‘Heroes Sail Free’: Cruise line offers free trips to military, educators & first responders

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — A Florida-based cruise line announced a new program offering free cruise fares to military members, veterans and first responders.

Margaritaville at Sea’s “Heroes Sail Free” program applies to U.S. military service members (active duty and veterans), police, fire, EMS personnel and educators.


Through the program, those who qualify can get one free cruise fare to the Bahamas.

The cruises leave from Port of Palm Beach to Freeport, Grand Bahama Island.

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“To show our sincere gratitude for their ongoing service, we wanted to offer these frontline heroes a chance to kick off their boots and work shoes and flip flop into a relaxing getaway,” said Kevin Sheehan, Jr., president and CEO of Margaritaville at Sea. “We hope a little downtime to recover from the demands of their day-to-day responsibilities is just what they need.”

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Sarah Wilson joined WFTV Channel 9 in 2018 as a digital producer after working as an award-winning newspaper reporter for nearly a decade in various communities across Central Florida.