Experience Pickleball at Sea with Celebrity Cruises!

Pickleball is a popular and fast-growing sport that is a hybrid of tennis, badminton, and ping pong. It is a low-impact game that can be played by people of any age and skill level, making it a great way to get exercise, improve hand-eye coordination, and have fun with friends and family.[0]

Celebrity Cruises is now offering pickleball, the fastest growing sport in the nation, on nine of their cruise ships.[1] Guests may partake in pickleball as they desire, depending on the availability of the court, or join in events and tournaments put on by the ship's activities team.[2] Time slots will be allocated for adult players aged 18 and over, as well as family play for those six years old and above.[2]

The courts are located in different places depending on the class of the ship, but generally, the Edge Series ships will have the courts at the Rooftop Garden, while the Solstice Series and Millennium Series ships will have them at the Sports Deck. Guests may choose to bring their own pickleball equipment with them or use the net, paddles, and balls supplied by Celebrity Cruises.[2]

Keith Lane, Senior Vice President of Hotel Operations for Celebrity Cruises, expressed his enthusiasm for the new activity, saying, “We are so excited to offer this social, fun and trending activity to both new and seasoned cruisers alike, whether traveling solo, as a couple, or as a group…imagine playing on the ship’s top deck with views of some of the world’s most amazing places all around you. What an experience!”[1]

Whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned player, pickleball is a great way to stay active and have fun. Familiarizing yourself with the rules of pickleball and following them is of utmost importance.[0] You should also wear comfortable and appropriate clothing and footwear while playing pickleball, such as shoes with non-marking soles, clothes that allow you to move freely, and sun protection if you are playing outdoors.[0]

So, if you are sailing on a Celebrity Cruise and want to take advantage of this exciting opportunity, be sure to check the Celebrity Cruises app for times and availability of pickleball events.[3] With pickleball, you’ll have a great time and make new friends, all while enjoying the stunning views of your cruise destination.

0. “About PickleBall – Pickleball Arena” pickleballarena.in, 18 Mar. 2023, https://pickleballarena.in/about-pickelball/

1. “Celebrity Cruises the Latest Cruise Line to Add Pickleball” cruisefever.net, 18 Mar. 2023, https://cruisefever.net/celebrity-cruises-the-latest-cruise-line-to-add-pickleball/

2. “Cruise News – Maritime News // Cruiseshipportal” www.cruiseshipportal.com, 18 Mar. 2023, https://www.cruiseshipportal.com/news/cruise-news-maritime-news/pickleball-the-worlds-fastest-growing-sport-on-bord-celebrity-cruises-ships-video/

3. “Celebrity Cruises offers pickleball onboard nine ships | Cruise.Blog” cruise.blog, 18 Mar. 2023, https://cruise.blog/2023/03/celebrity-cruises-offers-pickleball-onboard-nine-ships