Margaritaville at Sea Islander heading to Florida

From Margaritaville at Sea: The Margaritaville at Sea Islander is on her way to Florida! Today, Islander left the Harland & Wolff shipyard in Belfast, Northern Ireland after an extensive re-imagining and has begun her three-week journey across the Atlantic to Port Tampa Bay, finishing the final flourishes along the way.

Jimmy Buffett’s Daughter, Savannah Buffett, Named Godmother of Newest Margaritaville at Sea Cruise Ship

Savannah Buffett, the eldest daughter of the late Jimmy Buffett, has been named godmother of Margaritaville at Sea Islander.

The 2,600-guest ship will be the newest vessel to join the Margaritaville at Sea fleet. The ship is scheduled to set sail from Tampa on her maiden voyage June 14. The vessel will offer 4- to 7-night cruises to Key West, Cozumel and Progreso.

Margaritaville at Sea Islander was built in the early 2000s as the Costa Atlantica for Costa Cruises. The ship was acquired by Margaritavilla at Sea last year and is undergoing an extensive refurbishment.

Buffett looks forward to “rendering the right concoction of love and luck” so that the ship may “plow the seas amidst smooth, untroubled waters in search of that one particular harbor,” she says.

“As a descendant of captains and boat builders, I accept this honor in tribute to the legacy of my seafaring ancestors,” she adds. “Cheers to many a lovely cruise!”

Buffett spent her childhood traveling around the world with her father — on tour buses, sailboats, seaplanes and more. She’s held an array of different roles during her career, including working as a creative and musical consultant, hosting a radio show on SiriusXM’s Radio Margaritaville and co-authoring two children’s books with her father, “Jolly Mon” and “Trouble Dolls.” 

“Jimmy would be thrilled that Savannah is the godmother of the Islander,” says John Cohlan, chief executive officer of Margaritaville Holdings. “With his eldest daughter holding this honor, the christening of the Islander will be a very, very special day for all of us.”