New Margaritaville at Sea cruise brand sets sail from Port of Palm Beach

On May 14, following the christening and private inaugural sailing, Margaritaville at Sea Paradise, embarked on her first passenger sailing. The ship promises travelers access to Margaritaville’s iconic lifestyle during a two-night, round-trip, voyage from the Port of Palm Beach to Grand Bahama Island, including lively onboard entertainment and gourmet food and beverage options.

Passengers looking to extend their stay can book the line’s “Cruise & Stay” package, which bundles a round-trip cruise with up to four nights at a premium beach-front resort on Grand Bahama Island.

Calling itself an “all-new floating island vacation,” the new ship welcomed several hundred VIPs, partners, community members and travel advisors for the official christening of its flagship vessel. The one-night private inaugural sailing included a surprise live concert with singer, songwriter and best-selling author Jimmy Buffett.

Margaritaville Paradise was formerly the Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line’s flagship vessel, Grand Classic. Following a multi-million investment and refurbishment, the ship’s cabins and common spaces will feature Margaritaville’s signature casual-luxe design with subtle nautical details and colors influenced by the surrounding sea, sand, and sky.

Margaritaville Paradise will include 10 passenger decks and 658 cabins in various stateroom categories. It features gourmet food and beverage options from five restaurants and four bars, as well as a casino, theater, spa and retail shop.