Aloha! Step aboard Pride of America, Norwegian Cruise Lines’ only ship that sails out of Honolulu year-round. As you journey from one exotic island to the next, learn about Hawaiian culture through the eyes of native ambassadors on board our ship. Island hop Hawaii in style; Pride of America has more than 15 restaurants and 12 bars & lounges. In the evenings enjoy fabulous Broadway-style shows.
Robert Stock has been leading golf tours with Travelrite for over 10 years and receives amazing feedback. Robert was born in the UK and has been a P.G.A. Golf Professional for over 20 years. Robert’s tours are based around fun and friendly golf games with superb cultural and gastronomic experiences.
Japan Golf Tour 2019 – “Robert is an excellent tour leader, always having guests interests at forefront.”Mediterranean Golf Tour 2019 – “I enjoyed the tour very much. Robert Stock was well organised and good fun..”
South African Golfing Adventure 2018 – “Keep up the great work. The tour was fabulous and we would highly recommend it to anyone. Robert was the perfect host. Great charm & English wit.”
California Dreaming Golf Tour 2018 – “The tour was most enjoyable. An experience of a lifetime.”
Exotic Asia Golf Cruise 2017 – “Very enjoyable tour. Robert Stock was good and provided an entertaining time for the group.”
British Isles and Open Golf Cruise 2017 – “Excellent tour – met/exceeded our expectations.” & “The most amazing golf tour. Robert Stock organised the trip to perfection.”
New Zealand Golf Cruise 2017 – “We enjoyed the golf tour and Robert’s personable approach and sense of fun and group management”.
UK Golf Cruise 2016 – “Robert Stock did an excellent job looking after the group”
Golf Tour of Europe 2016 – “The tour was fantastic. The itinerary was brilliant. Robert was an excellent tour leader.”
South Africa Golf Tour 2015 – “An excellent tour, well organised and well managed. Robert Stock involvement with group was excellent”.
Golf Cruise of Britain 2014 – “Robert Stock was absolutely marvellous”.
Golf Tour of Italy 2013 – “Our tour leader Robert Stock was excellent. He made everything run smoothly from the very beginning to the end”.VIEW ITINERARY
DAY 1 Friday March 10, 2023 Depart Australia – Arrive Hawaii
Today you will depart Australia for Hawaii and arrive the same day. The group will meet Robert Stock on arrival at Honolulu airport for your transfer to the #1 Honolulu hotel overlooking Waikiki Beach. The only hotel on Oahu with its own golf course – the Arnold Palmer designed Hawaii Prince Golf Club. This afternoon will enjoy a sightseeing coach tour of Honolulu & Waikiki with a local guide. We will see the statue of Queen Lili’uokalani (Hawaii’s last reigning monarch), the Royal Hawaiian Hotel (1927 art-deco landmark) and Pearl Harbour. #1 of 86 ranked hotels in Honolulu, Trip Advisor.
DAY 2 Saturday March 11, 2023 Honolulu
board the Pride of America for your 7 night cruise This morning is free for sightseeing or enjoying the hotel pools. At midday we will be transferred to the waterfront to board Pride of America. After settling into your cabin, come out on deck to watch as the ship slips its moorings and we depart on our amazing 7-night cruise. In the evening enjoy outstanding cuisine, including specialty Hawaiian dishes, in the ship’s high quality dining facilities. After dinner, free time for you to explore the ship’s fabulous facilities.
DAY 3 Sunday March 12, 2023 Kahului, (Maui)
Play Wailea Gold Golf Course
Designed by Robert Trent Jones II, the Wailea (Gold) was honoured by both Golf Magazine and Golf Digest as one of the country’s ten best new resort courses when it opened in 1994. Known as a “thinking player’s course”, the Gold offers a true test to a golfers skills. You will enjoy spectacular vistas of the ocean, Molokini islet, ancient lava rock walls, coconut trees and sparkling white bunkers. The Maui Historical Society recognized the course for its preservation of prehistoric lava rock walls during construction, and hailed it as one of the world’s best designed courses by the readers of Conde Nast Traveller in the magazine’s first golf resorts poll. The Gold’s 200 foot elevation change from top to bottom enhances the numerous ocean and mountain views available from virtually every hole.
DAY 4 Monday March 13, 2023 Kahului, (Maui)
Play Kapalua Plantation Course
Today you will play the #1 golf course in Hawaii. The Plantation Course is sure to be on every golfer’s bucket list. Designed by Ben Crenshaw and Bill Coore, the course was designed on a grand scale in keeping with its location on the slopes of the West Maui Mountains and offers dramatic ocean views from virtually every hole. Its lengthy 7,411 yard par 73 layout challenges the pros but it’s wide fairways and generous greens make it very playable for the average golfer. With dramatic elevation changes, this course offers plenty of downhill tee shots. You’ll feel like one of the pros when – with the aid of the aggressive slope of the 18th fairway – you will enjoy hitting one of the longest drives of your life.
DAY 5 Tuesday March 14, 2023 Hilo
This morning we arrive in the town of Hilo, which is Hawaii’s largest island. This morning we enjoy a sightseeing coach tour of the island’s east coast with a local guide including a visit to the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park where you will get close to the action, visiting popular sites such as Halemaumau Crater, the Kilauea Iki crater, and Devastation Trail.
DAY 6 Wednesday March 15, 2023 Kona
Play Mauna Lani South Golf Course
Mauna Lani’s South Course is home to Hole #15, one of the most photographed overthe- water golf course holes in the world. Renowned as the former home to the annual Senior Skins Game from 1990 – 2000, the course snakes through the stark, rugged a’a lava of the prehistoric Kaniku lava flow. The challenging South Course offers golfers panoramic views of both rugged mountains as well as calming, beautiful ocean. Playing Mauna Lani South is a must for any golfer visiting the Big Island.
DAY 7 Thursday March 16, 2023 Nawiliwili (Kauai)
Play Poipu Bay Golf Course
Poipu Bay Golf Club is always in immaculate shape. With its links style traditional set up, spectacular vistas and varying trade winds Poipu was recognized as top 15 Resort Golf Courses in Hawaii, according to Golf Magazine in 2014. You March remember watching Phil Mickelson play here as he breezed through the final stretch of holes which parallel the Pacific Ocean atop 150-foot cliffs and set the course record 59 to win the 2004 PGA Grand Slam which still holds true to this day.
DAY 8 Friday March 17, 2023 Nawiliwili (Kauai)
Optional Golf Day Play Hokuala (Ocean) Golf Course Today is a very early start for the keenest golfers and thus an optional golf day. The course we play is well worth it as Hokuala is one of the World’s Most Beautiful Golf Courses according to MSN Travel and ranked #8 in “Best-Of-State” rankings by Golf Magazine in 2014. The Ocean Course at Hokuala is known for having the longest continuous stretch of ocean holes in all of Hawaii, so be sure and come prepared with enough battery life and storage in your phone as you’ll want to take plenty of pictures while on this enchanting landscape.
DAY 9 Saturday March 18, 2023 Honolulu – disembark cruise
Play Hawaii Prince
This morning the Pride of America arrives back in Honolulu. We disembark and our coach will take us to play the Hawaii Prince golf course. Designed by Arnold Palmer and Ed Seay, this unique course is the only one in Hawaii to feature 27 holes. It occupies 270 acres of sheer beauty and offers stunning views of the rain-carved Waianae Mountains. Each of the 9’s are designated “A”, “B” and “C”, and the abundant number of water features is the dominant characteristic of this track. Within the property of the golf course there are 10 lakes which come in to play in over half of the holes. After our game we check back into the Prince Waikiki Hotel.
DAY 10 Sunday March 19, 2023 Honolulu
Play Ko Olina Golf Course
Ko Olina Golf Club, one of Golf Digest’s “Top 75 Resort Courses in the U.S.” is a challenging 18-hole Oahu golf course built in 1990 by renowned course architect Ted Robinson. Typical of his designs, Ko Olina Golf Club features exceptional water features, multi-tiered greens and large landing areas. Located on the sunny West Coast of Oahu, just a short drive from Honolulu and Waikiki, Ko Olina Golf Club is also home to the 2012 – 2019 LOTTE Championship presented by Hershey.
DAY 11 Monday March 20, 2023 Honolulu
Play Turtle Bay, Palmer Golf Course
Our golfing odyssey continues today to the beautiful North Shore of Oahu. Opening in 1992, the Arnold Palmer Course, designed by Arnold Palmer and Ed Seay, was rated one of Golf Magazine’s “Top 10 New Courses” in America and ranked 4th among Golf Digest’s “Best New Resort Courses in America” the year it opened. The Palmer-Seay layout features two very distinct experiences. The front nine will challenge you with a Scottish Links style layout, while the back nine has a more tropical setting as it meanders through a tropical jungle and forest of ironwoods. The course forms a horseshoe around the Punaho’olapa marsh, an unspoiled 100- acre wetlands and bird sanctuary. The 17th, the signature hole offers panoramic Pacific Ocean views from the green while the hole is dotted with nine bunkers, which makes it as challenging as it is scenic.
DAY 12 Tuesday March 21, 2023 Honolulu
Play Royal Hawaiian
Formerly known as Luana Hills, Royal Hawaiian is located on the east side of Oahu at the base of the Ko’olau Mountain Range with colossal Mt. Olomana its background. The course is carved through a tropical rain forest and is known for its breathtaking views throughout. Royal Hawaiian Golf Course can best be described as playing golf in Jurassic Park without the dinosaurs! The astounding scenery begins right away with a 1.5 mile drive through a magnificent rain forest to get to the clubhouse. When you finally arrive there is no doubt that you will be amazed that a golf course could be built in such paradise. The Pete and Perry Dye designed layout has contrasting nines, with a front side that features a rugged mountainous terrain and a open rolling terrain back nine. With a slope of 138 from the back tees and a distance of about 6600 yards, this demanding track is certainly an interesting mix of beauty and challenge. Royal Hawaiian should definitely be on everyone’s bucket list! Tonight we will enjoy a farewell dinner and presentation of prizes.
DAY 13 Wednesday March 22, 2023 Departure
The morning will be free for last-minute sightseeing and shopping before we are transferred to the airport for our flights back to Australia.
DAY 14 Thursday March 23, 2023 Arrive Australia
Today we arrive back in Australia and the tour concludes.
|Cabin||Cabin Category||Deck||Twin Fare||Single Fare|
|Included ship gratuities||$149||$149|
|Included port and handling charges||$867||$867|
|Non Golfer Discount||$2750||$2750|
The Pride of America does not offer storage facilities for golf clubs and they may need to be stored in your cabin.
Touring can involve a considerable amount of walking and stair climbing in the places visited and it is important that all tour participants have a level of physical fitness that allows them to take part in this activity without the need of assistance from others.
Travelrite International Pty Ltd (ABN 64 005 817 078) is the tour organiser. Pride of America is operated by Norwegian Cruise Lines (NCL) and the cruise arrangements are subject to the terms and conditions and general information detailed in the NCL 2023 brochure. All passengers must complete the cruise personaliser on the NCL website and a Travelrite International booking form.
GOLF COURSES AND TEE TIMES:
Golf bookings have been made for all the courses and tee times are confirmed. Travelrite International reserves the right to change the golf itinerary in the event of course maintenance or tournaments.Deposit and Payment
DEPOSITS AND PAYMENTS:
Travelrite International has to pay substantial deposits up-front to secure dates on these elite golf courses as well as to book accommodation in the high quality hotels. You are therefore required to pay a non-refundable deposit of $900 per passenger, at the time of booking. The final balance is due within 120 days of departure. Cancellation by you within 120 days of departure will result in the loss of all monies paid.* The Tour is based on arrangements which do NOT allow for refunds for any services not utilised, once the Tour has commenced. A 1.5% administration fee will be added to all payments made by Visa, MasterCard and American Express.
Please provide your Golf Link number at the time of booking. If you do not have a Golf Link number please state this on the booking form.
Minimum Tour Numbers
The Tour has been based on a minimum of 12 passengers, (including Robert). If less than this minimum has booked 120 days prior to departure, Travelrite reserves the right to cancel the Tour, giving a prompt refund of all monies paid, or to offer arrangements to proceed at a modified cost.
All passengers will require a valid passport and complete an US ESTA visa waiver. If not an Australian passport holder, check with Travelrite International for visa requirements.
UPGRADES OR ANY OTHER TRAVEL:
*The NCL FREE AT SEA offers available can change depending on when the booking is made subject to NCL promotions and terms and conditions. For any additional arrangements contact Travelrite International.
Adequate travel insurance is strongly recommended; insure your clubs to the maximum.
Children under 5 years of age are ineligible on coach & cruise tours. Children under 18 years of age must be accompanied by an adult. Passengers with disabilities are welcome on Travelrite & Cruise Offers tours provided they are accompanied by a companion capable of providing all necessary assistance, and do not require special assistance from Travelrite & Cruise Offers personnel. Travelrite and Cruise Offers reserves the right to refuse to carry anyone if it is felt the individual cannot cope with the requirements of coach & cruise tour travel and who may require services and facilities that Travelrite & Cruise Offers cannot guarantee will be available. You agree to not hold the Travelrite & Cruise Offers responsible for any decision made by any of them or any service provider to refuse to carry you, provide any facilities or accommodation to you or to provide any service to you.
Travelrite International acts only as agents in making arrangements with carriers, hoteliers and others for the Tour. As a result we cannot accept liability for any act or omission whatsoever, whether negligent or otherwise of those carriers, hoteliers or other persons providing services in connection with the tour over whom we have no direct or exclusive control. We do not accept responsibility for any injury, damage, loss, delay, change of schedule or any other events which are beyond our direct control, such as, but not limited to, war, flood, fire, civil disturbance, terrorism, acts of God, acts of Government or any other authorities, accidents to or failure of machinery or equipment, or industrial action. The passage contract in use by the carriers concerned, when issued, shall constitute the sole contract between the transportation companies or firms and the purchasers of these tours and the passengers. Baggage is at own risk throughout the tour. The contract shall be construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Victoria and any legal action must be undertaken in the State of Victoria. (ABN 64 055 817 078).
Delays and Unforeseen Events
You engage Travelrite International to book this tour on your behalf and you acknow-ledge that Travelrite International acts as your agent for the purpose of making contracts between you and the various providers of accommodation, transportation and other services that comprise the tour. Travelrite International may without reference to you provide or make available to you, or may as your agent engage any third party to provide or make available to you, any good or service which Travelrite International reasonably believes is necessary for your benefit to maintain the tour itinerary, repatriate you or otherwise accommodate, transport or sustain you in circumstances in which the tour itinerary fails wholly or partly for any reason. You appoint Travelrite International your attorney for this purpose. You agree to pay Travelrite International any cost thereof and you indemnify Travelrite International in respect of any cost it incurs in this regard. Travelrite International advises you to obtain travel insurance generally including in respect of the risk that any such good or service may become required.
Travel Vaccination Policy
The wellbeing of our guests is our top priority. All guests booked to travel internationally with Travelrite International are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, which may include a booster shot to keep it current and valid.
How to Book:
Bookings can be made by sending full names and addresses of intending tour members with a deposit of $800 for the tour.
Travelrite International Pty. Ltd.
423 Whitehorse Road Balwyn, Victoria 3103
Further information or a booking form can be obtained by telephoning Travelrite International on the following numbers:
Toll Free 1800 630 343
Phone: (03) 8803 6868
ABOUT TRAVELRITE INTERNATIONAL:
Travelrite International Pty Ltd (ABN 64 005 817 078) is a well-established family-owned business that’s been operating in Melbourne’s eastern suburbs for more than 35 years. Travelrite International is a full member of the Australian Federation of Travel Agents (AFTA), is fully Accredited with ATAS (A10538) and IATA. As such they directly represent the major airlines of the world and all major domestic and international hotel, tour and transport operators.
“The golf courses were all amazing. Robert has a great ability to organise people with minimum fuss. He was an excellent guide and golf coach and created a wonderful atmosphere. We has a fabulous time.”
“Keep up the great work. The tour was fabulous and we would highly recommend it to anyone. Robert was the perfect host. Great charm & English wit.”