Bahamas Paradise's Grand Classica will now be Margaritaville in Paradise.
Margaritaville Resorts & Hotels has announced that the will enter the cruise industry after reaching an agreement with Bahamas Paradise cruise line to rename the Grand Classica the "Margaritaville Paradise".
Jimmy Buffett said in a prepared release “To me, the only thing better than being on a beach by the ocean, is to be on the ocean. Now you can follow in our wake."
The Margaritaville Paradise will launch service on April 30 after an extensive refit at Grand Bahama.
Oneil Khosa, CEO of Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line, who will serve as CEO of Margaritaville at Sea sais “We’re excited about this new partnership as we launch Margaritaville at Sea out of the Port of Palm Beach. We are incredibly proud of what we’ve built at Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line and are appreciative of our loyal customers and trade partners who have stood by us through so much. We’re excited about this next phase of our evolution, rebranding as
Margaritaville at Sea. The collaborative concept will add a different dimension to the cruising industry, appealing to a new audience of travelers. “Margaritaville at Sea will provide guests with Margaritaville’s authentic culture, entertainment, and food en route to a beautiful destination in Grand Bahama Island. The experience will be complemented by an unmatched, personalized approach to guest service from start to finish via valet service and exclusive cruise terminals for smoother embarkation and disembarkation. It’s the perfect partnership in paradise," Khosa said.
John Cohlan, CEO of Margaritaville added “Margaritaville at Sea will be a new, exciting, and fun way for guests to escape and vacation in Margaritaville, “from oceans to lakes, Margaritaville has an organic tie to the water and with Margaritaville at Sea, we’re able to put our iconic lifestyle, resort experiences, and elevated service directly on the sea. We look forward to seeing guests on, and in, Paradise.”
The company said the Margaritaville Paradise will continue operating two-night sailings from the Port of Palm Beach to Freeport, Grand Bahama Island.