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 and, with an overnight land festival, at Loreto.

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

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Still More New Lineup!

Because we, like Alexander Hamilton, can never be satisfied, we’ve added YET MORE folks to our lineup this year.

Specifically:

COMMENCE ADDITIONAL EXCITEMENT.

Itinerary Announcement

We’re altering our itinerary for 2017. Specifically, we’ll have an extra day in Loreto. Specifically specifically, because on the afternoon and evening of Tuesday, March 7 (i.e. smack-dab in the middle of JoCo Cruise), we’ll be holding a music and food festival that we’re calling “JoCoachella”.

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New Lineup Announcement!

We are happy to announce our next round of performers and featured guests:

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JoCo Cruise 2017 Initial Lineup Announced

If you go to the Performers and Featured Guests section of the JoCo Cruise website, you’ll notice some very recent changes.

Specifically: we’ve announced our initial lineup for 2017!

Lots of old friends, many new friends…but friends all around! And there’s still lots more guests, news and announcements to come in the coming weeks and months. For the time being, however, let the excitement and rampant speculation commence!

5% Pay in Full Discount Deadline Changed

We wanted to give everyone a heads-up that the deadline for receiving the 5% “Pay in Full” discount has changed. The new final day to pay in full and receive 5% off your total cabin price is May 14, 2016.

(This is, in truth, because so many of you took advantage of the 10% PIF discount window.)

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San Diego, CA

Sea Day!

Cabo San Lucas

Loreto

Scenic cruising in Bahia Magdalena

Another Sea Day!

San Diego, CA

(Day 1 – Sat. Mar. 4)

Our port of departure has the sun, the beaches, and the climate to die for. And is, of course, home of San Diego Comic-Con. Lots to do before or after we sail, including a visit to The San Diego Zoo, or just kicking around the Gaslamp District, which has a boggling number restaurants and hangout spots. Beaches? Yep: Coronado, Mission Beach, Pacific Beach, La Jolla. Not a bad start.

Sea Day!

(Day 2 – Sun. Mar. 5)

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 may just be bars.

Cabo San Lucas

(Day 3 – Mon. Mar. 6)

Maritime desert climates, beaches galore, crystal-blue surf, and big game fish along the southern coast of rugged Baja California. Find classic Mexico in San Jose del Cabo, the old town, and a resort-fringed coast nearly always slathered in sunshine. Wear sunglasses on Lover’s Beach, and forays to Las Playitas — a series of mini-beaches tucked into weathered coves.

Loreto

(Day 4 & 5 – Tue. & Wed. Mar. 7 & 8)

This seaside village awaits us with its malecon, ocean and shore adventures, and enough quaintness to fill a seaside mountain-sized burrito. Not a common cruise ship destination, Loreto is ready to welcome Sea Monkeys with open arms.

And on Day 4 (Tue. Mar. 7), we will be throwing a big music and food festival (“JoCoachella”) where everyone can get together for awesome shows (including Jonathan’s big “full band” set) and to sample the local cuisine.

Scenic cruising in Bahia Magdalena

(Day 6 – Thu. Mar. 9)

Bahia Magdalena is a wildlife-abundant 50 km-long bay along the western coast of Baja California Sur, known for its beautiful vistas, fishing villages and abundant wildlife. It’s home to an amazing array of birds including eagles, pelicans, herons and ibis, and is also on the California Gray Whale migration route. We’re tentatively planning a Lido Deck barbecue/party for everyone during our transit through Bahia Magdalena, the better to aid in our appreciation of the views.

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 of venues. Some of which may just be bars.

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