Set Sail on Margaritaville at Sea’s newest ship

Zippy Sandler
3 min readDec 4, 2023
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As someone who loves the thrill of cruising and the laid-back vibe of Margaritaville, the news of the upcoming addition to the Margaritaville at Sea fleet has me VERY excited. The Margaritaville at Sea Islander promises a whole new dimension to the cruise experience, inviting adventure-seekers to float into island time aboard their fully reimagined cruise. You can start booking soon and the ship is set to embark on its inaugural journey on June 14, 2024. It will offer four- and five-night cruises with stops in sun-soaked paradises like Key West, Cozumel, and Progreso.

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The Margaritaville at Sea Islander boasts 12 passenger decks accommodating 2,650 passengers, undergoing a comprehensive transformation to enhance the onboard experience. All 1,100 staterooms will be redesigned with custom styling reminiscent of the sea, sand, and sky, featuring Margaritaville’s signature bedding and furnishings. With more than 700 Breezy Balcony staterooms, Grand Terrace Suites, luxurious Corner Suites, and ultra-exclusive Islander suites, passengers can enjoy spacious balconies and endless gulf breezes.

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The ship’s design includes a 14-story atrium with a nautical Margaritaville flip flop, a lively atrium bar, and exclusive features like the three-story poolside LandShark Bar at Sea. Family-friendly spaces like the Caribbean Amphibian Splash and Slide, as well as signature favorites like JWB Prime Steakhouse and Rita’s Taco House, add to the excitement. Passengers can also enjoy unique experiences such as Paradise Pickleball at Sea, Frank and Lola’s Pizzeria, Margaritaville Coffee Shop, and Cheeseburger in Paradise.

This new ship means that guests will be able to explore more island destinations and enjoy an elevated range of fun and signature Margaritaville onboard experiences out of their new home at the Port of Tampa.

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The countdown to June 14, 2024, has begun, and anticipation is building for the first sailing of the Margaritaville at Sea Islander. As a fan of cruising and the Margaritaville lifestyle, securing reservations for the 2024 sailings is a must to take advantage of exclusive preview incentives. With its fully reimagined ship and expanded itineraries, Margaritaville at Sea continues to offer a unique and immersive vacation experience, inviting guests to set sail into a world where every moment feels like a celebration of the good life.

Get ready to embark on a journey of discovery and relaxation, where the sea, sand, and sky come together in perfect harmony.

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Zippy Sandler

69-year-old travel and lifestyle blogger sharing tips on how to live your best life NOW!