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The Margaritaville at Sea Groove Cruise with Alan Darcy September 19-21, 2022

$599.00$899.00

 LUXURY MOTOR-COACH TRANSPORTATION INCLUDED

Jimmy Buffett is so proud of this cruise line he has authorized this exclusive offer for residents of The Villages® and surrounding areas. At the conclusion of this cruise we will kindly as for you to take a brief survey to get your feedback.

The Margaritaville at Sea Paradise is the only 3-day and 2-night cruise sailing from the Port of Palm Beach to Freeport, Grand Bahama Island. On this floating island vacation, you can relax, unwind, enjoy the endless opportunities of entertainment, soak up the sun and cruise in casual-luxe comfort.

  • This special pricing includes round trip transportation from The Villages®.
  • All taxes, fees, fuel and port expenses are included.
  • Automatic room upgrade to Oceanview is included.
  • $ 25 Onboard Credit per stateroom is included.
  • 5 Complimentary boat drinks per stateroom
  • Private event on-board as well as complimentary happy hour and live entertainment featuring Alan Darcy

 

Margaritaville at Sea is a floating island vacation at sea that brings together the brand’s iconic hospitality and resort experiences with the ability to escape and see the world. The inaugural ship, Margaritaville Paradise, features 658 casual-luxe cabins with nautical details and colors influenced by the sea, sand, and sky. Amenities include several dining venues, pools, entertainment programming, retail stores, a St. Somewhere Spa, Fins Up! Fitness Center, and more.

What is there to do on the Margaritaville cruise ship?

Aboard this tropical floating resort, you’ll find the Stars on the Water theater and bar, where you can catch a performance of the ship show “Tales from Margaritaville,” written by Jimmy Buffett and Frank Marshall. Jimmy Buffett has written a number of books, one of which is the best-selling “Tales from Margaritaville,” featuring the protagonist Tully Mars. The show features a cast of six performers and a live band who pour their hearts into the performance.

Jimmy Buffett, the man behind the brand, has humble roots, and many fans like myself recall his days of performing in no-name bars. Look at him now! His 1977 hit song “Margaritaville” catapulted his career, and now there is a brand that extends to multiple facets of life that will keep his legacy going for decades.

 

So Many Ways to Unwind…

Spa & Salon

Add some pampering to your getaway by booking a spa or salon treatment and return looking as refreshed as you feel. Our full-service spa and salon offers treatments of all kinds and caters to both men and women. With the latest state-of-the-art techniques, our talented professionals give each of our guests a personalized experience of ultimate relaxation.

Excursions

From swimming with pigs and dolphin encounters to white sand beaches and crystal clear waters to explore – get the most out of your day on shore by booking a fun-filled excursion. Grand Bahama Island is a haven of gorgeous white-sand beaches, surrounded by crystal clear waters that stretch for miles. Our excursions let you enjoy one-of-a-kind experiences in this tropical paradise that you’ll treasure for years to come.

Bars & Lounges

CUSTOM COCKTAILS & STELLAR SPIRITS

Whether you’re looking to lounge poolside in complete relaxation, celebrate a winning play at the casino, or burst into a dance to the rhythm of live music, we’ve got a drink to complement your moment of bliss. Explore our various bars and entertainment lounges, where you’ll find endless excitement and premium libations.

* RATE EXCLUDES GRATUITIES OF $ 14.95 PP/DAY

* Fuel Surcharge if applicable

UPDATED TRAVEL POLICY effective July 22, 2022.Margaritaville at Sea will NO LONGER REQUIRE TESTING for vaccinated guests. We continue to operate vaccinated (*with some exceptions) cruises departing from the Port of Palm Beach with enhanced protocols. Not only are we following the latest CDC guidelines but have taken additional safety and protective measures to provide you with a safe, healthy, and fun microvacation. As the state of COVID-19 evolves, we will continue adapt our protocols based on public health advisories
VACCINATION & TESTING RequirementsVaccinated Guests must provide proof of vaccination (2-dose or single dose taken at least 14 days prior to departure).Unvaccinated Guests must provide negative Antigen (rapid) test results administered by a verified testing agency, taken no more than 1-day prior to sailing date. IMPORTANT: Guests MUST bring completed results with them to the port.Documentation of Recovery: Guests 3yrs and older may embark and sail without testing or vaccination, if he/she provides documentation that he/she has recovered from Covid-19 not more than 90 days but not less than 10 days prior to the departure date (not counting departure date). Simply present a positive Covid-19 test result from a CDC approved testing facility dated within the timeframe specified.Guests under 2 years old have no Vaccination or Testing requirements.

Cruise & Stay guests and Bahamian citizens and residents travelling one-way (into the United States and/or into the Bahamas) MUST meet all vaccination and testing requirements outlined above. When exiting Freeport, Grand Bahama Island, to reenter the United States, guests may contact the front desk of their resort to arrange for testing or register for testing in Grand Bahama Island by visiting https://www.doctorshosp.com/covid-testing. Guests may also locate additional testing sites on Grand Bahama Island by visiting https://travel.gov.bs/file/testCenters

All forms of vaccination proof are acceptable (original card or any copy, paper or electronic). Guests who are unable or unwilling to show proof of vaccination ot proof of recovery documentation, will be denied boarding. Antigen testing at the terminal will incur a cost of $45.00 per person. Masks are optional onboard for both passenger and crew.

THE BAHAMAS’ ENTRY Requirements 

Required Travel Documents: Passport Books are required. Passports must be valid thru the day of return. US requires passports be valid for a minimum of 6-months from return date. In lieu of a passport, US citizens may travel on the 3 day/2-night cruise with an Original US Birth Certificate (that has a raised seal) and a valid US Driver’s License when passports are not available. An Enhanced Driver’s License (EDL) from the states of Michigan, New York, Vermont, Minnesota, and Washington, (not Washington DC) is also acceptable. For the most updated information regarding Bahamas entry requirements please visit https://travel.gov.bs

Local Bahamian Regulations: When disembarked in Grand Bahama Island, all guests are required to observe all local laws, rules, and regulations; including but not limited all local mask and physical distancing regulations that may in place. During onshore excursions, your local guide will let you know if/when a mask is required.

Cruise Ticket Contract

 

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Prices are per person. Rates and space are subject to availability. A minimum of 24 people is required. Specified inclusions i.e. hotels, restaurants, shows, etc. are subject to change. All trips require some walking. Cancellation penalties will apply. Bus driver gratuities are not included. Lifestyle Cruise and Tour is not responsible for errors and omissions in our descriptions whether distributed in print, digital, or verbal.

TENTATIVE ITINERARY:

Monday September 19, 2022

8:00 AM        Depart The Villages from Lamers Transportation 

SECURED OVERNIGHT PARKING INCLUDED

1410 INDUSTRIAL DR.

WILDWOOD, FL. 34785

11:00 AM      Arrival Port of Palm Beach

2-Night Cruise

 Day 1

Embark at the Port of Palm Beach

Check-in begins at 11:00 AM.
Boarding begins at 12:00 PM.
Passengers must be on board by 4:00 PM.
Departure is at 5:30 PM.


 Day 2

Grand Bahama Island

Arrival at destination 9:00 AM.
Departure is at 5:00 PM.
Passengers must be on board by 4:30 PM.


 Day 3

Disembark at the Port of Palm Beach

Arrival at the port 7:00 AM.
Disembarkation between 8:00 AM and 10:30 AM.

 

Arrive The Villages® 1:00 PM

 

Jimmy Buffett is so proud of this cruise line he has authorized this exclusive offer for residents of The Villages® and surrounding areas. At the conclusion of this cruise we will kindly as for you to take a brief survey to get your feedback.

The Margaritaville at Sea Paradise is the only 3-day and 2-night cruise sailing from the Port of Palm Beach to Freeport, Grand Bahama Island. On this floating island vacation, you can relax, unwind, enjoy the endless opportunities of entertainment, soak up the sun and cruise in casual-luxe comfort.

  • This special pricing includes round trip transportation from The Villages®.
  • All taxes, fees, fuel and port expenses are included.
  • Automatic room upgrade to Oceanview is included.
  • $ 25 Onboard Credit per stateroom is included.
  • 5 Complimentary boat drinks per stateroom
  • Private cocktail party on-board including light food and live entertainment. 

 

Margaritaville at Sea is a floating island vacation at sea that brings together the brand’s iconic hospitality and resort experiences with the ability to escape and see the world. The inaugural ship, Margaritaville Paradise, features 658 casual-luxe cabins with nautical details and colors influenced by the sea, sand, and sky. Amenities include several dining venues, pools, entertainment programming, retail stores, a St. Somewhere Spa, Fins Up! Fitness Center, and more.

 

* MUST HAVE A TOTAL OF 24 PASSENGERS FOR THIS SPECIAL CRUISE

LIMITED AVAILABILITY

* DATE SUBJECT TO CHANGE

Let’s Go! Walking is the best way to get to know a new place. I’m energetic and enjoy a good physical challenge, so I’m always ready to spend the day on the move. Whether it’s public transit, city streets or village cobblestones, I’m game..

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What's Included In The Cruise Price?

Your fare includes shipboard accommodations, round-trip ocean transportation, all meals (excluding specialty dining options), select beverages, onboard live entertainment, and our supervised kid’s programs.

How Do I Handle Tipping?

For your convenience, gratuities are charged to your onboard account at $14.95 per person per night for interior and ocean view staterooms and $19.95 per person per night for suites. This covers all food and stateroom services provided to you by your Stateroom Steward, Waiter, Busboy and Maitre d’. Other staff members may be tipped as services are rendered. As a standard in the cruise industry, please note an 18% service charge will be included on all bar, drink packages, specialty dining, and Indulgence Spa & Salon tabs. All gratuities are included for resort stays under our Cruise & Stay programs.

What Is The Onboard Alcohol / Beverage Policy?

Guests are not permitted to bring any alcoholic or non-alcoholic beverages on board during embarkation. Beverages found in a guest’s possession will be confiscated. Alcohol and soda packages are available for purchase, as well as bottled water. Beverages purchased on Grand Bahama Island will be held safely for the duration of the cruise and will be returned during debarkation. If guests have concerns regarding dietary needs, they may contact customer service prior to booking. The legal drinking age on ship is 21 in US waters and 18 while at sea and on Grand Bahama Island – valid photo ID is required. We have the right to refuse sale and/or service to anyone.

What Are The Drink Packages?

We offer a variety of drink packages, available for purchase on board, including:

  • Unlimited Soda Package | $24.78* (includes souvenir cup)
  • Boat Drinks Packages (10 drinks) | $99* (Retail value $120)
  • No Feathers Non-Alcoholic Package | $89.67*

*Please note, an 18% service charge will be automatically applied.

Can I Use My Cellphone On Board?

Enjoy the convenience of using your cell phone to keep in touch with friends and family while sailing with us. To use your cell phone on board, you might need to first activate the roaming service by calling your cellular provider. The network will activate when the ship is at sea, out of reach from land, or your regular cellular provider. When the service becomes available, your cellular phone will display either MCP or 901 12 or indicate digital roaming. This service is charged via your home cellular provider at international roaming rates. For exact pricing, please check with your provider.

Is Internet Access / Wifi Available From The Ship?

Yes, you will be able to stay connected throughout the ship as well as in our comfortable internet cafe. Wi-Fi access is available for $25 per device for the full 2-night cruise. Visit the Customer Service desk once on board for more information.

Will A Passport Or Visa Be Required?

If you are a US citizen, you can go on a cruise to the Bahamas without a passport. However, you will need to show proof of citizenship. While a passport is highly recommended, you can cruise to the Bahamas with an original birth certificate issued by a U.S. government agency (not from a hospital) and a valid government-issued photo ID, in place of a passport. Passport cards and enhanced driver’s licenses are also acceptable forms of documentation.

Children ages 15 and under only require a birth certificate as noted above to cruise to the Bahamas. Children ages 16 and over must carry a government-issued picture ID such as a state ID or provincial driver’s license and an original birth certificate issued by a U.S. government agency to cruise to the Bahamas.

Passengers from Puerto Rico must have a valid U.S. passport or a valid government-issued photo ID along with an original issued birth certificate. Birth certificates issued prior to July 1, 2010 are not accepted by U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

U.S. Citizens born outside of the U.S.: Will require a valid U.S. passport for travel or an original naturalization certificate along with a valid government issued photo ID.

U.S. Permanent Residents: Will require a valid Permanent Resident card, also known as a Green Card, with a valid government-issued photo ID or a valid passport from their country of citizenship.
Please note some permanent residents (e.g. Haitian citizens) must carry a valid passport along with a valid Permanent Resident card. Please contact the Bahamian Consulate or U.S. immigration for more information.

Non-U.S. Citizens or Residents: A valid Passport, Multiple Entry Visa, or Resident Alien Card is required for re-entry to the United States. Please contact U.S. Customs or the Bahamian Consulate for any additional required documentation. Guests from other countries must possess a valid passport and should check with their travel agent or appropriate consulate to determine other necessary travel documentation.

Note: Boarding will be denied without proper travel documentation and ID

How Much Luggage Can I Bring On Board?

Each guest is permitted two pieces of complimentary luggage, not to exceed 50 pounds per piece. For excess and overweight luggage, a $25 fee per bag will be automatically charged to your onboard account. All luggage must be stored in the passenger’s stateroom.

What Should I Pack?

The dress code on board is generally casual. Dinner and evening attire is casual chic, with proper attire required for select restaurants, including collared shirts, blouses, pants, dresses and skirts. Tank tops and swimsuits are not permitted in the dining areas. You are going to want to capture the moment, don’t forget your cameras and chargers.

What About Personal Belongings?

Please ensure all baggage and personal belongings are properly insured and labeled with the owner’s name, address, and ship’s name, stateroom number, and sailing date. Suitcases should be securely locked. We are not responsible for theft or loss.

We recommend that you personally carry all medications, jewelry, fragile items, valuables and important documents on and off the ship. Any luggage left at the pier will be forwarded at the guest’s expense.

What is the 3-Day 2-Night Cruise Itinerary?

Day 1 – Embark at Port of Palm Beach

  • Check-in begins 11:00 AM
  • Boarding 12:00 – 4:00 PM
  • Departure is at 5:00 PM

Day 2 – Grand Bahama Island

  • Arrival at port 7:00 AM | Back on board by 4:30 PM

Day 3 – Disembark at Port of Palm Beach

  • Arrival at port 7:00 AM | Disembark 8:00 – 10:30 AM