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JoCo Cruise Crazy 5 was announced on February 13, 2014. Watch the Official JoCo Cruise Crazy website for details!

JoCo Cruise Crazy 5 is a 8-night Eastern Caribbean (please note this link goes to Royal Caribbean's website and the JoCo Cruise must be booked through cruise on Royal Caribbean's Independence of the Seas; sailing Saturday, January 31 to Sunday, February 8, 2015. It departs from Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale and ports include St. Maarten, St. Kitts, Puerto Rico and Labadee.

As of the fifth cruise, "Crazy" is being dropped from the JoCo Cruise name, though the full switch of all branding and websites will not be complete until after the sailing. Official correspondence will refer to JoCo Cruise 5 or JCC5.


"Firsties" registration was announced onboard JCCC4 on Tuesday, February 25, 2014.

General Public Booking opens May 12, 12pm EDT!

Milestones: On Friday, February 28, 2014 onboard JCCC4, The Home Office announced that onboard bookings had surpassed the total bookings of JCCC2. On October 6, a the A Bit Of A Chat with Ken Plume podcast was released. Jonathan Coulton states "This year we may, like, hit the limit of how many people we can bring on this ship... the practical limit is how many people we can get in together in one place, and we're approaching that number" (02:02:00).


Official Events: PDF Calendar posted January 10, 2015

Gaming Track, Writing Track, and Featured Events: PDF Calendar posted January 10, 2015

Unofficial Events: TBA

Date Location Arrival Departure
Saturday 31 January 2015 Depart Fort Lauderdale 5:30 pm
Sunday 1 February 2015 At Sea
Monday 2 February 2015 At Sea
Tuesday 3 February 2015 Philipsburg, St. Maarten (docked) 8:00 am 6:00 pm
Wednesday 4 February 2015 Basseterre, St. Kitts (docked) 7:00 am 5:00 pm
Thursday 5 February 2015 San Juan, Puerto Rico (docked) 7:00 am 2:00 pm
Friday 6 February 2015 Labadee, Haiti (docked) 10:00 am 6:00 pm
Saturday 7 February 2015 At Sea
Sunday 8 February 2015 Arrive Fort Lauderdale 5:30 am


This cruise features nightly entertainment by Jonathan Coulton and friends, as well as a host of social events and adventures suggested by fans.


plus Featured Guests*:

  • *Featured Guests will not have their own main stage performances; but they will host events, hold Office Hours, and will very likely appear as guests during other performers’ shows and/or other Main Stage events.

Gaming Track and Writing Track

These two new elements were added to the official entertainment for JCC5. Description from email dated January 10, 2015:

"The JCC Gaming Track: several of the very talented game designers and creators on board this year—including track organizers Keith Baker and Jenn Ellis (Twogether Studios; Keith is the creator of Eberron and Gloom), Featured Guest Steve Jackson (Steve Jackson Games; creator of a ridiculous number of well-known games), Christopher Badell (Greater than Games; creator of Sentinels of the Multiverse, among many others), James Ernest (Cheapass Games; creator of too many things to list), and the folks at Looney Labs (creators of Fluxx and other game goodness)—will be hosting a number of talks, events, game playtesting and office hours.

The JCC Writing Track: New York Times bestselling and multiple Hugo Award-winning author John Scalzi hosts a series of talks about writing—both the creative process and the financial and logistical aspects—and interviews a variety of creative types: authors (Pat Rothfuss), game designers (Keith Baker and Mikey Neumann) and songwriters (panelists TBA)."

Crowd-Sourced Activities

Puzzle Hunt: "Number Five is Alive"



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