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Margaritaville at Sea Islander godmother is Jimmy Buffett's daughter Savannah

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Savannah Buffett will perform the godmother duties for Margaritaville at Sea Islander
Savannah Buffett, daughter of the late singer, songwriter, best-selling author and sailor Jimmy Buffett, will serve as the godmother of Margaritaville at Sea Islander.

The former Costa Atlantica is undergoing an extensive transformation before its scheduled debut June 14 at Port Tampa Bay on a four-night inaugural sailing to Cozumel.

Seafaring ancestors

Buffett said she looks forward to 'rendering the right concoction of love and luck so [Margaritaville at Sea Islander] may plow the seas amidst smooth, untroubled waters in search of that one particular harbor.' She added: 'As a descendent of captains and boatbuilders, I accept this honor in tribute to the legacy of my seafaring ancestors.'

Buffett spent much of her childhood traveling on seaplanes, sailboats and tour buses with her father. Her childhood was immersed in maritime culture.

From acting and literature to music history and photography, Savannah has delved into a myriad of disciplines, drawing inspiration from her father’s talents. She served as a creative and musical consultant, hosted her own radio show on SiriusXM’s Radio Margaritaville and co-authored two children's books with her father, 'Jolly Mon' and 'Trouble Dolls.'

'Jimmy would be thrilled'

'Jimmy would be thrilled that Savannah is the godmother of the Islander,' said John Cohlan, CEO of Margaritaville Holdings and Buffett’s partner of 28 years. 'With his eldest daughter holding this honor, the christening of the Islander will be a very, very special day for all of us.'

Margaritaville at Sea Islander is scheduled to operate four- to seven-night cruises from Port Tampa Bay to Key West, Cozumel and Progreso.

The ship joins Palm Beach-based Margaritaville at Sea Paradise.