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Margaritaville at Sea arrives at Port Tampa offering trips to  Key West and Mexico

exterior of a large cruise ship in the water
Photo via Margaritaville at Sea

A new cruise experience has arrived in Tampa. Sailing from Port Tampa Bay to Key West and Mexico on 4- and 5-night itineraries, Margaritaville at Sea’s Islander features innovative dining options, themed bars and lounges, the first-ever three-story poolside LandShark Bar, an adult Tiki Bar, a 14-story tropical atrium, and the Caribbean Amphibian Splash and Slide. Margaritaville at Sea Guests can visit for more information and reservations.

This cruise ship will also include a casino, a sports bar, a tiki bar, a champagne lounge, and a dance club.


Inside a fine dining steakhouse on a large cruise ship
JWB Prime Steakhouse & Seafood aboard The Islander

Kick off the summer with new cruises from Port Tampa

“We’re thrilled to kick off the summer by giving guests the opportunity to experience the Margaritaville state of mind on the open ocean like never before,” said Christopher Ivy, CEO of Margaritaville at Sea. “The Islander offers an entirely new way to float into island time, providing couples, families, and friends an unforgettable journey with new spaces and experiences to explore, making the voyage just as enjoyable as the destinations.”

Travelers will also indulge in fine and casual fare aboard the ship. A mouthwatering menu of six new dining concepts and 11 new bars and lounges exclusive to the Islander, alongside familiar Margaritaville favorites such as JWB Prime Steakhouse and Cheeseburger in Paradise, are setting sail this summer.

an outdoor bar on a cruise ship. Tall water slides that spiral can be seen in the background.
The Tiki Bar and Grill_Island Eats

New restaurant and bar experiences on The Islander

“The culinary experience aboard Margaritaville at Sea is central to crafting unforgettable memories for our guests, which is why we’re thrilled to unveil this array of exciting new restaurants, lounges and bars aboard the Islander,” said Eric Neuwirth, VP of Food & Beverage at Margaritaville at Sea. “Our new options are lively hubs of relaxation and indulgence, each offering its own elevated blend of flavors, cuisine, ambiance, and island-inspired charm. Every moment and meal aboard the Islander will be a celebration of the Margaritaville lifestyle.” 


Following the inaugural sailing to Cozumel, the new flagship vessel will continue to sail four- and five-night cruises to Key West and Mexico. In 2025, the ship will add the additional island hot spots of Belize, Jamaica, and Grand Cayman on extended six- and seven-night itineraries.


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