JoCo Cruise 2016 is a 7-night Eastern Caribbean cruise on Royal Caribbean’s Freedom of the Seas celebrating music, comedy, and general nerdery.

The 2016 cruise will depart from Port Canaveral, Florida on Sunday, February 21 and return on Sunday, February 28th, with ports of call at CocoCay, St. Thomas, and St. Maarten.

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

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Introducing Nicole Dieker, Our New JCC2016 Blogger

Hi, everybody! I am so excited to be typing words into this blogspace for you to read. Over the next several months, I’m going to be answering many of your JoCo Cruise questions, including “do I really need to fly into Orlando a day early,” “I am new, how do I do friendship on the nerd boat,” and “why are all of these people meowing?” (I promise I will explain the meowing.)

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JoCo Cruise Teams with Worldbuilders Charity

We are also very happy to announce that JoCo Cruise will be partnering this year with Worldbuilders, the charity begun by author Pat Rothfuss to raise funds for Heifer International. Further details regarding our partnership are forthcoming, but we are absolutely thrilled to be working with Worldbuilders and Pat to help in the battle against poverty and hunger worldwide.

JoCo Cruise 2016 Writing Track

In 2015 we introduced the JoCo Cruise Writing Track, a series of writing-themed panels, Q&A sessions and events. We are continuing and expanding the Writing Track in 2016, which will be coordinated and hosted by authors John Scalzi and Patrick Rothfuss. And we are pleased to welcome the following authors to our Writing Track roster:

And yes, there will be more to come regarding the Writing Track; we promise to keep you posted about all new developments.

Initial 2016 Lineup Announced

The initial round of JoCo Cruise 2016 Performers and Featured Guests has been announced! Go see all the new friends and old favorites who will be in attendance this year!

More lineup announcements to come; we’ll keep you posted as new info comes available.

JoCo Cruise 2016 Cabins are Selling FAST

Mere days after opening JoCo Cruise 2016 booking to the general public, we’ve surpassed our 2015 total, and the pace hasn’t slowed down much. Many cabin categories are sold out, others are hanging on by a thread (all Suites and Interiors will likely be booked soon), and it’s highly unlikely we’ll be able to get more if/when we sell out.

What we’re trying to say is that unlike past years, we might sell out early. Possibly within the next few weeks. So if you are seriously considering joining us for 2016, there really is no time like the present.
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Port Canaveral, Florida

CocoCay, Bahamas

Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas

Philipsburg, St. Maarten

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Sea Day!

(Day 3 – Tue. Feb. 23) 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 of venues. Some of which […]

Port Canaveral, Florida

(Day 1 – Mon. Feb. 21) Just 40 minutes from Orlando International Airport (MCO), Port Canaveral is the home port of the Freedom of the Seas. And yes, it does share the same name as the location of the Kennedy Space Center which, as it happens, is nearby.

CocoCay, Bahamas

(Day 2 – Mon. Feb. 22) CocoCay is Royal Caribbean’s private island destination in the Bahamas. Even if the sun is your enemy, CocoCay will convince you to hammer out a temporary truce. Relax on the pristine white sand beaches, float or snorkel in mind bogglingly-clear water, go parasailing or kayaking, whatevs. It’s your day […]

Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas

(Day 4 – Wed. Feb. 24) This U.S. Virgin Islands destination was a favorite on JoCo Cruise 2013, with plenty to do or to not do. Amazing reefs! Breathtaking beaches! Duty-free shopping! History! Scenic views! Scuba diving! Relaxation! Exclamation points!!! And as in past years, we’ll be putting together special JoCo Cruiser-only excursions and experiences […]

Philipsburg, St. Maarten

(Day 5 – Thu. Feb. 25) So much to do on St. Maarten, where they keep the Dutch side Dutch and the French side French—and where you’ll feel welcome wherever you might go. Shopping, beaches, Yoda, snorkeling, crepes, and one the most frightening airport runways in the world are all yours to experience. And as […]

More Sea Days!

(Days 6/7 – Fri./Sat. Feb. 26/27) 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 of venues. Some of which […]

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JoCo Cruise 2016 is a seven night Eastern Caribbean cruise on Royal Caribbean’s Freedom of the Seas, with music, comedy, and other performances from Jonathan Coulton and friends...
We hear that a lot. So let's go to the numbers: around 75% of JoCo Cruise cruisers had never been on a cruise before JoCo Cruise...
Performers, concerts, and shipboard events will be announced on the Entertainment page in the coming months. Purchasing your cruise on jococruise.com guarantees you a seat for all of the Main Concerts, and admission to all other official events and gatherings...
It is theoretically possible to book the same itinerary for a lower cost elsewhere. However, you can only see the exclusive JoCo Cruise shows and take part in JoCo Cruise events if you buy through us. No exceptions...
JoCo Cruise's all-in-one pricing includes every dollar required to sail with us all week long. You just need to get yourself to and from the ship. Specifically, our pricing includes...
All berths booked through June 12, 2015 will receive a $75 per berth discount...
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