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Escorted Golf & Luxury Cruise Tour St Lawrence River – Seabourn Sojourn 2 -14 September 2025

Seabourn Sojourn – Montreal to New York -
2 to 14 September 2025 (12 Nights)

Suites from AUD 14,959 pp twin share
Estimated golf supplement of USD 200 - 300 per game for up to 8 games
USD2,200 to USD2,400 per Suite Ship Board Credit Onboard Credit

Leading luxury golf cruise and tour specialist, Trendsetter Travel & Golf Tours, invites you to join this golf journey from Montreal to New York onboard Seabourn Sojourn sailing down the St Lawrence River.  Sojourn is a luxury ship accommodating up to 450 guests (but usually around 400), with a staff to guest ratio of 1:3.  All guests enjoy a spacious suite (minimum 28 sqm internal area) featuring a separate bath and shower, twin basins, an in-room mini-bar stocked with your choice of complimentary beverages, world class dining in 4 restaurants, all alcoholic beverages (some premium brands excluded), gratuities and unlimited wifi.  Verandah suites features 6 sqm balcony.  And, a highlight for many, complimentary champagne and caviar anywhere, any time.

The cruise commences in Montreal and follows the iconic St Lawrence River before heading south and then southwest along the coast of USA. There are 8 port days– 6 in Canada (including an over-night stay with 2 x full port days in Quebec City) and 2 in the USA – but everywhere there is an abundance of wonderful opportunities to appreciate the approaching autumn season.

Choose as much or as little golf as you prefer to play, that is you can play as few as 1 or as many as 8 games (non golfers are also most welcome).  Throughout, we offer golf courses which few guests will have previously played.  In all ports, other than Baie-Comeau (with its 1 x 18 hole golf course), there are several excellent and well-priced golf courses and Trendsetter has selected the best of these. Our golf programme is now full and wait list only. That is you can join our golf group but we cannot guarantee we can offer golf at any of our scheduled 8 golf games.

See the full cruise itinerary at  https://www.seabourn.com/en/au/find-a-cruise/n5n12a/5548

Seabourn is currently running a 2 category suite free upgrade with all suites having a USD 2,000/suite ship board credit. This promotion is scheduled to run until 30 April 2024 and may be extended or ended earlier. Importantly, upon booking with Seabourn you can cancel with a full refund up until 120 days prior to departure. Also, should Seabourn advise us of a new promotion, we will price check and re-book you if that promotion yields an enhanced cruise fare. We have successfully undertaken this approach on all our previous 6 Seabourn golf cruises.

Compliments of Trendsetter Travel, a Virtuoso agency, you will also receive an additional USD 200 pp shipboard credit taking your total ship board credit to between USD 2,200 and USD 2,400 per suite. This is available to spend in the spa, on Seabourn shore excursions, in the Seabourn gift shop and for the purchase of premium wines.

David Cooper and Adrienne Witteman are your tour hosts. We have golfed extensively throughout the world and have organised and hosted many successful golf cruises.  Unlike many other golf tour operators, we deal directly with the relevant service providers.  This enables us to provide competitively priced golf at the best available courses and with no reduction in quality.  Non-golfers are offered an extensive range of Seabourn land tours at all the ports visited making this an excellent cruise for golfer/non golfer couples.

In addition to our golf cruises, Trendsetter Travel & Cruise Centre operates a retail travel agency on Sydney’s lower North Shore.  We can book all your travel requirements, and as members of the Virtuoso network can offer an excellent choice of hotels – with attractive free benefits – to perfectly complement your luxury golf cruise.  We invite you to join yet another exciting luxury golf cruise.

Some of you may be considering this tour in conjunction with Trendsetter’s Toronto to Chicago Great Lakes Golf Cruise 17/30 August 2025, finishing in Chicago 3 days prior to the commencement of this cruise tour.  Guests taking both tours will receive an AUD 250 pp air contribution to the flight from Chicago to Montreal.

David Cooper

Adrienne Witteman

Itinerary

Day 1 – Tuesday 2 September 2025 – Montreal – Depart 5 PM

Arrive independently in Montreal and board Seabourn Sojourn early afternoon.

Montreal is one of the world’s great cities.  It is the commercial capital of the province of Quebec, a province where French is the main language.  Indeed, in some areas of Quebec province, only French is spoken.  However, Montreal is unique within Quebec province where English is spoken just about everywhere.  You cannot fail to enjoy this city which sits on the St Lawrence River and is the starting point of most cruises of the river.  Once the river was only navigable as far west as Montreal but is now navigable to the Great Lakes through the benefit of a series of locks.

Pre-cruise we can offer and book a range of hotels in Montreal.  Trendsetter has access to a number of Virtuoso hotels which booking through Trendsetter Travel offers early check-in, late check out, automatic room upgrade (subject to availability) and a USD 100 equivalent food and beverage credit.  For those staying in Montreal pre cruise, we will include some group golf options on 31 August and 1 September 2025 (including 3 nights accommodation and golf package – 30 August/2 September 2025).

This evening, meet your fellow tour participants at a convivial introductory cocktail function.

Day 2 – Wednesday 3 September 2025 – Quebec – In Port 8 AM - Overnight - Golf – Game 1

Early this morning we berth in Quebec, only a short walk from the historic centre.  Quebec was founded by the French in the early 1600s.  However, in 1759 there was a pivotal battle for Quebec, fought on the nearby Plains of Abraham.  While less than 10,000 troops were involved in the battle, the victory of the English over the French led to the ultimate formation of Canada under English control.  The battle lasted less than one hour but did see both commanding generals (Wolfe and Montcalm) die from gunshot wounds.  The picturesque, historic Chateau Frontenac is a famous backdrop for many beautiful photos of Quebec, particularly in autumn.

Golf Game 1: Today we play Le Grand Vallon Golf Course.  The course is located at the foot of Mont-Sainte-Anne and offers spectacular mountain views.  It is considered one of the most scenic golf courses in Quebec as the course winds through tree lined fairways peppered with 40 bunkers and 4 lakes.  The terrain is hilly, and this is definitely a course to be played with a motorised cart

Day 3 – Thursday 4 September 2025 – Quebec – Depart 6 PM - Golf – Game 2

Golf – Game 2:  Golf de la Faune, Quebec City’s only 18 hole championship Course, is but a 15 minute transfer from Sojourn, for a 9.45 tee off. The challenge today will be undulating greens and the many water hazards.  There will be ample time to play our round and enjoy a refreshing post round drink before returning to our ship for a 6.00 pm cruise departure.

Day 4 – Friday 5 September 2025- Saguenay – In Port 8 AM/5 PM – Golf – Game 3

Today we cruise down the Saguenay River, a tributary of the St Lawrence River, to berth at the Quebecoise city of Saguenay.  Saguenay, with a predominantly French speaking population of 150,000, has 3 x 18-hole golf courses and we will play the best of these.

Golf – Game 3 – Club de Golf Chicoutimi, a golf course which both Adrienne and I have played previously, is a park land layout with elevation changes as you play through the forest landscape.

Day 5 – Saturday 6 September 2025 – Baie-Comeau, Quebec – in Port 8 AM/5 PM – Golf - Game 4

Sojourn spends today in Baie-Comeau, a city located on the St Lawrence River with a population of just over 20,000.  The city was built on the logging and paper industries.

Golf – Game 4 – Today we play Club de Golf Baie-Comeau, the only 18-hole golf course in Baie-Comeau.  Adrienne and David have played this previously and it is a decent park land course.

Day 6 – Sunday 7 September 2025 – Day at Sea

Day 7 – Monday 8 September 2025 – Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island – In Port 8 AM/6 PM – Golf – Game 5

Welcome to Charlottetown (pop. 40,000), the capital of the French province of Prince Edward Island.  Most famous for the book series, Anne of Green Gables, Prince Edward Island is also famous for its many fine golf courses.

Golf – Game 5 – we are scheduled to play Links At Crowbush Cove (1993), the # 1 ranked of 25 golf courses on Prince Edward Island.

Day 8 – Tuesday 9 September 2025 – Day at Sea

Day 9 – Wednesday 10 Sept 2025 – Halifax, Nova Scotia – In Port 8 AM/6 PM Golf - Game 6

Today we birth in Halifax, the capital of the Canadian province of Nova Scotia.  With a population approaching 500,000, Halifax is a major port on the east coast of Canada with the historic waterfront precinct now a thriving area of restaurants and shops.

Golf – Game 6:  The Links at Brunello, the best of the local Halifax golf courses, offers a challenging layout only 20 mins from the port.

Day 10 – Thursday 11 September 2025 – Day at Sea

Day 11 – Friday 12 September 2025– Boston - in Port 8 AM/6 PM – Golf Game 7

Today enjoy time in Boston, probably the most historic of all the northeastern USA cities. There is plenty to see and do in this city, famous for the Boston Tea Party and the start of the American War of Independence.  We recommend visiting Bunker Hill (walking distance from the city), where the 1st battle of the War of Independence was fought and also the excellent Presidential Library of President John F Kennedy (a museum of the life and times of JFK concentrating on his 3 years as President).

Golf – Game 7:  For those who have explored Boston previously or prefer a game of golf after a day at sea, we will coach south to Plymouth, to Waverly Oaks, a championship course designed by Brian Sylva in 1995.  Plymouth itself is famous for being the site of the first colony established by the Mayfair Pilgrims in 1660 but in recent years, is equally well known for a series of excellent golf courses built around its outskirts.

Day 12 – Saturday 13 September 2025 – Newport, Rhode Island (Tender) – In Port – 8 AM/5 PM – Golf Game 8

Seabourn Sojourn tenders off the coast of Newport, the waters where the Americas Cup was held for many years until Alan Bond’s historic win in 1983 with Australia II.  For those not golfing, there is plenty to see including the famous cliff walk as you view mansion after mansion built in the Gilded Age following the American Civil War.  There is also the Tennis Hall of Fame, located in the main street of Newport.

Golf – Game 8: Today, we play Newport National Golf Club, rated by Golf Digest as the # 1 public access golf club on Rhode Island.  This is an inland links style layout also previously played by Adrienne and David.

Day 13 – Sunday 14 September 2025 – New York – In Port 7 AM

Farewell your new friends after breakfast today.

For those looking to stay on in New York city and visit the many famous sites in the world’s busiest city, Trendsetter has access to a number of Virtuoso hotels which booking through Trendsetter Travel offers early check-in, late check out, automatic room upgrade (subject to availability) and a USD 100 equivalent food and beverage credit.

The Finer Details...

Inclusions, pricing and various conditions of this hosted golf cruise are as follows:

Trendsetter has identified and, where possible, booked the courses as specified but cannot be held responsible for any late amendments or cancellations caused by events outside of its control e.g. late arrival at or cancellation of a port due to weather conditions, storms or heavy rain necessitating cancellation of play after a round has started.  If such an event occurs Trendsetter will do its best to organise an alternative course or obtain a partial or full refund as practicable.  Please note that a full refund is NOT GUARANTEED as it may not be possible to cancel/amend contracted services, such as coach transport, within the requisite time frame.

Once the tour has commenced, should a tour participant choose not to play a particular golf course which has been prepaid, Trendsetter will refund an amount equivalent to the saving Trendsetter achieves for the non-attendance at golf that day.

Trendsetter may also change the nominated golf course if it believes it is in the best interests of the tour (e.g. if course conditioning is found not be of an acceptable standard due to course maintenance works, a better golf course becomes available or the course will not permit our group to play on the nominated date). You will be advised of this should such a change occur.

Payment of your golf programme constitutes acceptance of the above terms.

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