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2021 British Isles Golf Cruise

2021 British Isles Golf Cruise
Including Attendance to The 150th Open

12 Nights | 6 Rounds | Edinburgh - Southampton | July 16 - 28

PerryGolf proudly partners with Azamara® for this exceptional 12-night, 6-round golf and sightseeing voyage through the British Isles onboard the 690-guest Azamara Journey that includes attendance to The Open, sometimes referred to as The British Open or The Open Championship. The itinerary is beautifully balanced with famous city experiences like Belfast, Edinburgh, Dublin and Liverpool plus exceptional golf at world renowned and highly revered venues around the British Isles. Better still, we will attend The 150th Open at St Andrews on Saturday and Sunday. ... Read More.

Start by embracing the striking setting of Edinburgh with its castle perched atop the rocky crags looking out upon the Firth of Forth before enjoying the emerging arts and cultural scene of Dundee. Visit the city of Glasgow, a blossoming cultural hub then travel across to Northern Ireland and view the 21st century resurgence of Belfast before travelling to the lovely seafront on the Isle of Man. A full day of crypts, cathedrals and pints in Dublin, then on to the home of the Beatles, Liverpool. This outstanding voyage will conclude in Southampton on the south coast of England, convenient for one of the world's great capitals - London.

The golf line-up is outstanding. Your biggest decision may well be whether to join the TOM MORRIS flight or the ARNOLD PALMER flight. Either way, you are assured of six fabulous rounds including a mixture of Royal Clubs and Open host venues. Right at the outset we will watch history unfold as we attend the final two rounds of The 150th Open at the Old Course, St Andrews. As we continue on our voyage we will experience some real gems; Royal County Down was No. 4 in the world in Golf Magazine's 2017/2018 rankings. Carnoustie has earned its reputation as the most difficult course in the Open rota and played host again in 2018. The Ailsa Course at Trump Turnberry underwent an extensive renovation and re-opened in 2016, resuming its place among the world top 20. Royal Portrush in Northern Ireland is the only club outside of Scotland and England to host The Open, having the honor in 1951 and 2019.

Azamara Journey, which serves as our perfect floating boutique hotel and clubhouse, is a mid-sized luxury vessel nimble enough to access smaller ports yet large enough to provide every amenity you would expect, from a choice of fine dining and live entertainment, to a well-equipped gym and full-service spa. Forty-four suites are available with English butler style service which routinely book early. Sailing schedules often include extended stays in port plus the occasional overnight which allows for a truly immersive experience. Better still, these cruises are inclusive of a selection of beers, spirits, soft drinks, bottled water, specialty coffees plus wine with lunch and dinner along with gratuities for housekeeping, dining and bar staff. Azamara also proudly boasts two unique signature events on each cruise an AzAmazing Evening℠ and the White Night party complimentary to all guests and consistently well received.

Every aspect of the golf program is fully managed by PerryGolf staff onboard and ashore. Your clubs will be ready and waiting at each venue. Tee times and pairings arranged and posted in advance. A convenient transportation schedule affords suitable time to warm up at the range, and to make the almost inevitable pro shop merchandise purchase. Caddies are included (excluding caddie gratuity) for all our guests. A friendly competition is staged at a selected course, with prizes awarded at our farewell gathering. A snack lunch is included on-course plus an open bar operates in the clubhouse at the conclusion of the round. Our typical British Isles Golf Cruise guest list which brings together like-minded individuals generally numbers around 120 (split over two golf courses at each port), with new friendships invariably formed during each cruise. Many guests are golfing couples but an equal number are golfers travelling with a non-golfing spouse. Specially arranged onboard golf group social functions, to which all accompanying non-golfing spouses are most warmly welcomed, further enhances the club-like environment. The award winning Azamara Shore Excursions® program, offering a wide variety of off ship excursions, also caters beautifully to our non-golfing guests during days when our golfing excursions are underway.

The "2021 British Isles Golf Cruise" is a genuinely full-featured vacation and a special opportunity to enjoy yourself in the company of like-minded new friends!

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Date Port Arrive / Depart Golf - MORRIS Golf - PALMER Sightseeing
Jul 16 Edinburgh (Leith) Embark / IN PORT      
Jul 17 Edinburgh (Leith) IN PORT / 7:00PM Attend The Open Attend The Open The Royal Mile
Jul 18 Dundee 7:00AM / IN PORT Attend The Open Attend The Open  
Jul 19 Dundee IN PORT / 8:00PM Carnoustie Kingsbarns Dundee
Jul 20 Invergordon 9:00AM / 8:00PM Castle Stuart Royal Dornoch Dunrobin Castle
Jul 21 At Sea        
Jul 22 Belfast 7:00AM / 10:00PM Royal County Down Royal Portrush Donegal Square
Jul 23 Glasgow (Greenock) 7:30AM / 8:00PM Turnberry Ailsa Prestwick Culzean Castle
Jul 24 Douglas, Isle of Man 7:00AM / 8:00PM     Cregneash
Jul 25 Dublin 7:30AM / 10:00PM Portmarnock Links* K Club Palmer* The National Museum
Jul 26 Liverpool 7:30AM / 8:00PM Royal Liverpool Royal Birkdale Penny Lane
Jul 27 At Sea        
Jul 28 Southampton Disembark / 9:00AM      
Play is walking with caddies. Golf courses identified with an asterisk (*) play will be using golf carts.
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Detailed Itinerary

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JULY 16, FRIDAY; EDINBURGH (LEITH), SCOTLAND (EMBARK BY 4:30PM / IN PORT)

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: In Port - Edinburgh, Scotland

JULY 17, SATURDAY: EDINBURGH (LEITH), SCOTLAND (IN PORT / SAIL 7:00PM)

Today attend (as a golf package inclusion) the third round of The 150th Open at the Old Course at St Andrews. A convenient transportation schedule will operate between the ship and the championship venue.

SIGHTSEEING: 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.

Enjoy Edinburgh on your own or via Azamara Shore Excursions®.

Port Explorer Guide - Edinburgh

Overnight: At Sea

JULY 18, SUNDAY: DUNDEE, SCOTLAND (7:00AM / IN PORT)

Today attend (as a golf package inclusion) the final round of The 150th Open at the Old Course, St Andrews. A convenient transportation schedule will operate between the ship and the championship venue.

SIGHTSEEING: Once most famous for its industrial character, 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. Find a bench with a pint of Deuchars IPA and watch the river go by.

Enjoy Dundee on your own or via Azamara Shore Excursions®.

Port Explorer Guide - Dundee

Overnight: In Port - Dundee, Scotland

JULY 19, MONDAY: DUNDEE, SCOTLAND (IN PORT / 7:30PM)

TOM MORRIS: Today play Carnoustie, host for The 147th Open in 2018. While the links is relatively flat it is exposed to the elements. A combination of length and accuracy are required as golfers face narrow corridors from the tee. Approach shots demand precision to the greens heavily guarded by steep bunkers and burns. Arguably the toughest finishing holes in championship golf, errant shots are severely penalized. Ben Hogan won The Open at Carnoustie in his lone appearance, in 1953. Tom Watson and Gary Player also hoisted the Claret Jug here.

ARNOLD PALMER: Today play Kingsbarns Golf Links. Its sandy, links-land soils are the basis for this heritage, and produce the fine-bladed fescues which are the cornerstone of fast-and-firm playing surfaces that characterize 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.

Enjoy Dundee on your own or via Azamara Shore Excursions®.

Port Explorer Guide - Dundee

Overnight: At Sea

JULY 20, TUESDAY: INVERGORDON, SCOTLAND (8:00AM / 8:00PM)

TOM MORRIS: Today play Castle Stuart Golf Links. One of the newest additions 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.

ARNOLD PALMER: Today play Royal Dornoch. The curving bay of the Dornoch Firth and its magnificent white broad beaches are backed by a narrow strip of softly contoured dune land rising in two distinctive levels, providing just enough room for parallel fairways. The ridges, hillocks, dunes and undulating links land have all the characters of the best of links courses, and most of the difficulties. Old Tom Morris was the architect responsible for extending the original 9 holes layout to 18 holes in 1886. He introduced the plateau greens which are the soul of the course, their uniqueness lies in their size and their inverted saucer shapes.

SIGHTSEEING: 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 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 Invergordon on your own or via Azamara Shore Excursions®.

Port Explorer Guide - Invergordon

Overnight: At Sea

JULY 21, WEDNESDAY: AT SEA

Today it's time to relax and reset. Make your reservations early for The Sanctum Spa, a world-class wellness facility offering a full range of health, beauty and restorative treatments. Complimentary fitness and nutrition classes are available along with a fully equipped gym on Deck 9 offering magnificent sea views. There's room for everyone on the Pool Deck both in and out of the sun. Service to your lounge chair is available from The Pool Bar where the attentive staff is always ready to offer an inclusive cocktail, beer, bottled water, soft drink or fresh towel. The Patio restaurant serves casual fare during the day then completely transforms itself into a sit-down al fresco dining experience at night with table linens and candles. Elegant specialty dining is available for beef at Prime C and Italian at Aqualina. Windows Café serves casual buffet dining with every imaginable choice indoors and out at the sensational Sunset Bar.

What a way to spend a day!

Overnight: At Sea

JULY 22, THURSDAY: BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND (7:00AM / 10:00PM)

TOM MORRIS: Today play Royal County Down. Located in the town of Newcastle to the south of Belfast. No. 4 in Golf Magazine's 2017 world rankings, this is a vintage 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 line up that included Dustin Johnson, Webb Simpson and Rickie Fowler.

ARNOLD PALMER: Today play Royal Portrush. It holds the distinction of being the only course outside of Scotland and England to have ever hosted The Open which it did 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 among the top 20 courses in the world.

SIGHTSEEING: 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'.

Enjoy Belfast on your own or via Azamara Shore Excursions®.

Port Explorer Guide - Belfast

Overnight: At Sea

JULY 23, FRIDAY: GLASGOW (GREENOCK), SCOTLAND (7:30AM / 8:00PM)

TOM MORRIS: Today play the Ailsa Course at Trump Turnberry. Lying on a spectacular curve of rockbound coast, the coastal scenery is magnificent especially from the 4th through the 11th. No one can forget the 1977 'Duel in the Sun' between Jack Nicklaus & Tom Watson when Watson's weekend of 65-65 edged Nicklaus by one. In 2009, the Ailsa Course hosted The Open for the 4th time when Tom Watson almost clinched the championship as a 59 year old, losing out to Stewart Cink in a playoff for the famed Claret Jug. A major renovation was completed in 2016 which produced an impressive improvement in the club's already prominent world rankings.

ARNOLD PALMER: Today play Prestwick Golf Club one of the world's oldest clubs and whose very testing and traditional links hosted the very first Open in 1860. The winner was Willie Park from Musselburgh with a score of 174 for thirty-six holes, two shots clear of the legendary Old Tom Morris. Prestwick was home to the first eleven Opens 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 Open was in 1925 when Jim Barnes from the USA won. Only the Old Course of St Andrews hosted The Open more than Prestwick.

SIGHTSEEING: Glasgow, a 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 Dal'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 Glasgow on your own or via Azamara Shore Excursions®.

Port Explorer Guide - Glasgow

Overnight: At Sea

JULY 24, SATURDAY: DOUGLAS, ISLE OF MAN (7:30AM / 8:00PM)

SIGHTSEEING: The tiny Isle of Man is filled with entertaining sights and scenery. 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 Shore Excursions®.

Port Explorer Guide - Douglas, Isle of Man

Overnight: At Sea

JULY 25, SUNDAY: DUBLIN, IRELAND (7:30AM / 10:00PM)

TOM MORRIS: Today play Portmarnock Links. This challenging traditional links course provides outstanding views over Howth and the Irish Sea. The first five holes heading away from the sea provide a gentle start, but then the course comes alive as the holes make their way through the dunes back towards the sea. The back nine provides a series of visually stunning links holes loaded with deep bunkers, featuring steep faces giving the course a traditional look while incorporating modern architectural techniques. Note: Golf cart venue

ARNOLD PALMER: 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 its attendant drama. Risk-reward opportunities are ever present as 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

SIGHTSEEING: There is a lot to see 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 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 Dublin on your own or via Azamara Shore Excursions®.

Port Explorer Guide - Dublin

Overnight: At Sea

JULY 26, MONDAY; LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND (7:30AM / 8:00PM)

TOM MORRIS: Today play Royal Liverpool which has hosted The Open on twelve occasions most recently in 2014. Despite its somewhat flat and benign appearance, Royal Liverpool is among the toughest and most demanding of the great seaside championship links of northwest England. Hoylake, as it is more commonly known, lies at the very heart of the history and development of golf in Britain. Built in 1869, on what was then the racecourse of the Liverpool Hunt Club, Hoylake is one of the oldest English seaside courses.

ARNOLD PALMER: Today play Royal Birkdale; a course which provides a formidable test of links golf with each hole running in valleys between towering sand hills. Royal Birkdale hosted The 137th Open in 2008 when Padraig Harrington lifted the Claret Jug to complete back to back wins. It was of course the site of Arnold Palmer's Open win in 1961. The club also hosted The 146th Open in 2017 won by Jordon Spieth over Matt Kuchar with a sensational finish.

SIGHTSEEING: Liverpool is a UNESCO World Heritage City. It offers a unique mix of contemporary and classic architecture. The city's many exclusive independent boutiques and unique gift shops make it one of the leading retail destinations in England. It is a sports mecca with its Premier League football, Rugby League club, major championship golf at Royal Liverpool (Hoylake) and Aintree Racecourse. Best of all, it is home to The Beatles. You can walk down Penny Lane. You can visit Strawberry Field which was a Salvation Army children's home said to be the place that inspired John to become a musician. Visit the site and have your photo taken next to the famous gates.

Enjoy Liverpool on your own or via Azamara Shore Excursions®.

Port Explorer Guide - Liverpool

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Overnight: At Sea

JULY 27, TUESDAY: AT SEA

Enjoy another relaxing day at sea on Azamara Journey.

Overnight: At Sea

JULY 28, WEDNESDAY: SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND (6:00AM / DISEMBARK AT 9:00AM)

Disembark Azamara Journey at 9:00AM.



GOLF COURSES BY FLIGHT*
Tom Morris Flight

 
Scotland
Carnoustie Golf Links
Castle Stuart
Turnberry Ailsa Course
England
Royal Liverpool
Ireland
Royal Country Down Golf Club
Portmarnock Links

Arnold Palmer Flight

 
Scotland
Kingsbarns
Royal Dornoch
Prestwick
England
Royal Birkdale
Ireland
Royal Portrush Golf Club
The K Club


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

TOM MORRIS FLIGHT

Tom Morris (affectionately known as "Old Tom") was one of the most respected figures in the game when The Open, sometimes referred to as The British Open or The Open Championship, began at Prestwick Golf Club in 1860 where it was hosted for the first 12 years. Old Tom won the championship in 1861, 62, and 64. His son "Young Tom" won it on four successive occasions in 1868, 69, 70 & 72 before his untimely death.

ARNOLD PALMER FLIGHT

Arnold Palmer won The Open twice. His first victory was The 90th Open at Royal Birkdale Golf Club in 1961 exactly one hundred years after Old Tom's first victory. His second and last victory followed at Royal Troon in 1962. By making the journey across the Atlantic, the highly charismatic young Palmer was rightly credited with reviving the fortunes of The Open, and of setting it on its way to reclaim its place as one of the golf's greatest championships.

Find out more about history, venues and champions of The Open

Golf Schedule

CARNOUSTIE GOLF LINKS: CARNOUSTIE, SCOTLAND CARNOUSTIE GOLF LINKS: CARNOUSTIE, SCOTLAND

While the links is relatively flat it is exposed to the elements. A combination of length and accuracy are required as golfers face narrow corridors from the tee. Approach shots demand precision to the greens heavily guarded by steep bunkers and burns. Arguably the toughest finishing holes in championship golf, errant shots are severely penalized. Ben Hogan won The 82nd Open at Carnoustie in his lone appearance, in 1953. Tom Watson and Gary Player also hoisted the Claret Jug here.

KINGSBARNS GOLF LINKS: ST ANDREWS, SCOTLAND KINGSBARNS GOLF LINKS: ST ANDREWS, SCOTLAND

Kingsbarns Golf Links has 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.

CASTLE STUART GOLF LINKS: INVERNESS, SCOTLAND CASTLE STUART GOLF LINKS: INVERNESS, SCOTLAND

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.

ROYAL DORNOCH GOLF CLUB: DORNOCH, SCOTLAND ROYAL DORNOCH GOLF CLUB: DORNOCH, SCOTLAND

The curving bay of the Dornoch Firth and its magnificent white broad beaches are backed by a narrow strip of softly contoured dune land rising in two distinctive levels, providing just enough room for parallel fairways. The ridges, hillocks, dunes and undulating links land have all the characters of the best of links courses, and most of the difficulties. Old Tom Morris was the architect responsible for extending the original 9 holes layout to 18 holes in 1886. He introduced the plateau greens which are the soul of the course, their uniqueness lies in their size and their inverted saucer shapes.

ROYAL COUNTY DOWN GOLF CLUB: NEWCASTLE, NORTHERN IRELAND ROYAL COUNTY DOWN GOLF CLUB: NEWCASTLE, NORTHERN IRELAND

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 COURSE: PORTRUSH, NORTHERN IRELAND ROYAL PORTRUSH - DUNLUCE COURSE: PORTRUSH, NORTHERN IRELAND

An outstanding course in a dramatic setting. It holds the distinction of being the only course to have ever hosted The Open outside of Scotland and England which it did in 1951 and will again in 2019. 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: TURNBERRY, SCOTLAND TRUMP TURNBERRY - AILSA COURSE: TURNBERRY, SCOTLAND

The Ailsa 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 GOLF CLUB: PRESTWICK, SCOTLAND PRESTWICK GOLF CLUB: PRESTWICK, SCOTLAND

It was here in 1860 where The Open was first 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.

PORTMARNOCK HOTEL & GOLF LINKS: DUBLIN, IRELAND PORTMARNOCK HOTEL & GOLF LINKS: DUBLIN, IRELAND

This challenging traditional links course provides outstanding views over Howth and the Irish Sea. The first five holes at Portmarnock Links play away from the sea provide a gentle start, but then the course comes alive as the holes make their way through the dunes back towards the sea. The back nine provides a series of visually stunning links holes loaded with deep bunkers, featuring steep faces giving the course a traditional look while incorporating modern architectural techniques.

K CLUB - RYDER CUP COURSE: STRAFFAN, IRELAND K CLUB – RYDER CUP COURSE: STRAFFAN, IRELAND

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.

ROYAL LIVERPOOL GOLF CLUB: HOYLAKE, ENGLAND ROYAL LIVERPOOL GOLF CLUB: HOYLAKE, ENGLAND

Royal Liverpool has hosted The Open on twelve occasions most recently in 2014.  Despite its somewhat flat and benign appearance, Royal Liverpool is among the toughest and most demanding of the great seaside championship links of northwest England. Hoylake, as it is more commonly known, lies at the very heart of the history and development of golf in Britain. Built in 1869, on what was then the racecourse of the Liverpool Hunt Club, Hoylake is one of the oldest English seaside courses.


ROYAL BIRKDALE GOLF CLUB: SOUTHPORT, ENGLAND ROYAL BIRKDALE GOLF CLUB: SOUTHPORT, ENGLAND

A course that provides a formidable test of links golf and fully deserves its recognition as a true venue for the Open Championship since joining the rota in 1954. Each hole runs in valleys between towering sandhills. The problems are clearly stated, if you stray from the fairway the buckthorn and scrub can be demanding. Arnold Palmer's Open Championship victory here in 1961 was a significant step toward attracting top American pros to the Open. Tom Watson won the Claret Jug here in 1983.



GOLF COURSES BY FLIGHT*
Tom Morris Flight

 
Scotland
Carnoustie Golf Links
Castle Stuart
Turnberry Ailsa Course
England
Royal Liverpool
Ireland
Royal Country Down Golf Club
Portmarnock Links

Arnold Palmer Flight

 
Scotland
Kingsbarns
Royal Dornoch
Prestwick
England
Royal Birkdale
Ireland
Royal Portrush Golf Club
The K Club


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

TOM MORRIS FLIGHT

Tom Morris (affectionately known as "Old Tom") was one of the most respected figures in the game when The Open, sometimes referred to as The British Open or The Open Championship, began at Prestwick Golf Club in 1860 where it was hosted for the first 12 years. Old Tom won the championship in 1861, 62, and 64. His son "Young Tom" won it on four successive occasions in 1868, 69, 70 & 72 before his untimely death.

ARNOLD PALMER FLIGHT

Arnold Palmer won The Open twice. His first victory was The 90th Open at Royal Birkdale Golf Club in 1961 exactly one hundred years after Old Tom's first victory. His second and last victory followed at Royal Troon in 1962. By making the journey across the Atlantic, the highly charismatic young Palmer was rightly credited with reviving the fortunes of The Open, and of setting it on its way to reclaim its place as one of the golf's greatest championships.

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® in 2007 with the launch of sister ships Azamara Journey and Azamara Quest. A third vessel, Azamara Pursuit, made her maiden voyage in August of 2018 after an extensive four-month refurbishment in Belfast.  All three are nearly 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 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

<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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<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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<Prestwick

It was here in 1860 where The Open was first 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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<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.  The club has hosted The Open on four occasions, most recently in 2009.

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<Royal Birkdale

A course that provides a formidable test of links golf and fully deserves its recognition as a true venue for the Open Championship since joining the rota in 1954. Each hole runs in valleys between towering sandhills. The problems are clearly stated, if you stray from the fairway the buckthorn and scrub can be demanding. Arnold Palmer’s Open Championship victory here in 1961 was a significant step toward attracting top American pros to the Open. Tom Watson won the Claret Jug here in 1983.
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<Royal Liverpool

Royal Liverpool has hosted The Open on twelve occasions most recently in 2014.  Despite its somewhat flat and benign appearance, Royal Liverpool is among the toughest and most demanding of the great seaside championship links of northwest England. Hoylake, as it is more commonly known, lies at the very heart of the history and development of golf in Britain. Built in 1869, on what was then the racecourse of the Liverpool Hunt Club, Hoylake is one of the oldest English seaside courses.

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<Portmarnock Hotel and Golf Links

This challenging traditional links course provides outstanding views over Howth and the Irish Sea. The first five holes heading away from the sea provide a gentle start, but then the course comes alive as the holes make their way through the dunes back towards the sea. The back nine provides a series of visually stunning links holes loaded with deep bunkers, featuring steep faces giving the course a traditional look while incorporating modern architectural techniques.
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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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<Royal Portrush - Dunluce

An outstanding course in a dramatic setting. It holds the distinction of being the only course to have ever hosted The Open outside of Scotland and England which it did in 1951 and will again in 2019. 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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<Royal Dornoch

The curving bay of the Dornoch Firth and its magnificent white broad beaches are backed by a narrow strip of softly contoured dune land rising in two distinctive levels, providing just enough room for parallel fairways. The ridges, hillocks, dunes and undulating links land have all the characters of the best of links courses, and most of the difficulties.  Old Tom Morris was the architect responsible for extending the original 9 holes layout to 18 holes in 1886. He introduced the plateau greens which are the soul of the course, their uniqueness lies in their size and their inverted saucer shapes.

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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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<Carnoustie

While the links is relatively flat it is exposed to the elements. A combination of length and accuracy are required as golfers face narrow corridors from the tee. Approach shots demand precision to the greens heavily guarded by steep bunkers and burns. Arguably the toughest finishing holes in championship golf, errant shots are severely penalized. Ben Hogan won The 82nd Open at Carnoustie in his lone appearance, in 1953. Tom Watson and Gary Player also hoisted the Claret Jug here.

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Ailsa at Trump Turnberry, Scotland
Azamara®
Castle Stuart Golf Links
Castle Stuart Golf Links
Gallery of Modern Art, Glasgow
Gallery of Modern Art, Glasgow
The Open at St Andrews
The Open at St Andrews

 

Golf & Cruise Pricing Per Person

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

The cruise fare is dynamic and may change until booked and locked in, 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. Cruise fares below are the current "from" prices, supplements apply for prime locations within each main category. Your PerryGolf golf travel specialist will assist in selecting the best suite or stateroom for you, and will be pleased to book and confirm both your cruise and your golf package.



  Club Interior Stateroom Club Oceanview Stateroom Club Veranda Stateroom Club Continent Suite Club Spa Suite Club Ocean Suite Owners Suite
Golf Package $5,195 $5,195 $5,195 $5,195 $5,195 $5,195 $5,195
Cruise Fare $5,099 $5,599 $6,599 $8,999 $12,999 $13,499 $13,999
Deposits Per Person:Golf Package $1250; Staterooms $550 / Suites $1,100
Payment & Cancellation Terms per Reservation Form

Prices exclude port taxes & fees of $364 Per Person

Golf Package participants enjoy included Saturday & Sunday attendance to The 150th Open
Guests of golf package participants may add the two day attendance package for $495 per person
Lock in Early for the Best Suites & Staterooms at the Best Price
The Cancellation Fee Is Only $125 Per Person Until 12 Months Out

IMPORTANT : Please review the PerryGolf Travel Insurance.



Cruise & Golf Package Inclusions

Cruise Fare

  • Accommodation 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 off ship | Personal expenses onboard | Arrival/departure airport/ship transfers | Any non-golf shore excursions


Golf Package

  • Green fees and starting times for number of rounds as indicated
  • Caddie fees throughout excluding gratuity OR shared golf cart (as identified on itinerary)
  • All transfers to and from the scheduled golf courses in luxury air conditioned motorcoaches
  • Practice range golf balls where available
  • Grounds Admission ticket to the final round of The 150th Open at The Old Course
  • 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 Handicap Limit: The golf courses we play around the world offer varying challenges. Players often require to be of a certain standard to properly and fully experience them in the company of likeminded fellow golfers. We therefore set a maximum permitted golf handicap to participate on our tours and cruises; The maximums are 28 for men and 36 for ladies.

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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