From the Miami Herald: “Norwegian cruise ship to feature Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville restaurant”
Norwegian Cruise Line’s next ship, which will be based in Miami, will have Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville restaurant and the 5 O’Clock Somewhere Bar on board, the company announced Thursday.
Margaritaville will be a complimentary restaurant on the Norwegian Escape, which will debut in Europe next October and begin week-long Caribbean cruises out of Miami starting Nov. 14. The 5 O’Clock Somewhere Bar will be an outdoor bar on the ship’s Waterfront zone and will feature live music nightly.
Norwegian’s port at Harvest Caye, Belize, will have a Margaritaville when it opens next fall, and a 5 O’Clock Somewhere Bar will open next year on Norwegian’s Great Stirrup Cay in the Bahamas.
Margaritaville eventually will be expanded to the rest of the fleet, but details haven’t been set yet, said Vanessa Lane Picariello, Norwegian’s director of public relations.
Kevin Sheehan, Norwegian’s CEO, announced the new partnership with Buffett at the annual company-wide employee meeting in Miami and brought Buffett on stage to perform for cheering employees.
“I always wanted a navy,” Buffett said. “If you see me out on my little 26-foot sailboat, please do not run over me.”