Ordered Margaritaville cruise ship held at Port of Palm Beach – 850 WFTL

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Work continues inside the Horseshoe Casino Cincinnati, Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013, in Cincinnati, which is scheduled to open to the public on Monday, March 4. The casino has three outdoor-facing restaurants, including Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville. (AP Photo/Al Behrman)

RIVIERA BEACH, FL- The US Coast Guard has issued a ‘no sail order’ for the Margaritaville at Sea Paradise cruise ship on Wednesday, forcing it to remain docked at the Port of Palm Beach.

An unknown number of passengers were on board the vessel and were cleared to disembark on Thursday afternoon.

Cruise line officials say passengers will be compensated for the inconvenience.

The ship was scheduled to sail to the Bahamas on Wednesday.

The specific reason for the no-sail order is unclear, but the Coast Guard said in a statement that “port state control officers have identified conditions, which required the vessel to remain in port until rectified for the safety of crew and passengers”.

The cruise line operating the ship was previously known as Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line before partnering with Jimmy Buffet’s Margaritaville in 2021 to rebrand the ship with the singer’s iconic brand.

Her maiden voyage was in May from Palm Beach.

The Margaritaville at Sea Paradise can carry over 1600 passengers and is registered in Nassau, Bahamas.

This is a developing story.

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