Pre-Ryder Cup Golf Cruise

Women’s Golf and Travel, in partnership with PerryGolf / Azamara® for this exceptional 9-night, 4-round golf voyage including some of the Mediterranean’s most beautiful islands on board the outstanding 700-guest Azamara Onward.

The timing of our voyage also makes it the perfect Pre-Ryder Cup vacation for guests en route to the biennial contest between the USA and Europe at the Marco Simone Country Club on the outskirts of Rome Italy September 29 – October 1, 2023.

We begin in Athens bound for five captivating islands including Crete, Malta, Sicily, Sardinia, and Corsica, plus the charming Kusadasi and Sorrento, before our final port of Rome. Our golf includes four rounds including the excellent and highly regarded courses of Crete Golf Club, Il Picciolo (Mount Etna), Pevero, and Sperone. Late evenings in port in Malta and Sardinia also allow an opportunity to better enjoy these destinations.

Every aspect of the golf program is fully managed by staff on board and ashore. Your clubs will be ready and waiting at each venue. Tee times and pairings are arranged and posted in advance. A convenient transportation schedule affords suitable time to warm up at the range and to make the almost inevitable pro shop merchandise purchase. Carts are always included, subject to availability. Friendly competition is staged at a selected course, with prizes awarded at our farewell gathering. A snack lunch is included on-course plus an open bar operates in the clubhouse at the conclusion of the round.

Our typical guest list which brings together like-minded individuals generally numbers between 40 and 50, with new friendships invariably formed during each cruise. Many guests are golfing couples but an equal number are golfers traveling with a non-golfing spouse. Specially arranged onboard golf group social functions, to which all accompanying non-golfing spouses are most warmly welcomed, further enhance the club-like environment. The award-winning Azamara Shore Excursions® program, offering a wide variety of off-ship excursions, also caters beautifully to our non-golfing guests during days when our golfing excursions are underway.

The “2023 Mediterranean Islands Golf Cruise” is a genuinely full-featured vacation and a special opportunity to enjoy yourself in the company of like-minded new friends

September 18 – 27

DatePortArrive / DepartGolfSightseeing
Sep 18AthensEmbark / 5:00PM The Acropolis
Sep 19Kusadasi, Turkey8:00AM / 6:00PM Temple of Artemis
Sep 20Heraklion, Crete7:30AM / 6:00PMCreteKnossos
Sep 21At Sea   
Sep 22Valletta, Malta8:00AM / 10:00PM St. John’s Co-Cathedral
Sep 23Taormina, Sicily8:00AM / 6:00PMIl PiccioloBasilica dell’ Annunziata
Sep 24Sorrento, Italy8:30AM / 6:00PM Piazza Tasso
Sep 25Olbia, Sardinia9:30AM / 9:00PMPeveroArchipelago di La Maddalena National Park
Sep 26Porto-Vecchio, Corsica7:00AM / 6:00PMSperonePlace de la Republique
Sep 27Rome, ItalyDisembark / 9:00AM