The United Kingdom has many different sides to show you. Cornwall’s film locations, Ireland’s rugged coastlines and Scotland’s legends are all wonderful places to while away some time. Discover your summer fairy tale between capital cities and the Highlands.
Individual travel arrangements to cruise departure point
Hamburg/Germany, departure 18.00 hrs
Relaxation at sea
Portsmouth/England/Great Britain , 8.00 – 19.00 hrs
Penzance/England/Great Britain , 9.00 – 19.00 hrs
Tresco and St Mary’s/Isles of Scilly/England/Great Britain , 7.00 – 17.00 hrs
Bantry/Ireland , 8.00 – 18.00 hrs
Dingle/Ireland , 8.00 – 18.00 hrs
Galway/Ireland , 8.00 – 17.00 hrs
Killybegs/Ireland, 8.00 – 17.00 hrs
Belfast/Northern Ireland/United Kingdom , 9.00 – 19.00 hrs
Oban/Scotland/Great Britain , 8.00 – 18.00 hrs
Stornoway/Isle of Lewis/Scotland/Great Britain , 8.00 – 17.00 hrs
Invergordon/Scotland/Great Britain , 8.00 – 17.00 hrs
Newhaven (Edinburgh)/Scotland/Great Britain , 8.00 – 18.00 hrs
Relaxation at sea
Hamburg/Germany, arrival 7.00 hrs
Individual arrangements for departure
The following programmes can be booked.
Please note that our pre- and post-cruise programmes are conducted in German and are charged additionally to the travel package. The prices and conditions for these programmes can be found on the German travel details page and are charged additionally to the travel package. For individual programmes kindly consult your travel agent.
The following programmes are offered in German:
Our popular pre- and post-cruise programmes include a broad spectrum of excursions and are usually accompanied by experienced Hapag-Lloyd Cruises tour guides. Recommended for guests who like to share their experiences with a group of like-minded travellers. Explore specially selected highlights of your holiday destination and enjoy the convenience of group travel – we will take care of the transfers, excursions and overnight stays.
Our travel concierge would be happy to put together travel arrangements tailored to your very own preferences. Whether you’re interested in boutique hotels, luxurious beach resorts, theatre-ticket reservations or restaurant recommendations in the most exciting cities, you can find exclusive tips here and by visiting www.hl-cruises.com/travel-concierge. Our travel concierge will be at your service before the cruise and when on board, of course.
On this family cruise, your loved ones will have their very own programme ashore. Experienced supervisors ensure that special kids’ and teens’ excursions* provide an exciting way to explore new places for all junior cruise passengers aged four and up. Naturally, we also offer family excursions* tailored to let you and your children explore together. Back on board, the children and their supervisors complete their eventful day by eating together in the Lido Café. If required, a babysitter* can look after your little ones afterwards. To... Read more
On this family cruise, your loved ones will have their very own programme ashore. Experienced supervisors ensure that special kids’ and teens’ excursions* provide an exciting way to explore new places for all junior cruise passengers aged four and up. Naturally, we also offer family excursions* tailored to let you and your children explore together. Back on board, the children and their supervisors complete their eventful day by eating together in the Lido Café. If required, a babysitter* can look after your little ones afterwards. To allow you to sleep in peace, we also offer a lie-in service on days at sea: nannies will pick up your children at 8.00 hrs and take them for breakfast. And on days with shore excursions, adjusted supervision times allow you to take part in excursions* without your children. * Subject to a chargeclose
Explore hidden gems and majestic country residences with an expert, and experience the world’s most beautiful gardens and parks. Before you leave the ship, our expert will prepare you for your special excursions* with exciting presentations, such as on the principles of garden design. Returning home, you can use this inspiration to transform your own garden.
* Subject to a charge. Numbers are very limited.
Sat 20.07.2024 Portsmouth, England – South Winchester Golf Club – Additional course 1
This impressive championship course has an easily comprehensible layout with expansive and well-modulated fairways. Even a ball that is played off course and into the rough should generally be easy to get back into play. However, the numerous sand and water hazards are a slight hindrance on the way to the green.
Tue 23.07.2024 Bantry, Ireland – Bantry Bay Golf Club
The combination of parkland and links course designed in 1975 by Christy O’Connor Junior lies right on Bantry Bay. There are views over the bay from 14 of the 18 holes, and you may want to look out for sightings of the MS Europa every now and again. Some of the fairways are very hilly so it is advisable to use a cart on this round. The original, traditional layout has some unusual surprises in store. You may find that the tee for one hole needs to be played across the green of the previous hole, for instance.
Wed 24.07.2024 Dingle, Ireland – Dingle Links – Additional course 2
In addition to your golfing experience, the extremely attentive hospitality of the local golfers will stay in your memory. The traditional links course, which opened in 1924, lies right on Ireland’s west coast. To this day, each of the fairways bears a Gallic name. This club has an accordingly traditional overall atmosphere.
Thu 25.07.2024 Galway, Ireland – Galway Bay Golf Resort
Designed by Irish professional golfer Christy O’Connor Junior, this course is an enchanting blend of classic links style and resort course right on the Atlantic coast. This means that the holes have unusually wide fairways for a links course, paired with plenty of typical pot bunkers and small, fast greens. On top of all this, you have the views and the wind off the Atlantic to contend with.
Sat 27.07.2024 Belfast, Northern Ireland – Royal Belfast Golf Club
Ireland’s oldest golf club was personally appointed a royal golf course by King Edward VII in 1885. Established in 1881 as a six-hole course, it has grown over time into an 18-hole parkland course. The fairways may have been modernised several times over the years, but they can’t deny their royal roots. This becomes particularly clear when you enter the historic clubhouse after your game.
Tue 30.07.2024 Invergordon, Scotland – Royal Dornoch Golf Club
Golf courses do not get more original than this, as the game has been played in Dornoch for over 400 years. There is evidence that golf has been played here on public meadows since 1616. Some 200 years later, the historic links course was founded – and exists to this day. The very natural course is particularly impressive in late spring and early summer when the gorse bushes are in bloom. The flowers give off a wonderful vanilla fragrance and form a wall of yellow blossom around a large part of the holes, creating a very special atmosphere on the course. As is typical of a links course, the first nine fairways lead one after the other away from the clubhouse and the second half of the course leads back to the clubhouse. The entire course is surrounded on one side by gorse and with the coastline on the other.
Wed 31.07.2024 Newhaven (Edinburgh), Scotland – Dalmahoy Hotel & Country Club – East Course – Additional course 3
This very typically English golf course has two different 18-hole experiences. The traditional layout of the course leads to very narrow fairways, which demand a great deal of precision. The level of concentration required to send your ball off in the right direction means that this course will stay in your memory as a very intense golfing experience. As well as the narrow fairways already described, bunkers that are typical of English courses also need to be avoided. There are also plenty of water hazards to play around on the Championship Course.
The PGA Master Professional and A-rated trainer began his golf teaching career in 1996 at the traditional Dusseldorf Golf Club in Ratingen. His professional career took him for an extensive period of time to southern Germany, where he successfully ran several golf schools together with his wife. Back in classic club coaching at the Westfalischer Golf-Club Gutersloh and responsible for athletically ambitious DGL teams, he pursues his passion for working in direct contact with golfers. Since 2004, he has been a permanent member of the PGA teaching team and examination board and thus always has his finger on the pulse of golf technology. His quick motion perception and comprehensible, easy-to-implement training tips will benefit your game.