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The Margaritaville at Sea Ladies Only Bahamas Cruise January 9-11, 2023

$399.00

 

 

CHEERS TO STARTING THE NEW YEAR OFF RIGHT! WE’VE REMOVED THE SINGLE SUPPLEMENT! ROOM WITH YOUR BESTIE OR HAVE YOUR OWN CABIN, IT’S ALL THE SAME PRICE! SOLO TRAVELERS CAN REJOICE!

Every woman out there, whether single or married, needs a break from time to time. Imagine you and your girlfriends heading to the Bahamas without a care in the world. Single and looking to meet new friends? We’ve removed the single supplement so everybody pays the same price and can also have their very own cabin should they choose.

Let’s sail into the sunset on our way to the Bahamas. Use your $ 25 on board credit towards a massage in The St. Somewhere Spa. Enjoy a deeply relaxing therapeutic massage that will open up your skin’s sensory profile to relax your muscles and your soul.

CHECK IN & CHILL OUT

Where is Margaritaville? It’s in the tropics somewhere between the Port of Indecision and Southwest of Disorder, but no parallels of latitude or longitude mark the spot exactly. You don’t have to be a navigator to get there. Palm trees provide the camouflage, ocean breezes bring the seaplanes and sailboats, tourists and travelers. Passports are not required. Island music rules. No waiting lines for anything. There is a beach and a thatched roof bar perched on the edge of the turquoise sea where you can always find a bar stool. There are lots of lies and loads of stories. It’s a comical concoction that blends together like tequila, salt, and limes. This is what St. Somewhere is all about. It’s where relaxation is fun, where your goals are our realities, and where the journey is more important than the destination. We’re glad you have decided to book your passport to a personal escape.

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.

 

ALL THIS IS INCLUDED FOR ONE LOW PRICE!

  • No Single Supplement
  • Award Winning entertainment on board.
  • Delectable Dining at Fins and Port of Indecision Buffett.
  • $ 25 Onboard Credit to use however you please.
  • Round trip deluxe motor-coach transportation from The Villages®
  • All taxes, fees, fuel and port expenses
  • Automatic room upgrade to Oceanview is included.

 

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

UPDATED TRAVEL POLICY effective October 5, 2022.

Margaritaville at Sea is delighted to welcome all guests traveling to the Bahamas onboard regardless of COVID-19 vaccination status. As of October 5, 2022, there is no vaccination or testing documentation required to join us aboard our floating island vacation. Additionally, the Bahamas COVID-19 restrictions and testing requirements have been lifted as of September 20, 2022.

Safety remains the top priority for Margaritaville at Sea, and all crew members will continue to maintain their fully vaccinated status as well as adhere to enhanced safety and hygiene protocols onboard. The current travel policy and cruise vaccination requirements may be adjusted in the future based on changes to public health advisories or other related recommendations.

SKU: 54684644-1-1 Category:

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 January 9, 2023

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

 

SPECIAL INTRODUCTORY PRICE

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.

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, unless otherwise noted in the specific cruise tour description.

Excursions in the Bahamas

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. If you would like to add an excursion to your cruise, please visit the excusion desk located on Deck 5.

Departure Location

We depart Lamers Bus Lines located at 1410 Industrial Dr. Wildwood, FL. 34785. 24 hour secured parking is available. 

Departure Time: 8:00 am ( we will stop once half way down to Port of Palm Beach. It is about a 3 hour ride to port. Bus has restrooms and WiFi onboard. 

Return Departure Time: 10:00 am ( the bus will be at port by 9:00 am for return departure. Please allow ample time for disembarkment and to clear US Customs. Unfortunately, we cannot hold the bus if you are not present.

Arrival at Port Procedures, Luggage Tagging, and Cruise Check-In

PLEASE REMAIN ON BUS UPON ARRIVAL. WE WILL BE MEETING YOU AND WE WILL LINE UP TOGETHER TO START CHECK-IN PROCESS AS A GROUP. FOR ANYONE WITH MOBILITY ISSUES OR TROUBLE STANDING FOR LONG PERIODS, WE WILL PUT YOU IN THE FRONT OF THE LINE FOR LUGGAGE CHECK IN. EVERYONE PLEASE REMAIN PATIENT AS IT GOES QUICK.

LUGGAGE: YOU DO NOT NEED TO PRINT BAG TAGS. THEY HANDLE THAT AT THE PORT FOR OUR GROUP.

STEPS UPON PORT ARRIVAL

  1. LINE UP FOR LUGGAGE TAGGING. GIVE PORTER YOUR NAME AND HE WILL TAG YOUR BAGS.
  2. YOU WILL THEN BRING YOUR LUGGAGE THROUGH SECURITY SCREENING.
  3. UPON SECURITY SCREENING CLEARANCE YOU WILL HAND YOUR LUGGAGE BACK TO BAGGAGE HANDLERS. ITS DIRECTLY TO THE LEFT OF SECURITY SCREENING.
  4. TAKE ESCALATOR OR ELEVATOR UP TO 2ND FLOOR TERMINAL
  5. THEY WILL DIRECT YOU TO CHECK-IN COUNTER. AT COUNTER YOU WILL GET PICTURE TAKEN, PROVIDE CREDIT CARD FOR EXTRA ROOM CHARGES YOU MAY INCUR, AND RECEIVE CABIN KEYS.
  6. PROCEED TOWARDS SHIP GATE. HERE YOU WILL BE ABLE TO MAKE DINING RESERVATIONS.
  7. YOU ARE NOW READY TO GET ONBOARD.
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.

All-Inclusive Drink Packages

Some of our cruise tours have an All-Inclusive drink package included in the price.  ONCE ONBOARD, YOU WILL NEED TO PICK UP YOUR WRIST BANDS. TYPICALLY, THEY HAVE A TABLE SET UP IN THE EUPHORIA LOUNGE LOCATED ON DECK 8. EACH BAND IS PRE-LOADED WITH (10) DRINKS. THE BARTENDERS WILL ALWAYS TELL YOU HOW MANY DRINKS REMAIN. WHEN YOU GET LOW, RETURN TO EUPHORIA LOUNGE AND RE-LOAD WRIST BAND.

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
What is the Cruise and Stay 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 | 
  • DAY 2 RESORT TRANSFER : THE CRUISE STAFF WILL PLACE A PACKET OF FORMS OUTSIDE YOUR CABIN THE NIGHT BEFORE. PLEASE FILL THESE FORMS OUT PRIOR TO GETTING OFF THE SHIP. IT WILL INCLUDE CUSTOMS INFORMATION AS WELL AS YOUR BUS TRANSFER TICKET. PLEASE LISTEN FOR CRUISE AND STAY GUEST ANNOUNCEMENTS. WE WILL NEED TO BE OFF THE SHIP NO LATER THAN 9:30 A.M. AND START ENTRY PROCEDURES INTO THE BAHAMAS. UPON CLEARING CUSTOMS, YOU WILL BOARD BUS OR VAN FOR GRAND LUCAYAN.  HOTEL MAIN NUMBER  242-373-1333. ONCE WE ARRIVE AT RESORT, PLEASE BE PREPARED TO ENJOY PARADISE WHILE THEY GET OUR ROOMS READY FOR CHECK-IN. YOU WILL RECEIVE A WRISTBAND FOR ALL-INCLUSIVE AT THIS TIME. THE WAVES BAR AND GRILL WILL BE YOUR SPOT FOR LUNCH AND DRINKS DAILY AND IS LOCATED ON THE POOL DECK. PORTOBELLOS WILL BE YOUR SPOT FOR BREAKFAST AND DINNER. SEE OPERATING HOURS BELOW:

DAY 3 RESORT: ENJOY MORE PARADISE. WANT TO VENTURE OUT? RESORT FRONT DESK CAN CALL YOU A CAB OR DIRECT YOU TO THINGS YOU MAY WANT TO DO.

DAY 4 CHECKOUT AND BACK TO SHIP: WE WILL CHECKOUT OF RESORT AND HEAD BACK TO SHIP AT 11:00 AM. TRANSFERS ARE INCLUDED. PLEASE INQUIRE ON SHIP OR AT RESORT ON TIMING OF TRANSFER.  WE WILL KEEP YOU NOTIFIED OF ANY CHANGES IN TIMING. ONCE BACK AT PORT, YOU WILL CHECK BACK INTO SHIP AFTER COMING THRU CUSTOMS. THE SHIP WILL REISSUE YOU CABIN KEYS. ENJOY BEING BACK ON BOARD.

Day 5 – Disembark at Port of Palm Beach

  • Arrival at port 7:00 AM | Disembark 8:00 – 10:00 AM
  • TIME TO GO HOME DAY 5: OUR LAMERS BUS WILL BE PARKED RIGHT WHERE THEY WERE WHEN THEY DROPPED YOU OFF TO BEGIN TOUR. YOU MUST BE ON BUS BETWEEN 9:00-10:00 AM. PLEASE ALLOW UP TO 45 MINUTES TO DISEMBARK SHIP AND GO THRU CUSTOMS.

    BUS LEAVES PORT OF PALM BEACH AT 10:15 AM SHARP. WE WILL NOT WAIT FOR PASSENGERS. PLEASE PLAN ACCORDINGLY!

     

I have an issue on board, who do I talk to?

In the unlikely event you have an issue while on-board the ship, please visit Guest Services located on Deck 5.