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Sail towards the Ryder Cup 2023 with the golf formula of Costa Cruises, new official partner of the competition

European cruise leader, Costa Cruises, will be the official cruise line of the 2023 Ryder Cup which will take place for the first time in Italy, at the Marco Simone Golf & Country Club in Rome, from September 29 to October 1, 2023.

By announcing this exclusive partnership with the biggest team golf competition, Costa Cruises is also unveiling a new exclusive offer designed especially for golf lovers and their families. The new “Cruise & Golf” formula makes it possible to combine a truly unique golf experience with the relaxation and pleasure of a Costa cruise, on board the Costa Smeralda, the most innovative ship in the fleet.

Golf and Excursions

By booking “Cruise & Golf”, golf enthusiasts will have the opportunity to play in some of the most beautiful clubs in Italy, France and Spain during cruise itineraries. Meanwhile, families vacationing with them will be able to take advantage of the services on board or explore wonderful places thanks to the excursions organized by the company.

Our vacations aim to provide unique and enriching experiences, and the combination with golf fits perfectly into this philosophy. To achieve our goal of becoming a reference in the world of golf, we have imagined this special and unprecedented initiative. Our partnership with the 2023 Ryder Cup, one of the most popular sporting events in the world, will allow us to reach all golf enthusiasts, while with our new “Cruise & Golf” formula, we will offer them, as well as their families, holidays combining the best of golf and the best of cruising, Explain Roberto AlbertiSVP & Chief Commercial Officer of Costa Cruises. Cruise & Golf will also promote the golf clubs of the countries visited and, more generally, represents an opportunity to promote local tourism, knowing that 6 out of 10 passengers say they want to return to the places visited during their cruise “.

We are delighted to welcome Costa Cruises to the family of Ryder Cup Partners for this truly unique partnership. The Ryder Cup is a spectacular event, so it was only natural to partner with Costa Cruises as the competition takes place in Italy for the first time, and to provide a memorable experience for their customers.” adds Guy KinningsDirector of the Ryder Cup and Deputy General Manager of the European Tour Group.

Offer available for booking from February

This new “Cruise & Golf” offer from Costa Cruises will be available from May 2022 on the Costa Smeralda, for a week in the Western Mediterranean departing from Marseille, exploring Barcelona, ​​Palma de Mallorca, Palermo, Rome (Civitavecchia) and Savona. Reservations will be open from February 1, 2022. To take advantage of this new offer, all you have to do is book your cruise, then add one of the two golf packages to your reservation, which include three or four “Green Fees” respectively. to access some of the most famous and sought-after golf clubs in the Mediterranean.

Play the future course of the Ryder Cup!

Selected golf clubs in Italy include Marco Simonethe official website of the 2023 Ryder Cup; National Golf, the technical center of the Italian Golf Federation; Olgiata Golf, which has hosted the Italian Open several times; Acquasanta Golf, one of the oldest golf clubs in Italy; the Garlenda Golf Clubsurrounded by ancient olive groves and pine forests, in the beautiful western Ligurian Riviera.

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the route of the 2023 Ryder Cup in Rome

Italy Spain and South of France

In Spain, the Real Club de Golf El Prat, which has hosted the Spanish Open ten times; the PGA de Catalunya, ranked number 1 golf club in Spain and among the top four in Europe; the Son Gualamong the best golf clubs in continental Europe; Alcanadaconceived by Robert Trent Joneswith a splendid view of the sea; Arabella Golf in Majorca, with its three magnificent courses Son Vida, Son Quint and Son Muntaner.

In France, the Golf of Aix Marseillewhich hosts the most prestigious national tournaments, the Golf Bastide de la Salettewith spectacular views of the Garlaban range and Marseille, the Golf of Aix-en-Provence and the Sainte-Baume golf course.

Golf Bastide de la Salette of the Open Golf Club group

For the Marco Simone, the PGA de Catalunya and Alcanada, it will be necessary to pay an additional fee to be added to the reservation package.

VIP treatment

The formula Cruise & Golf of Costa Cruises will allow you to enjoy a true golfing experience with complete peace of mind. In fact, in addition to the Green Fees, the formula includes a series of special services designed to help customers fully enjoy the golf and cruise experience, with all the comforts.

For example, a dedicated transfer from the ship to the golf club, priority embarkation and disembarkation at the start and end of the cruise, personalized transport and storage of golf equipment on board, and a welcome kit in the cabin.

Gastronomic pleasure and Spa

In addition, a special offer is dedicated to golf lovers and their families to take advantage of the choice of restaurants available on the Costa Smeralda – including the Archipelago restaurant which offers menus created for Costa by three great chefs, Bruno Barbieri, Hélène Darroze and Ángel León – without forgetting the availability of a wide range of treatments and services in the “Solemio” Spa on board.

Costa Smeralda

In 2023, in addition to Costa Smeralda, the “Cruise & Golf” offer will also be extended to the company’s other ships operating in the Western Mediterranean, starting with the new Costa Toscana, Costa Smeralda’s sister ship.

More information here. or in a travel agency.

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