Norwegian Cruise Line’s next ship which will be based in Miami will have a Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville restaurant and a 5 O’Clock Somewhere Bar on board.
Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville at Sea will be a complimentary restaurant on the Norwegian Escape which will begin week-long Caribbean cruises out of Miami starting Nov 14, 2015. The restaurant will have as it’s signature item a “Cheeseburger in Paradise” and is located on the sun deck (deck 17).
The 5 O’Clock Somewhere Bar will be an indoor/outdoor bar on the ship’s Waterfront zone and will feature live music nightly. It will be located on deck 8 with other restaurants and bars as part of 678 Ocean Place.
Norwegian’s port at Harvest Caye, Belize, will have a Margaritaville when it opens in the 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.
The ad below is currently running on many of the Norwegian Cruise ships
Today Margaritaville New Orleans announced that the restaurant, bar and live music venue will move from their current address at 1104 Decatur Street to a new location on upper Decatur. The new venue is currently in the design stage, with construction scheduled to begin later this year.
“We will always have a presence in the city that gave Jimmy his start. Margaritaville has had an awesome 22 year run on Decatur Street and we are not done yet,” said Bret Brown, Margaritaville’s Director of Domestic Operations. “We have made the decision to vacate our current location on lower Decatur before completion of our new property in the interest of making way for another namesake live music venue, BB Kings, to become the next tenant at the historic Storyville Music Hall location.”
Margaritaville’s last day of operation at its current location will be on June 30, 2015.
The Palmetto Parrot Head Club will be hosting Fin Fest 16 in Columbia, SC’s “Famously Hot Vista”. Once again Fin Fest will consist of our Card Sharks Poker Crawl to various Vista bars where you will collect your best (or worst) poker hand possible. We’ll have some terrific prizes for the winner & loser. There will also be games, prizes, and a silent auction of terrific baskets. All proceeds benefit the SC Alzheimer’s Association and other PPHC charities. Saturday’s events begin at 1pm at Wet Willie’s!
We will kick the weekend off with a Friday Night Pre-Party at Kelly’s Deli & Pub. We’ll have live music, drink specials, and perhaps some additional treats (if your good girls and boys).
Twenty-six years ago today, the first official Jimmy Buffett fan club was sanctioned in Atlanta. Founder Scott Nickerson had spent months working with Margaritaville and Jimmy Buffett’s people to authorize the Atlanta PHC. Their discussions laid out a framework to authorize other PHCs nationwide.
One year to the day later the 2nd official PHC was founded in St. Louis. It would take over 4 years before the official PHC count would reach double digits.
A lot has changed in the years since. The Palmetto PHC became the 3rd South Carolina PHC in 1997 (founder Linda Martin).
Today “This madness…has blossomed to a network of over 200 clubs around the U.S. plus international clubs based in Canada and Australia. ”
So raise a toast tonight to Scott Nickerson and the Atlanta PHC for starting it all 26 years ago!
Margaritaville is no longer just a “state of mind.” Earlier this week Margaritaville.com announced the website’s latest makeover. The new site clearly lays out the extreme reach of the Margaritaville Empire.
The site is divided into multiple sections that fully layout it’s corporate reach:
So Margaritaville knows that not everyone has the cash to visit a Margaritaville in person. After all, you did drop $300+ last summer so you and the wife could see Jimmy live. Well, no problem, mon…Margaritaville’s gotcha covered. Now you can build your own Margaritaville right at home?
Since there is no snow on the ground you will have to wait until next winter to try your new Margaritaville skis but you’re about to get wild so there’s no time to be bummed.
You KNOW you’re going to wake up hungover so program the coffee pot to brew yourself some Margaritaville Coffee to cure your ails. Tomorrow’s forecast looks sunny so toss your Margaritaville Golf Bag into the car so you can hit the links manana.
Hey, I tease because I love. Seriously, checkout Margaritaville.com‘s new site and do some shopping. They ship almost anywhere!
Former PPHC President and long time PPHC Member, Elaine Hoffman’s mother Mrs. Jeannette Florence Hawes passed away Monday, March 16th. The funeral is Wednesday, March 18th at Inman Funeral Home in Tabor City, NC.
On February 5, 2003, then South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford proclaimed it Parrot Head Day in South Carolina. This was the same day of a scheduled Jimmy Buffett concert at Columbia’s Colonial Life Arena. This would be Jimmy Buffett’s first Columbia concert in decades.
The proclamation primarily recognized the (then) seven South Carolina Parrot Head Clubs and there 700+ members for all of the good work they did across South Carolina. It also recognized Jimmy Buffett as a South Carolina business owner (two Margaritaville’s operated in SC at the time), a proud promoter of the state and the husband to Carolina girl (Jane Slagsvol Buffett).
It was a proud achievement for South Carolina Parrot Head Club’s 700+ members, many of whom attended the Buffett concert that night enjoying a wonderful day of tailgating and Buffett tunes.