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Costa Cruises adds ‘Cruise & Golf’ offer to Dubai winter itineraries

Costa Cruises has added the “Cruise & Golf” package to its Dubai cruise itineraries, combining a unique golf experience with the relaxation and fun of a Costa cruise.

The ‘Cruise & Golf offer will now be available not only on Costa Smeralda’s Mediterranean cruises, but also on Costa Toscana’s roundtrip Dubai itineraries in the Arabian Gulf.

Golf lovers will have the opportunity to play in some of the most beautiful golf clubs in Italy, France and Spain (with Costa Smeralda), or in the United Arab Emirates and Oman (with Costa Toscana), during calls in the destinations included in the cruise itinerary.

Costa Toscana

Each day, golfers can play in a different camp, with maximum comfort and convenience, while families on holiday can enjoy the services on board or explore ports of call on excursions organised by the cruise line.

To take avail of the offer, guests buying a Costa Smeralda cruise in the Mediterranean or a Costa Toscana cruise in the United Arab Emirates and Oman just need to add the golf package to the booking. The offer includes includes three or four ‘Green Fees’ to access the golf clubs included in the offer.

The new selection of golf clubs for Costa Toscana’s winter 2022/23 cruises include night rounds, thanks to the ship’s long calls in ports in the Arabian Gulf.

Emirates Golf Club in Dubai

In Dubai, there is the Emirates Golf Club, home to the annual Dubai Desert Classic, an 18-hole course that measures 6,676 metres and winds its way through hundreds of species of indigenous flora and fauna, seven lakes and a spectacular view of the Dubai skyline.

Dubai golf offers also include “The Els Club”, designed by US Open and Open Championship winner Ernie Els, home to the Asian Tour.

In Abu Dhabi, there is the Abu Dhabi Golf Club, one of the best 27-hole golf courses in the world and home to the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship for 16 consecutive years, and the Yas Links Golf Club, which hosted the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship in 2022.

In Muscat, Oman, guests can play on the Almouj Golf Club, designed by Greg Norman and home of the Oman Open, which stands out for its incredible location facing the Indian Ocean, with the Hajar Mountains in the background.

Central Atrium aboard Costa Toscana

In Muscat there’s also the Ghala Golf Club, Oman’s oldest and most renowned club, which has hosted the Oman National Championships since the 1970s and the MENA Tour for the past four years.

In addition to dedicated transfers from the ship to the golf club and back, guests on the Cruise & Golf package also get priority embarkation and disembarkation every day, customised transport and storage on board of golf equipment, baggy, welcome kit in the cabin, and a reserved area in the restaurant.

Costa Toscana will homeport in Dubai throughout the 2022/23 winter cruise season, sailing one-week roundtrip itineraries in the Arabian Gulf. She stays overnight in Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Muscat on each cruise.

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