(1:23 p.m. EST) — Margaritaville at Sea has unveiled onboard entertainment for the launch of its flagship ship next month, with the main event, of course, featuring songs and stories from Jimmy Buffet.
“Tales from Margaritaville: Jimmy’s Ship Show,” will take guests on what the company said will be a “musical odyssey to islands filled with warm summer breezes and restless dreamers.”
Based on Buffett’s best-selling book, “Tales from Margaritaville,” the show was written and produced by Buffett and producer Frank Marshall.
“It’s been really cool working with Jimmy to put on a naval show full of his unforgettable songs and stories,” Marshall said. “I can’t wait for the maiden voyage!
Margaritaville Marketing Director Tamara Baldanza-Dekker called the Buffet-Marshall team “A match made in heaven!”
“We couldn’t be more excited for our guests to experience this show aboard Margaritaville at Sea,” she said.
Margaritaville at Sea Paradise embarks on its maiden cruise May 14 from Port of Palm Beach in Freeport, Grand Bahama Island.
Immediately after boarding, the company said in a press release, guests will be “lifted into a vacation state of mind,” greeted by island-inspired music, the friendly “Fins Up Crew” and the Margaritaville stilt walkers.
In addition to the main show, programming in the Oasis room and across the ship will include a diverse lineup of musicians, late-night comedy hours on select sailings, game shows for the whole family, streaming concerts at sea , theme nights and children’s programs. .
The ship also offers a range of fine dining and beverage options including JWB Prime Steakhouse, Frank and Lola’s Pizzeria, Port of Indecision Buffet, 5 o’Clock Somewhere Bar & Grill, Margaritaville Coffee, Euphoria Lounge, Sunset Bar, Pools , retail stores, a St. Somewhere Spa and a Fins Up! Fitness Center.
Margaritaville at Sea Paradise is the premier cruise ship of the Margaritaville brand, which boasts more than 25 hotels and resorts, two gambling properties, RV resorts, more than 60 food and beverage venues, and communities real estate, vacation clubs and consumer products.
Originally scheduled to set sail on April 30, the launch was delayed two weeks due to supply chain issues.
The ship – formerly Bahamas Paradise’s Grand Classica and Costa Cruises’ Costa Classica – has 658 cabins, which the company describes as “casual luxury” cabins with nautical details and colors influenced by sea, sand and sand. sky.
Cruise Critic will sail aboard the pre-inaugural Margaritaville at Sea voyage next month.