NEW YORK, Feb. 28, 2007 – Six ocean sailings on the MS Deutschland of Peter Deilmann Cruises feature golf theme cruises in 2007 with free air transportation and free transfers for golfers and non-golfers from the U.S. Golf courses played in these far-ranging cruises are in Scotland, England, Wales, Ireland, Canadian islands, Dubai, India, Thailand, Singapore, Bali and Hong Kong. At the same time, seven Deilmann river cruises on the inland waterways of the Rhine, Rhône, Seine, Danube and Elbe rivers offer golfers the opportunity to visit historic European cities and towns and golf on renowned European courses. River golf theme cruises depart between May 19 and Oct. 1, 2007.
Deilmann’s golf and sailing holidays on the 513-passenger ocean liner MS Deutschland include two itineraries that focus on the British Isles – the Britannia Golf Cup, July 31-Aug. 11, with play at St. Andrews and Gleneagles in Scotland and four courses in Ireland, and the Great Britain Golf Cup, Sept. 3-17, with play in Scotland, Isle of Man, Liverpool, Milford Haven in Wales and Wentworth, venue of the British Open.
The cruise line offers free air transportation on these cruises from New York and 16 other U.S. cities and low air supplements of $110 and $150 from an additional 34 cities in the Midwest and West. The sailings also provide free airport-ship transfers and deductions for non-golfers of between $800 and $1,310 per person.
The Britannia Golf cruise combines an 11-night sailing with rounds of golf in Scotland at the 18-hole link courses at St. Andrews and the world-famous 36-hole Gleneagles and four courses in Ireland: Ballybunion in Foynes, Fota Island in Cobh, Old Kinsale Head in Kinsale and Marriott Druids Glen and Hotel Country Club in Dublin. Prices start at $5,706 per person for a twin-bedded cabin and all meals, roundtrip air from the U.S. to Hamburg, airport-ship transfers, six rounds of golf, transfers to the courses, green fees, golf escort, pull carts and tips.
The 14-night Great Britain Golf theme cruise also begins with an overnight flight from the U.S. to Hamburg and includes play at three courses in Scotland – Gleneagles in Leith, the 27-hole Greenock course and the parkland course at Mount Murray on the Isle of Man – and the Royal Liverpool Golf Club surrounded by dunes and the ocean, Tenby in Milford Haven, Wales, and the Wentworth Golf Club, site of the British Open, in Surrey near London.
A 20-night sailing with golf from Phuket, Thailand to Hong Kong, Dec. 18, 2007-Jan. 6, 2008, has overnight stays in Phuket and Singapore and two nights in Benoa on the island of Bali and in Hong Kong. The ship calls at Pare Pare on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi, Sandakan, gateway to Borneo’s wildlife, in Malaysia, and Puerto Princesa, known for tropical birding, in the Phillippines.
Golf is played at the Blue Canyon Country Club in Phuket, Raffles Country Club in Singapore and Mission Hills in Hong Kong, largest golf resort in the world with 10 courses designed by 10 top golfers. Deilmann
passengers play on courses designed by Jack Nicklaus or Nick Faldo. Cruises rates for this sailing for U.S. participants also include round-trip air transportation from Frankfurt and one-night pre- and one-night post accommodations at the Frankfurt Sheraton Airport Hotel.
Golf theme cruises are scheduled on six Deilmann river ships beginning with the Spring Golf Cup aboard the five-star MV Casanova sailing from Basel, Switzerland, to Passau, Germany, on the Rhine and Main rivers and the Rhine-Main Canal, May 19-31. This golf package combines a seven-night cruise with five nights at the five-star Steigenberger Hotel in the resort town of Bad Kissingen in Germany and six rounds of golf. On the cruise itinerary are the Alsatian city of Strasbourg, the wine town of Rüdesheim, the baroque city of Würzburg, medieval Bamberg and historic Nüremberg.
The 12-night cruise and golf program is priced from $3,446 per person for an outside twin cabin, all meals on board, five hotel nights with breakfast, six rounds of golf in Strasbourg, Miltenberg, Bamberg, Bad Kissingen and Würzburg, green fees, guides, pull carts and half-day excursion to the High Rhön nature reserve, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Non-golfer deduction is $680.
Golfers on the two Normandy Golf cruises sail the Seine from Paris to Rouen and enjoy seven nights on the five-star MV Cezanne, seven rounds of golf and three nights at the deluxe Hotel Hostellerie de Tourgeville in a large park setting, a few minutes from Deauville, May 19-31 and Sept. 15-27. Golf is played at courses in Paris, Vernon, Le Havre, Omaha Beach Golf Club at Bayeux, the Deauville Golf Club and the St. Julien Barrier Golf Club. The 10-night cruise and golf package is priced from $4,507 per person, outside twin, and includes transfers, green fees, guides, pull carts, full-day excursion to Honfleur and Deauville and all transfers. Non-golfers deduct $1,068 from the cruise rate.
Depending on the itinerary, non-golfing river cruise companions deduct between $660 and $1,068 from the river cruise golf package price. Golfing guides for each of the river cruises are players and tour managers from different clubs in Germany. Deilmann arranges air transportation, meet and greet service, transfers between airports and ships, hotel stays and reduced-rate shore excursion packages for the river cruises. Additional cruise dates are available for groups of six or more players.
Golfers can view and download the golf brochure online at www.deilmann-cruises.com by clicking on Theme Cruises on the home page.
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