Margaritaville Cruise Line Doubles Fleet, Sailing from Tampa in 2024

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Margaritaville at Sea is adding a ship offering sailings from a second Florida homeport. The ship will be named Margaritaville at Sea Islander following the acquisition of the former Costa Atlantica.

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The new MAS Islander. (MARGARITAVILLE)

New Caribbean Ports of Call

The ship is undergoing a full refurbishment ahead of its launch as Margaritaville at Sea Islander in June 2024. The 2,650-passenger ship will sail out of Tampa on four and five-night Caribbean cruises. Port calls include Key West, Cozumel, and Progreso, Mexico.

“Since we launched our first ship last year, we’ve been working to expand what our guests have been asking for longer itineraries and new ports of call,” said Margaritaville at Sea CEO Christopher Ivy. “We are also pleased to add Tampa as a new homeport – the perfect location to provide access to our adventurous new itineraries.”

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Ship interiors are being renovated in Europe, with a full makeover planned for its 1,100 staterooms. They will have new furnishings and bedding exuding Margaritaville’s island style. Categories include Breezy Balcony staterooms, Grand Terrace Suites, and Islander suites.

New Ship Amenities

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The ship will have a 14-story atrium and signature Margaritaville amenities like Paradise Pickleball, Cheeseburger in Paradise, and Rita’s Taco House.

Margaritaville at Sea Islander will introduce the only three-story poolside LandShark Bar at Sea and a mini-golf course.

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It will also house the family-friendly Caribbean Amphibian Splash and Slide.

“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,” said Paul Anderson, President and CEO of Port Tampa Bay. The inaugural sailing will be on June 14, 2024, on a four-night cruise with a stop in Cozumel, Mexico.

Last month, the cruise line announced adding three-night sailings on its first ship, the Margaritaville at Sea Paradise.

Prices for the inaugural voyage in June start at $400 for an inside cabin and $1500 for a balcony.

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