It’s Our Space. Join Us!
MARCH 5-12, 2022
We’re looking forward to our eleventh voyage in 2022! 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!
We depart on our adventure!
The quaint yet bustling capital city of the Bahamas. Enjoy shopping in the historic town, have a fun beach day on Paradise Island, or trace the footsteps of legendary pirate Edward Teach a.k.a. Blackbeard. (Which is easy to do, because he tracked sand around EVERYWHERE.)
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!
Beautiful St. Croix awaits us with its beaches and history (Alexander Hamilton!) close at hand. Hitch an excursion, enjoy a laid-back day on the beach, or explore Fort Frederik.
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!
AT SEA SOME MORE
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!
HALF MOON CAY
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.)
We return to port.
BASIC 2022 DATES
Friday, March 4th
It’s not required, but we recommend arriving in Fort Lauderdale the day before sailing.
Saturday, March 5th
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 12th
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 2022 Pre-cruise Planning Page for useful info regarding getting yourself to FL and onto the Nieuw Amsterdam…
The Nieuw Amsterdam
HOLLAND AMERICA CRUISE LINE – SIGNATURE CLASS
This will be our second 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