‘Margaritaville at Sea’ Scheduled to Set Sail out of Port of Palm Beach

For many Parrotheads, Christmas has come early this year. Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville Enterprises has announced the debut of its new “offshore resort experience” known as “Margaritaville at Sea.” This new cruise ship is scheduled to launch in the spring of 2022.

This announcement came on Wednesday at the Port Riviera Beach. The vessel is a partnership between Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line and Margaritaville Enterprises. The ship that will be named Margaritaville at Sea has previously been known as the Grand Classica, owned by Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line. The company spent millions of dollars to refurbish the vessel, fashioning it to go along with the Margaritaville theme.    

The 1,680-passenger ship will be offering two-night cruises from its terminals at Riviera Beach and Freeport, Grand Bahama. Margaritaville at Sea will have 658 cabins and is scheduled to take its maiden voyage on April 30, 2022, from the Port of Palm Beach, Florida. From there, the vessel is scheduled to sail to the Grand Bahama Island. Tickets start at $169 per person.

The Margaritaville at Sea is not the first time Margaritaville Enterprises has ventured into the resort and tourism industry. The company already has 25 hotels and resorts and two gaming properties. They also have several RV resorts, restaurants, vacation clubs, and real estate communities. Margaritaville Enterprises also offers lunch and brunch cruises at its resort in Buford, Georgia.  

The ship will also offer 10 passenger decks featuring different tropical getaway themes, including the Port of Indecision Buffett, the 5 o’clock Somewhere Bar, the St. Somewhere Spa, Stars on the Water Theater, and Fins Up! Fitness Center.

Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line’s renovations to the ship also included upgrading the vessel’s audio-visual equipment and electronics to prepare for Jimmy Buffet performing on the ship at some point in the future.

Once in the Bahamas, the cruise line intends to create a relaxing beach experience for its passengers while off the ship, including an exclusive Margaritaville Beach Club.

The company has announced that they will wait until closer to the first departure date to determine what public health precautions they will be taking with respect to COVID-19 and other communicable diseases. Currently, the Bahamas Paradise Cruise line requires all passengers 12 and older to provide proof of vaccination and a negative COVID-19 test taken within 48 hours of departure. Any unvaccinated passengers younger than 12 will need to present a negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours of departure.

If you are injured while aboard a cruise ship, we recommend that you consult with a law firm that has decades of experience holding the major cruise lines like Royal Caribbean, NCL, Celebrity, MSC, Disney, and Carnival responsible for putting their profits ahead of passengers’ safety.

Aronfeld Trial Lawyers is a personal injury firm located in Miami, Florida since 1991.  We are available 24/7 and encourage you to contact us even if you are still on your cruise. The sooner we can begin our investigation and preservation of key evidence, such as the CCTV footage of your trip and fall, slip and fall, assault, or other type of injury the more likely we will be able to understand and prove how the incident occurred. Remember, the cruise lines have the most aggressive and well-funded defense lawyers in the world- protecting their profits.  You need an experienced legal advocate in your corner who will fight to obtain the compensation you deserve for lost wages, medical expenses, transportation reimbursement and pain and suffering.  Call us today and speak with a cruise ship claims lawyer about your potential claim- toll free via telephone at 305-441-0440, toll-free at 1-866-597-4529, email [email protected].