Inspirational athlete and philanthropist will christen the ship on May 12th in West Palm Beach.
Margaritaville at Sea announced today that former University of Central Florida All-American linebacker and current NFL free agent would serve as godfather to the recently refurbished Bahamas Paradise cruise ship that is being rebranded the Margaritaville at Sea Paradise.
The christening ceremony will take place on May 12 during a VIP inaugural sailing. The ship will enter service on May 14 offering two-night cruises from the Port of Palm Beach to Grand Bahama Island.
Griffin who was the recipient of NFL Game Changer Award as well as the NCAA Inspiration Award, signed with the Miami Dolphins in 2021 and is now a free agent.
In addition to garnering such honors as Defensive Player of the Year, Griffin is a philanthropist born with Amniotic Band Syndrome and had his left hand amputated at the age of 4. In addition, he advocates for those with physical injury challenges.
Along with his twin brother Shaquill, Griffin created the St. Petersburg Nitro Track Club, an organization for kids aged 6 to 18.
Margaritaville at Sea said it “will be making a donation to the organization as part of the brand’s relationship with Griffin.” “We’re proud to have Shaquem join the Margaritaville at Sea family as the godfather of Margaritaville at Sea Paradise,” said Margaritaville at Sea CEO Oneil Khosa. “As a passionate philanthropist, Shaquem’s efforts within our local community align with our commitment to giving back, and he is a true inspiration on every front.
“We are honored to have him serve in this exceptional role as our first-ever godfather.”