Margaritaville at Sea launched cruise industry's first seasonal Ultimate Paradise Pass

   March 31, 2023 ,   Cruise Industry

The new travel brand Margaritaville at Sea (a partnership with Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line) announced it is celebrating the launch of a cruise industry-first "Ultimate Paradise Pass" in spring 2023.

The season pass allows pass holders to embark on an unlimited number of non-consecutive 2-night cruises to the Bahamas (Freeport) leaving roundtrip from Palm Beach Florida on Margaritaville Paradise ship (fka Grand Classica).

The pass starts at US$899. The price does not include taxes/fees/port expenses, which passengers will have to pay at the time of booking. There are limited blackout dates.

Passes expire on December 31st, 2023.

Pass holders will need to be flexible as the sailings can only be reserved 24-72 hours in advance. It is highly recommended to bring a passenger on each sailing as the fare is included with Ultimate Paradise Pass in a double-occupancy oceanview/inside stateroom.

In addition to unlimited roundtrip voyages, other pass perks feature welcome amenities, behind-the-scenes access, and exclusive sneak peeks of new activities on select voyages. Pass holders also have the option to add onshore excursions, upgrades, and packages at the time of booking at a 10% discount.

Margaritaville Paradise cruise ship

Between 2014-2018, the 1991-built (as "Costa Classica") MS Margaritaville Paradise ship (fka Grand Classica/Costa Classica) was operated under the name "Costa neoClassica". In April 2018, neoClassica was renamed Grand Classica and joined the fleet of the Florida-based Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line - a company run by NCL's former President Kevin Sheehan. Until 2020, the company's fleet consisted of two ships - Grand Classica and Grand Celebration (1987-built/2020-scrapped).

In December 2021, it was announced that Margaritaville Resorts & Hotels (Florida-based hospitality group) had signed a partnership deal with Bahamas Paradise to start the new cruise brand "Margaritaville at Sea". The renamed Grand Classica started service for Margaritaville at Sea following an extensive wetdock refit at Grand Bahama Shipyard (Freeport).