How Teachers Can Sail Away On A Free Cruise

Margaritaville at Sea is offering a free cruise to teachers sailing on a three day excursion to the Bahamas.

By Erika Hanson | Published

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Teachers report being more stressed than ever amid a nationwide teacher shortage, low pay, and increases in violence in schools. Understanding this, more and more companies are doing their part in recognizing the hard work put in by great teachers all across the nation. Some offer free coffee, but one company is going big, giving educators the opportunity to jet off on a free cruise. 

Margaritaville at Sea, a cruise ship direct from Jimmy Buffet’s famous Margaritaville franchise recently set to sea for its first year of cruises. Now, they are honoring teachers and first responders with a free cruise to the Bahamas. This offer sets sail for three days and two nights, making its way to Grand Bahama Island. 

This complimentary offer is already up and running, and teachers looking to spend some R&R time away from students can schedule their free cruise here with a valid GovX ID. Those wishing to take a co-worker along can claim the offer with up to two roommates. However, the offer only applies to the educator, and any other registered parties will have to pay full price for their pass. Additionally, taxes, fees, and gratuity will not be included in this offer. 

Margaritaville at Sea’s free cruise offer is a major deal for educators. The free package is valued at nearly $600 dollars. While the deal comes with standard rooms, the site is allowing teachers to upgrade their rooms, if they wish to at the standard price. 

Those who take advantage of this free cruise offering have the opportunity to enjoy added amenities, excursions, and all the 659 cabin ship has to offer. Similar to Margaritaville’s laid-back persona, the large ship has 10 passenger decks featuring various levels of staterooms all featuring intricate nautical decor synonymous with the Margaritaville style. 

With plenty of Jimmy Buffet music, the free cruise lets teachers enjoy the Par-A-Dice Casino, the Stars on the Water Theater, and a plethora of nightclubs, fitness centers, pools, shopping, and more. When the ship docks in the Bahamas, travelers can choose from excursions on the land as well. Swimming with pigs, and dolphins, or just relaxing on the beach is available.

Teachers can book a free cruise anytime from now up until December 29, 2023. However, the company has noted that if successful, they make extend the offering. Interested parties should take note that there are blackout dates unavailable from December 30th and December 31st. 

Kevin Sheehan, Jr., the CEO of Margaritaville at Sea is hopeful that the free cruise will be a great way to show teachers and first responders how much they appreciate their service. “We hope a little downtime to recover from the demands of their day-to-day responsibilities is just what they need,” he said. The company is following line with more and more of its kind trying to do its part in addressing the stress that these workers face day in and day out. 

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The worth of an educator is invaluable. They spend long hours in the classroom, and out helping children through their school journey. Today, they are both praised and criticized at alarming rates. By offering a free cruise to those who deserve a break, Margaritaville at Sea is sending a well-received message to countless teachers all across the country that their hard work is recognized.