Margaritaville Paradise deck plans
Deck layouts, review of facilities, activities, amenities
Margaritaville Paradise deck plan review at CruiseMapper provides newest cruise deck plans (2023-2024-2025 valid floor layouts of the vessel) extracted from the officially issued by Margaritaville at Sea (Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line) deckplan pdf (printable version).
Each of the Margaritaville Paradise cruise ship deck plans are conveniently combined with a legend (showing cabin codes) and detailed review of all the deck's venues and passenger-accessible indoor and outdoor areas. A separate link provides an extensive information on Margaritaville Paradise staterooms (cabins and suites), including photos, cabin plans and amenities by room type and category.
MS Margaritaville Paradise (1991-built as "Costa Classica", last refurbished in 2022 April-May, renamed from "Grand Classica") is the first of two Classica-class former Costa cruise ships - together with Costa neoRomantica (1993-built/2021-scrapped). The ship's name was changed twice after extensive refits in 2014 (Costa neoClassica) and 2022 (Margaritaville Paradise). neoClassica was Costa's oldest liner.
On August 2, 2017, Costa Cruises announced that the neoClassica ship leaves the fleet in 2018. The ship's last Costa cruise itinerary is scheduled for March 4, 2018. The decision was made following the 4 newbuilds with scheduled deliveries in 2019-2022. Renamed to "Grand Classica", in 2018 Costa neoClassica joined the fleet of the Florida-based company Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line, which current fleet also includes Grand Celebration.
Grand Classica/Margaritaville Paradise cruise ship deck plan shows a total of 656 staterooms for 1308 passengers (max capacity is 1680) served by 620 crew-staff. The boat has 13 decks (10 passenger-accessible, 5 with cabins), 8 dining options (7 restaurants and food bars, plus room service), 9 lounges and bars, 2 swimming pools (none with a retractable roof), 4 Jacuzzis (outdoor whirlpool hot tubs), 8 elevators. The ship has no self-service laundromats (passenger-use laundry facilities).
Grand Classica decks were all named after famous Italian Riviera cities. Following the ship's acquisition, Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line renamed all decks after Bahamian islands.
There are numerous artworks of great value on display at various places throughout the ship. The list includes works by Emilio Tadini (mosaic walls in the theatre) and Luciano Vistosi (displayed in the Atrium).
Grand Classica entered wetdock in Freeport Bahamas (at Grand Bahama Shipyard) in March 2020, Margaritaville Paradise - in May 2022.
Costa neoClassica deckplan changes/refurbishments review
The list of deck plan changes and renovations after the ship's drydock refit and refurbishment in 2014 (Nov 8 - Dec 18, done in Genoa Italy) included:
- The vessel's hull was repainted. Engine rooms were updated. All hotel areas were renovated.
- Public areas and all passenger cabins were renovated (including new furniture in all balcony Suites).
- New cabin amenities were added, including Illy coffee machines and Elemis bath products.
- Tivoli Restaurant was upgraded - more 2-4 seats tables were added, as well as the sea days Brunch option.
- On deck 11, new TRX (classes area) was added to the SPA.
- The menu of Dolce Amore Bar (deck 9) was upgraded with a new pizza dinner option.
- During the ship's 2013 drydock in Genoa (Nov 12 - Dec 21) were done routine maintenance (hull, engine, hotel), public areas and passenger cabins renovation, new Suite furniture, Tivoli restaurant upgrade, SPA refurbishment (new TRX classes/sports area was added).
- The refurb project cost Costa Cruises around USD 28 million.
neoClassica's last drydock (by Costa Cruises) was in October 2017.
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