‘Mafia at Sea’ docks safely in Miami, the ship is still afloat

MIAMI, Fla. (WIVB) — The ship that carried nearly 100 Bills mob members to the Bahamas this week is safely docked in Miami and still afloat.

“We came back, (in) one piece, (with) all the members on the ship,” said Victoria Pascuzzi, the organizer of ‘Mafia at Sea.’

Last year, almost as a joke, Victoria Pascuzzi posted this on Twitter: ‘Million dollar idea: What if Bills Mafia booked the same vacation on the same cruise?’ But that joke came true this week when she and others put to sea on Monday.

With the help of a friend who owns a travel agency, Pascuzzi went on the first ‘Mafia at Sea’ cruise.

“Someone came up to me afterward and gave me a hug and said, ‘You know, I would have never been on a cruise ship in my life, but then I saw this and said, this is it, I have to go.'”

Bills fans booked a row of staterooms on board, but they didn’t have the entire boat to themselves. There were also other unsuspecting vacationers on board.

“There were people saying, ‘What’s going on? There isn’t a game. Why are you all here? Pascuzzi laughed. “People were very confused. Even in Miami, people were saying, ‘What are you all doing down here?’ And yesterday I was doing this sea lion tour and somebody said, ‘You guys travel really well,’ and I said, ‘Yeah, we’re known for that.'”

And he thinks Bills Mafia made a big impression.

“Even if they have their own team that they root for, for the rest of their lives they’re probably going to watch a Bills game and say, ‘Oh my God, remember that time there were all those Bills fans on that boat. ?”

Folding tables were not allowed on board, and The Shout Song could not be played over the speakers, but Pascuzzi said he had a lot of fun. She didn’t want to go into the details of any debauchery, but as of now, Royal Caribbean still plans to treat them to another cruise next year.

‘Mafia at Sea’ returns March 4-9, 2023. The ship will call at Puerto Costa Maya and Cozumel, Mexico. There is also a ‘Mafia on the Beach’ event planned for June 25, 2023. Fans can choose to stay five or seven days at the all-inclusive Hard Rock Punta Cana Resort.

For more information on ‘Mafia at Sea’ or ‘Mafia on the Beach’, call Sam Richter of Richter Travel at (716) 216-5300 or email Sam@richtertravel.com.

Kelsey Anderson is an award-winning anchor and reporter who has been a part of the News 4 team since 2018. See more of her work here.

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