Margaritaville at Sea Details Entertainment, Themed Nights on New Cruise Ship

Margaritaville at Sea has announced details on the themed evenings and production shows that will be aboard its new ship Islander.

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Margaritaville at Sea has announced a variety of unique and original entertainment offerings aboard its newest cruise ship, Islander. The vessel is scheduled to set sail on its maiden voyage from Tampa in June.

“The lineup of entertainment we’ve created is going to blow guests away as the highlight of their experience onboard the Islander,” said Karen Maybury, Vice President of Entertainment at Margaritaville at Sea. “Live music is the heartbeat of the ship, providing a breezy soundtrack to every voyage, and our other offerings blend familiar favorites with exciting new elements from Tampa, Key West, Mexico, and the Caribbean to immerse our guests in the Margaritaville lifestyle.”

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(Image courtesy of Margaritaville at Sea)

Production Shows

Conky Tonkin’ at Sea

Join headliners Bella, Lenny, and the gang for a boot-stomping trip to Nashville during this one-of-a-kind, country-themed spectacular at sea. The musical journey features the perfect mash-up of contemporary and classic country favorites that will have the crowd singing and dancing the night away.

Caribbean Heat Remix

An amplified version of a fan favorite, this show fires up the audience with a celebration of the colorful, sensual, and alluring world of Caribbean Heat through electrifying dance, acrobatics, and the beats of Key West and Mexico.

Themed Experiences

Boots and Bubbles (Dress to Impress)

Saddle up for a memorable evening at sea as guests pull on their best boots for an evening of coastal country with a dash of elegance. The night includes a captain’s margarita toast, high-energy entertainment including Conky Tonkin’ at Sea, themed dining and cocktail menus inspired by champagne and bourbon, line dancing classes, and other family-fun activities.

Rock the Trop

This yacht rock extravaganza combines tropical vibes with rock ‘n’ roll energy. During the day, the family-friendly event will feature the Parrot Quest scavenger hunt, character meet-and-greets, and more. By night, the deck will come alive with a live DJ, late-night poolside bites, themed dining and cocktail menus, a nightclub variety act, and the headliner production of Caribbean Heat Remix.

Margaritaville at Sea Islander

Rounding out the entertainment lineup will be Islander‘s pool decks, which offer three distinct settings. Guests can feel the beat with an energetic party vibe at the LandShark Pool, soak up some fun at the laid-back 5 O’Clock Somewhere Pool with music and bites, or drift away in the relaxing adults-only retreat at The Tiki Pool.

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(Rendering courtesy of Margaritaville at Sea)

Currently undergoing an extensive transformation, Islander will feature 1,105 redesigned staterooms with custom styling and new furnishings including Margaritaville’s signature bedding, pillows, and linens.

The ship will feature a 14-story atrium with a nautical Margaritaville flip flop and a lively atrium bar with three multi-story floating margarita glass chandeliers. Exclusive innovations like the only three-story poolside LandShark Bar at Sea and a Margaritaville-inspired cornhole and mini-golf course will also be found on board. New family-friendly spaces like the Caribbean Amphibian Play Pad and Slide and signature restaurants like JWB Prime Steakhouse and Mexican Cutie Cantina will make sailing aboard the Margaritaville at Sea Islander a journey of discovery.

Familiar features of the ship will include Paradise Pickleball at Sea, Frank and Lola’s Pizzeria, Margaritaville Coffee Shop, and Cheeseburger in Paradise burger bar.

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(Photo courtesy of Margaritaville at Sea)

Margaritaville at Sea Islander‘s inaugural sailing will be a four-night voyage departing June 14th from Port Tampa Bay. The voyage will include two sea days and a stop in Cozumel, Mexico.


What do you think about Margaritaville at Sea adding a second ship to its fleet? Do you plan to check out the new Islander? Drop us an anchor below and let us know!

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Sarah has been writing about the cruise industry since 2015, and in that time has taken a dozen cruises and counting. Her favorite onboard activities include trying the casual dining options, spending time in the spa’s thermal suite, and attending the love & marriage show. You can keep up with her on Instagram at @IAmSarahJaneB.
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