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:
Two important and extremely-related bits of news:
- This past weekend, JoCo Cruise 2016 officially SOLD OUT of cabins.
- 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.)
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…
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.)
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.
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.
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.
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.
General public booking for JoCo Cruise 2016 is OPEN as of 12 p.m. Eastern time on Monday, April 6, 2015! You’ll want to jump on it now because:
- Everyone who books before June 12, 2015 will receive a $75 per berth Early Booking discount. (Legacy JoCo Cruisers will also receive a $35 Returning Monkey discount for themselves and anyone in their cabin, regardless of when they book.)
- Cabins are limited, and the most popular categories tend to sell out early.
- You can only participate in the activities organized and facilitated by JoCo Cruise if you book from us directly, through jococruise.com. No exceptions. And once our cabins are gone, they’re gone.
So whether you’re a legacy JoCo Cruiser, long-time consider-er, or just a person who knows a good thing when they see it, now’s the time to dive on in. Digital operators (and a customer service team) are standing by. Beep-boop!
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