RIVIERA BEACH, FL- The U.S. Coast Guard lifted the ‘no sail order’ for the Margaritaville at Sea Paradise cruise ship on Friday which had kept the ship its berth at the Port of Palm Beach since Wednesday.
The passengers were allowed to disembark Thursday afternoon, but it’s not clear when they’ll be sailing for their intended destination in the Bahamas.
Cruise line officials say the passengers will be compensated for the inconvenience.
The specific reason for the no-sail order is unclear, however a Coast Guard official told our partners at WPTV “Margaritaville fixed their discrepancies and are cleared to go.”
Originally, USCG said an annual inspection conducted while the ship was in port “identified conditions, which required the ship to stay in port until rectified due to the safety of the crew and passengers.”
The cruise line operating the ship was previously known as Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line before entering into a partnership with Jimmy Buffet’s Margaritaville in 2021 to rebrand the ship with the singer’s signature brand.
Its maiden voyage was in May and it sailed from Palm Beach.
The Margaritaville at Sea Paradise can carry over 1600 passengers and is registered in Nassau, Bahamas.