NFL Player Named Godfather of Margaritaville Cruise Ship

Margaritaville at Seas has announced that NFL football player Shaquem Griffin will be godfather of its flagship vessel, Margaritaville at Sea Paradise.

Griffin will participate in a traditional christening ceremony on May 12 ahead of the line launching its first guest sailing on May 14 from the Port of Palm Beach.

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(Rendering courtesy of Margaritaville at Sea)

“We’re proud to have Shaquem join the Margaritaville at Sea family as godfather of Margaritaville at Sea Paradise,” said Oneil Khosa, CEO of Margaritaville at Sea. “As a passionate philanthropist, Shaquem’s efforts within our local community align with our own commitment to giving back, and he is a true inspiration on every front. We are honored to have him serve in this very special role as our first-ever godfather.”

His football career includes Defensive Player of the Year honors and an undefeated season his senior year at the University of Central Florida. Shaquem has also won the NFL Game Changer Award and the NCAA Inspiration Award, and has an extensive background in community service.

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Born with Amniotic Band Syndrome and having his left hand amputated when he was four, Griffin has been an advocate for the physically challenged community. Shaquem, along with his twin brother and former NFL teammate Shaquill, started the St. Petersburg Nitro Track Club, a 501(c)(3) entity they’re both involved with to this day.

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(Photo courtesy of Margaritaville at Sea)

As part of its relationship with Shaquem, Margaritaville at Sea will be making a donation to the organization.

Margaritaville at Sea Paradise will begin her year-round schedule of two-night cruises between the Port of Palm Beach and Freeport, Bahamas on May 14. Those looking to extend their trip can book the line’s “Cruise & Stay” package, which bundles a roundtrip cruise with up to four nights at a beachfront resort on Grand Bahama Island.

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