Starting April 30, 2022, the Margaritaville at Sea Paradise cruise ship will set sail on it’s maiden voyage departing from the Port of Palm Beach in Riviera Beach (West Palm Beach), Florida. This all new cruise excursion replaces the former Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line and will offer passengers three-day / two-night cruises to Freeport, Grand Bahama Island with sailings occurring every other day.
The 30 year old 722-foot ship features 10-decks that include 658 cabins which can accommodate up to 1,680 passengers. The ship recently underwent a multimillion renovation and refurbishment transforming it into a classic island theme similar to that of Margaritaville’s hotels and resorts. At this time the Margaritaville Paradise is the only ship in the Margaritaville hospitality empire (Margaritaville Enterprises)
Margaritaville Enterprises is a lifestyle and hospitality company branded inspired by the singer Jimmy Buffet. In addition to the Margarita at Sea Paradise cruse ship, the company features more than 25 hotels & resorts, two casinos, over 60 food and beverage venues, retail stores and several residential retirement communities.
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Frequently Asked Questions – Margaritaville at Sea Paradise
What is the cost of the Margaritaville at Sea Paradise Cruise?
The cost of a three-day / two-night Margaritaville at Sea Paradise cruise ranges is price from $169 to $329 per person for interior and ocean view cabins with balcony cabins exceeding $800 per person. Additional costs include taxes, fees and port charges of $88.44 per person and gratuities of $13.95 per person per night (suites are $15 per person per night).
What is included in the price of the cruise?
Included the cost of the cruise is shipboard accommodations to and from Grand Bahama Island, meals (except specialty dining options), select beverages, onboard entertainment and supervised kid’s programs.
Where is the home port of the Margaritaville at Sea Paradise cruise ship?
The home port of the Margaritaville at Sea Paradise cruise ship is located at the Port of Palm Beach, just adjacent to the City of West Palm Beach in southeast Florida.
When is boarding and disembarking for the Margaritaville at Sea Paradise Cruise?
Guests can check in as early as 11:00 AM the day of department and boarding extends from noon to 4:00 PM. Disembarking is from 8:00 AM to 10:30 AM on day 3 of the cruise.
Are drink packages available?
Guests can purchase a variety of drink packages including the unlimited soda package ($24.78), the 10 drink Boats Drink Package ($89.67) and the No Feathers Non-Alcoholic Package ($41.30). All packages have an 18% service charge in addition to the cost of the drink package.
Are there balconies in the cabins on the Margaritaville at Sea Paradise cruise ship?
While most of the exterior cabins feature a picture window or porthole, there are a limited number of 525 square foot balcony suites available on deck 10.
Where does the Margaritaville at Sea Paradise cruise ship dock?
The Margaritaville at Sea Paradise cruise ship docks in Freeport, Grand Bahama Island in the Bahamas. Guests can disembark at at that time and explore all that the island has to offer.
About the Ship
While not one of the modern mega-cruise ship, the Margaritaville Paradise will feature some of the traditional cruise ship amenities including a swimming pool, entertainment, retail stores, a spa and fitness center and a casino called the Par-A-Dice Casino.
Food and Beverage Options
- JWB Prime Steak & Seafood
- Frank and Lola’s Pizzeria
- Port of Indecision Buffet
- LandShark Sports Bar
- Margaritaville Coffee & Pastry Shop
- Euphoria Lounge
- Sunset Bar
- 5 O’clock Somewhere Bar
Spa & Salon
- Massage treatments
- Body wraps
- Manis & Pedis
- Eyebrows & Lashes
- Teeth Whitening
- Hair Salon
Cabins and Suites
The Margaritaville Paradise will feature a number of different interior cabins and ocean view cabins (portholes and windows) featuring 176 square feet in addition to a small number of Grand Terrace suites on deck 10 that feature 525 square feet and include private balconies.
Grand Bahama Island Excursions
For guests looking to explore the Bahamas, there are a number of off-ship excursions offered while docked at Freeport, Grand Bahama Island.
Viva Wyndham Resort
For $99 per adult and $79 per child, guests will enjoy a day at the all-inclusive Viva Wyndham Resort which offers a host of amenities including:
- All-inclusive access
- Non-motorized water sports
- Tennis court access
- Archery & bicycling
- Beach Volleyball
- Fitness center access
For $49 per adult and $39 per child, guests will enjoy a day at the Taino Beach Resort which offers a host of amenities including:
- Resort pool with lazy river, water slide & children’s splash pool
- White sandy beach
- On site restaurant (food & beverages are available for purchase)
- Tennis and volleyball
Swim with Pigs
For $79 per adult and $69 per child, guests will enjoy a day of swimming with the famous Bahamian pigs in the crystal clear waters off Grand Bahama Island.
Dolphin Swim & Dolphin Close Encounters
For $199 per adult and per child, guests will be able to swim directly in the water with bottlenose dolphin for 20 to 25 minutes. If a more mild experience is wanted, then the dolphin close encounters will also guests to interact with dolphins for about 10 minutes. The cost of the dolphin encounter is $131 per adult and $99 per child.