Due to the wonderful weather in Florida plus it's close proximity to the open waters of the Atlantic in the Caribbean, a natural combination for the vacationer who also happens to be golfers are the large number of Caribbean cruises that are built around golf. Some of the best golf courses anywhere are on the sunny islands in the Caribbean, and an excellent way to get there is through the numerous golf excursion companies in the area. A golfer can play up to five different courses during a cruise and never have to unpack during the trip.
The golfer can be freed from booking tee times on these trips, plus navigating around on your own can sometimes cause some anxiety. Tee times and transportation are typically provided by many of the large companies that offer these special group golf cruises. Any individual guest on the ships can book tee times through the staff available on the ships. But if you book these cruises with golf involved there are no worries; just play golf and enjoy the trip.
There are several large and experienced companies that golf packages can be booked through. Golf Ahoy Cruises, which works with lines such as Silverseas and Carnival, has been in the business since 1988. Another to check out is Golf Resort Cruises. If you plan on doing one of these golf cruise packages I would suggest looking around for what there is to offer.
So what can one expect by booking one of these cruises? As an example one company offers a package with a weekly departure every Wednesday and Thursday. Prior to leaving Miami you spent three days at the Doral golf resort, and from there take a private chauffeured limousine to the ship. On the cruise you receive all of the typical amenities provided by a cruise ship including stateroom, meals and nightly entertainment.
On the seven day cruise you will play three rounds of golf in three different ports. They will be in Jamaica, the Cayman Island and Cozumel, Mexico. And if you are going as a couple and only one plays golf, there are spa packages for the other half. All of this runs for little more than $ 4000 during the low season, which obviously is not cheap but for all that is included it is really a good value for that special golf outing. There are numerous opportunities for golf cruises, and some that can be booked on a more bare-bones budget. But it is a great way to experience some of these great Caribbean golf courses.