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Pickleball Courts on the High Seas

by Adam Forziati on

Forget crowded pools, busted ping pong tables, and noisy jetskis…Now, cruisers on Carnival’s Conquest can play pickleball on a dedicated top deck court.

The popular cruise line finally realized that there’s some market overlap between people who love to play pickleball and people who love to sit on a floating resort for 10 days.

Previously, the ship only had nets for players to set up on basketball courts. Now, they have the real deal, complete with a protective cage so your failed attempt at a speed-up doesn’t go flying into the sea.

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Other Carnival ships’ guests will just have to share space with basketball players.

Carnival Conquest regularly sets sail from Miami and offers several itineraries, including the Bahamas.

Cruise Lines with Pickleball Courts

It turns out Carnival is comparatively late to the cruise line pickle party.

Here are some other cruise lines which already invested in pickleball on their ships, according to InTheLoop Travel:

  • Royal Caribbean: Odyssey of the Sea, dventure of the Seas, Allure of the Seas, Anthem of the Seas, Explorer of the Seas, Freedom of the Seas, Harmony of the Seas, Independence of the Seas, Jewel of the Seas, Liberty of the Seas, Mariner of the Seas, Navigator of the Seas, Oasis of the Seas, Serenade of the Seas, Symphony of the Seas and Wonder of the Seas.
  • Holland America: all of their ships feature pickleball.
  • Celebrity Cruises: no dedicated courts, but sessions with portable nets.
  • Norwegian Cruise Line: Norwegian Prima and Norwegian Viva.
  • Regent Seven Seas: Regent Seven Seas Splendor and Regent Seven Seas Explorer.
  • Oceania Cruises: Oceania Riviera and Oceania Marina.

Have you ever played pickleball on a cruise ship? Did you take any photos or videos? We want to see them!

Adam Forziati

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