Walnut Creek, California (EastBayDaily) — In the upcoming February, 2011 digital magazine issue of iGolfTravelNews/TRAVEL & LEISURE GOLF MAGAZINE, Publisher and Editorial Director Anthony Webber reports on the Caribbean GolfAhoy golf cruise vacation aboard Royal Caribbean’s Allure of the Seas, with options to play a variety of different championship golf courses during the 10-day VIP Deluxe golf vacation package.
Webber booked the golf-cruise package aboard the Allure of the Seas through GolfAhoy.com, acknowledged leader in the golf cruise industry, putting together specialty golf vacations since 1988.
The 10-night GolfAhoy Western Caribbean golf-cruise package starts off with a two-night stay at the Doral Golf Resort & Spa with a round on the TPC Blue Monster followed by a choice of either the Great White or Jim McLean Signature course on day two. Also included in the price of the GolfAhoy package at the Doral are complimentary replays on the Red, Gold & Jim McLean Signature Course, unlimited driving range usage and a one-day introductory golf clinic at The Jim McLean Golf School.
Frank Rogers, head of sales and marketing at GolfAhoy West, says, “Playing the Blue Monster gives our clients ‘bragging rights’ back home at their country club — not withstanding the fact that they love the challenge the Blue Monster represents. And exclusively with all GolfAhoy VIP Deluxe 10-night packages, non-golfing travel companions get equal value spa treatments at the resorts and onboard the ship, so everyone is kept happy on a GolfAhoy golf cruise vacation.”
From Doral, vacationers are transported via limousine to board Royal Caribbean’s Allure of the Seas. “From the moment you pull into the port at Fort Lauderdale and see the Allure of the Seas towering high above all of the other docked cruise ships, it’s a jaw dropping experience,” says Webber. “The sheer size of the ship shocks you.”
Once aboard, GolfAhoy’s golf travelers also have the opportunity to play several more golf courses, including the White Witch in Jamaica, a 6,800 yard, par 71 considered to be one the finest golf courses in the Caribbean. Then they will also have the opportunity to play the Cozumel Country Club in Mexico, a Nicklaus designed, 18-hole world class championship golf course. The course totals 6,816 yards from the back tees and incorporates the natural habitats of the island in its design and construction. The course is built around Cozumel’s native trees, red Mangroves and natural wetlands.
The cruise is not just golf courses alone, however. Royal Caribbean specializes in making a cruise vacation fun for the whole family. Adam Goldstein, President and CEO at Royal Caribbean International, runs down just a few of the highlights for family members. “If you’re vacationing with kids on the Allure, chances are you won’t be seeing very much of them. The Adventure Ocean Youth Programs and Teen Programs feature non-stop fun for all age groups. Kids 3 to 11 will have a blast doing science experiments, Wacky Olympics, scavenger hunts and more. Even the youngest guests have their own Royal Babies & Royal Tots programs.”
“The outstanding entertainment line-up on Allure of the Seas features something for every member of the family, including the Tony Award-winning Broadway show Chicago: The Musical, the breathtaking high-dive production OceanAria and the theatrical production Blue Planet.”
“Also on top of the list for family entertainment is the Allure of the Seas alliance with DreamWorks Animation, creators of modern kids’ classics such as Shrek, Madagascar and Kung Fu Panda. Kids can interact one-on-one with their favorite characters at meet-and-greet sessions and special character meal times onboard. Add in 3D movies, character photo opportunities, parades, ice shows, an ice cream parlor, Cupcake Cupboard, Johnny Rockets hamburgers and a hot dog joint, Baby Splash Zone; carousel, rock climbing walls, zip line, Allure Dunes Golf Course, scuba diving lessons, teen disco — the list of activities for juniors seems endless and ensures a happy holiday cruise for everyone.”
The Caribbean GolfAhoy Golf Cruise wouldn’t be complete without mentioning the dining. With 24 hour dining options, great tastes and endless choices, the Allure of the Seas delivers an amazing culinary feast for palates of every persuasion. Guests can dine where, when and with whom they want. Meals in most of the 24 dining venues aboard the Allure of the Seas are included in the cost of the cruise.
It would be remiss not to mention a couple of special suites aboard the Allure. Rogers recommends booking the Royal Loft Suite or the Royal Suite to his loyal repeat golf clients. “The Royal Loft Suite is designed like a chic sleek urban condo. The 1,524 square foot, two deck-high suite provides spectacular views of sea and sky via 17-foot floor-to-ceiling windows with an extra-large balcony complete with a private whirlpool tub, outdoor dining area and a bar. We only operate this particular golf cruise itinerary on the Allure 25 times each year and there’s only one Royal Loft Suite on the ship, so it’s important to book early — at least a year in advance.”
Transfers by private limousine from the Doral to the port in Fort Lauderdale to board the Allure of the Seas for a cruise vacation of a lifetime are included in the price of the GolfAhoy package. For more information, please visit http://www.golfahoy.com.
Contact: G. Frank Rogers GolfAhoy West P.O. Box 231 Walnut Creek, CA 94597 (780) 415-5442 x 7819 gfrank(dot)rogers(at)golfahoy(dot)com
G. Frank Rogers