Margaritaville at Sea Names Godmother of Newest Cruise Ship

Margaritaville at Sea has announced that Jimmy Buffett's daughter, Savannah Buffett, has been named godmother of its newest cruise ship.

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Margaritaville at Sea has announced that Savannah Buffett, the daughter of Jimmy Buffett, will be godmother of its newest ship Margaritaville at Sea Islander.

Debuting in June, the vessel’s inaugural sailing with Margaritaville at Sea will take place on June 14th — a four-night itinerary from Tampa to Cozumel, Mexico.

“I’m beyond excited to be named Godmother of Margaritaville at Sea Islander and look forward to rendering the right concoction of love and luck so she may plow the seas amidst smooth, untroubled waters in search of that one particular harbor,” said Savannah Buffett.  “As a descendent of captains and boat builders, I accept this honor in tribute to the legacy of my seafaring ancestors. Cheers to many a lovely cruise!”

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(Rendering courtesy of Margaritaville at Sea)

Savannah spent much of her childhood traveling on seaplanes, sailboats, and tour buses with her father. Raised amidst the rhythms of the waves and the allure of sandy shores, her childhood was immersed in maritime culture.

From acting and literature to music history and photography, Savannah delved into a myriad of disciplines, drawing inspiration from her father’s diverse range of talents. Throughout her career she’s worn numerous hats, serving as a creative and music consultant, hosting her own radio show on SiriusXM’s Radio Margaritaville, and co-authoring two children’s books with her father: “Jolly Mon” and “Trouble Dolls.”

“Jimmy would be thrilled that Savannah is the Godmother of the Islander,” noted John Cohlan, CEO of Margaritaville Holdings and Buffett’s partner of 28 years. “With his eldest daughter holding this honor, the christening of the Islander will be a very, very special day for all of us.”

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Margaritaville at Sea Islander (Image via Margaritaville at Sea on Facebook)

Margaritaville at Sea Islander (formerly Costa Atlantica) spans 12 passenger decks and can accommodate 2,650 guests at full capacity. It will offer four to seven-night voyages to Key West, Cozumel, and Progreso — the longest sailings that cruise line has ever offered.

On board, passengers will find familiar favorites including Frank and Lola’s Pizzeria, Cheeseburger in Paradise, and Paradise Pickleball at Sea. New spaces and experiences will include a three-story LandShark Bar, the Mexican Cutie Cantina, a Margaritaville-inspired mini-golf course, and spaces for kids like the Caribbean Amphibian Play Pad and Slide.


Have you ever taken a cruise with Margaritaville at Sea? Would you consider planning a trip aboard Islander? Drop us an anchor below and let us know your thoughts about this cruise line!

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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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