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Copenhagen to Stockholm – Baltic Sea Golf Cruise 1 July to 16 July 2020

Copenhagen to Stockholm – Baltic Sea Golf Cruise

from US$5,377 pp twin share (+ Euro 1,000 to 3,475 pp golf supplement) (Trendsetter can sell the only two unsold balcony staterooms and several of the Large Picture Window Suites all at less than Crystal web page pricing)

1 July to 16 July 2020 (15 nights)

Trendsetter Travel & Cruise Centre welcomes you joining us on this spectacular 11 night Copenhagen to Stockholm cruise, including 2 nights pre cruise in Copenhagen and 2 nights post cruise in Stockholm. Our tour includes up to 10 games of golf and you can choose which games of golf you wish to play, whether this is just 1 game or all 10 games. Golf includes play at the three of the top seven ranked golf courses in Sweden and the # 1 ranked courses in Denmark, Finland and Estonia. You also have the opportunity to play both of St Petersburg’s recently opened championship standard golf courses. In addition, our tour offers golf in Germany and Poland.

Our home-away-from home, the 848 guest Crystal Symphony, was substantially refurbished in 2017, and is a luxury ship offering the highest standards with complimentary select fine wines and premium spirits, unlimited wifi, inclusive of gratuities, superb culinary experiences in both the main and specialty restaurants, and excellent enrichment and entertainment possibilities. Our tour is timed perfectly to experience the long daylight hours of the Baltic ports when the sun will not set until after 10 pm at all ports. This makes for excellent cruising each evening while dining at magnificent restaurants on board Crystal Symphony or eating off the ship in both Copenhagen and Sweden, two of the most scenically attractive cities in Europe.

What could be more enjoyable than sightseeing, and swinging your clubs, in some of Europe’s most beautiful ports? Golfers with non-playing partners can enjoy their games, knowing those partners are having an equally fine time checking out the sights, or relaxing onboard. Even with a golf option, there is still plenty of time to enjoy the various ports with long shore days. As a single or a couple you will have a fine time on this fabulous cruise itinerary. For a limited time only, singles can have their own stateroom at a premium from 27.1% over the share twin pp room rate.

Apart from your cruise fare, our 4 night pre and post-cruise hotel component costs Euro 1,000 pp on a share twin basis. This package includes breakfast, hotel to ship and ship to hotel transfers, welcome drinks and our farewell dinner with drinks. The golf is priced from Euro 225 pp/round and includes shared motorised cart, green fees, coach transfers, prize money and complimentary drinks post golf. Unique among the world’s luxury golf cruise operators, we structure our golf programmes to satisfy those golf enthusiasts who can never play enough golf and also those who wish to play selective golf games and leave some time to explore the many interesting places our cruise will visit. Our highly inclusive golf programmes are priced at less than half the cost of our international luxury cruise ship competitors.

Our Crystal cruise includes:

  • Complimentary beverages
  • All restaurants plus in-suite dining
  • 24 hour room service
  • Complimentary unlimited Wi-Fi
  • Return transportation pier to town
  • US$250 pp on-board credit
  • and much, much more

 

Crystal itinerary: 

https://www.crystalcruises.com/voyage/copenhagen-to-stockholm-ocs200703-11

Your tour hosts Adrienne Witteman and David Cooper, Directors of Trendsetter Travel & Cruise Centre, are both enthusiastic golfers and are longstanding members of one of Sydney’s prestigious golf clubs. They have golfed and cruised extensively throughout the world

Itinerary

Day 1– Wednesday 1 July 2020 – Copenhagen

Arrive independently in Copenhagen and transfer by own arrangements to our well located Copenhagen hotel, First Hotel Mayfair. Copenhagen is an attractive port city, the capital of Denmark and the centre of most government and commercial activity.

Meet this evening for tour hosted welcome drinks.

Inclusions: Evening welcome drinks and accommodation

Day 2 – Thursday 2 July 2020 – Copenhagen – Golf

Today we travel north over the spectacular Oresund Bridge linking Denmark with Malmo, Sweden’s 3 rd largest city. The bridge was opened in 2000 and is 16 km in length and includes a 4 km tunnel. Apart from enjoying this fascinating 45 minute driving experience we will play the Links Course at PGA National Sweden.

For those not golfing, there is an opportunity to independently explore Copenhagen – noting daylight hours are 4.30 am to 10.00 pm.

Golf – Links Course at PGA National Sweden – the 7th ranked golf course in Sweden. Designed by Kyle Phillips, one of the world’s leading golf architects, and opened in 2009. The course is designed in a style reminiscent of some of the famous Scottish links courses (Kyle Phillips has previously designed both Kingsbarns and Dundonald Links).

Inclusions: accommodation, breakfast and golf

Day 3 – Friday 3 July 2020 – Board Crystal Serenity – Overnight in Copenhagen

Many may choose a relaxing morning in Copenhagen prior to boarding Crystal Symphony in the early afternoon. However, for the golf enthusiasts, there is a chance to golf this morning at The New Course at The Scandanavian Golf Club with a transfer following golf direct to Crystal Symphony. For non-golfers today, you should make your own way independently to the Copenhagen Cruise terminal to board at your convenience or transfer with the golf group to the cruise terminal.

Crystal Symphony berths overnight in Copenhagen.

Golf: The New Course at The Scandanavian Golf Club is Denmark’s #1 ranked course and in the top 30 European courses. Built by Robert Trent Jones Jr in 2010, it is less than 30 minutes drive from our hotel. Following golf and refreshments in the magnificent clubrooms, we will be transfer to Crystal Symphony via our hotel to collect our luggage (and pick up any non-golfers in our tour party). There is a Euro 50 pp green fee surcharge at The New Course.

Day 4 – Saturday 4 July 2020 – Copenhagen – depart 6 pm

Today is free to independently explore Copenhagen, perhaps participating on one of the many ship’s tours. We depart Copenhagen in the early evening offering spectacular views of the waterways surrounding Denmark, Southern Sweden and the many islands that pepper the Baltic Sea.

Day 5 – Sunday 5 July 2020 – Warnemunde – Germany – in port from 7 am to 9 pm - Golf

Today we berth in Warnemunde, the port for Berlin. While the drive to Berlin takes 3 hours, a visit to Berlin is still an attractive option particularly for those who have never visited Berlin. Berlin is one of the most interesting cities in Europe with a famous history and many fascinating sights, particularly since the fall of the Berlin Wall and subsequent reunification of East and West Germany

Golf: Play today is on the Eikhof Championship Course at Ostee Golf Resort at Wittenbeck, a 35 minute drive out of Warnemunde. Following our return from golf, there is still plenty of time to visit the port and the nearby port city of Rostov as we don’t depart until 9.00 pm

Day 6 – Monday 6 July 2020 – Gdnyia – Poland – in port 1 pm to 9 pm - Golf

We berth this afternoon in the Polish port city of Gdnyia. Gdnyia grabbed the world’s attention in September 1939 as it was the main Polish city in the Polish Corridor, the narrow strip of land which separated Germany from East Prussia. It was quickly invaded at the start of the World War II.

Golf: Today there is an opportunity to play the highly rated Sierra Golf Club, designed by British architect, Cameron Sinclair. It is a 30 minute drive from the cruise terminal.

Day 7 – Tuesday 7 July 2020 – Sea Day

Day 8 – Wednesday 8 July 2020 – Helsinki – Finland – in port 8 am to 6 pm - Golf

Helsinki is a fascinating city to explore either independently or on a ship’s tour. The city and it shopping precinct is but a short walk from where Crystal Symphony will berth. There are two military history museums worth visiting to experience Finland’s turbulent past including its famous Winter War with Russia in late 1939/early 1940 when Finland put up a heroic defence following its unprovoked attack by Russia.

Golf: Today we travel 60 minutes north of Helsinki to play the # 1 course in Finland, Kytaja Golf Club – South East Course, for a shotgun start. Kytaja has a Euro 25 pp green fee surcharge.

Day 9 – Thursday 9 July 2020 – St Petersburg – in port from 7 am – Golf

Crystal Symphony spends 3 full days berthed in St Petersburg allowing plenty of opportunity to visit the sites of this city and the opportunity to play one or both of St Petersburg’s recently constructed 18 hole championship golf courses. St Petersburg is one of Europe’s most famous cities, once home to the Russian Czar.There are many famous palaces, none more impressive than the Hermitage, and now one of the world’s leading art galleries. Unless you are on one of the Trendsetter Travel golf excursions or on a Crystal shore excursion, you will need a Russian Visa to exit Crystal Symphony in St Petersburg.

Golf: Today we play Petrohof Golf Club, a 45 minute drive from where our ship is berthed.

Day 10 – Friday 10 July 2020 – St Petersburg - Golf

Golf: Today we play Gorki Golf Club, a 75 minute drive from where our ship is berthed. Opened in September 2015, this is a links style course with pleasant club rooms to relax in after our round.

Day 11 – Saturday 11 July 2020 – St Petersburg – depart port 7 pm

Today is a free day in St Petersburg to explore St Petersburg at your leisure (although a Visa is required) or join one of the many ships tours (the adjoining image is of The Hermitage).

Day 12 – Sunday 12 July 2020 – Tallinn – Estonia – in port 8 am to 6 pm - Golf

For many, Estonia is a new country to visit. Within walking distance of the cruise terminal, is the historic city of Tallinn, the capital of Estonia. This medieval town centre is a must to visit for those not golfing.

Golf: Today we drive 40 minutes from the port through the Estonian countryside to play Niitvalja Golf Club, one of Estonia’s expanding number of golf clubs. It has been voted the # 1 course in Estonia for the past 3 years.

Day 13 – Monday 13 July 2020 – Stockholm in port 8.00 am (Overnight) - Golf

Stockholm is the capital of Sweden and one of the loveliest cities in Europe. It features a beautiful harbour dotted with many islands.

Golf: Bro Hoff Slott is just over a 30 minute drive and its Stadium Course is the number # 1 ranked course in Sweden (and in the top 20 ranked European courses). Opened in 2007, it was designed by Robert Trent Jones Jr and is centred around the renovated Bro Hoff Castle. A Euro 75 pp surcharge applies.

Day 14 – Tuesday 14 July 2020 – disembark from 8 am - Stockholm

For those taking the Stockholm extension, you will be transferred by coach to At Six Hotel, your centrally located Stockholm hotel and have a free day to explore the wonderful city of Stockholm. This may include walking down to the historic Gamla Stan section of the city or visiting the interesting ABBA museum. Alternatively, just walking around the city is a great experience with the many outdoor cafes to enjoy a coffee, beer or wine. You are visiting Stockholm at the best time and can expect day time temperatures in the mid 20 degree range with daylight hours extending until after 10 pm.

Inclusions: coach transfer from ship to hotel and overnight accommodation

Day 15 – Wednesday 15 July 2019 – Stockholm – Golf

For the non-golfers, today is a second day for independent exploration. Tonight we have our farewell dinner, including pre-dinner drinks and wine during dinner hosted by Trendsetter Travel.

Golf: After a leisurely breakfast, we coach less than 30 minutes to Ullma Golf Club, the Jack Nicklaus re-designed (2013) course and host of many European PGA tour events, including the 1985 event won by Australia’s own Ian Baker-Finch. Currently ranked in the top 5 golf courses in Sweden and with Bro Hof Slott, it is one of the top 2 golf courses in Stockholm. A surcharge of Euro 75 pp applies.

Inclusions: accommodation, breakfast, golf and dinner (including drinks)

Enjoy a leisurely breakfast before a final farewell to new friends and old before disembarkation.

Day 16 – Thursday 16 July 2020

Your tour finishes after breakfast.

Inclusions: breakfast

Cost of Golf Games

Golf Course Date Base Cost for Day (PP) Surcharge (PP) Total Cost (PP)
Links Course at PGA National Sweden (Copenhagen Sweden) 2 July 2020 Euro 225 pp Euro 225 pp
New Course at The Scandinavian Golf Club (Copenhagen) 3 July 2020 Euro 225 pp Euro 50 pp Euro 275 pp
Ostee Golf Resort (Warnemunde) 5 July 2020 Euro 225 pp Nil Euro 225 pp
Sierra Golf Club (Gdnyia, Poland)) 6 July 2020 Euro 225 pp Nil Euro 225 pp
Kytaja Golf Club (Helsinki) 8 July 2020 Euro 225 pp Euro 25 pp Euro 250 pp
Peterhof Golf Club (St Petersburg) 9 July 2020 Euro 225 pp Nil Euro 225 pp
Gorki Golf Club (St Petersburg) 10 July 2020 Euro 225 pp Nil Euro 225 pp
Niitvalja Golf Club (Tallinn) 12 July 2020 Euro 225 pp Nil Euro 225 pp
Bro Hof Slott Golf Club (Stockholm) 13 July 2020 Euro 225 pp Euro 75 pp Euro 300 pp
Ullna Golf Club (Stockholm) 15 July 2020 Euro 225 pp Euro 75 pp Euro 300 pp
Total Cost if play all 10 games Euro 2,250 pp Euro 225 pp Euro 2,475 pp
Cost of Golf Programme (ex golf) twin share Euro 1,000 pp Euro 1,000 pp
Total Cost of Golf Programme (including 10 games of golf) Euro 3,250 pp Euro 225 pp Euro 3,475 pp

 

If you wish to stay the 2 nights in both Copenhagen and Stockholm, you pay Euro 1000 pp (twin share) and then add the cost per golf game of the courses you choose to play.

Please contact Trendsetter Travel & Cruise Centre for further information on this cruise.

The Finer Details...

ALL Trendsetter clients, unique to our golf tour, will receive an on-board credit of US$250 per person this is courtesy of Trendsetter Travel being a Virtuoso agency. We separate our tour pricing into the 11 night cruise and 4 night pre and post cruise hotel component with the golf programme.

Stateroom/Penthouse/Suite Category Cruise Component – Price pp twin/double share – includes 2.5% early payment discount Golf Supplement – 4 nights of 4/5 star accommodation and up to 10 games of golf
Deluxe Stateroom with Large Window (202 sqft) – E2, E1, D, C2 and C1 From US$5,377 pp (special group rate) Between Euro 1,000 pp to Euro 3,425 pp
Deluxe Stateroom with Balcony (246 sqft – incl balcony) B2, B1, A3, A2 and A1 From US$7,577 pp (special group rate) Between Euro 1,000 pp to Euro 3,425 pp
Penthouse with Balcony (367 sqft – incl balcony) PH & SH From US$11,477 pp (special group rate) Between Euro 1,000 pp to Euro 3,425 pp
The above Crystal fares are per person based upon double or twin occupancy and are inclusive of tax and port charges totaling US$528 pp. The fares are current at the time of writing but are subject to revision at any time by Crystal prior to deposits being paid. Past passenger Crystal Society savings are available and commence from US$121 pp (and equal 2.5% of the cruise fare (ex taxes)). Normal Crystal Booking Terms and Conditions can be found on http://www.crystalcruises.com.
25% deposit is payable on booking the cruise fare and A$1,000 pp on the golf package (not applicable for non golfers unless staying with group in Copenhagen and Stockholm). The balance (including golf package) is payable 120 days from sailing. Cruise fare is cancellable without penalty up to 120 days from sailing but is subject to a US$100 pp administration fee (available as a rebate on a future Crystal booking made within 12 months of the cancellation). The golf deposit is not refundable but can be used as a credit against the golf programme of any Trendsetter golf cruise booked within 18 months of the date of cancellation. While the golf package is calculated in Euro, it is payable in A$ (less deposit paid) at the best available quoted A$/Euro by a major bank.
You can choose whatever number of games you prefer from no golf to up to 10 games of golf. Golf Package is priced at Euro 225 pp/round although a surcharge applies to 4 of the golf courses with higher than average green fees (refer previous page).
Competitive Single cruise fares available from 127.1% of the twin share fare but subject to change. TRAVEL INSURANCE IS STRONGLY RECOMMENDED FROM THE TIME OF DEPOSIT.

 

The provision of the up to 10 game golf package has been priced competitively and is only available where the cruise fare is purchased through Trendsetter Travel. The golf package includes green fees, coach transfers, motorised carts, drinks post golf and prize money each game (but does NOT include golf club hire). Trendsetter has booked the courses as specified but cannot be held responsible for any cancellation/s necessitated by a change to the ship’s itinerary due to weather or any other event or late amendment by the golf course. In addition, Trendsetter Travel reserves the right to change golf courses if, in its opinion, it is in the best interests of the tour party (eg if it advised that course maintenance works will take place shortly prior to our golf game or if there are insufficient motorised carts). If such an event occurs and Trendsetter cannot organise an alternative golf course, Trendsetter will refund to you any refund available.

Please contact Trendsetter Travel & Cruise Centre for further information on this cruise.

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02 9428 5900 (Longueville/Northwood office) or mobile David Cooper on 0413 010 638

david@trendsettertravel.com.au

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Policies of Copenhagen to Stockholm – Baltic Sea Golf Cruise 1 July to 16 July 2020

Golf cruises offer golfers an interesting way to travel, enjoy your passion for the game and remain fit while partaking in the gourmet delights most luxury cruise ships offer.  For those looking at the options available for you and your fellow keen golfers, here are some pro tips to help you find a cruise that meets all your needs. Finally, your ship has come in!  

Check the itinerary

Check the itinerary before you book, to ensure it is a realistic schedule. Seek a cruise that features long and plentiful shore days at ports with good golf courses.  You will probably appreciate the occasional sea day to rest up and relax.  

Go all-inclusive to save

High-profile US tour companies typically price their golf at US$500 (A$650) plus per person per round in addition to the cost of the cruise. Trendsetter Travel and Cruise Centre specialises in small all-inclusive luxury ships, and recommends this for the best experience.  Playing the same courses as its more expensive pier group, the golf package component of a Trendsetter cruise less than half the price of its international competitors.  

Ship size does matter

Be wary of cruises for more than 1,300 passengers.  Large ships will give priority to their own tours when it comes to disembarking, preventing independently organised golfers from exiting the ship quickly.  Delays can mean missing tee-off times.  Even if you can overcome a late arrival, the delay can cause disappointment when you must abandon the course early to return to your cruise shipboat. David Cooper, the director of Trendsetter Travel, recommends selecting a cruise ship with between 100 and 900 passengers. “These smaller ships can also get to the smaller ports, such as St. Tropez, St. Malo, Menorca, Portofino, which all have great golf courses.”  

Make sure you get enough time at port

Most golf excursions take at least eight hours—including return transportation to the course, an un-pressured golf game and importantly time post golf at the club for refreshments and prize giving. To make the most of your day, aim for a minimum of ten hours in port. Your group will need to arrive at the course an hour prior to tee-off, and allow for a round of four balls to be completed (plan on four and ½ hours hours).  

Healthy competition and fair play

Select a golf cruise where the organisers incorporate adjustments up and down for players’ handicaps, after each round.  This means that the prize money is spread around over the tour. David Cooper advises to ask about this when you are booking.  “We run a handicap adjustment system after each round to establish a par stableford score for the day,” he says. “After eight games, the better performers may see their handicaps reduce perhaps two shots and the ‘battlers’ might earn four or five shots back.” Every tour golfer wants at least one collect.  

Swing your partner ‘round

Cooper advises, “Where our golf tour participants book as a couple, they will always play as a couple unless they request otherwise.”  If you are booking as a single or wish to enhance the challenge by playing outside of your group, find an organiser who is mindful of matching players’ handicaps, so that you can get the most out of the cruise.  

Beware the fake golf cruise

You may discover cruises advertised as a golf tour but, on closer inspection, find they only offer golfing pre and post cruise.  Check for this, as it might not be what you have in mind. Trendsetter golf cruises schedule a minimum of six games on ocean cruise shore days.  David Cooper mentions, “We even create opportunities where a golf enthusiast can play additional optional rounds, and others can have a more limited golf programme depending on what they are looking for with equitable downward price adjustments.”   To learn more about the great golf cruises that Trendsetter Travel and Cruise Centre have available, please contact David on 0413 010 638 or +61 413 010 638 (if calling from overseas) or on david@trendsettertravel.com.au