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Billy Casper golf cruises set for Europe
May 17, 2012

Crystal Cruises has lined up 10 of Europe's most spectacular championship golf courses for exclusive, luxury play during two limited-access "Experiences of Discovery" golf-themed cruises this summer. Hosted by 51-time PGA tour-winner Billy Casper, travellers can strike balls in Spain, Portugal and Monaco during Crystal Serenity's 13th July voyage or throughout the British Isles on Crystal Symphony's 25th August sailing.

Courses include:


•  Gleneagles King's and Queen's Courses : Overnighting allows for rounds on two aristocratic moorland links.


•  Real Club de Golf El Prat : One of Spain's most exclusive courses, designed by Greg Norman.

•  Club de Golf Masia Bach : Challenging and contemporary 18 holes designed by José Maria Olazábal.

Monte Carlo

•  Monte Carlo Golf Club : Inaugural Crystal club features sweeping Mediterranean Sea views.


•  El Saler Golf Course : Pine forests and sea flank this site of several Spanish Opens.


•  Valderrama : Voted the 15 th Best International Course by Celebrated Living readers.


•  Royal Belfast Golf Club : Ireland's oldest fairway, with Belfast Lough and Antrim plateau views.


•  Penha Longa Golf Course : This mountainous course, designed by Robert Trent Jones Junior, is considered one of the European Circuit's best.


•  Kildare Hotel & Country Club : Inland links designed by Arnold Palmer.

Boutique excursions offer socialising during warm-up refreshments, games, lunch and "19th hole" cocktails in legendary private clubhouses, with Crystal also arranging round-trip transportation, team-pairing, carts and caddies (where available) and club and shoe cleaning and storage. Shoreside activities are complemented by a host of onboard offerings, including parties, awards, golf clinics with PGA pro John Clark, TaylorMade clubs, putting green and two driving ranges for practice-at-sea. Billy Casper will also play and mingle with guests, as well as provide tips and presentations.

"We design these cruises to be a golfing traveller's dream," says Philip Ordever, Crystal's Vice President International Sales & Marketing. "Guests need not worry about maneuvering complex foreign logistics and simply pack their clubs - we take care of everything else in the finest of style." 

Until 30th April, all-inclusive Book Now fares start at:

•  £3,800 per person for the 12-night "Spanish Serenade" voyage from Monte Carlo to Lisbon onboard Crystal Serenity visiting Marseilles, Barcelona (overnight), Valencia, Malaga, Gibraltar and Cadiz. Departs 13 th July.

•  £3,458 per person for the 11-night "British Isle Brilliance" voyage round trip from Dover onboard Crystal Symphony visiting Edinburgh (overnight), Belfast, Dublin, Holyhead, Waterford, Portland and Guernsey. Departs 25 th August.

Crystal Cruises' passion for creating unique luxury experiences both on land and at sea have helped earn the company top ratings from international travelers for two decades. 

For further information and reservations please call Crystal Cruises on 020 7287 9040 or visit

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