Margaritaville Paradise

Former names: Margaritaville At Sea Paradise, MAS Paradise, Grand Classica, Costa neoClassica, Costa Classica

Margaritaville Paradise current position

Margaritaville Paradise current location is at North West Atlantic Ocean (coordinates 26.52000 N / -78.77450 W) cruising en route to WEST PALM BEACH. The AIS position was reported 13 minutes ago.

All Itineraries Current Position

Current itinerary of Margaritaville Paradise

Margaritaville Paradise current cruise is 2 days, round-trip Bahamas. Prices start from USD 99 (double occupancy rates). The itinerary starts on 23 Apr, 2024 and ends on 25 Apr, 2024.

Date / TimePort
23 Apr 17:00    Departing from West Palm Beach, Florida hotels
24 Apr 07:00 - 16:30    Freeport, Bahamas, Grand Bahama Island
25 Apr 07:00    Arriving in West Palm Beach, Florida hotels

Specifications of Margaritaville Paradise

Year of build1991  /  Age: 33
Flag state Bahamas
BuilderFincantieri (Marghera, Italy)
ClassClassica
Ferry route / homeportsWest Palm Beach (Florida USA)
Building costUSD 335 million
Speed20 kn / 37 km/h / 23 mph
Length (LOA)220 m / 722 ft
Beam (width)30 m / 98 ft
Gross Tonnage52926 gt
Passengers1308 - 1680
Crew650
Passengers-to-space ratio34
Decks13
Cabins658
Decks with cabins5
Last Refurbishment2023
Sister-shipsCosta neoRomantica (Celestyal Experience)
Former namesMargaritaville At Sea Paradise, MAS Paradise, Grand Classica, Costa neoClassica, Costa Classica
Christened byEmilia Costa (for Costa Cruises), Shaquem Griffin (for Margaritaville Cruises)
OwnerParadise Cruise Line Operator Ltd
OperatorMargaritaville At Sea via Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line

Margaritaville Paradise Itineraries

DateItineraryDeparture PortPrice from
2024 Mar 30 2 days, round-trip Bahamas West Palm Beach $329
2024 Apr 01 2 days, round-trip Bahamas West Palm Beach $229
2024 Apr 03 2 days, round-trip Bahamas West Palm Beach $229
2024 Apr 05 2 days, round-trip Bahamas West Palm Beach $299
2024 Apr 07 2 days, round-trip Bahamas West Palm Beach $129
2024 Apr 09 2 days, round-trip Bahamas West Palm Beach $119
2024 Apr 11 2 days, round-trip Bahamas West Palm Beach $119
2024 Apr 13 2 days, round-trip Bahamas West Palm Beach $199
2024 Apr 15 2 days, round-trip Bahamas West Palm Beach $129
2024 Apr 17 2 days, round-trip Bahamas West Palm Beach $129
2024 Apr 19 2 days, round-trip Bahamas West Palm Beach $299
2024 Apr 21 2 days, round-trip Bahamas West Palm Beach $129
2024 Apr 23 2 days, round-trip Bahamas West Palm Beach $99
2024 Apr 25 2 days, round-trip Bahamas West Palm Beach $169
2024 Apr 27 2 days, round-trip Bahamas West Palm Beach $199
2024 Apr 29 2 days, round-trip Bahamas West Palm Beach $99
2024 May 01 2 days, round-trip Bahamas West Palm Beach $129
2024 May 03 2 days, round-trip Bahamas West Palm Beach $229
2024 May 05 2 days, round-trip Bahamas West Palm Beach $129
2024 May 07 2 days, round-trip Bahamas West Palm Beach $99
2024 May 09 2 days, round-trip Bahamas West Palm Beach $169
2024 May 11 2 days, round-trip Bahamas West Palm Beach $249
2024 May 13 2 days, round-trip Bahamas West Palm Beach $109
2024 May 15 2 days, round-trip Bahamas West Palm Beach $109
2024 May 17 2 days, round-trip Bahamas West Palm Beach $249
2024 May 19 2 days, round-trip Bahamas West Palm Beach $149
2024 May 21 2 days, round-trip Bahamas West Palm Beach $99
2024 May 23 2 days, round-trip Bahamas West Palm Beach $169
2024 May 25 2 days, round-trip Bahamas West Palm Beach $369
2024 May 27 2 days, round-trip Bahamas West Palm Beach $169
2024 May 29 2 days, round-trip Bahamas West Palm Beach $229
2024 May 31 2 days, round-trip Bahamas West Palm Beach $229
2024 Jun 02 2 days, round-trip Bahamas West Palm Beach $179
2024 Jun 04 2 days, round-trip Bahamas West Palm Beach $149
2024 Jun 06 2 days, round-trip Bahamas West Palm Beach $199
2024 Jun 08 2 days, round-trip Bahamas West Palm Beach $229
2024 Jun 10 2 days, round-trip Bahamas West Palm Beach $179
2024 Jun 12 2 days, round-trip Bahamas West Palm Beach $199
2024 Jun 14 2 days, round-trip Bahamas West Palm Beach $249
2024 Jun 16 2 days, round-trip Bahamas West Palm Beach $179
2024 Jun 18 2 days, round-trip Bahamas West Palm Beach $179
2024 Jun 20 2 days, round-trip Bahamas West Palm Beach $199
2024 Jun 22 2 days, round-trip Bahamas West Palm Beach $209
2024 Jun 24 2 days, round-trip Bahamas West Palm Beach $179
2024 Jun 26 2 days, round-trip Bahamas West Palm Beach $179
2024 Jun 28 2 days, round-trip Bahamas West Palm Beach $249
2024 Jun 30 2 days, round-trip Bahamas West Palm Beach $179
2024 Jul 02 2 days, round-trip Bahamas West Palm Beach $219
2024 Jul 04 2 days, round-trip Bahamas West Palm Beach $199
2024 Jul 06 2 days, round-trip Bahamas West Palm Beach $209
2024 Jul 08 2 days, round-trip Bahamas West Palm Beach $179
2024 Jul 10 2 days, round-trip Bahamas West Palm Beach $269
2024 Jul 12 2 days, round-trip Bahamas West Palm Beach $329
2024 Jul 14 2 days, round-trip Bahamas West Palm Beach $199
2024 Jul 16 2 days, round-trip Bahamas West Palm Beach $179
2024 Jul 18 2 days, round-trip Bahamas West Palm Beach $179
2024 Jul 20 2 days, round-trip Bahamas West Palm Beach $229
2024 Jul 22 2 days, round-trip Bahamas West Palm Beach $179
2024 Jul 24 2 days, round-trip Bahamas West Palm Beach $179
2024 Jul 26 2 days, round-trip Bahamas West Palm Beach $229
2024 Jul 28 2 days, round-trip Bahamas West Palm Beach $179
2024 Jul 30 2 days, round-trip Bahamas West Palm Beach $179
2024 Aug 01 2 days, round-trip Bahamas West Palm Beach $169
2024 Aug 03 2 days, round-trip Bahamas West Palm Beach $199
2024 Aug 05 2 days, round-trip Bahamas West Palm Beach $169
2024 Aug 07 2 days, round-trip Bahamas West Palm Beach $169
2024 Aug 09 3 days, round-trip Bahamas West Palm Beach $399
2024 Aug 12 2 days, round-trip Bahamas West Palm Beach $169
2024 Aug 14 2 days, round-trip Bahamas West Palm Beach $169
2024 Aug 16 3 days, round-trip Bahamas West Palm Beach $369
2024 Aug 19 2 days, round-trip Bahamas West Palm Beach $149
2024 Aug 21 2 days, round-trip Bahamas West Palm Beach $149
2024 Aug 23 3 days, round-trip Bahamas West Palm Beach $369
2024 Aug 26 2 days, round-trip Bahamas West Palm Beach $149
2024 Aug 28 2 days, round-trip Bahamas West Palm Beach $149
2024 Aug 30 3 days, round-trip Bahamas West Palm Beach $499
2024 Sep 02 2 days, round-trip Bahamas West Palm Beach $169
2024 Sep 04 2 days, round-trip Bahamas West Palm Beach $149
2024 Sep 06 3 days, round-trip Bahamas West Palm Beach $369
2024 Sep 09 2 days, round-trip Bahamas West Palm Beach $149
2024 Sep 11 2 days, round-trip Bahamas West Palm Beach $149
2024 Sep 13 3 days, round-trip Bahamas West Palm Beach $349
2024 Sep 16 2 days, round-trip Bahamas West Palm Beach $149
2024 Sep 18 2 days, round-trip Bahamas West Palm Beach $149
2024 Sep 20 3 days, round-trip Bahamas West Palm Beach $369
2024 Sep 23 2 days, round-trip Bahamas West Palm Beach $149
2024 Sep 25 2 days, round-trip Bahamas West Palm Beach $149
2024 Sep 27 3 days, round-trip Bahamas West Palm Beach $349
2024 Sep 30 2 days, round-trip Bahamas West Palm Beach $149
2024 Oct 02 2 days, round-trip Bahamas West Palm Beach $149
2024 Oct 04 3 days, round-trip Bahamas West Palm Beach $349
2024 Oct 07 2 days, round-trip Bahamas West Palm Beach $149
2024 Oct 09 2 days, round-trip Bahamas West Palm Beach $149
2024 Oct 11 3 days, round-trip Bahamas West Palm Beach $369
2024 Oct 14 2 days, round-trip Bahamas West Palm Beach $149
2024 Oct 16 2 days, round-trip Bahamas West Palm Beach $149
2024 Oct 18 3 days, round-trip Bahamas West Palm Beach $369
2024 Oct 21 2 days, round-trip Bahamas West Palm Beach $149
2024 Oct 23 2 days, round-trip Bahamas West Palm Beach $149
2024 Oct 25 3 days, round-trip Bahamas West Palm Beach $369
2024 Oct 28 2 days, round-trip Bahamas West Palm Beach $149
2024 Oct 30 2 days, round-trip Bahamas West Palm Beach $149
2024 Nov 01 3 days, round-trip Bahamas West Palm Beach $329
2024 Nov 04 2 days, round-trip Bahamas West Palm Beach $149
2024 Nov 06 2 days, round-trip Bahamas West Palm Beach $149
2024 Nov 08 3 days, round-trip Bahamas West Palm Beach $349
2024 Nov 11 2 days, round-trip Bahamas West Palm Beach $149
2024 Nov 13 2 days, round-trip Bahamas West Palm Beach $149
2024 Nov 15 3 days, round-trip Bahamas West Palm Beach $329
2024 Nov 18 2 days, round-trip Bahamas West Palm Beach $149
2024 Nov 20 2 days, round-trip Bahamas West Palm Beach $149
2024 Nov 22 3 days, round-trip Bahamas West Palm Beach $369
2024 Nov 25 2 days, round-trip Bahamas West Palm Beach $169
2024 Nov 27 2 days, round-trip Bahamas West Palm Beach $229
2024 Nov 29 3 days, round-trip Bahamas West Palm Beach $369
2024 Dec 02 2 days, round-trip Bahamas West Palm Beach $149
2024 Dec 04 2 days, round-trip Bahamas West Palm Beach $149
2024 Dec 06 3 days, round-trip Bahamas West Palm Beach $349
2024 Dec 09 2 days, round-trip Bahamas West Palm Beach $149
2024 Dec 11 2 days, round-trip Bahamas West Palm Beach $149
2024 Dec 13 3 days, round-trip Bahamas West Palm Beach $369
2024 Dec 16 2 days, round-trip Bahamas West Palm Beach $149
2024 Dec 18 2 days, round-trip Bahamas West Palm Beach $149
2024 Dec 20 3 days, round-trip Bahamas West Palm Beach $399
2024 Dec 23 2 days, round-trip Bahamas West Palm Beach $229
2024 Dec 25 2 days, round-trip Bahamas West Palm Beach $229
2024 Dec 27 3 days, round-trip Bahamas West Palm Beach $729
2024 Dec 30 2 days, round-trip Bahamas West Palm Beach $629
2025 Jan 01 2 days, round-trip Bahamas West Palm Beach $149
2025 Jan 03 3 days, round-trip Bahamas West Palm Beach $329
2025 Jan 06 2 days, round-trip Bahamas West Palm Beach $149
2025 Jan 08 2 days, round-trip Bahamas West Palm Beach $149
2025 Jan 10 3 days, round-trip Bahamas West Palm Beach $299
2025 Jan 13 2 days, round-trip Bahamas West Palm Beach $149
2025 Jan 15 2 days, round-trip Bahamas West Palm Beach $149
2025 Jan 17 3 days, round-trip Bahamas West Palm Beach $299
2025 Jan 20 2 days, round-trip Bahamas West Palm Beach $149
2025 Jan 22 2 days, round-trip Bahamas West Palm Beach $149
2025 Jan 24 3 days, round-trip Bahamas West Palm Beach $299
2025 Jan 27 2 days, round-trip Bahamas West Palm Beach $149
2025 Jan 29 2 days, round-trip Bahamas West Palm Beach $149
2025 Jan 31 3 days, round-trip Bahamas West Palm Beach $299
2025 Feb 03 2 days, round-trip Bahamas West Palm Beach $149
2025 Feb 05 2 days, round-trip Bahamas West Palm Beach $149
2025 Feb 07 3 days, round-trip Bahamas West Palm Beach $299
2025 Feb 10 2 days, round-trip Bahamas West Palm Beach $149
2025 Feb 12 2 days, round-trip Bahamas West Palm Beach $149
2025 Feb 14 3 days, round-trip Bahamas West Palm Beach $329
2025 Feb 17 2 days, round-trip Bahamas West Palm Beach $169
2025 Feb 19 2 days, round-trip Bahamas West Palm Beach $169
2025 Feb 21 3 days, round-trip Bahamas West Palm Beach $329
2025 Feb 24 2 days, round-trip Bahamas West Palm Beach $169
2025 Feb 26 2 days, round-trip Bahamas West Palm Beach $169
2025 Feb 28 3 days, round-trip Bahamas West Palm Beach $329
2025 Mar 03 2 days, round-trip Bahamas West Palm Beach $169
2025 Mar 05 2 days, round-trip Bahamas West Palm Beach $169
2025 Mar 07 3 days, round-trip Bahamas West Palm Beach $329
2025 Mar 10 2 days, round-trip Bahamas West Palm Beach $169
2025 Mar 12 2 days, round-trip Bahamas West Palm Beach $169
2025 Mar 14 3 days, round-trip Bahamas West Palm Beach $329
2025 Mar 17 2 days, round-trip Bahamas West Palm Beach $169
2025 Mar 19 2 days, round-trip Bahamas West Palm Beach $169
2025 Mar 21 3 days, round-trip Bahamas West Palm Beach $329
2025 Mar 24 2 days, round-trip Bahamas West Palm Beach $169
2025 Mar 26 2 days, round-trip Bahamas West Palm Beach $169
2025 Mar 28 3 days, round-trip Bahamas West Palm Beach $329
2025 Mar 31 2 days, round-trip Bahamas West Palm Beach $169
2025 Apr 02 2 days, round-trip Bahamas West Palm Beach $169
2025 Apr 04 3 days, round-trip Bahamas West Palm Beach $329
2025 Apr 07 2 days, round-trip Bahamas West Palm Beach $149
2025 Apr 09 2 days, round-trip Bahamas West Palm Beach $149
2025 Apr 11 3 days, round-trip Bahamas West Palm Beach $299
2025 Apr 14 2 days, round-trip Bahamas West Palm Beach $149
2025 Apr 16 2 days, round-trip Bahamas West Palm Beach $149
2025 Apr 18 3 days, round-trip Bahamas West Palm Beach $299
2025 Apr 21 2 days, round-trip Bahamas West Palm Beach $149
2025 Apr 23 2 days, round-trip Bahamas West Palm Beach $149
2025 Apr 25 3 days, round-trip Bahamas West Palm Beach $299
2025 Apr 28 2 days, round-trip Bahamas West Palm Beach $149
2025 Apr 30 2 days, round-trip Bahamas West Palm Beach $149
2025 May 02 3 days, round-trip Bahamas West Palm Beach $299
2025 May 05 2 days, round-trip Bahamas West Palm Beach $149
2025 May 07 2 days, round-trip Bahamas West Palm Beach $149
2025 May 09 3 days, round-trip Bahamas West Palm Beach $329
2025 May 12 2 days, round-trip Bahamas West Palm Beach $149
2025 May 14 2 days, round-trip Bahamas West Palm Beach $149
2025 May 16 3 days, round-trip Bahamas West Palm Beach $299
2025 May 19 2 days, round-trip Bahamas West Palm Beach $149
2025 May 21 2 days, round-trip Bahamas West Palm Beach $149
2025 May 23 3 days, round-trip Bahamas West Palm Beach $399
2025 May 26 2 days, round-trip Bahamas West Palm Beach $199
2025 May 28 2 days, round-trip Bahamas West Palm Beach $169
2025 May 30 3 days, round-trip Bahamas West Palm Beach $349
2025 Jun 02 2 days, round-trip Bahamas West Palm Beach $169
2025 Jun 04 2 days, round-trip Bahamas West Palm Beach $169
2025 Jun 06 3 days, round-trip Bahamas West Palm Beach $369
2025 Jun 09 2 days, round-trip Bahamas West Palm Beach $169
2025 Jun 11 2 days, round-trip Bahamas West Palm Beach $169
2025 Jun 13 3 days, round-trip Bahamas West Palm Beach $369
2025 Jun 16 2 days, round-trip Bahamas West Palm Beach $169
2025 Jun 18 2 days, round-trip Bahamas West Palm Beach $169
2025 Jun 20 3 days, round-trip Bahamas West Palm Beach $369
2025 Jun 23 2 days, round-trip Bahamas West Palm Beach $169
2025 Jun 25 2 days, round-trip Bahamas West Palm Beach $169
2025 Jun 27 3 days, round-trip Bahamas West Palm Beach $369
2025 Jun 30 2 days, round-trip Bahamas West Palm Beach $169
2025 Jul 02 2 days, round-trip Bahamas West Palm Beach $199
2025 Jul 04 3 days, round-trip Bahamas West Palm Beach $399
2025 Jul 07 2 days, round-trip Bahamas West Palm Beach $199
2025 Jul 09 2 days, round-trip Bahamas West Palm Beach $199
2025 Jul 11 3 days, round-trip Bahamas West Palm Beach $369
2025 Jul 14 2 days, round-trip Bahamas West Palm Beach $199
2025 Jul 16 2 days, round-trip Bahamas West Palm Beach $199
2025 Jul 18 3 days, round-trip Bahamas West Palm Beach $369
2025 Jul 21 2 days, round-trip Bahamas West Palm Beach $199
2025 Jul 23 2 days, round-trip Bahamas West Palm Beach $199
2025 Jul 25 3 days, round-trip Bahamas West Palm Beach $369
2025 Jul 28 2 days, round-trip Bahamas West Palm Beach $199
2025 Jul 30 2 days, round-trip Bahamas West Palm Beach $199
2025 Aug 01 3 days, round-trip Bahamas West Palm Beach $369
2025 Aug 04 2 days, round-trip Bahamas West Palm Beach $199
2025 Aug 06 2 days, round-trip Bahamas West Palm Beach $199
2025 Aug 08 3 days, round-trip Bahamas West Palm Beach $369
2025 Aug 11 2 days, round-trip Bahamas West Palm Beach $169
2025 Aug 13 2 days, round-trip Bahamas West Palm Beach $169
2025 Aug 15 3 days, round-trip Bahamas West Palm Beach $329
2025 Aug 18 2 days, round-trip Bahamas West Palm Beach $149
2025 Aug 20 2 days, round-trip Bahamas West Palm Beach $149
2025 Aug 22 3 days, round-trip Bahamas West Palm Beach $299
2025 Aug 25 2 days, round-trip Bahamas West Palm Beach $149
2025 Aug 27 2 days, round-trip Bahamas West Palm Beach $149
2025 Aug 29 3 days, round-trip Bahamas West Palm Beach $399
2025 Sep 01 2 days, round-trip Bahamas West Palm Beach $169
2025 Sep 03 2 days, round-trip Bahamas West Palm Beach $149
2025 Sep 05 3 days, round-trip Bahamas West Palm Beach $329
2025 Sep 08 2 days, round-trip Bahamas West Palm Beach $149
2025 Sep 10 2 days, round-trip Bahamas West Palm Beach $149
2025 Sep 12 3 days, round-trip Bahamas West Palm Beach $299
2025 Sep 15 2 days, round-trip Bahamas West Palm Beach $149
2025 Sep 17 2 days, round-trip Bahamas West Palm Beach $149
2025 Sep 19 3 days, round-trip Bahamas West Palm Beach $299
2025 Sep 22 2 days, round-trip Bahamas West Palm Beach $149
2025 Sep 24 2 days, round-trip Bahamas West Palm Beach $149
2025 Sep 26 3 days, round-trip Bahamas West Palm Beach $329
2025 Sep 29 2 days, round-trip Bahamas West Palm Beach $149
2025 Oct 01 2 days, round-trip Bahamas West Palm Beach $149
2025 Oct 03 3 days, round-trip Bahamas West Palm Beach $299
2025 Oct 06 2 days, round-trip Bahamas West Palm Beach $149
2025 Oct 08 2 days, round-trip Bahamas West Palm Beach $149
2025 Oct 10 3 days, round-trip Bahamas West Palm Beach $299
2025 Oct 13 2 days, round-trip Bahamas West Palm Beach $149
2025 Oct 15 2 days, round-trip Bahamas West Palm Beach $149
2025 Oct 17 3 days, round-trip Bahamas West Palm Beach $299
2025 Oct 20 2 days, round-trip Bahamas West Palm Beach $149
2025 Oct 22 2 days, round-trip Bahamas West Palm Beach $149
2025 Oct 24 3 days, round-trip Bahamas West Palm Beach $299
2025 Oct 27 2 days, round-trip Bahamas West Palm Beach $149
2025 Oct 29 2 days, round-trip Bahamas West Palm Beach $149
2025 Oct 31 3 days, round-trip Bahamas West Palm Beach $299
2025 Nov 03 2 days, round-trip Bahamas West Palm Beach $149
2025 Nov 05 2 days, round-trip Bahamas West Palm Beach $149
2025 Nov 07 3 days, round-trip Bahamas West Palm Beach $299
2025 Nov 10 2 days, round-trip Bahamas West Palm Beach $149
2025 Nov 12 2 days, round-trip Bahamas West Palm Beach $149
2025 Nov 14 3 days, round-trip Bahamas West Palm Beach $299
2025 Nov 17 2 days, round-trip Bahamas West Palm Beach $149
2025 Nov 19 2 days, round-trip Bahamas West Palm Beach $149
2025 Nov 21 3 days, round-trip Bahamas West Palm Beach $299
2025 Nov 24 2 days, round-trip Bahamas West Palm Beach $199
2025 Nov 26 2 days, round-trip Bahamas West Palm Beach $229
2025 Nov 28 3 days, round-trip Bahamas West Palm Beach $369
2025 Dec 01 2 days, round-trip Bahamas West Palm Beach $149
2025 Dec 03 2 days, round-trip Bahamas West Palm Beach $149
2025 Dec 05 3 days, round-trip Bahamas West Palm Beach $299
2025 Dec 08 2 days, round-trip Bahamas West Palm Beach $149
2025 Dec 10 2 days, round-trip Bahamas West Palm Beach $149
2025 Dec 12 3 days, round-trip Bahamas West Palm Beach $299
2025 Dec 15 2 days, round-trip Bahamas West Palm Beach $149
2025 Dec 17 2 days, round-trip Bahamas West Palm Beach $149
2025 Dec 19 3 days, round-trip Bahamas West Palm Beach $399
2025 Dec 22 2 days, round-trip Bahamas West Palm Beach $229
2025 Dec 24 2 days, round-trip Bahamas West Palm Beach $229
2025 Dec 26 3 days, round-trip Bahamas West Palm Beach $449
2025 Dec 29 2 days, round-trip Bahamas West Palm Beach $229
2025 Dec 31 2 days, round-trip Bahamas West Palm Beach $629

Margaritaville Paradise Review

Review of Margaritaville Paradise

The 1991-built (as "Costa Classica") cruise ship Margaritaville At Sea Paradise (aka MAS Paradise, fka "Grand Classica") between 2014-2018 was operated under the name "Costa neoClassica". In April 2018, neoClassica was renamed to "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 2023, the fleet was expanded with a second ship the 2000-built Costa Atlantica/Margaritaville Islander.

The vessel (IMO number 8716502) is currently Bahamas-flagged (MMSI 311000969) and registered in Nassau.

In December 2021 was announced that Margaritaville Resorts & Hotels (Florida-based hospitality group) signed a partnership deal with Bahamas Paradise to start the new cruise brand "Margaritaville at Sea". The new travel brand is currently scheduled for inauguration on May 13, 2022 (Margaritaville Paradise's Maiden Voyage). The renamed Grand Classica starts service for Margaritaville at Sea following an extensive wetdock refit at Grand Bahama Shipyard (Freeport).

  • The Margaritaville Cruise Line brand is expected to add more ships to its future fleet, with Margaritaville Paradise being the first one.
  • The long-term ship charter was signed by John Cohlan (Margaritaville's CEO) and Oneil Khosa (Bahamas Paradise's CEO, who also serves as Margaritaville Cruise Line's CEO).
  • The shipowner remains the same (Paradise Cruise Line Operator Ltd).

Margaritaville Paradise continued the regular 2-night cruise schedule from Palm Beach to Freeport, restarting operations on May 10, 2022.

History - construction and ownership

In 2018, Grand Classica joined Grand Celebration as the fleet's second ship. In 2017, the shipowner Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line signed with The Bahamas a 3-year deal (until 2020) to bring both vessels (Celebration and Classica) to Grand Bahama Island (Freeport) via 2-night roundtrip Florida-Bahamas itineraries. With both ships, the company had an annual passenger shipping capacity of over 0,5 million.

Margaritaville Paradise cruise ship (Grand Classica, Costa neoClassica)

On August 2, 2017, Costa Cruises announced that neoClassica leaves the fleet in March 2018. The ship's last Costa voyage was scheduled for March 4, 2018 (7-day "India and Maldives" from Mumbai India to Male Maldives). Last refurbished in 2014, neoClassica was Costa's oldest vessel. The decision was made following the 4 new ships order, with scheduled deliveries between 2019-2022. Costa's new boats are with GT 183,000 tons, with 2600+ cabins and max passenger capacity ~6600.

The 1680-passenger ship Grand Classica was inaugurated in 1991. In 1999 was proposed a ship-stretching project that was abandoned in favor of a later refit (in 2000 / budgeted USD 20 million).

The ship has an impressive onboard art collection of sculptures and original paintings, murals and crafts.

Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line announced the vessel's purchase from Carnival Corporation (Costa's parent company) on December 13, 2017. The ship's drydock refurbishment in 2017 (October) also included improvements required by the new shipowner Paradise Cruise Line Operator Ltd.

On December 4, 2023, the company confirmed a second ship (Costa Atlantica/Margaritaville Islander) scheduled for Caribbean voyages leaving roundtrip from Tampa Florida.

Decks and Cabins

Margaritaville Paradise has 13 decks (10 passenger-accessible, 5 with cabins) and total 658 staterooms. Cabins are in 5 grades/categories and include 12x Suites (Balcony and Junior), 430x Oceanviews, 216x Inside. Costa neoClassica additionally had 10x single cabins. Only the Suites have step-out balconies.

All public spaces are located on Decks 8-14. The largest accommodations are the Grand Terrace Suites (525 ft2 / 49 m2, with balcony sized 150 ft2 / 14 m2).

All main public areas are on decks 8 through 14.

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.

Shipboard facilities and amenities

Grand Classica has all 8 dining venues (restaurants and food bars):

  • Yellow Elder is the complimentary main dining room with 2 fixed seating times plus "My Time Dining" option).
  • Ocean View Buffet offers complimentary breakfast, lunch, dinner, late-night snacks.
  • Admiral's Steak & Seafood is a dinner restaurant offering 5-course gourmet meals.
  • Rock Grill offers gourmet burgers and meats cooked on lava rock grill.
  • Crow's Nest Bar & Grill is the ship's Sports Bar / Pub serving pub fare, beers, cocktails.
  • A Slice Above is an Italian pizzeria offering traditional and build-your-own gourmet pizzas by the slice.
  • Grand Cafe is a cafeteria/patisserie for specialty coffee drinks, gourmet ice-cream (gelato) and desserts.
  • Fins Dining (specialty restaurant)
  • Hemisphere Nightclub (discotheque with DJ programming)

The cruise company also provides Room Service (at extra charge).

The ship has a bar lounge, a casino lounge, live entertainment (in the theater and regal room), wellness facilities (spa, gym, beauty salon), 2 swimming pools.

Other amenities include a conference center seating 80, Jolly Mon Kids' Club (for children ages 3-17), retail shops, a card room, Internet Lounge.

Margaritaville Paradise cruise ship (Grand Classica, Costa neoClassica)

Follows the complete list of Grand Classica lounges, clubs and other entertainment venues for kids, teens, and adults.

  • Legends Grand Theater( 2-level theater offering comedy, song- and dance shows)
  • Para-A-Dice Casino (offers a range of table games and slot machines - 101 of the most famous slot games, along with 10 table games, such as blackjack, craps, roulette, three card poker, ultimate Texas hold 'em poker are offered)
  • Encore Lounge (features live music and a drink, along with a central stairway leading to The Grand Cafe and A Slice Above)
  • Regal Room (a lounge with a large bar and stage for live entertainment)
  • Main Pool (a large swimming pool surrounded by a sundeck with lounge chairs and the adjacent Plunge Bar serving beverages and specialty cocktails)
  • The Oasis (adults-only area featuring an aft pool, 2 whirlpools, and its own bar)
  • Jogging Track (one deck above the ship's main pool)
  • Indulgence Spa, Fitness Center & Salon (massages, facials, skin treatments are offered in the spa and beauty parlor, while the ocean-view fitness room has a wide range of free weights and fitness equipment)
  • Kruzers Kid's Club (offers free activities for kids aged 3-17)
  • Internet Lounge & Card Room
  • 80-person conference room
  • Retail Outlets
  • Photo Gallery

Margaritaville Paradise ship's new venues include JWB Prime Steak & Seafood (restaurant), Frank & Lola's Pizzeria, Port of Indecision Buffet (Lido restaurant), LandShark Sports Bar, Margaritaville Coffee & Pastry Shop (patisserie), Stars on the Water Theater (show lounge), Euphoria Lounge, Par-A-Dice Casino, Sunset Bar, 5 O'clock Somewhere Bar & Grill (includes the burger bar "Cheeseburger in Paradise"), redesigned wellness complex (St Somewhere Spa, Fins Up! Fitness Center), new leisure activities, live entertainment, more retail shopping options.

Costa Classica cruise ship (Grand Classica Bahamas Paradise)

In January 2023, Margaritaville at Sea signed a partnership deal with Tipsy Scoop (NYC-based Ice Cream Shop selling liquor-infused flavors/with bourbon, rum, vodka, tequila or sangria). Now Margaritaville Paradise passengers can order the five Tipsy Scoop "boozy ice creams", of which two are exclusive to the cruise ship - Blue Margarita Sorbet (with Margaritaville Silver Tequila) and Bahama Mama Ice Cream (with Margaritaville Coconut Rum).

Drydock refurbishment 2023 review

During the drydock in 2023 (refurbishment project conducted in May at Grand Bahama Shipyard in Freeport) were several new venues and many facilities were redesigned and/or renovated.

By this drydocking project, the ship received Paradise Pickleball at Sea (certified pickleball court with an open-air lounge seating), Keys on the Water (dueling piano bar with live evening performances), Cheeseburger in Paradise (complimentary fast food bar for burgers/at 5 O'Clock Somewhere Bar & Grill), Jolly Mon (indoor playground for children), Fin City Arcade (machine gaming lounge), Hemisphere Nightclub, Fins Dining.

Two new theater productions were introduced - "Caribbean Heat" and "Radio Margaritaville: LIVE! At Sea".

All passenger staterooms were renovated. All Suites received Internet-connected workout mirrors.

Fins Up! Fitness Center was redesigned and received new gym equipment including Group Cycle Connect bikes, rowing machines, treadmills, steppers, Touch Smart Fitness Mirrors (for yoga).

Margaritaville at Sea Itineraries

Just like Grand Classica, Margaritaville Paradise ship's itinerary program offers exclusively Bahamas cruises leaving roundtrip from Florida.

At the end of August 2017, Port Palm Beach District Commission signed a 10-year agreement for the former Costa neoClassica to service the Florida-Bahamas route West Palm Beach-Freeport. The liner has a regularly scheduled itinerary program of 3-day / 2-night Bahamas cruises to Freeport and back to Palm Beach FL.

Costa neoClassica itinerary program was based on roundtrips from Dubai and as well as Mediterranean voyages leaving roundtrip from homeports Barcelona Spain, Savona Italy, and Tenerife Canaries Spain.

Departing August 17, 2019, from Port Palm Beach, the ship offered Bahamas Paradise's first-ever Panama Canal transition cruise. The 9-night itinerary included as call ports Key West Florida, Grand Cayman Island and Panama Canal (transit), ending in Puerto Caldera/Puntarenas (Costa Rica). Grand Classica's South American charter season was scheduled to end in October. Repositioning cruise prices started from USD 500 per person (double occupancy inside cabin). Early-booking discount deals (bookings made before May 31, 2019) offered 3rd and 4th passengers in the stateroom pricing of USD 300 pp.

Following the Coronavirus crisis (2020-2021), Grand Classica had to be the first large cruiser to resume voyages out of the USA, with the first departure (Palm Beach to Freeport) scheduled for July 2, 2021. However, the first post-COVID voyage was later rescheduled for July 8th. In August, the boat was chartered by "Entergy New Orleans" (electricity provider) to house relief workers (in Port NOLA-New Orleans) after Hurricane Ida.

The renamed Margaritaville Paradise marked the Margaritaville at Sea brand's inauguration with the Maiden Voyage departing out of Palm Beach on May 13, 2022 (rescheduled from April 30th).

Ultimate Paradise Pass

In March 2023, Margaritaville at Sea introduced the industry's first seasonal pass "Ultimate Paradise Pass". It 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.

The pass prices started at US$899 (per person based on double occupancy) exclusive of taxes/fees/port expenses, which are due at booking.

The "Ultimate Paradise Pass" cruises can only be reserved 24-72 hours in advance.

With only several limited blackout dates, passes expired on December 31st (2023).

In addition to the unlimited Florida-Bahamas roundtrip voyages, Ultimate Paradise Pass' onboard perks include welcome amenities, behind-the-scenes access, and exclusive sneak peeks of new activities (on select voyages). Pass holders can additionally book shore excursions, upgrades, and packages at a 10% discount.

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    When serving Costa Cruises, the ship (Costa Classica) was christened by godmother Emilia Costa (1967-born Italian actress). For the Margaritaville cruise line, Margaritaville Paradise was christened by Shaquem Alphonso Griffin (1995-born American, NFL football player/linebacker).

    Margaritaville's naming ceremony was held on May 13, 2022, in Port Palm Beach, and was attended by Margaritaville at Sea's executives (John Cohlan/CEO, Oneil Khosa/COO, Kevin Sheehan Jr/President) and numerous VIP guests (including company partners and travel agents). The Maiden Voyage for Margaritaville departed Palm Beach on May 14th. The special sailing to Freeport featured a live concert by Jimmy Buffett/James William Buffett (1946-born American musician, singer, songwriter, author, actor, businessman).

    Grand Classica joined Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line on April 13 (Friday) 2018, when the vessel docked at Port Palm Beach. The drydock refurbishment in 2017 resulted in improved systems and onboard infrastructure. All wetdocks and drydocks (including in 2021/November-December, and 2022/April-May) are conducted at Grand Bahama Shipyard in Freeport.

    During cruise October 12-14 (2018), the liner hosted PalmCon - Palm Beach's 8th annual Comic-Con convention. The annual event is themed after superheroes, anime and sci-fi movies, games (video, role-playing, fantasy cards). The themed cruise was the first Comic-Con at sea and had numerous pre-planned onboard activities (celebrity guests, workshops, original art, comics, toys, contests, live entertainment).

    On January 21, 2019, Bahamas Paradise announced a partnership with Viva Travel resulting in a cruise to Cuba roundtrip from Palm Beach Florida. The 4-night Cuban itinerary on Grand Classica was scheduled to depart on February 14, with booked berthing in Havana (Feb 15, 10-hour port stay), sea day (Feb 16), back to Havana (Feb 17, 8-hour port stay) and back to Palm Beach (Feb 18). The special voyage featured Cuban cuisine and entertainment, and open-deck concerts (on Feb 16) with live performances by Los Cuatro, Laritza Bacallao and La Pantoja.

    Grand Classica cruise ship (Margaritaville Paradise, Costa neoClassica)

    Deckplan changes/ship refurbishments review

    Margaritaville Paradise ship's first drydock refurbishment was in 2022 (April-May) conducted at Grand Bahama Shipyard (Freeport Bahamas). The project resulted in all staterooms being modernized and all public spaces renovated with new soft furnishing and carpets.

    The list of changes and renovations after drydock refit 2014 refurbishment (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.

    The refurb project cost Costa Cruises around USD 28 million.

    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).

    neoClassica's last drydock (by Costa Cruises) was in October 2017.

    Costa neoClassica ship review

    • Total number of cabins: 654 (of which 10 Suite, no Balcony, 210 Inside rooms) in 5 grades
    • Dining Rooms: Tivoli
    • Restaurants and food bars: La Trattoria (buffet), La Tavernetta (pizzeria).
    • Lounges & Bars: Colosseo (theater), Galileo (nightclub), Colosseo (lobby), Piazza Navona, Dolce Amore (patisserie), Puccini (ballroom), Squok Club (kids), poolside (Positano, Tiveri pizza).
    • Amenities: complimentary 24-Hour Room-Service & Babysitting, Supervised Children Program, Internet, Laundry, Onboard Weddings.
    • San Remo (casino), Promenade (Deck 8), Caracalla Spa, 4 jacuzzis, 2 pools (Fountain, Capri), Jogging Track, Mondo Virtuale (arcade).

    neoClassica was Costa's first Classica-class liner, with sistership Costa neoRomantica (1993-built/2021-scrapped).

    In 2000, Costa Crociere made an extensive renovation of the Classica liner. During the drydock, the sound problems in the dining room were also solved, new leather chairs and wood paneling were added. The lobby's interior was changed by removing the old nude figures.

    After a major refurbishment in 2014, the liner was renamed from "Costa Classica" to "Costa neoClassica". Among its most popular amenities are 2 swimming pools and 4 big hot tubs, 9 bars, 2 large restaurants.

    Most Costa neoClassica staterooms were 175 f2 Oceanview rooms (428). There were a total of 654 staterooms in 5 main categories, The ship had 6 wheelchair-accessible cabins. The largest staterooms were the Balcony Suites (505 ft2).

    The Tivoli Dining Room offered basic continental cuisine. The Trattoria was the ship's self-service buffet. Casual dining was offered at the Alfresco Cafe. International cuisine and Italian specialties were often presented at all onboard restaurants. Follows the complete list of Costa neoClassica restaurants and food bars.

    • Ristorante Tivoli (aft Dining Room, complimentary; serves open-seating breakfast and lunch, 2 fixed dinner seatings - at 6:30 p.m. and 9 p.m.)
    • La Tavernetta Pizzeria (Italian pizzeria restaurant & bar)
    • Ristorante Buffet La Trattoria (self-service buffet restaurant, complimentary; offers breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea at 4-5:00 p.m., and dinner)
    • Piazza Tiveri (complimentary pizza by the slice, poolside).

    The 2-deck high Colosseo Show Lounge (ship's amphitheater) provided cabaret shows, dancers and specialty acts. The ship had a large range of bars and lounges, including the 360-degree Galileo Disco and Puccini Ballroom. After the 2014 refit, Costa neoClassica offered the Stargazer experience, which is an original activity on all Costa neoCollection ships. It gives cruisers the use of high-quality telescopes on board, being assisted by experts. On Deck 11 there are 2 swimming pools and 2 large jacuzzis (by the aft pool), plus 2 more jacuzzis at the Spa & Fitness Center. The Fitness is fitted with top-line Technogym equipment. The Spa complex has an authentic Roman bath and offered a full range of Steiner-managed spa treatments.

    Follows the complete list of Costa neoClassica lounges, clubs and other entertainment venues for kids, teens, and adults.

    • Teatro Colosseo (2-level theatre and main show lounge; hosts grand scale show productions, musicals, classical concerts, ballet performances, circus shows)
    • Bar Colosseo (foyer bar with a seating area; serves Ferrari sparkling wines)
    • Piazza Navona Grand Bar (lounge & bar area with stage and dance floor; offers various entertainment programs, dancing lessons, daily trivia games)
    • Il Dolce Amore Pasticeria (coffee bar & patisserie selling specialty coffee and tea, pastries, shakes; doubles as Pizzeria in the evenings)
    • Sala Carte (cards room)
    • Casino San Remo (served by the San Remo bar)
    • Sala da Ballo Puccini (grand lounge & bar “Ballroom Puccini”; with dance floor, stage, ample seating)
    • Biblioteca & Internet Point (Library & Internet computers room)
    • Ponte Vecchio; Negozi Shops; Boutique Shops (duty & tax-free shops for brand watches, jewelry, perfumes, fashion clothes, Costa-logo merchandise, sportswear, gifts, tobacco, and liquor)
    • Galleria Foto (Photo Gallery & Shop)
    • Mondo Virtuale (Video Games Arcade)
    • Cappella (Wedding Chapel, also used for religious services)
    • Alfresco Cafe (outdoor canopied seating area with live trees)
    • Squok Club (kids lounge with Mini Club (3-6 yo) and Maxi Club (7-11 yo) playing rooms; with complimentary kids program and supervised activities; complimentary babysitting)
    • Caracalla Spa & Fitness (neoClassica Wellness Centre with Beauty Salon, Gymnasium, Aerobics Room, Turkish Bath, Massages-Treatment Rooms, Spa products shop, Caracalla Cafe /juice bar)
    • Fountain Pool area (pool with cascading water)
    • Capri Pool area (with two Whirlpools)
    • Bar Positano (serves the pool areas)
    • Galileo Disco (Nightclub & Observatory located at the top of Costa neoClassica)
    • Pista da Jogging (Power Walking/Jogging Track).

    Costa neoClassica India cruises 2016-2017

    Costa Cruises deployed the neoClassica ship in India, offering regular departures from Mumbai.

    Costa's new India cruise itinerary program (winter 2016-2017 season) offered 7-day (one-way Mumbai to Male, and the reverse Male to Mumbai) and 14-day (roundtrip Mumbai) itineraries to ports in the Maldives (Male), Sri Lanka (Colombo) and India (Cochin, Mangalore, Mormugao-Goa).

    Itineraries were bookable through the company's Italian website (costacrociere.it).

    The neoClassica ship had previously scheduled 7-day roundtrip itineraries leaving from Dubai UAE.