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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The Ultimate Guide to JCC Dining

Dining is one of the most fun—and potentially nerve-wracking—parts of the JoCo Cruise. There are all of these etiquette and clothing questions that don’t come up when you’re at home, eating an Amy’s Frozen Burrito while answering emails.

So I’ve put together a comprehensive Q&A that should answer all of your JCC dining questions. If you have a question that I didn’t answer, ask me at @HelloTheFuture or pose it to the JoCo Cruise 2016 Facebook Group. But for now, grab your pen and paper because here we go:

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JoCo Cruise 2016 SOLD OUT? Well…

Two important and extremely-related bits of news:

  1. This past weekend, JoCo Cruise 2016 officially SOLD OUT of cabins.
  2. Because we’ve known the above was imminent, we’ve been working with RCI to get more cabins added to our allotment. And we found out this week that RCI is adding 40 more Deluxe Balcony (E3) cabins to our allotment.

So as of right now, these new cabins are available for booking. We don’t expect them to last too long, and don’t plan to add any more cabins after this. So if you either are someone or know someone who’s interested in booking, this will be your last, best chance to “get on board.” (Ugh; sorry.)

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JoCo Cruise Travel: Learn From My Fail

This year, the JoCo Cruise departs from Port Canaveral, Florida on the beautiful Freedom of the Seas. If you are a new monkey preparing for your first JCC voyage (say that aloud and it sounds like “JC sea voyage,” which is exactly what it is) or a returning monkey preparing for your first Port Canaveral departure after two years of Fort Lauderdale cruising, let me tell you a little story…

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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.

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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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