FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- Cruise passengers can keep up with their
golf game when going on vacation. With the establishment of
Silversea Cruises' Silver Links 365 program, golfers can work on
their game every day on every cruise aboard the Silver Shadow or
The new program expands on the Silver Links Golf Series, an
inclusive golf package the line launched in 1998 that enables
golfers to play internationally known courses at ports of call.
Under the plan, the ships now employ full-time, Professional
Golf Association-classed instructors, who are available to
passengers for lessons.
Each itinerary offers golfing excursions escorted by the ships'
golf pros. This year, Silversea offers eight golf voyages to a
variety of destinations, including the South Pacific,
Mediterranean, Ireland and the Caribbean.
Packages include green fees, all transfers between the ship and
the course, golf carts and/or caddies, gratuities for caddies and
handlers, afternoon meals and beverages, refreshments, golf towels
and balls and tees.
For more information or reservations, call (800) 722-9955.
Meanwhile, Carnival expanded its fleetwide golf program to
include excursions to links in Belize; Puerto Rico; Jamaica;
Bermuda; Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands; Mexico; and Europe.
Guests also can rent Callaway drivers and irons as part of its
equipment packages. Inclusive golf packages, which include a
professional golf escort, begin at $60 per person for 18 holes.
On-board lessons range in price from $25 for a "swing check" to
$80 for a one-hour video analysis with a private instructor.
Course information is available by visiting www.carnivalgolf.com.