ATLANTA, GA (April 20, 2006) "“ Golfers planning the ultimate buddies trip or an exclusive couples getaway to the British Isles now have a new mode of distinctive transportation to consider with PerryGolf's introduction of the M/S Fyne Spirit.
The 12-passenger Fyne Spirit, which recently underwent an eight-month, multimillion-dollar renovation in Liverpool and Glasgow, will sail the waters of southwest Scotland and Northern Ireland from Inverary, Scotland, dropping anchor for passengers to play a customized itinerary of courses and then return to the clubby comforts of the 110-foot ship under Luxembourg registry. The ship, which features a private lounge and dining area, carries a crew of nine and stocks an impressive selection of wines, malt whiskies and cigars.
"I believe we've just upped the ante for a group of guys who want buddies trip bragging rights, or for couples who enjoy a stylish yet very comfortable golf trip," said Gordon Dalgleish, president of PerryGolf, which has been managing luxury golf tours for discerning travelers for more than 20 years. "It's hard to imagine a more exclusive and enjoyable experience than what the Fyne Spirit will afford."
Because of the proximity of many of the most desirable courses along the coasts of southwest Scotland and Northern Ireland, sailing distances will be short on most trips and often will take place in the late afternoon or early morning. After a day of golf, passengers will have the option of returning to the ship for a delicious meal and the camaraderie of a small group of friends or exploring a new port of call and the pubs of Troon, Portrush and Campbeltown.
Based on a sample itinerary, including seven nights onboard the Fyne Spirit and six rounds of golf at courses such as Royal Troon, Prestwick, Machrie, Royal Portrush and Machrihanish, per passenger cost ranges from $5,575 to $7,295, depending on the number in the traveling party.
See www.PerryGolf.com/FyneSpirit for more information,
Established in 1984, Atlanta-based PerryGolf offers the industry's most distinctive and diverse selection of deluxe golf travel experiences. For more information, go to www.perrygolf.com, which features the Plan Your Own Tourâ„¢ calculator and links to the Web sites of the golf courses and hotels that participate in PerryGolf custom touring. Or call 800-344-5257 to speak to a PerryGolf Travel Specialist.Sample itinerary Day 1 Depart US
Day 2 Arrive Glasgow Airport, transfer to Inverary and embark
M/S Fyne Spirit late afternoon. Sail this evening to Troon.
Day 3 Golf at Royal Troon Golf Club. Overnight Troon.
Day 4 Golf at Prestwick Golf Club. Late afternoon
and overnight sail to Port Ellen, Isle of Islay.
Day 5 Golf at Machrie Golf Club. Overnight Port Ellen.
Day 6 Early morning sail to Portrush, Northern Ireland.
Golf at Portstewart Golf Club. Overnight Portrush.
Day 7 Golf at Royal Portrush Golf Club. Late afternoon
sail to Campbeltown. Overnight Campbeltown.
Day 8 Golf at Machrihanish Golf Club.
Late afternoon sail to Inverary. Overnight Inverary.
Day 9 Disembark M/S Fyne Spirit in Inverary and transfer
to Glasgow Airport for return flight to US.
The tour includes: Accommodations in single cabin with ensuite
Depart USArrive Glasgow Airport, transfer to Inverary and embarklate afternoon. Sail this evening to Troon.Golf at Golf Club. Overnight Troon.Golf at Golf Club. Late afternoonand overnight sail to Port Ellen, Isle of Islay.Golf at Golf Club. Overnight Port Ellen.Early morning sail to Portrush, Northern Ireland.Golf at Golf Club. Overnight Portrush.Golf at Golf Club. Late afternoonsail to Campbeltown. Overnight Campbeltown.Golf at Golf Club.Late afternoon sail to Inverary. Overnight Inverary.Disembark in Inverary and transferto Glasgow Airport for return flight to US.The tour includes: Accommodations in single cabin with ensuite