The Margaritaville at Sea Paradise set sail on Friday following a multimillion-dollar improvement of the ship.
The vessel departed from its homeport in Palm Beach, Florida, resuming two-day cruises with an overnight in Freeport, Bahamas. The first sailing since its drydock sold out, said Margaritaville at Sea CEO Kevin Sheehan Jr.
Changes to the ship include the addition of a pickleball court and outdoor lounge space, a dueling piano bar and a Cheeseburger in Paradise Burger Bar where guests can build their own burger.
The line also introduced two theater shows, one featuring upbeat music, dance and acrobatics and the other titled "Radio Margaritaville: Live! At Sea," fashioned after the Margaritaville brand's satellite radio station.
Other changes include an upgraded fitness center with new equipment and a Reflect Touch Fitness Mirror for yoga experiences, a new arcade, cabin upgrades, refreshed kids club spaces, a new cocktail menu at the refreshed Hemisphere Nightclub and a revamped and expanded menu at Fins Dining.
Margaritaville at Sea has updated kid's club spaces. Photo Credit: Margaritaville at Sea
Margaritaville at Sea has added onshore excursions in Grand Bahama, including a boat party and snorkeling experience as well as a cycling excursion. Guests now also have a third option for its cruise-and-stay program -- the Pelican Bay Hotel on Grand Bahama Island.
Also, the cruise line has appointed Christopher Ivy president. Ivy previously served as chief revenue and product development officer.