Editor's Picks: Best Ships for Golfers


Carnival Cruise Lines: Managed by Sunrise, Fla.-based Elite Golf Cruises LLC, the program includes professional instruction both aboard ship and during golf excursions ashore. State-of-the-art V1 teaching computers feature side-by-side comparisons with top tour players and video analysis.

Princess Cruises: Princess' "Sports Ashore" excursions include packages to golf courses. Round-trip transportation, Greens fees and golf carts are included. Available in Mexico and the Caribbean. The Grand Class ships, Grand, Golden and Star Princess, have a golf simulator and Princess Links, a nine-hole putting green. Aboard Coral and Island Princess the putting green is well protected and adjacent to the computerized golf center.

Royal Caribbean International: Golf shore excursion packages in the Caribbean, Bahamas, Bermuda, Mexico and Hawaii available on all ships. Transportation, greens fees and shared cart are included. Club and shoe rental may be extra.


Seabourn Legend, Seabourn Pride, Seabourn Spirit, (Seabourn Cruise Line) -- Golf excursions to leading courses can be arranged through Seabourn's flexible a la carte program.

Silver Whisper and Silver Shadow, (Silversea Cruises) -- Silver Links 365 Golf Program: A golf pro aboard every cruise gives instruction and leads golf excursions to courses in each port. Includes putting contests, complimentary clinics and demonstrations, the latest V1 video-computer teaching technology, a VHS video of your lesson to take home with voice over by the golf pro.

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