JoCo Cruise 2017 is a whole cruise ship (Holland America's ms Westerdam) full of music, comedy, and general nerdery, departing from San Diego, CA for a 7-night adventure along the Sea of Cortez.

The 2017 cruise will depart from San Diego, CA on Saturday, March 4th and return on Saturday, March 11th, with ports of call at Cabo San Lucas, Pichilingue and Loreto.

Performers include Jonathan Coulton, Paul and Storm, and friends from across the music, comedy, gaming, and writing worlds.

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Everything You Need to Know About Excursions

Okay. So you’ve done everything you need to do for the cruise EXCEPT choose your shore excursions.

If you’re a new cruiser, you are probably also thinking “WHAT ARE SHORE EXCURSIONS, AND DO I NEED ONE TO OPTIMIZE MY CRUISE EXPERIENCE?”

So let’s take a minute to look at shore excursions in detail. Here’s what you need to know:

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JoCo Cruise 2017 booking begins next Friday!

Booking for the inaugural full-ship JoCo Cruise begins on Friday, January 29 at 12 noon Pacific time (3 p.m. Eastern). The basics, for the uninitiated:

  • JoCo Cruise 2017 will be a full ship charter—we control the whole boat!

  • March 4-11, 2017 (7 nights) aboard Holland America Line’s MS Westerdam

  • Sailing out of San Diego, CA, with ports of call in the Sea of Cortez

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‘Twas ten weeks before JoCo

‘Twas ten weeks before JoCo, when all through the house
Not a creature was stirring, except for the mouse
That a Sea Monkey moved in her right hand with care,
In order to find the best social to share.

My calendar told me it was time for bed,
But visions of frozen drinks danced in my head;
As you in your moustache, and I in my fez
Were swapping the memes that a meme-swapper says.

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A Holiday Shopping Guide for JoCo Cruisers

As a Professional Internet Writer, I am often tasked with writing about AMAZING PRODUCTS that YOU CAN BUY NOW.

We are also at the confluence of two very important seasons: the holiday shopping season, and the season in which EXCLUSIVE JOCO MERCH is available for purchase.

With that in mind, I’ve put together a little holiday shopping guide for Christmas, Hanukkah, Festivus, the annual December holiday where you buy cool things for yourself and give everyone else gift cards, and any other holidays you might be celebrating in the next few weeks…

More New Performers Announced!

What? More performers for JoCo Cruise? Yup!

Please welcome to the fold:

Related: Paul F. Tompkins will now officially be doing a live recording on JoCo Cruise of his outstanding half-interview, half-improv podcast, SPONTANEANATION, featuring Matt Gourley, Amanda Lund, Janet Varney and special guest interviewee Jean Grae.

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Another Sea Day!

(Day 7 – Fri. Mar. 10) The sea days are when JoCo Cruise really shines. In addition to the Official performances, there;s a host of other onboard activities, gaming and writing events and panels, and JoCo Cruise’s famous “Office Hours,” where Official guests host informal gatherings in a wide variety … Read More

Sea Days!

(Days 2 & 3 – Sun. & Mon. Mar. 5-6) The sea days are when JoCo Cruise really shines. In addition to the Official performances, there;s a host of other onboard activities, gaming and writing events and panels, and JoCo Cruise’s famous “Office Hours,” where Official guests host informal gatherings … Read More

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