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Margaritaville at Sea Paradise Review


Review for the Bahamas Cruise on Margaritaville at Sea Paradise
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2-5 Cruises • Age 40s

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Sail Date: May 2023
Traveled with children

This is the third time we have sailed on Margaritaville At Sea. We went the first time in April of 2023 and we were hooked right away. We went with my parents and another couple. We only purchased the soda package (none of us had a drop of alcohol, even though we are drinkers but it was not needed) and we had the most amazing time. We took a taxi into Lucaya and shopped around the straw market and went to the beach behind the police station and it was just a perfect day for our first time in the Bahamas. Everything on the ship from the staff, the food, the amenities, atmosphere and everything in between far exceeded our expectations. We then looked into becoming Paradise Passholders. When there was a deal offered through GOVX for us we immediately made the purchase. We have tried to cruise at least once a month since the purchase in December, but of course life happens and we just went back on in April of this year and also just went again this week. Several of the staff remembered who we were and made us feel so welcomed and so happy that we had returned. Each time is different regardless of it being the same ship with the same port and again we can not wait to go back on again. I am also going to include special shoutouts to some of the crew members below. However, this is an absolute must take cruise!

-TERRY THE CRUISE DIRECTOR: she and her brother were on our first cruise in April last year and they just made it the greatest atmosphere. They were both so entertaining and just a great time. Terry was also our cruise director last month in April on our cruise and even before we got on the ship this time we were talking and hoping she would be the director again and she was!! At the Sail Way party on the pool deck when we left West Palm she recognized us right away and came over and spoke with us and made us feel so welcome and happy that we were back. She made the Sail Away party the absolute best and she just continues that amazing energy. We are so happy every time we hear her voice because it just makes us think of all the fun she brings to our cruise. On the second day when we went for lunch at the buffet she was sitting and finishing her lunch and we asked if we could get a picture with her and she was so happy to do so. At the end of the Caribbean Heat performance show she came out and explained how she became the director from all of these surveys and how important they are. Then the absolute best was the Newley Wed game that she hosted! She is one of the most entertaining people and funniest people we have ever encountered and we hope that she is ALWAYS the cruise director when we come on.

-PIETRO IN ACTIVITY: When we came in April last month we met him at our line dancing class and we had the most amazing time. His personality is so infectious and even if you aren’t participating in the activity he still makes it such a great time. He then continued as the karaoke host that evening and again his personality is just the best. This time when we got on he recognized us right away as well at the Sail Away party and he took the time out with my mom to dance with her to her favorite song, Flowers. Then later in the evening he came in to karaoke to take over and again just the greatest time. He remembers our names and has great interactions with us and got everyone in the bar to join in on trying to get me up to sing and it was just the most amazing time. The next day we hung out with him at the trivia shows in the Europhia lounge and again called us by name and just again made us feel so important. When we we got up to leave before the last trivia game he asked where we were going and why we were leaving and we told him we were going to the pool and he said okay but please come back for Mixology. We can not say enough about how fanatic and entertaining and personable he is and that we hope he is on every cruise we are on.

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This is third time we have sailed into Freeport and it is so amazing each time. The people that work on the island are very helpful and welcoming. There are two amazing places, Mini Donut King and Mike's that are right as you get off the ship and they are definitely both worth a stop! You can also see that they are building new things to make the port even better! My favorite thing about the port is that there is a basketball goal, and being a professional basketball player this is pretty awesome!

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