Press Release of 05/03/2016

Tee-off at sea and ashore: Golf & Cruise on the EUROPA 2

  • A FIRST: playing idyllic courses in northern Europe with the EUROPA 2
  • Golf & Cruise for kids: golf taster course on board for golfers of the future
  • Golf & Cruise voyages in co-operation with the Professional Golfers Association (PGA) of Germany

For those who like the idea of playing on a variety of golf courses and enjoy travelling the oceans of the world, booking a Golf & Cruise voyage on board Hapag-Lloyd Cruises’ 5-stars plus* EUROPA 2, is an ideal choice. In the coming season, travellers on board EUROPA 2 will have the opportunity to play for the first time on golf courses in northern Europe. As well as these premiere courses, classic courses in England, Asia and New Zealand are once again featured on the programme. 

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With Hapag-Lloyd Cruises, playing golf is a unique experience thanks to the professional training on offer. Guests enjoy an all-round package: transfers, tee-off times, trolleys and electric cars are booked, with support from reputable PGA golf professionals also guaranteed.

Every year, many different golf cruises are accessible to guests when sailing on board the luxury ship EUROPA 2, visiting some of the best courses in the world. In the coming season, players can swing their golf clubs in locations such as Colombia, Mexico, USA, Canada, France, Spain, or the United Kingdom. Wherever possible, green will be combined with blue as golfers play on links courses that are right by the sea. And the on-board simulators mean that participants can also enjoy training and playing golf even on days at sea.

Golf & Cruise for kids and teens
The EUROPA 2 also offers “Golf a la carte”: on request, the travel concierge can organise a customised and convenient tour, which includes arranging tee-times on the courses and transfers. The EUROPA 2 also offers taster golf training courses with hire clubs for future young golfing talents aged six years upwards. The Hapag-Lloyd Cruises’ family cruise mascot, Cap’n Knopf, will be in on the fun as well. After the trial session, private lessons can also be booked with the golf pro.

Premiere: idyllic courses in northern Europe with the EUROPA 2
Courses in northern Europe, such as the Bro Hof Slott Castle Course in Stockholm, feature on the EUROPA 2 itinerary for the very first time. With its spectacular views, the Sperone Golf Club on Corsica is also one of the highlights.

EUROPA 2 example cruise
From 30.06 to 10.07.2017 (10 days) from Venice to Monte Carlo via Kerkyra/Corfu/Ionian Islands/Greece, Messina/Sicily/Italy, Capri/Italy, Civitavecchia (Rome)/Italy (Parco de’Medici Golf Club), Bonifacio/Corsica/France (Sperone Golf Club), Portofino/Italy and Nice/France (Opio Valbonne Golf Club). The cruise can be booked from € 5,881 (£ 4,294, $ 7,059) per person, cruise only. Golf package costs € 1,090 per person (3 courses). The PGA Golf Professional accompanying the cruise is Stefan Quirmbach.
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EUROPA 2 example cruise
From 24.08 to 06.09.2017 (13 days) from Hamburg to Kiel via a daytime passage through the Kiel Canal, Copenhagen/Denmark (Kokkedal Golf Club), Journey through the archipelago, Stockholm/Sweden (Bro Hof Slott Castle Course), Tallinn/Estonia (Estonian Golf Club), Helsinki/Finland, St. Petersburg/Russia, Klaipeda/Lithuania (National Golf Club) and Gudhjem/Bornholm/Denmark. The cruise can be booked from € 6,926 (£ 5,064, $ 8,313) per person cruise only. Golf package costs € 1,450 per person (4 courses). The PGA Golf Professional accompanying the cruise is Ralf Pütter.
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Online: episode “Golf & Cruise”
In this episode of, cruise expert Jonathan Beaumont dives into the world of golf and cruise. The British cruise expert experiences his first golf lesson with PGA Golf Pro Roland Milich, in one of the two golf simulators on board the EUROPA 2. He later joins guests playing on Sandy Lane in Barbados. Click here to see the latest film online:

*) according to Berlitz Guide to Cruising and Cruise Ships 2016

Hamburg, May 2016 

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