Pickleball is fast becoming one of the most popular racket sports in the world and Mundy Cruising is launching the world’s first luxury pickleball cruise, designed to attract those who have discovered the sport but are yet to discover the joys of luxury cruising.

Sailing on board Crystal’s 606-guest Crystal Symphony on an 18th September 2024 Dover round-trip sailing, the eight-night departure will see pickleball enthusiasts come together for a true luxury experience with friendly games across the ship’s two pickleball courts.

Crystal Symphony - Image © 2024 Crystal Cruises Ltd
Crystal Symphony – Image © 2024 Crystal Cruises Ltd

“Pickleball is probably the world’s fastest-growing sport and we’ve created this departure for those who wish to combine this pastime with a luxury cruise experience that is second to none.” Says Alexander Loizou, Director of Sales, Marketing & Operations at Mundy Cruising.

“With fantastic facilities including two pickleball courts, Crystal Symphony was an easy first choice to host this inaugural pickleball departure.  The ship boasts a plethora of additional sport and enrichment facilities including a 3,000+ square-foot fitness centre with weight room and aerobics studio, a full promenade deck, the fantastic recently refurbished Aurora Spa, golf nets and a putting green, a Computer University@Sea and much, much more,” he adds.

“We’re particularly excited to attract guests who might be travelling by themselves but wish to connect with others around a shared pastime such as pickleball,” says Edwina Lonsdale, Mundy Cruising’s Managing Director.


“Crystal has always provided exceptional service and made guests feel incredibly welcome meaning they’re a natural choice for those travelling solo. With dedicated solo accommodation added during last year’s refurbishment and an offer that sees their beautiful Sapphire Ocean View Suites available at just a 25% supplement, this is a perfect cruise for those looking to travel without compromise.”

Crystal’s only no-fly voyage enjoys an overnight stay in Ijmuiden for Amsterdam, Zeebrugge, two nights in Rouen and St Peters Port with notable guest speakers who will trace the path of Allied forces during World War II as this year marks the 80th anniversary of D-day and Operation Market Garden.

For those booking with Mundy, guaranteed court time will be offered and an exclusive meet and greet cocktail party will be hosted at the beginning of the cruise.

Pricing starts from £3,795 per person with free parking at Dover available. Solo guest rooms are available from £4,995 and solo supplements for Sapphire Ocean View Suites are from just 25%.

Prices include all meals including speciality dining, all drinks including premium spirits, onboard entertainment, fitness classes, wellness facilities, a stimulating programme of daytime activities, lectures and classes, gratuities, taxes and complimentary WiFi throughout the ship.

Full details of the cruise can be seen https://www.mundycruising.co.uk/cruises/roundtrip-dover/327883

For more information and reservations, call 020 7399 7670 or visit www.mundycruising.co.uk

Source: Kate Selley PR

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