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Iconic Irish Links Golf Cruise with Azamara

Iconic Irish Links Golf Cruise with Azamara

£6399 per person

11 Nights | 6 Rounds | June 13 – 24 2023

Golf Travel Cruise presents this exceptional 11-night, 6-round golf and sightseeing voyage nearly circumnavigating the Emerald Isle.

This cruise with less than 700 guests onboard the outstanding Azamara Pursuit will sail from Dublin for 7 diverse ports including Warrenpoint, Belfast, Londonderry, Donegal, Galway, Foynes, Cork, and finally, Southampton.

The golf is exceptional with six of Ireland’s most treasured clubs including Portmarnock Links, Royal County Down, Royal Portrush, Adare Manor and Old Head.

We begin in Dublin with an overnight which is an ideal arrangement permitting more time to explore the multitude of cultural, historical, and entertainment options in this iconic city.

Be certain to reserve time for a visit to the Church of Christ Cathedral – and later, enjoy a pint of Guinness at one of the many pubs.

Southampton at the end provides convenient access to the charms of London, from Buckingham Palace to the streets of Chinatown with myriad dining and evening entertainment options to satisfy any taste.

The golf is exceptional. Royal Portrush is the memorable host of The 148th Open in 2019.

We’ll also play world top five Royal County Down and the stunning Adare Manor, scheduled host of the 2027 Ryder Cup, and the dramatic Old Head.

Azamara Pursuit, which serves as our perfect floating boutique hotel and clubhouse, is a mid-sized luxury vessel nimble enough to access smaller ports yet large enough to provide every amenity you would expect, from a choice of fine dining and live entertainment to a well-equipped gym and full-service spa.

Forty-six suites are available with English butler style service which is routinely booked early.

Sailing schedules often include extended stays in the port plus the occasional overnight which allows for a truly immersive experience.

Better still, these cruises are inclusive of a selection of beers, spirits, soft drinks, bottled water, specialty coffees plus wine with lunch and dinner along with gratuities for housekeeping, dining, and bar staff.

Azamara also proudly boasts two unique signature events on each cruise – an AzAmazing Evening℠ and the White Night party – complimentary to all guests and consistently well received.

SHIP HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE:

ONBOARD DINING

  • Aqualina (Italian Cuisine)
  • Prime C (Steakhouse)
  • Chef’s Table
  • Windows Café (Casual Dining & Snacks)

ENTERTAINMENT & ACTIVITIES

  • Living Room
  • The Pursuit Shop
  • Indulgences (Fine Jewelry)
  • White Night Parties

SPA & FITNESS

  • The Sanctum Spa
  • Massage Therapy (Various Treatments)
  • Acupuncture
  • Fitness Center
11 Nights Tour
21+ Age
  • Destination
  • Departure
    Dublin - Southampton
  • Departure Time
    Embark / 6:00PM
  • Return Time
    Disembark / 9:00AM
  • Dress Code
    In keeping with our friendly yet sophisticated onboard environment, Azamara encourage guests to follow a “resort casual” dress code
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PORTS OF CALL:

  • Dublin, Ireland
  • Warrenpoint, No. Ireland
  • Belfast, Northern Ireland
  • Londonderry, Northern Ireland
  • Donegal (Killybegs), Ireland
  • Galway, Ireland
  • Foynes, Ireland
  • Cork (Cobh), Ireland
  • Southampton, England

VOYAGE ITINERARY

JUNE 13, TUESDAY: DUBLIN, IRELAND (EMBARK BY 4:30PM / IN PORT)
Embark Azamara Pursuit beginning at 1:00PM. All aboard by 4:30PM.
Welcome Cocktails & Briefing this evening. Meet your fellow participants.
Overnight: In Port – Dublin, Ireland
JUNE 14, WEDNESDAY: DUBLIN, IRELAND (IN PORT / 10:00PM)
GOLF: Today play Portmarnock Links designed by Bernhard Langer and opened for play in 1995.
As a three-time winner of the Irish Open at nearby Portmarnock Golf Club and The Royal Dublin Golf Club it was fitting that Langer chose this magnificent setting to design his first links course set in the grounds of the old Jameson Estate of St. Marnocks.
The course has played host to professional and amateur events including 2008 and 2009 Ladies Irish Open.
Overnight: At Sea
JUNE 15, WEDNESDAY: WARRENPOINT, NORTHERN IRELAND (8:00AM / 8:00PM)
GOLF: Today play Royal County Down. Located in the town of Newcastle to the south of Belfast.
Consistently ranked in the top 10 courses in the world, this is a true test of links golf set against the magnificent backdrop of the Mountains of Mourne.
Host to the 2007 Walker Cup Match featuring a young local by the name of Rory McIlroy, and an all-star USA line-up.
Overnight: At Sea
JUNE 16, FRIDAY: BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND (8:00AM / IN PORT)
GOLF: Today play Royal Portrush.
It holds the distinction of being the only course in Ireland to have hosted The Open which it did in 1951.
Royal Portrush returned to The Open rota in 2019 following a 70-year absence.
The Dunluce Course is as fine a links as you will find anywhere, with the 5th being a particularly memorable hole to a green hanging on the edge of a cliff.
Consistently ranked in the top 20 of the world's best courses.
Overnight: In Port – Belfast, Ireland
JUNE 17, SATURDAY: BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND (IN PORT / 8:00PM)
A second day to enjoy Belfast!
Overnight: At Sea
JUNE 18, SUNDAY: LONDONDERRY, NORTHERN IRELAND (8:00AM / 8:00PM)
GOLF: Today play Ballyliffin Golf Club.
The most northerly club in Ireland, its stunning Glashedy Links are amongst the most memorable you will find anywhere in the world.
The course was designed by the legendary Irish duo of Pat Ruddy and Tom Craddock, and is fashioned through an incredible dune landscape.
Ruddy cherishes Glashedy Links as his own and has returned in recent years to fine-tune the bunkering of these magnificent links.
The course has hosted the Irish Open on the European Tour, and also the Ladies Irish Open.
Overnight: At Sea
JUNE 19, MONDAY: DONEGAL (KILLYBEGS), IRELAND (8:00AM / 6:00PM)
Described by National Geographic Traveler as the “Coolest Place on the Planet for 2017,” Donegal is a nature lover’s paradise, located at the mouth of River Elke in NW Ireland.
Any visit here must include a self-guided tour at Donegal Castle, which was built in the 15th century and is adjacent to the town square, providing convenient access to shopping and dining options.
Overnight: At Sea
JUNE 20, TUESDAY: GALWAY, IRELAND (8:00AM / 8:00PM)
Galway sits on the west coast of Ireland where the River Corrib meets the Atlantic Ocean.
Start your day in the town hub of Eyre Square, a public park adjacent to a collection of shops and pubs where traditional Irish folk music provides the soundtrack during the afternoons and evenings.
Overnight: At Sea
JUNE 21, WEDNESDAY: FOYNES, IRELAND (7:00AM / 6:00PM)
GOLF: Today play The Golf Course at Adare Manor.
A Robert Trent Jones Sr original that was renovated by Tom Fazio in 2018.
The club will host the Ryder Cup 2026. Each hole could be crowned the feature hole: all have been entirely redesigned and reconstructed with the very latest technology and course innovations, creating a challenging, characterful, and profoundly satisfying playing experience for golfers of every level.
The result is a course that is at once strategic and soulful, playable in all conditions, and future-proofed in preparation for premiere amateur and professional golf events.
Cared for by an experienced, passionate team of devoted greenkeepers, the condition of this course and its velvet-smooth Pure Distinction bent grass greens is unrivaled.
Overnight: At Sea
JUNE 22, THURSDAY: CORK (COBH), IRELAND (9:00AM / 10:00PM)
GOLF: Perched atop a cliff in a dramatic portion of Ireland, the links at Old Head.
One of the world’s most discussed courses as golfers appreciate not only its magnificent beauty but also the diverse strategic options in ever-changing winds.
The par-5 No. 17, ‘Lighthouse’ requires golfers to challenge the rugged coastline - or play conservatively and deal with a blind approach.
The home hole is a daunting dogleg left par-4 with trouble waiting on both sides of the fairway.
Overnight: At Sea
JUNE 23, FRIDAY: AT SEA
Today it’s time to relax and reset.
Make your reservations early for The Sanctum Spa, a world-class wellness facility offering a full range of health, beauty, and restorative treatments.
Complimentary fitness and nutrition classes are available along with a fully equipped gym on Deck 9 offering magnificent sea views.
There’s room for everyone on the Pool Deck both in and out of the sun. Service to your lounge chair is available from The Pool Bar where the attentive staff is always ready to offer an inclusive cocktail, beer, bottled water, soft drink or fresh towel.
The Patio restaurant serves casual fare during the day then completely transforms itself into a sit-down al fresco dining experience at night with table linens and candles.
Elegant specialty dining is available for beef at Prime C and Italian at Aqualina. Windows Café serves casual buffet dining with every imaginable choice indoors and out at the sensational Sunset Bar.
Overnight: At Sea
JUNE 24, SATURDAY: SOUTHAMPTON, UK (6:00AM / DISEMBARK AT 9:00AM)
Disembark Azamara Pursuit at 9:00AM.

Location

PORTMARNOCK LINKS: DUBLIN, IRELAND

Designed by Bernhard Langer, Portmarnock Links opened for play in 1995.
As a three-time winner of the Irish Open at nearby Portmarnock Golf Club and The Royal Dublin Golf Club it was fitting that Langer chose this magnificent setting to design his first links course set in the grounds of the old Jameson Estate of St. Marnocks.
The course has played host to professional and amateur events including 2008 and 2009 Ladies Irish Open.

ROYAL COUNTY DOWN GOLF CLUB: NEWCASTLE, NORTHERN IRELAND

Situated in the shadows of the Mourne mountains.
A spectacular location and an outstanding links golf course. Royal County Down’s charm lies in the old fashioned flavor of both the terrain and the layout.
A mix of rugged dunes, colored by a blend of purple heather and yellow flowering gorse combine to a dramatic effect on what is one of the toughest courses in the British Isles.
Venue for the Walker Cup in 2007 and consistently ranked in the top 10 courses in the world.

ROYAL PORTRUSH – DUNLUCE COURSE: PORTRUSH, NORTHERN IRELAND

An outstanding course in a dramatic setting.
Royal Portrush holds the distinction of being the only course in Ireland to have hosted the British Open, doing so in 1951, and the championship returned there in 2019.
The Dunluce Course is as fine a links as you will find anywhere, with the 5th being a particularly memorable hole to a green hanging on the edge of a cliff.
Consistently ranked in the top 20 of the world's best courses, nearly every legend of golf has accepted the challenge of Royal Portrush.

BALLYLIFFIN GOLF CLUB – GLASHEDY LINKS: INISHOWEN, IRELAND

Ballyliffin Golf Club is the most northerly club in Ireland, and its stunning Glashedy Links are amongst the most memorable you will find anywhere in the world.
The course was designed by the legendary Irish duo of Pat Ruddy and Tom Craddock, and is fashioned through an incredible dune landscape.
Ruddy cherishes Glashedy Links as his own and has returned in recent years to fine-tune the bunkering of these magnificent links.
The course has hosted the Irish Open on the European Tour, and also the Ladies Irish Open.

ADARE MANOR GOLF CLUB: ADARE, IRELAND

A complete remodeling of Adare Manor was completed after two years when Tom Fazio’s newest masterpiece in Europe opened in the spring of 2018.
The original routing remains intact but everything else is new; greens and tee complexes.
All 42 bunkers have been rebuilt with the latest Capillary Concrete liner drainage technology.
SubAir has been installed to compliment the club’s Pure Distinction bent grass, providing the purest putting surfaces possible. Adare is thought to have its eye on a future Ryder Cup, and it shows.

OLD HEAD GOLF LINKS: KINSALE, IRELAND

Perched atop a cliff in a dramatic portion of Ireland, the links at Old Head is one of the world’s most discussed courses as golfers appreciate not only its magnificent beauty but also the diverse strategic options in ever-changing winds.
The par-5 No. 17, ‘Lighthouse’ requires golfers to challenge the rugged coastline - or play conservatively and deal with a blind approach.
The home hole is a daunting dogleg left par-4 with trouble awaiting on both sides of the fairway.
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