Tee off on the world’s most beautiful greens

On which golf cruise will you be overseen by an experienced golf pro every single day? And on which golf cruise will you discover the world's most beautiful golf courses and play great rounds of golf in scenic settings without ever needing to change hotels? On golf cruises with the EUROPA and EUROPA 2, this is all a matter of course. Dream cruises spanning the world's oceans will allow you to visit attractive golf courses across the globe, and you can look forward to tee times in Toronto, fairways in Funchal, putts in Phuket and bunkers in Baltimore. Opting to enjoy your favourite sport in this way offers the perfect - and most beautiful - type of cruise.

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Your training begins from the moment you come on board

Would you like to tee off on the world’s best courses every day? The cutting-edge golf simulators with integrated video analysis on the EUROPA and EUROPA 2 make it possible – even as part of a personal training session with the on-board PGA golf professional (subject to a surcharge). This will allow you to improve your swing and spend days at sea enjoying the finest sport in the world even when not ashore.

The advantages of playing in a golf simulator and of using video analysis for training are obvious: when you play on a golf course at home, there is usually no golf instructor on hand in "tricky" situations; on the EUROPA and EUROPA 2, there is a qualified PGA golf professional available all year round to help you improve your game. In the on-board simulators, you can play on courses such as Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, Gleneagles Golf Course or St Andrews, as well as Pebble Beach and Valderrama.

Individual stroke technique can be improved using the video analysis equipment and the newly acquired knowledge applied immediately in a game in the simulator – it just couldn’t be more effective. Electronic measurement of the flight of the ball detects any deviations from the ideal moment of impact, while video analysis shows where the problem lies in the address position or in the swing. This way, you receive direct feedback on your golf swing and can mentally compare the image with your physical stance. And if you want to know whether your golf clubs are actually the right size for you: we will measure them – and give you the results to take home with you.

Golf & Cruise voyages

In addition, on our exclusive Golf & Cruise voyages we have reserved the best greens for you in advance and put together attractive basic packages (subject to a charge). Golfers with a handicap of –36 or better can play on these first-class courses alongside our PGA professionals. Our Golf & Cruise voyages are rounded off by friendly get-togethers on board, where you can meet up and talk shop to your heart’s content with the pros and fellow golfers.

On our Golf & Cruise voyages, you can relax in a laid-back atmosphere, devote your time to the "green sport" and return with memories of an unforgettable golfing experience. While at sea, the golf simulator and modern video analyses invite you to perfect your technique or you can practise pitching, chipping and putting entirely at your leisure. Once ashore, discover the world's most beautiful golf courses and play great rounds of golf in a scenic setting without ever needing to change hotels.

Thanks to our exclusive collaboration with the PGA of Germany, you will be accompanied on these cruises by well-known golf professionals - from active regional DGV (German Golf Association) coaches to seasoned members of the coaching team for the PGA of Germany. These experts are eager to share their passion and knowledge with you as you train on board, play a round on the fairway or take part in stimulating specialist discussions.

Golf & Cruise means that we cross the seas and drive over the fairways always in pursuit of our objective: to enter the most beautiful ports, play on the most attractive courses and putt every last ball into the hole.
– Guido Tillmanns (Director of Golf & Cruise, Hapag-Lloyd Cruises)

The comprehensive Golf & Cruise package (subject to a charge) includes the following services and more:

  • Welcome cocktail
  • First-class support from PGA professionals (on the course or in a tournament)
  • Services for golf games including baggage service, shoe shining and golf club cleaning
  • Individual training with the golf simulator/video coach
  • Use of the fitting station to ensure that your clubs are the right fit
  • Warm-up on the driving range, including balls (if available and if time permits)
  • Green fees and trolleys (E-carts subject to availability)
  • Transfer to and from the golf course
  • Small traditional regional half-way snack after the 9th hole
  • Lectures by PGA professionals (on topics such as “Golf psychology”, “Golf after 50”, “Painless golf”, “Stroke technique” or “Backspin”)
  • Golf gift set as a souvenir

Golf course highlights on Golf & Cruise voyages

Emirates Golf Club Majlis | TO CRUISE EUX1608

Al Muoji Maskat | TO CRUISE EUX1608

Bro Hoff Slott | TO CRUISE EUR1614

Casablanca | TO CRUIS EUR1621

Cozumel GC | TO CRUISE EUR1711

Funchal GC | TO CRUISE EUR1621

Golf du Medoc | TO CRUISE EUR1618

Montgomerie | TO CRUISE EUX1607

Muscat Hill Golf Club | TO CRUISE EUX1608

New Orleans | TO CRUISE EUX1630

Prince's Golf Club | TO CRUISE EUR1609

Pueto Quetzal |TO CRUISE EUR1711

Real Golfclub de Sevilla |TO CRUISE EUR1619

Royal Cape GC | TO CRUISE EUR1623

Sierra Golf | TO CRUISE EUR1614

TPC Harding | TO CRUISE EUR1708

Trump Doral | TO CRUISE EUX1630

Trump Turnberry GC | TO CRUISE EUR1617

Tunis Residence |TO CRUISE EUR1621

Wild Dunes GC Charleston | TO CRUISE EUX1630

Yas Links Dubai | TO CRUISE EUX1608

Dear Golf & Cruise friends,

Welcome to Golf & Cruise – the unique union of two passions. A round of golf and a cruise have much in common. They offer many surprises, make lasting impressions and bring new acquaintances. A combination that could hardly be more diverse. And always right there with you are our highly qualified and experienced PGA professionals with only one thought on their minds: making your favourite sport that bit more enjoyable each and every day. Experience the unique quality of Golf & Cruise – on the EUROPA and EUROPA 2. My team of PGA professionals and I look forward to meeting you!

Sincerely yours

Guido Tillmanns
Director of Golf & Cruise Hapag-Lloyd Cruises
Former national player and current vice-president of PGA Germany

Fancy some golf? – Golf a la carte

Individual golf reservations are available on request (subject to availability). Golf a la carte includes reservations for golf services such as tee time, trolley, e-cart and rental clubs. There is a handling fee € 20 per course. Naturally, our on-board professional will be happy to accompany you ashore (subject to a surcharge). We will also be delighted to reserve transfers and guides for you to do some sightseeing before or after the game.

Playing golf with Cap’n Knopf

With on-board equipment designed for children, even the younger passengers and future golfers between the ages of six and ten can take their first swing at golf on a trial session with the golf pro. Cap’n Knopf will also be there – the Hapag-Lloyd Cruises family cruise mascot – and will encourage the children to take a swing at golf. For children who find golf fun, parents can also book personal hour-long sessions with the golf pro.