JoCo Cruise 2018 is a whole cruise ship (Holland America's ms Oosterdam) full of music, comedy, and general nerdery, departing from San Diego, CA for a 7-night adventure along the Mexican Riviera.

The 2018 cruise will depart from San Diego, CA on Sunday, February 18th and return on Sunday, February 25th, with ports of call in Cabo San Lucas, Loreto and La Paz.

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

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2018 Itinerary – Back to Loreto and MORE!

We’re thrilled to announce that in 2018 JoCo Cruise is returning to the town of Loreto to once again hold our “JoCo Cruise on Land” music festival. Plus, this year we’re adding a third port destination: the seaside town of La Paz. more…

JoCo Cruise 2018 Booking Opens Saturday, February 25

TL;DR: JoCo Cruise 2018 – February 18-25, 2018. Full ship charter again. Out of San Diego again. Booking opens February 25.

So, then, the bullet points:

  • February 18-25, 2018
  • Sailing on Holland America’s Oosterdam (sister ship to the Westerdam)
  • Sailing out of San Diego to the Mexican Riviera; specific ports of call TBA (but will NOT be the exact same itinerary as 2017)
  • We once again will have the whole ship
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2017 Booking Ends Feb. 23rd

FYI, Booking for JoCo Cruise 2017 will end on Feb. 23rd—or when we run out of cabins, whichever comes first. So, you know…don’t dawdle.

Still More New Lineup!

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

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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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2018 lineup will be announced in the coming months.
In the meantime, here's the JoCo Cruise 2017 lineup:

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La Paz (Pichilingue)

San Diego, CA

Sea Day!

Cabo San Lucas

Loreto

Two More Sea Days!

La Paz (Pichilingue)

(Day 5 – Thu. Feb. 22)

A tranquil way of life abounds in La Paz, which means “peace.” Among its simple pleasures: strolling the palm-shaded malecón, lazing on the beautiful beaches of nearby Pichilingue Peninsula, snorkeling sapphire seas at lovely Los Islotes, home to a colony of inquisitive sea lions.

The Oosterdam will disembark at the walk-off port of Pichilingue; free shuttles will be provided to the downtown La Paz area.

San Diego, CA

(Day 1 – Sun. Feb. 18)

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 – Mon. Feb. 19)

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, Shadow Cruise events, 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 – Tue. Feb. 20)

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 – Wed. Feb. 21)

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.

In the afternoon/evening we’ll be throwing a big music festival where everyone can get together for awesome shows (including Jonathan’s big “full band” set). The town of Loreto will also be holding a food festival where Sea Monkeys can sample the cuisine from numerous local restaurants and vendors.

Two More Sea Days!

(Days 6 & 7 – Fri. & Sat. Feb. 23 & 24)

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, Shadow Cruise events, 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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