Margaritaville at Sea made its debut, welcoming several hundred VIPs, partners, community members and travel advisors for the official christening of its flagship, Margaritaville at Sea Paradise last week.
The exciting one-night sail included a traditional christening ceremony and a surprise live concert with singer, songwriter and bestselling author Jimmy Buffett.
Margaritaville at Sea Paradise’s christening ceremony was held at the Stars on the Water Theater, where John Cohlan, CEO of Margaritaville, Oneil Khosa, CEO of Margaritaville at Sea and Kevin Sheehan Jr, President of Margaritaville at Sea spoke about their partnership and participated in a traditional bottle-breaking ceremony to officially christen the ship, the company said in a press release.
“This journey has not been easy, and we have overcome many challenges, but the best part of Margaritaville at Sea is that this product is truly innovative, we only have ourselves to compete with, as we strive to provide travelers with an unprecedented better and better experience,” said Oneil Khosa, General Manager of Margaritaville at Sea. “It’s an honor to celebrate this milestone as we embark on a new chapter as Margaritaville. at Sea. It’s a moment to remember, and we’re blessed to have so many friends, family members and valued partners by our side to mark the occasion.
John Cohlan, CEO of Margaritaville, added, “We are thrilled to celebrate this watershed moment, pun intended, and the highly anticipated debut of Margaritaville at Sea. On behalf of the Margaritaville family, I want to thank everyone who helped us get here and we look forward to many years of smooth sailing.
As part of the naming ceremony, NFL Game Changer Award winner Shaquem Griffin was introduced as godfather. While talking about what the title means to him, Griffin said, “It’s an honor to serve as an extension of the amazing Margaritaville family and to be chosen as Margaritaville’s godfather to Sea Paradise. This company has continually strived to be better than it was before, and I’m proud to be on board as part of this journey. »
After Griffin’s speech, Pastor Christine Bandy-Helderman blessed the ship. A video was shown illustrating the transformation of the ship and its preparation for baptism. In an emotional moment, Margaritaville at Sea President Kevin Sheehan, Jr. paid tribute to his parents and spoke about the journey of their family cruise business before sharing a list of nationalities represented by the crew of the ship and to encourage guests to honor the crew members of Ukraine, including the ship’s captain and the staff captain. The ceremony ended with a moment of celebration, as attendees were showered with streamers and beach balls.
On May 14, after the christening and maiden private sailing, Margaritaville at Sea Paradise set sail for her first passenger sailing.