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Margaritaville at Sea Islander readies for inaugural sailing from Tampa on a 4-night itinerary featuring a stop in Mexico and two days at sea

Margaritaville at Sea Islander’s first available sailing will be June 14, 2024 on a 4-night itinerary from Port Tampa Bay, Florida featuring a stop in Cozumel, Mexico and two sea days.

Margaritaville at Sea Islander

Margaritaville at Sea is offering an entirely new way to float into island time aboard their new flagship vessel, the Margaritaville at Sea Islander.


Starting June 14, 2024, the fully-reimagined ship will sail four and five night cruises with sun-soaked stops in Key West, Cozumel, and Progreso, expanding the growing cruise line’s itinerary availability to the Gulf of Mexico along with entertainment-packed sea days designed to fully immerse guests in the Margaritaville state of mind.


Margaritaville at Sea Islander

Highlights of the new Margaritaville at Sea Islander include the spectacular 14-story Flip Flop Atrium. From here, guests can enjoy 12 dining venues, 13 bars and lounges, a St. Somewhere Spa and fitness center, all-new Margaritaville Casino, live music enclaves, all ages lounge and arcade, four distinct outdoor pool zones, and more.


Margaritaville at Sea Islander

Guests can reserve 2024 sailings online starting today and take advantage of exclusive preview

“Since we launched our first ship, Margaritaville at Sea Paradise,we’ve been working to expand what our guests have been asking for: more amazing views, longer itineraries, and new ports of call,” said Christopher Ivy, CEO of Margaritaville at Sea. “The addition of the Islander is an exciting moment for Margaritaville at Sea and marks the next chapter of growth for our business.” Christopher continued, “We are also pleased to add Tampa as a new homeport – the perfect location to provide access to our adventurous new itineraries in and around the Gulf of Mexico.”


“We’re honored Margaritaville at Sea has chosen Port Tampa Bay to homeport this new addition to their fleet and we welcome them to the Gulf Coast,” said Paul Anderson, President and CEO of Port Tampa Bay. “Our port’s cruise terminals are easy to navigate and provide a variety of unique and interesting activities just steps from the Margaritaville at Sea Islander. The ship will be a great addition to our portfolio of cruise lines and a fantastic new option for cruisers from Florida’s west coast.“


Margaritaville at Sea Islander

The Margaritaville at Sea Islander spans 12 passenger decks accommodating 2,650 adventure-seeking passengers and was originally built for Costa Cruises.


Currently undergoing an extensive transformation, Margaritaville at Sea will fully redesign all 1,100 staterooms with custom styling reminiscent of the sand, sea and sky and all new furnishings including Margaritaville’s signature bedding, pillows, and linens.


With more than 700 Breezy Balcony staterooms, Grand Terrace Suites, luxurious Corner Suites, and ultra-exclusive Islander suites, couples, families, and friends alike can chase the sunset from their spacious balconies with endless gulf breezes.


Margaritaville at Sea Islander


The ship will feature a soaring 14-story atrium with a unique nautical Margaritaville flip flop and a lively atrium bar with three awe-inspiring multi-story floating margarita glass chandeliers. Exclusive innovations like the only three-story poolside LandShark Bar at Sea and a Margaritaville-inspired cornhole and mini-golf course alongside new family-friendly spaces like the Caribbean Amphibian Splash and Slide and signature favorites like JWB Prime Steakhouse and Rita’s Taco House will make sailing aboard the Margaritaville at Sea Islander a journey of discovery.


“The culinary experience aboard Margaritaville at Sea is central to crafting unforgettable memories for our guests, which is why we’re thrilled to unveil this array of exciting new restaurants, lounges and bars aboard the Islander,” said Eric Neuwirth, VP of Food & Beverage at Margaritaville at Sea. “Our new options are lively hubs of relaxation and indulgence, each offering its own elevated blend of flavors, cuisine, ambiance, and island-inspired charm. Every moment and meal aboard the Islander will be a celebration of the Margaritaville lifestyle.” 


The more than 250,000 guests who have sailed aboard the Palm-Beach-based Margaritaville at Sea Paradise will find several familiar favorites, including Paradise Pickleball at Sea, Frank and Lola’s Pizzeria, Margaritaville Coffee Shop, and Cheeseburger in Paradise, surrounded by unforgettable new spaces and experiences to explore.


“We are excited to expand our cruise line with the launch of Margaritaville at Sea Islander as our flagship vessel,” said John Cohlan, CEO of Margaritaville Holdings. “The addition of this ship will allow our guests to visit more island destinations and, while at sea, enjoy a broader and more elevated range of first-in-class onboard experiences.”


For additional information on the Margaritaville at Sea Islander, visit and book now at MargaritavilleAtSea.com.


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