Today we join #TRAVELPICS chat on Twitter for a fun packed hour exchanging ideas and travel photos with like-minded posters.
The theme this week is “sports” and participants share their own travel pics about the theme and answer per-arranged questions. As usual, we try to prepare ahead of time by reviewing the questions and going through our vast photo archive for the best photos to represent the theme. This article was prompted by the following question:
A2: @AntiTourist “goofy” golf on #cruise ship #travelpics this was on @CarnivalCruise Conquest
This question made us think. I wonder what cruise line and /or ship has the "best" golf course. We will include a few of our ship courses here and invite you to comment here or on Twitter - include your own pics if you have them.
This course on Star Princess recreates the golf course "greens" you might find on land. There's a mural for the wall that contributes to the illusion that you are playing at your favorite country club.
The holes might look simple, but it is challenging non the less since you have the added challenge of making shots on a moving ship. Each day's play could be different depending on wind and sea conditions.
Both the Princess and Carnival course have a lot in common in that they have pretty simple decorations for the holes, giving you more of a feeling that you are on a country club course.
Our next "goofy golf" course is on Royal Caribbean's Liberty of the Seas. You'll notice that it is similar to the Conquest and Star courses, but there is a bit more "landscaping" involved in the course. As always, you can't beat the view as you wait for your opponents to finish their strokes.
Not all courses are the same on this cruise line. Perhaps one of the more elaborate courses in our sampling is on the largest ship afloat, Allure of the Seas. The designers could do more when you have the room.
Final entry is the course on Norwegian Breakaway.
Do you have any additional entries you'd like to share with our readers? If so, tweet the pictures and details about what ship they were taken on and we'll publish some of those in a future article. If you don't use Twitter, you can send them to us via email.
Thank you to this week's co-hosts: @AntiTourist, @TheTravelCamel, @Sihpromatum, @VibrantIreland, and @travellingmolly.
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