JoCo Cruise 2019 is a whole cruise ship (Holland America's ms Oosterdam) full of music, comedy, and general nerdery, departing from Fort Lauderdale, FL for a 7-night adventure with stops in the Bahamas, Tortola and San Juan.

The 2019 cruise will depart from Fort Lauderdale, FL on Saturday, March 9th and return on Saturday, March 16th, with ports of call in the Bahamas (Half Moon Cay), Tortola, and San Juan, Puerto Rico.

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

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They Might Be Giants join JoCo Cruise 2019!

Yes, even as we lie in a joyful stupor recalling our time together on JoCo Cruise 2018, we are already hard at work making 2019 the even MORE best ever. We’ve made this big announcement in a few places, but just in case you missed it: They Might Be Giants will be joining JoCo Cruise 2019!

2018 Booking Is Closed!

Dear Guests,

As of 8:30 am this morning, Booking for the 2018 JoCo Cruise is closed to the public. While we can make no guarantees, if you really just gotta sail with us but missed the deadline, write to us at [email protected] and we will attempt to accommodate you.

We cannot wait to see all our 2018 Sea Monkeys as we sail across the wine dark sea in search of adventure, music, comedy, and 24/7 tabletop gaming. And we’re gonna find them. Oh yes…we will find them.

If you need your JoCo Cruise fix but can’t join us this year, book JoCo Cruise 2019 now now for the best discounts.


The Home Office

JoCo Cruise 2019 Booking is NOW OPEN

March 9-16, 2019
on Holland America’s ms Oosterdam
Sailing from Fort Lauderdale, FL
Ports of call: Half Moon Cay (Bahamas), Tortola, and San Juan, PR
(And yes, we have the whole ship again)

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Guarantee Cabins

Many of our more affordable cabins have sold out already. But thanks to the magic (well, science) of information technology and inventory forecasting, we’re now able to offer GUARANTEE CABINS for Interior, Ocean-view and Verandah cabin types! Full details can be found in our FAQ, but the headline is: get a cabin on JoCo 2018 for our lowest prices since launch, now!

Sea Monkey Send-Off

We asked our event organizer friends Team Pandy to come up with a social event for Sea Monkeys the night before we sail, to help kick things off in the proper fashion—a sort of “pre-cruise shore excursion,” as it were. They’ve put together the Sea Monkey Send-Off, happening Saturday, Feb. 17th, 6 pm – 9 pm at the San Diego Comic Art Gallery, in the city’s Liberty Station area. more…

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Our 2019 lineup is still coming into place, but here's a few acts we're able to announce; check back for regular updates.

Performers and Featured Guests


Coming Soon™!

(Lineup subject to change. Due to schedule and family commitments, not all performers may be present for the full duration of the cruise)

Here's what our lineup was in 2018:

Last Year's
Performers and Featured Guests

Fort Lauderdale, FL

Half Moon Cay

San Juan


Fort Lauderdale, FL

(Day 1 – Sat. Mar. 6)

Half Moon Cay

Half Moon Cay is Holland America’s private island in the Caribbean, and an all-time favorite beach and relaxation spot for JoCo Cruise. Sun, fun, pristine white sand beaches, plus trails to wander and (of course) food and beverages. It’s also a protected nature preserve, giving you as close to the Castaway experience as you can get without actually being stranded there.

San Juan

San Juan was one of JoCo Cruise’s most popular port stops ever. Was it because of the city and people’s rich history and culture? Maybe. Was it the special excursion to Arecibo Observatory? Perhaps.

For 2019 you’ll still have an opportunity to enjoy everything that San Juan and its environs have to offer; later that day and evening we’ll be holding our annual Land Concert there. [details forthcoming]


If dreams had dreams, they would dream about Tortola. We sure as heck are!

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