If you fancy a vacation at sea with the possibility of wasting away (again), Jimmy Buffett’s hotel empire has you covered.
…and it’s everything you’d expect from a Margaritaville floating resort.
On May 14, the Margaritaville began passenger sailings aboard its first ship, the Margaritaville at Sea Paradise.
The company’s cruise arm may be new, but the ship is already over 30 years old.
Margaritaville has partnered with Florida-based Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line to create the new cruise brand.
This latest cruise brand has since adopted the Margaritaville at Sea brand…
…and its flagship, the Grand Classica, followed the same route.
After undergoing a “multi-million dollar investment and refurbishment”, remnants of the cruise ship’s past life have since been stripped down and replaced with…
…a statue of a giant flip-flop…
…and the promise of a tropical paradise at sea.
The Margaritaville ship can sail up to 590 crew members who will then tend to carry up to 1,680 passengers.
To accommodate these guests, Margaritaville at Sea Paradise has nearly 660 cabins ranging from inside and ocean view cabins (shown below)…
… to junior suites and terrace.
When you’re onboard, you can’t hide from the Margaritaville brand (or, dare I say, culture).
Like all of Margaritaville’s hospitality offerings, the cruise ship is a goldmine of Jimmy Buffett credentials.
Almost every amenity aboard the Margaritaville at Sea Paradise is named after a Jimmy Buffett reference or song, including Frank and Lola’s Pizzeria…
… and the Port de l’Indécision Buffet.
There are also several dining concepts available at the brand’s hotels and resorts, such as License to Chill and 5 o’Clock Somewhere bars.
The buffet is smaller than those found on today’s modern giant cruise liners, but it still offers a variety of dishes and the crucial pasta and dessert bars.
For more relaxed cruisers, there is also the main dining room, a pizzeria…