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Jimmy Buffett Margaritaville-themed cruise sets sail with new show

Jimmy Buffett has seemingly branded the world with Margaritaville.

Resorts, liquor, casinos, RV parks and myriad minutiae bear the stamp of a parrot and palm tree synonymous with the singer’s multibillion dollar empire.

It’s surprising, given Buffett’s love of the sea, that it took this long to associate a ship with his breezy imprint.

But as of May 14, the 658-cabin Margaritaville at Sea Paradise is heading from the Port of Palm Beach, Florida, to Grand Bahama Island on a regular schedule of two-night cruises. The ship is a rebranding of The Grand Classica owned by Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line and has been transformed, like all Buffett entities, into a fully island-themed experience.

Jimmy Buffett surprised the guests aboard the maiden voyage of Margaritaville at Sea with an impromptu concert.

The “Come Monday” icon, 75, has also developed a new production, “Tales from Margaritaville: Jimmy’s Ship Show,” with longtime friend and super-producer Frank Marshall, as a live offering on board. Based on characters from Buffett’s books, “Tales from Margaritaville” and “A Salty Piece of Land,” the show features a six-piece band and six characters to sing and dance their way through the lighthearted plot.

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