Hapag-Lloyd, which may be best known in the U.S. as one of the world’s largest container shipping lines, also operates four cruise ships including two luxury yachts and two “expedition” ships. The Golf and Cruise Voyages will be aboard one of the luxury yachts, the ms Europa 2.
|ms Europa 2 at sea|
For the gold and cruise voyages, the Europa 2 is equipped with two state-of-the-art golf simulators. Guests and golf enthusiasts can practice on 15 different golf courses, including the Mauna Kea Beach Hotel in Hawaii, the Gleneagles Golf Course and St. Andrews in Scotland. One of the simulators also features integrated video analysis, which accurately assesses every stroke in terms of speed, length, angle and line of flight.
Two PGA professionals who accompany the cruises will give golfers detailed critiques for the next drive, and help them master their game during excursions on the beautiful courses.
|Spa suite on ms Europa 2|
Hapag-Lloyd Cruises’ Golf & Cruise packages include the green fees for each course, accompaniment by a PGA professional ashore and on board, transfers, bag transport, golf club cleaning, and use of the fitting station.
Golf cruise examples include the 13-day Magical Moments cruise from Mumbai, India to Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Between March 25 and April 07, 2016, the cruise will stop at the Muscat Hills Golf and Country Club in Muscat, Oman; the Doha Golf Club in Doha, Qatar; the Abu Dhabi Golf Club in Abu Dhabi, U.A.E.; and The Address Montgomerie in Dubai, U.A.E More information on the Magical Moments cruise is available here.
Amenities aboard the ms Europa 2 will appeal to a wide range of cruise passengers. For example, the ship’s seven restaurants will captivate foodies with a variety of cuisine ranging from upscale modern to a variety of Asian delights at establishments ranging from the main dining room the Weltmeere to the intimate setting of the Grand Réserve, an enclave for “connoisseurs and new wine lovers,” according to the ship’s web pages.
In addition to the restaurants, the ship offers six bars including The Herrenzimmer (German for “Men’s Room”) where guests can enjoy spirits and cigars, the beach-themed Sansibar, the Jazz Club, Pool Bar and Piano Bar.
More information about Hapag-Lloyd’s upmarket cruises is available at www.hl-cruises.com.
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