Holland America Line becomes exclusive partner of Professional Pickleball Association

Holland America Line has been named exclusive cruise line partner of the Professional Pickleball Association. As part of the partnership pickleball courts, complimentary lessons and tutorials will be featured on all Holland America Line ships.

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A leader in cruising is teaming up with the leader of the fastest growing sport in the U.S., thanks to an exciting new partnership. Holland America Line has been exclusively named as the official cruise line of the Professional Pickleball Association (PPA) and is committed to expanding its pickleball experience at sea for guests.

All ships in the Holland America Line fleet feature pickleball courts with amazing top-deck views that will be refreshed by February 2023, including adding new PPA Tour partner logos. Beginning in February and rolling out fleet-wide by April 2023, complimentary beginner lessons will be offered by shipboard instructors who will teach guests the rules and basics of playing pickleball, including where the ‘kitchen’ is and what it means to hit a ‘dink’ shot.

“We like to say that travel unites us, but sports do that as well, and Holland America Line is proud to be the first and exclusive cruise line partner of the PPA. We’re excited to offer our guests an elevated pickleball experience as they travel to spectacular and scenic cruise destinations,” said Kacy Cole, vice president of marketing for Holland America Line. “Mirroring its rapid growth as the fastest growing sport in the U.S., pickleball is the most popular sport on our ships. It’s wonderful to see guests bond over their shared love of the game, and the ever-changing scenery makes the perfect pickleball backdrop.”

Along with shipboard activations, How to Play Pickleball tutorial videos will be featured on in-stateroom TV programming. Guests will be able to purchase branded pickleball starter kits in the shipboard retail shops starting in 2023.

In addition to shipboard activations, Holland America Line will be featured on branded signage at land-based PPA tournaments across the U.S., PPA merchandise and tour promotional materials.

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