Tampa Now Home To Margaritaville Cruise: Here’s When
Tampa is going to be home to the new Margaritaville cruise. The name of the cruise ship is called the Islander. Firstly, Margaritaville at Sea announced that their new ship the Islander will start sailing from Tampa in the summer of 2024. This is Margaritaville at Sea’s second ship. That ship is called the Paradise which launched in May 2022. The cruise on the Islander from Tampa will begin on June 14, 2024. Additionally, it will sail to Key West, Cozumel and Progreso in Mexico. Finally the new ship that will be sailing out of Tampa can accommodate 2,680 passengers. Finally, the cruise out of Tampa will be four or five nights.
“Since we launched our first ship, Margaritaville at Sea Paradise, last year, 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.”
The Margaritaville Name Is World Famous
The name Margaritaville is based on Jimmy Buffett’s 1977 song by the same name. Jimmy Buffett turned it into a restaurant chain which became highly successful with the first one opening up in 1985 in Key West. Additionally, they are headquartered in Orlando. There are 23 locations of the Margaritaville restaurant in the world. Finally, the Margaritaville name can be found at other places, including retail outlets, vacation clubs, hotels, casinos and cruises.
Finally, Jimmy Buffett passed away on September 1, 2023 at the age of 76. He released over 30 albums and sold over 20 million of those albums. Other songs that he released other than “Margaritaville” that became very popular include “Come Monday”, “Cheeseburger in Paradise” and he also teamed up with Alan Jackson for “It’s 5 o’clock Somewhere”.