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MARCH 9-16, 2024

Can you believe we’re going to be taking our thirteenth voyage in 2024? Crazy! While we currently can only officially announce the sailing dates and ports of call, in the coming months we’ll be adding new guests, events, details and managing a staggering array of details to make it better than ever. We look forward to sharing them with all of you!

2024 DESTINATIONS

DAY 1

FORT LAUDERDALE

MARCH 9th
depart @ 5pm

We embark on our adventure!

DAY 2

AT SEA

MARCH 10th

Enjoy the plethora of activities on board (panels, gaming, crafting, and dozens of other options), or just chill by the pool or in your stateroom. Your day is yours to do as you please; we’re not the boss of you!

DAY 3

AT SEA

MARCH 11th

Once again enjoy the plethora of activities on board (panels, gaming, crafting, and dozens of other options), or just chill by the pool or in your stateroom. Your day is yours to do as you please; we’re still not the boss of you!

DAY 4

GRAND TURK

MARCH 12th
8 am – 5 pm

You’ll find sugar-white sand, brilliant blue waters, and a kaleidoscopic of sea life-and astronauts-on this jem of an island in the archipelago nation of Turks & Caicos. Visit the Turks and Caicos National Museum, the Grand Turk Lighthouse, the Cockburn Town
waterfront, and the Splashdown Grand Turk exhibition celebrating astronaut John Glenn’s return to Earth in 1962, just off the coast.

DAY 5

PUERTO PLATA

MARCH 13th
7 am – 3 pm

We’ll disembark at the Taino Bay terminal in Puerto Plata, the Dominican Republic’s third-largest city. You can enjoy the vibrant town’s many attractions, its historic fort, or nearby beaches and waterfalls. Or take the Teleférico cable car and enjoy its spectacular landscape from from 2,625 feet above the town.

DAY 6

AT SEA SOME MORE

MARCH 14th

Continue to enjoy the plethora of activities on board (panels, gaming, crafting, and dozens of other options), or just chill by the pool or in your stateroom. Your day is yours to do as you please; it’s abundantly clear by now that we’re not the boss of you!

DAY 7

HALF MOON CAY

MARCH 15th
8 am – 3 pm

Holland America’s private island in the Caribbean. It’s an all-time favorite beach and relaxation spot for JoCo Cruise that’s also a protected nature preserve; it’s as close to the Castaway experience as you can get! (At least, while still having a bar, beach chairs and a ship to leave on.)

DAY 8

FORT LAUDERDALE

MARCH 16th
7 AM

We return to port.

BASIC 2024 DATES

Friday, March 8th
It’s not required, but we recommend arriving in Fort Lauderdale the day before sailing.

Saturday, March 9th
Boarding is between 11:30 a.m. (approximately) and 3:30 p.m. For more info on what happens at sea, check out the destinations page and the schedule page.

Saturday, March 16th
We return to port in Fort Lauderdale at approximately 7 a.m.,  we recommend that no one should book flights before noon the same day.

FLIGHTS, HOTELS & TRANSPORTATION

Please drop by our JoCo Cruise 2024 Pre-cruise Planning Page for useful info regarding getting yourself to FL and onto the Nieuw Amsterdam

SHIP SPECS

The Nieuw Amsterdam

HOLLAND AMERICA CRUISE LINE – SIGNATURE CLASS

This will be our fifth time sailing on a Signature Class ship. Delivered to Holland America in 2010 and refit in 2017, its design and art (valued at more than $3M) are inspired by New York City. Most important: its layout will be fantastic for our events and hangouts, all week long.

Length: 285 m (935 ft)
Beam: 32 m (105 ft)
Draught: 7.9 m (26 ft)
Max speed: 23.9 knots (warp factor 0.00000034)
Decks: 11 passenger decks
Giant Squid Crush Resistance: Maximum

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