanic. Located on the slipways where she was built is a stunning new museum, opened in time for the 100th anniversary of Titanic’s only voyage and tragic demise. Today the city and riverfront are undergoing a 21st century transformation, but many exuberant Victorian and Edwardian buildings still sport the carved heads of kings and queens. As you explore the city, keep an eye out for “the murals.” These somewhat troubling freelance works appearing on building walls provide insight into the period known simply as “The Troubles.”

GARY PLAYER: Today play Royal County Down. Located in the town of Newcastle to the south of Belfast. Consistently ranked in the top 10 courses in the world, this is a true test of links golf set against the magnificent backdrop of the Mountains of Mourne. Host to the 2007 Walker Cup Match featuring a young local by the name of Rory McIlroy, and an all-star USA lineup.

BEN HOGAN: Today play Royal Portrush. It holds the distinction of being the only course in Ireland to have hosted The Open Championship (The British Open).   Royal Portrush has now been invited to again host The British Open, anticipated as 2019 after an almost 70 year absence.  The Dunluce Course is as fine a links as you will find anywhere, with the 5th being a particularly memorable hole to a green hanging on the edge of a cliff. Consistently ranked in the top 20 of the world's best courses. 

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

Port Explorer Guide - Belfast

Overnight: At Sea

JULY 17, tuesday: GREENOCK (GLASGOW), SCOTLAND (08:30AM / 9:30PM)

This reinvented industrial center in western Scotland has solidified its reputation as a cultural hub. Charles Rennie Mackintosh is one of the first names to know;  he was a prodigious architect, interior designer and artist, and the city has a wealth of his work. Stop by his Willow Tea Rooms for a cup of tea and a scone.  The Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum whose blue and gold inlaid ceiling, Art Deco hanging lamps and marble floors are sufficient reason to visit, let alone the impressive art collection that includes Salvador Dalí's controversial “Christ of St John of the Cross.”  Glasgow has an abundance of excellent seafood dining. The Crabshakk is perfect for daily catches including ruby red langoustines.  The oyster bar at Rogano in Exchange Square is where power brokers celebrate deals with a glass of Champagne and a dozen oysters in a space designed to look like a 1930s Art Deco cruise liner.  At the Pot Still, an institution that dates from 1857, choose from over 450 malt whiskies like Lagavulin or Arran.

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

Port Explorer Guide – Glasgow

GARY PLAYER:  Today play the Ailsa Course of Turnberry.  Lying on a spectacular curve of rockbound coast, the coastal scenery is magnificent especially from the 4th through the 11th and passing the famous landmark lighthouse at the turn. No one can ever forget the 1977 “duel in the sun” between Jack Nicklaus & Tom Watson.  In 2009, the Ailsa Course hosted the Open Championship for the 4th time, when 32 years later Tom Watson almost clinched the championship as a 59 year old, losing out to Stewart Cink in a play off for the famed Claret Jug.

BEN HOGAN:  Today play Prestwick Golf Club one of the world’s oldest clubs and whose very testing and traditional links hosted the very first Open Championship in 1860. The winner was Willie Park from Musselburgh with a score of 174 for thirty six holes, two shots clear of the legendary Tom Morris.  Prestwick was home to the first eleven Championships and then held it jointly along with The Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St.Andrews and The Honourable Company of Edinburgh Golfers (Muirfield).  Prestwick's twenty fourth and last Championship was in 1925 when Jim Barnes from the USA won.  Only the Old Course of St Andrews has hosted more Open Championships than Prestwick.

Overnight: At Sea

july 18, wednesday: AT SEA

A full 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 Looking Glass Lounge where you can admire the Murano glass and gaze out the floor-to-ceiling windows.

Overnight: At Sea

july 19, thursday: kirkwall, orkney islands, scotland (8:00am / 6:00PM)

The 70 islands of Orkney are low lying, a pleasing, gently rolling panorama of fertile fields, heather cloaked moors, and lakes. The red sandstone walls of the imposing St. Magnus Cathedral dominate Kirkwall, the main town, capital, and hub for roads linking east and west. In summer whales and dolphins sport in coastal waters, and tens of thousands of breeding seabirds congregate on sharp seaside cliffs. The early arrival of mankind on this scene can be investigated at Skara Brae, an amazingly well preserved Neolithic village that was inhabited and already abandoned more than 5,000 years ago.

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

Port Explorer Guide - Kirkwall

Overnight: At Sea

JULY 20, friday: INVERGORDON, SCOTLAND (7:00AM / 9:00PM)

Invergordon is the deep water port for Inverness, the capital of the Scottish Highlands and your gateway to an area of the Highlands known as the “Great Glen”. Travel 20 miles north to the picturesque town of Dornoch to see its sandstone buildings, beautiful domestic gardens and tiny 13th Century cathedral. Ten miles further you’ll find the fairy-tale ancestral home of the Clan Sutherland – Dunrobin Castle –  one of the oldest inhabited houses in Scotland, dating back to the 13th century. The stunning formal gardens which run down to the sea are based on those at Versailles and were laid out in the 1850s. Daily displays of the ancient sport of falconry take place in the gardens. Less than an hour south is magnificent Cawdor Castle, the setting for setting for Shakespeare’s Macbeth.  The 14th century home of the Thanes of Cawdor is considered one of the most romantic stately homes in the Highlands with its fine collection of rare tapestries, portraits and furniture plus lovely gardens and grounds.

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

Port Explorer Guide – Invergordon

GARY PLAYER & BEN HOGAN:  Today both flights play Castle Stuart Golf Links. The one of newest addition to the links courses of Scotland. Castle Stuart runs along the shores of the Moray Firth to the east of Inverness with wonderful views over to the Black Isle. Six holes hug the shoreline while the remaining holes are played over a terraced slope so views out to sea are ever present. Already included in the World's Top 100.

Overnight: At Sea

july 21, saturday: dundee, scotland (9:30am / in port)

Once most famous for its industrial grime, Dundee has evolved into a vibrant art, design, music and theatre scene. It’s the UK’s first designated UNESCO City of Design and now has the first design museum outside of London. The new V&A Museum Of Design is housed in a world-class building at the heart of the newly transformed waterfront. Visit and learn the story of Scotland's outstanding design heritage. McManus is Dundee’s major museum, but don’t miss the Dundee Contemporary Arts. A focal point for the arts and design crowd, the building serves as a design shop, hip café, gallery and arts cinema. Just as must-see is the Dundee Science Centre (formerly known as Sensation), a museum devoted to the senses: slide through a cut-away head on a pink tongue, before exiting through a nostril. Sensational, indeed. Down by the waterfront you can explore the Royal Research Ship Discovery, launched in 1901 to explore the South Pole. In the evening the west side of Perth offers great bars and a wonderful view over Britain’s most powerful river, the Tay. After a pint of deuchars, find a bench and just watch the river go by. No longer just Scotland’s fourth city, Dundee is an absolute delight.

GARY PLAYER:  Today play the PGA Centenary Course of Gleneagles Hotel. This highly acclaimed modern classic of Jack Nicklaus design was host venue to the 2014 Ryder Cup. The course is set in a most spectacular location in the rolling Perthshire hills and affords wonderful views of the Grampian Mountains and the surrounding countryshire. Note: Golf cart venue.  

BEN HOGAN: Kingsbarns Golf Links has historical origins that date back to 1793. Its sandy, linksland soils are the basis for this heritage, and produce the fine-bladed fescues which are the cornerstone of fast-and-firm playing surfaces that characterise links golf. Designed by Kyle Phillips and opened anew in 2000, its rebirth has been shared with golfers from near and far with outstanding reviews. The links features spacious rolling fairways, large greens, and exceptional sea views on every hole. A challenging yet enjoyable champion-standard traditional Scottish links course.

Overnight: In Port – Dundee, Scotland

july 22, sunday: dundee, scotland (in port / 9:00pm)

Today attend the final round of the 147th Open Golf Championship at Carnoustie. Azamara Journey will be in port at Dundee.

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

Overnight: At Sea

july 23, monday: edinburgh, scotland (12:45pm / in port)

Enjoy a morning at sea on Azamara Journey, and a scenic lunchtime arrival into Edinburgh, Scotland’s beautiful capital city.

Edinburgh – the inspiring capital of Scotland – is a historic, cosmopolitan and cultured city. The setting is striking; a city  perched on a series of extinct volcanoes and rocky crags which rise from the generally flat landscape of the Lothians with the sheltered shoreline of the Firth of Forth to the north. Edinburgh Castle dominates the city-center and from its ramparts you can look down on medieval lanes that hold over a thousand years of history, mystery and tradition. You will also see a modern, dynamic capital where international festivals attract the world's leading performers, galleries display cutting-edge art, and bars, restaurants and clubs create a lively, cosmopolitan atmosphere with a distinctly Scottish twist. No visit to Edinburgh would be complete without a walk up the Royal Mile, which stretches from the Palace of Holyroodhouse, the Queen’s official residence in Scotland, to Edinburgh Castle. The route is lined with tourist shops but be sure to explore the narrow alleys called closes that lead off the Royal Mile.

Port Explorer Guide - Edinburgh

Overnight: In Port – Edinburgh, Scotland

july 24, tuesday: edinburgh, scotland (disembark)

9:00AM Disembark Azamara Journey.



GOLF COURSES BY FLIGHT*
Gary Player Flight

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Ireland
Cork Golf Club*
The K Club*
Royal County Down Golf Club
Scotland
The Ailsa Course Trump Turnberry
Castle Stuart Golf Links
The PGA Centenary Course of Gleneagles* Hotel

Ben Hogan Flight

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Ireland
Fota Island*
Portmarnock Links*
Royal Portrush Golf Club
Scotland
Prestwick Golf Club
Castle Stuart Golf Links
Kingsbarns


* Golf carts are included for all guests at asterisked * venues.  At all other venues CADDIES (only) are included for all guests.  Certain caddie venues have VERY limited supplies of carts available on medical grounds.  We will allocate those carts on a first come first served basis to guests who notify us in advance of a medical condition which requires a cart.  Should you require a cart please contact us at your earliest opportunity.

*About our FLIGHT NAMES, selected in honor of two great Carnoustie Open Champions

GARY PLAYER FLIGHT

Gary Player has won nine majors in his career including three Open Championships.  His win at Carnoustie in 1968 was his second Open, following Muirfield in 1959 and preceeding Royal Lytham & St Annes in 1974 where he won by three over Peter Oosterhuis.  Player’s “wonder shot” during the final round at Carnoustie was a three wood on 14 that produced a two foot eagle putt credited with securing the win.  Player and Hogan along with Nicklaus, Woods and Gene Sarazen are the only five men who have won all four majors.

BEN HOGAN FLIGHT

Ben Hogan (1912 – 1997) won nine major championship in his career including the 1953 Open in what was the only time he played the event.  It was the last of his major titles which he won by four strokes over five champion Peter Thomson and three others.  His win was commemorated in 2003 when the par 5 sixth was officially renamed “Hogan’s Alley” which had been the hole’s longtime nickname reflecting Hogan's daring line off the tee between the fairway bunkers and out-of-bounds fence on the left.  Hogan and Player along with Nicklaus, Woods and Gene Sarazen are the only five men who have won all four majors.

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Cork image

This MacKenzie gem presents a magnificent parkland experience certain to thrill and test the finest and most discriminating golfers. Nestled inside the limestone quarries on the inner portion of Cork Harbor, much of the course overlooks the River Lee. The course bares its teeth during the middle of the outward nine, where water defends the entire right side of the long par 4 fourth and demanding par 5 fifth. The closing stretch is also considered one of the finest in Ireland.

Fota Island - Deerpark image

A past host of the Irish Open and Irish Masters, the Deepark course is part of 27 holes on this 780-acre estate in Cork County. Wide fairways and light rough are pleasing to the powerful player and the receptive greens provide ample scoring opportunities. Still, water hazards are abundant. The diabolical par-5 No. 10 features a tee shot through a narrow tree-lined opening and a green defended by a lake. The home hole is unforgettable as well, due to a water hazard and multi-tiered green.

K Club - Ryder Cup Course image

The familiar host of the 2006 Ryder Cup sits amid 550 acres of mature woodland west of Dublin City. There are 14 lakes on the property and water hazards abound on this well-manicured design, considered one of the finest parkland courses in Ireland. It features large greens with severe slopes and it’s only fitting that Palmer’s favorite hole was No. 4, a risk-reward par 5 where overhanging trees guard the right side and the green entices golfers to take a swing.

Portmarnock image

Consistently ranked as one of the top five courses in Ireland, Portmarnock stands out from other links because most of the trouble along the fairways and greens is visible from the tee. The greens are relatively flat, however, stiff, chilly winds whip off the Irish Sea and across Dublin Bay to wreak havoc on club selection and challenge a golfer's acumen. The course has played host to Irish Opens and Walker Cups and legends such as Snead and Ballesteros.

Castletown image

Located on Langness Peninsula in Isle of Man, the links at Castletown is surrounded on three sides by the Irish Sea. Set high above sea level, the course offers breathtaking views of the rocky coast and water - sharks, seals and dolphins below. The greens are smooth and slick, bentgrass and fescues, provide a true roll. The 17th is a 421-yard par-4 named “Gully.” Through the decades the elements have eroded a chunk of the land and a 200-yard carry is required to reach the fairway.

Royal County Down image

Situated in the shadows of the Mourne mountains. A spectacular location and an outstanding links golf course. It's charm lies in the old fashioned flavour of both the terrain and the layout. A mix of rugged dunes, coloured by a blend of purple heather and yellow flowering gorse combine to a dramatic effect on what is one of the toughest courses in the British Isles. Venue for the Walker Cup in 2007 and consistently ranked in the top 10 courses in the world.

Royal Portrush - Dunluce image

An outstanding course in a dramatic setting. It holds the distinction of being the only course in Ireland to have hosted the British Open, doing so in 1951. The Dunluce Course is as fine a links as you will find anywhere, with the 5th being a particularly memorable hole to a green hanging on the edge of a cliff. Consistently ranked in the top 20 of the world's best courses, nearly every legend of golf has taken on the challenge of Royal Portrush.

Trump Turnberry - Ailsa Course image

The course underwent a significant renovation and opened as a new layout in June 2016. Lying on a spectacular curve of rockbound coast in the southern reaches of Ayrshire. The course now makes the most of the coastal scenery especially from the 4th through the 11th passing the famous landmark lighthouse at the turn, which is now a stunning halfway house. This is a demanding links course, and an ever present wind will make for a tough examination of your golfing skills.

Prestwick image

It was here in 1860 that the very first Open Championship was played with just a handful of participants. This links can produce some awkward stances on undulating fairways. Typical of the original golfing terrain, Prestwick provides a taste of golf as it was played long ago. The 11th Hole “Carrick” is a fierce par-3, measuring 213 yards from the championship tees with the Firth of Clyde to the golfer’s right and a strong crosswind often howling across a well-bunkered green.

Castle Stuart image

An outstanding addition to the links courses of Scotland. Set along the shores of the Moray Firth to east of Inverness with wonderful views over to the Black Isle, Kessock Bridge and Chanonry Lighthouse. Six holes hug the shoreline while the remaining holes are played over a terraced slope, delivering ever present views out to the rolling seas. A true links course in every sense with revetted natural bunkers and rumpled fairways. A regular host course for the Scottish Open.

Gleneagles - PGA Centenary Course image

This highly acclaimed Jack Nicklaus design is a fine test of championship golf. A modern layout featuring many strategic bunkers and vast putting surfaces with severe undulations from front-to-back and side-to-side. The course can stretch to over 7,088 yards from the tips and affords wonderful views of the Grampian Mountains and the Perthshire countryshire. The course was the host site for the 2014 Ryder Cup, as it returned to Scotland.

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Its historical origins date back to 1793. Its sandy, linksland soils are the basis for this heritage, and produce the fine-bladed fescues which are the cornerstone of fast-and-firm playing surfaces that characterise links golf. Designed by Kyle Phillips and opened anew in 2000, its rebirth has been shared with golfers from near and far with outstanding reviews. The links features spacious rolling fairways, large greens, and exceptional sea views on every hole. A challenging yet enjoyable champion-standard traditional Scottish links course.

GOLF COURSES BY FLIGHT*
Gary Player Flight

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Ireland
Cork Golf Club*
The K Club*
Royal County Down Golf Club
Scotland
The Ailsa Course Trump Turnberry
Castle Stuart Golf Links
The PGA Centenary Course of Gleneagles* Hotel

Ben Hogan Flight

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Ireland
Fota Island*
Portmarnock Links*
Royal Portrush Golf Club
Scotland
Prestwick Golf Club
Castle Stuart Golf Links
Kingsbarns


* Golf carts are included for all guests at asterisked * venues.  At all other venues CADDIES (only) are included for all guests.  Certain caddie venues have VERY limited supplies of carts available on medical grounds.  We will allocate those carts on a first come first served basis to guests who notify us in advance of a medical condition which requires a cart.  Should you require a cart please contact us at your earliest opportunity.

*About our FLIGHT NAMES, selected in honor of two great Carnoustie Open Champions

GARY PLAYER FLIGHT

Gary Player has won nine majors in his career including three Open Championships.  His win at Carnoustie in 1968 was his second Open, following Muirfield in 1959 and preceeding Royal Lytham & St Annes in 1974 where he won by three over Peter Oosterhuis.  Player’s “wonder shot” during the final round at Carnoustie was a three wood on 14 that produced a two foot eagle putt credited with securing the win.  Player and Hogan along with Nicklaus, Woods and Gene Sarazen are the only five men who have won all four majors.

BEN HOGAN FLIGHT

Ben Hogan (1912 – 1997) won nine major championship in his career including the 1953 Open in what was the only time he played the event.  It was the last of his major titles which he won by four strokes over five champion Peter Thomson and three others.  His win was commemorated in 2003 when the par 5 sixth was officially renamed “Hogan’s Alley” which had been the hole’s longtime nickname reflecting Hogan's daring line off the tee between the fairway bunkers and out-of-bounds fence on the left.  Hogan and Player along with Nicklaus, Woods and Gene Sarazen are the only five men who have won all four majors.

Find out more about The Open Golf Championship history, venues and champions





Azamara Quest, Journey and Pursuit

690 Guests | 410 Crew | 44 Suites

Azamara Cruises reinvented itself as Azamara Club Cruises in 2007 with the launch of sister ships Azamara Journey and Azamara Quest. A third vessel, Azamara Pursuit, was added in 2017.  All three are identical 690 guest ocean cruisers delivering President and CEO Larry Pimentel’s vision to offer a boutique cruise experience with fine dining, entertainment and country club-like ambience. The Azamara experience is built on four key pillars: destination immersion, extraordinary service, fine cuisine and wine, and wellness and vitality. Few cruise lines offer more overnight stays or as many last night departures so that you may experience each destination to its fullest.



Ship Facts

These three cruisers, with accommodations for 690 guests, offer a sophisticated, yet relaxing atmosphere. Guests will enjoy more inclusive amenities such as included gratuities for housekeeping, dining and bar staff; Spa and Wellness Center; complimentary bottled water and sodas, specialty coffee and teas, as well as complimentary boutique red and white wines to accompany luncheon and dinner; English Butler service for suite guests.


AZAMARA JOURNEY
Launched May 05, 2007
Refurbished March 2016

AZAMARA QUEST
Launched October 19, 2007
Refurbished April 2016

AZAMARA PURSUIT
Launched February 19, 2008
Refurbishment TBD


  Registry: Malta
Built: Nazaire, France
Occupancy: 690
Tonnage: 30,277
Length: 593 ft
Beam: 95 ft
Draught: 19.85 ft
Cruise Speed: 18.5 kts
International Staff and Crew 410
Total Staterooms: 347
Suites: 44


Suites and Staterooms

Welcome to your vacation home with ocean views, sea breezes, and all the style and amenities of a boutique hotel. Relax with plush cotton robes and slippers, French bath products, fresh flowers, and 24-hour room service. Our goal is to make you comfortable so you can spend more time on important things. Like exploring the world.

Suites on an Azamara voyage. Our suite guests receive a variety of exclusive benefits in addition to comfortable, spacious accommodations. We take care of all the details, so you can focus on experiencing the world.

Staying in a suite is like staying in your own vacation home complete with ocean views, sea breezes, and butler service. Relax with plush cotton robes and slippers, French bath products, fresh flowers, and fine linens. Open the sliding glass doors to your private veranda, perfect for reading, al fresco dining, or stargazing. Enjoy a drink from complimentary bottles of specialty spirits, mixers included. And should you need anything, your English-trained butler is never more than a call away, ready to assist with restaurant and spa reservations, private parties, dinners for two, and much more.

Suite Amenities

All Stateroom amenities
English-style Butler Service
Priority check-in and departure
En-suite dining

En-suite spa service (optional)
En-suite afternoon tea service
Complimentary wine, vodka and Whisky
Seating in specialty restaurants

Stateroom Amenities

Egyptian cotton bed linen and duvet
Terrycloth bathrobes and slippers
24-hour room service
Turndown treats
Flat-panel television
Refrigerator with mini-bar

Desk and Telephone
Thermostat-controlled air conditioning
In-room safe
Hairdryer
Complimentary welcome fruit basket and fresh-cut flowers
Shoe shining service

Dining

Azamara Dining
Discoveries (Main restaurant)
Windows Café casual buffet (Daytime)
Windows Café and Sunset Bar casual
    alfresco dinner and cocktails
Prime C Steakhouse and Wine Cellar
Aqualina - Mediterranean Flavors
Pool Grill

Health, Beauty and Vitality

Azamara Health, Beauty and Vitality Fitness Center and Spa
Thalassotherapy Pool
Acupuncture at Sea
Salon Main Pool with Jacuzzi

Entertainment and Lounges

Azamara Entertainment and Lounges Cabaret Lounge
Club Luxe Casino
Looking Glass Lounge and Late Night Spot
Discoveries Lounge
The Drawing Room / Library
Mosaic Café Coffee Bar
eConnections Computer Lounge

Shoppes

Azamara Shoppes Indulgences
La Boutique
Photo Shop
The Journey Shop / The Quest Shop

Additional Onboard Amenities

Azamara Amenities Guest Laundry Facility
Table Tennis
Shuffle Board
Medical Facility
Sales & Club Desk
Land Discoveries Desk

<Cork

This MacKenzie gem presents a magnificent parkland experience certain to thrill and test the finest and most discriminating golfers. Nestled inside the limestone quarries on the inner portion of Cork Harbor, much of the course overlooks the River Lee. The course bares its teeth during the middle of the outward nine, where water defends the entire right side of the long par 4 fourth and demanding par 5 fifth. The closing stretch is also considered one of the finest in Ireland.
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<Fota Island - Deerpark

A past host of the Irish Open and Irish Masters, the Deepark course is part of 27 holes on this 780-acre estate in Cork County. Wide fairways and light rough are pleasing to the powerful player and the receptive greens provide ample scoring opportunities. Still, water hazards are abundant. The diabolical par-5 No. 10 features a tee shot through a narrow tree-lined opening and a green defended by a lake. The home hole is unforgettable as well, due to a water hazard and multi-tiered green.
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<K Club - Ryder Cup Course

The familiar host of the 2006 Ryder Cup sits amid 550 acres of mature woodland west of Dublin City. There are 14 lakes on the property and water hazards abound on this well-manicured design, considered one of the finest parkland courses in Ireland. It features large greens with severe slopes and it’s only fitting that Palmer’s favorite hole was No. 4, a risk-reward par 5 where overhanging trees guard the right side and the green entices golfers to take a swing.

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<Portmarnock

Consistently ranked as one of the top five courses in Ireland, Portmarnock stands out from other links because most of the trouble along the fairways and greens is visible from the tee. The greens are relatively flat, however, stiff, chilly winds whip off the Irish Sea and across Dublin Bay to wreak havoc on club selection and challenge a golfer's acumen. The course has played host to Irish Opens and Walker Cups and legends such as Snead and Ballesteros.
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<Castletown

Located on Langness Peninsula in Isle of Man, the links at Castletown is surrounded on three sides by the Irish Sea. Set high above sea level, the course offers breathtaking views of the rocky coast and water - sharks, seals and dolphins below. The greens are smooth and slick, bentgrass and fescues, provide a true roll. The 17th is a 421-yard par-4 named “Gully.” Through the decades the elements have eroded a chunk of the land and a 200-yard carry is required to reach the fairway.
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<Royal County Down

Situated in the shadows of the Mourne mountains. A spectacular location and an outstanding links golf course. It's charm lies in the old fashioned flavour of both the terrain and the layout. A mix of rugged dunes, coloured by a blend of purple heather and yellow flowering gorse combine to a dramatic effect on what is one of the toughest courses in the British Isles. Venue for the Walker Cup in 2007 and consistently ranked in the top 10 courses in the world.
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<Royal Portrush - Dunluce

An outstanding course in a dramatic setting. It holds the distinction of being the only course in Ireland to have hosted the British Open, doing so in 1951. The Dunluce Course is as fine a links as you will find anywhere, with the 5th being a particularly memorable hole to a green hanging on the edge of a cliff. Consistently ranked in the top 20 of the world's best courses, nearly every legend of golf has taken on the challenge of Royal Portrush.
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<Trump Turnberry - Ailsa Course

The course underwent a significant renovation and opened as a new layout in June 2016. Lying on a spectacular curve of rockbound coast in the southern reaches of Ayrshire. The course now makes the most of the coastal scenery especially from the 4th through the 11th passing the famous landmark lighthouse at the turn, which is now a stunning halfway house. This is a demanding links course, and an ever present wind will make for a tough examination of your golfing skills.

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<Prestwick

It was here in 1860 that the very first Open Championship was played with just a handful of participants. This links can produce some awkward stances on undulating fairways. Typical of the original golfing terrain, Prestwick provides a taste of golf as it was played long ago. The 11th Hole “Carrick” is a fierce par-3, measuring 213 yards from the championship tees with the Firth of Clyde to the golfer’s right and a strong crosswind often howling across a well-bunkered green.
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<Castle Stuart

An outstanding addition to the links courses of Scotland. Set along the shores of the Moray Firth to east of Inverness with wonderful views over to the Black Isle, Kessock Bridge and Chanonry Lighthouse. Six holes hug the shoreline while the remaining holes are played over a terraced slope, delivering ever present views out to the rolling seas. A true links course in every sense with revetted natural bunkers and rumpled fairways. A regular host course for the Scottish Open.
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<Gleneagles - PGA Centenary Course

This highly acclaimed Jack Nicklaus design is a fine test of championship golf. A modern layout featuring many strategic bunkers and vast putting surfaces with severe undulations from front-to-back and side-to-side. The course can stretch to over 7,088 yards from the tips and affords wonderful views of the Grampian Mountains and the Perthshire countryshire. The course was the host site for the 2014 Ryder Cup, as it returned to Scotland.
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<Kingsbarns

Its historical origins date back to 1793. Its sandy, linksland soils are the basis for this heritage, and produce the fine-bladed fescues which are the cornerstone of fast-and-firm playing surfaces that characterise links golf. Designed by Kyle Phillips and opened anew in 2000, its rebirth has been shared with golfers from near and far with outstanding reviews. The links features spacious rolling fairways, large greens, and exceptional sea views on every hole. A challenging yet enjoyable champion-standard traditional Scottish links course.
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Kingsbarns Golf LinksKingsbarns Golf Links
Kingsbarns Golf Links
Ryder Cup Course at K Club
Ryder Cup Course at K Club
Cork, Ireland
Cork, Ireland
The River Liffey
The River Liffey

 

Golf Cruise Pricing Per Person

Book by December 11 and Get a Complimentary DOUBLE UPGRADE
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Terms and Conditions. The Second Guest 50% Off (BOGOHO) Offer applies to bookings created December 11, 2017 – February 28, 2018 (“Offer Period”) and for select sailings departing on or after May 5, 2018. The Offer provides 50% off the cruise fare of the second guest booked in the same stateroom as the first full fare paying guest. All other charges, including, but not limited to, cruise taxes, fees, and port expenses, are additional and apply to all guests. Offer applies to all stateroom categories based on availability. Category availability varies by sailing. The BOGOHO Plus Offer provides one Unlimited Internet package for guest booked in a Club Oceanview or higher stateroom.. Unlimited Internet package provides guest with unlimited internet minutes for use onboard; one device per package. Internet connectivity and speed is subject to location of ship, availability of satellite signal, and is not guaranteed 100% of the time.

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Our prices are provided as Golf Package and Cruise Fare so that your choices for suites and staterooms are clear. The total fare is the combination of both.

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.



  Club Interior Stateroom Club Oceanview Stateroom Club Veranda Stateroom Club Continent Suite Club Spa Suite Club Ocean Suite Owners Suite
Golf Package $4,495 $4,495 $4,495 $4,495 $4,495 $4,495 $4,495
Cruise Fare $6,609 $7,609 $8,909 $10,309 $12,349 $13,499 $14,009
Deposits Per Person: Golf Package $1,250; Staterooms $550 / Suites $1,100
Payment & Cancellation Terms per Reservation Form
Lock in Early for the Best Suites & Staterooms at the Best Price
The Cancellation Fee Is Only $100 Per Person Until 12 Months Out
Prices Exclude Port Taxes and Fees of $358 Per Person
Non-Golfer attendance option for Sunday’s Final Round of the 2018 British Open Championship at Carnoustie: $295

IMPORTANT : Please review the PerryGolf Travel Insurance.



Tour Inclusions

Cruise Fare

  • 13 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 Evening event
  • Concierge services for personal guidance and reservations

Not Included

Drinks & any meals other than specified | Personal expenses on board | Arrival/departure airport/ship transfers | Any non-golf shore excursions | Transfers to or from the ship at arrival/departure airports

Golf Package

  • Green fees and starting times for six rounds of golf (see included golf below)
  • Caddie fees throughout (excluding gratuity) OR shared golf cart where available
  • All transfers to and from the scheduled golf courses in luxury air conditioned motorcoaches
  • Practice range and range golf balls where available
  • Grounds Admission ticket to the final round of the 147th Open Golf Championship at Carnoustie
  • Welcome & Farewell onboard Cocktail parties with hors d’oeuvres
  • Box lunch at each golf course with open bar for select standard beers, wines and spirits
  • “Golfers Social” gatherings onboard where scheduling permits
  • Casual tournament format with awards on one day
  • Management and handling of golf equipment by dedicated PerryGolf team, transporting equipment by truck on road and ferry, to all golf venues, for duration of voyage
  • All gratuities for golf related staff including drivers & golf bag handling staff (excludes caddies)
  • Full time PerryGolf program management team onboard and onsite at each golf venue

Important Information

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.


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