Silversea Cruises will reprise its popular “Silver Links” golf
program aboard Silver Shadow and Silver Whisper in 2008. The
program will provide golfers with the chance to practice their golf
skills on 35 renowned courses while traveling through 16 countries
and island destinations in the South Pacific, Mediterranean,
Caribbean and Mexico. Silver Links voyages also offer optional
golfing excursions in multiple ports arranged and escorted by the
ship's golf professional.
“Avid golfers of all levels can combine a luxury vacation with the
chance to enjoy guided golf excursions and priority tee times at
some of the world's most celebrated courses,” said David Morris,
Silversea's executive vice president of worldwide sales and
The Silver Links voyages offer golfers the opportunity to perfect
their swing with a variety of onboard instruction and golf
excursions at multiple ports. The ships are equipped with a split
screen swing analysis that employs the V1 coaching system, the same
software selected by PGA.com as their preferred instructional
technology. Each private swing analysis starts at $30. For more
personal lessons, the ship’s golf professionals are available for
personalized instruction, specialty group clinics, demonstrations
and even putting contests. While some group activities are
complimentary, there is a fee for private lessons.
The ship’s golf professionals also organize and accompany optional
trips to various well-known championship courses ranging from the
Kauri Cliffs Golf Club in New Zealand's Bay of Islands to the Club
de Golf Marina Ixtapa in Zihuatanejo, Mexico. These golfing
excursions vary in price and include transfers to and from the
select golf courses, pull or power-drive carts (where available),
green and any applicable caddy fees. Nike Golf clubs and golf
essentials are also available for rental or purchase starting at
$45 per day with multiple-day and equipment packages available.
Silver Shadow and Silver Whisper provide spacious, ocean-view
accommodations, private verandas, award-winning gourmet cuisine,
personalized service, and all-inclusive shipboard amenities,
including complimentary beverages, wines and spirits served
throughout the ship, 24-hour room service, stocked in-suite
beverage cabinet and all gratuities.
Silver Links voyages for 2008 include:
Silver Shadow’s 15-day Panama Canal crossing (#3811) departing May
16 from Fort Lauderdale to Los Angeles with optional golf
excursions to La Iguana at Los Suenos (Puntarenas); Tres Vidas Golf
Club (Acapulco); and El Tigre Golf Club (Puerto Vallarta). Silver
Sailing cruise fares start at $4,917 per person.
Silver Whisper’s seven-day Mediterranean sailing (#4822) departing
July 19 from Rome to Monte Carlo with optional golf excursions to
Golf Park Mallorca (Palma de Mallorca); PGA at Catalunya Golf Club
(Barcelona); Servannes Golf Club (Sete); and Sainte Maxime Golf
Club (St. Tropez). Advance Payment Bonus cruise fares start at
$5,196 per person.
Silver Whisper’s seven-day Mediterranean cruise (#4826) departing
Aug. 16 from Barcelona to Rome with optional golf excursions to
Cannes Mougins Golf Club (Menton); Cosmopolitan Golf Club
(Livorno); and the Monte Carlo Golf Club. Silver Sailing cruise
fares start at $4,546 per person.