Jonathan Coulton is from the Internet. While a struggling music industry fell to pieces over file sharing and shifting business models, he quietly and independently amassed a small army of techies, nerds, and dedicated superfans (see video below). Featured in the New York Times, NPR and slashdot, his songs cover an eclectic range of subjects, from zombies and mad scientists to marriage and parenthood. In concert he moves fluidly between pathos and ridiculous fun. Seeing your first Coulton show is like walking into an insider club meeting, but one that gleefully welcomes and indoctrinates you in short order.
If you missed the 2018 cruise here are the details.
JoCo Mexican Riviera Cruise 2018
JoCo Cruise 2018 7-night Mexican Riviera cruise from San Diego, California from Sunday, February 18-25, 2018 aboard Holland America Line Oosterdam (“Oostie”). Interior Stateroom were booked for $2,828 with top cabin price of $12,728 for a Pinnacle Suite.
Early Booking Discount: Book by May 4, 2017 to receive a $100 per berth discount.
Returning Monkey Discount: Anyone who has sailed on any previous JoCo Cruise will receive a $75 per berth discount. This applies to all passengers in the Returning Monkey’s cabin, even if not all of them are Returning Monkeys.
Pay in Full Discount: The first 350 bookings or all bookings completed by May 1, 2017 (whichever comes first) with balances paid in full at time of booking will receive a 6% Pay in Full discount on their cabin cost (after any other eligible discounts have been applied). Child/Infant Discount: Children under the age of three (3) as of the date of sailing (February 18, 2018) will receive a $250 per-child discount. The JoCo Cruise 2018 itinerary is as follows:
- Sun. 2/18 (Day 1): San Diego (depart 4 pm)
- Mon. 2/19 (Day 2): At Sea
- Tue. 2/20 (Day 3): Cabo San Lucas (10 am – 5 pm)
- Wed. 2/21 (Day 4): Loreto (8 am – 1 am)
- Thu. 2/22 (Day 5): La Paz (Pichilingue) (10 am – 6 pm)
- Fri. 2/23 (Day 6): At Sea
- Sat. 2/24 (Day 7): At Sea
- Sun. 2/25 (Day 8): San Diego (arrive 7 am)
JoCo Caribbean Cruise 2019 – March 9, 2019 to March 16
JoCo Cruise 2019 7-night cruise aboard Holland America Line cruise ship Oosterdam. The 2019 cruise will depart from Fort Lauderdale, Florida on Saturday, March 9, 2019 and return on Saturday, March 16, with ports of call at Half Moon Cay, Bahamas, Tortola, and San Juan, Puerto Rico. Cabins are priced at $2,844+ per person to $13,377 per person.
Book by April 1, 2018 to receive a $100 per berth discount off the full retail price. Your discount will be applied automatically to your total balance owed. NOTE: this discount only applies to berths booked on or before April 1, 2018. Berths added after that date will not receive the Early Booking discount. (Example: booked a double occ. cabin in March, switched on April 2 to a quad; those two extra berths would not receive the Early Booking Discount.) Anyone who has sailed on any previous JoCo Cruise will receive a $75 per berth discount off the full retail price. This applies to all passengers in the Returning Monkey’s room, even if not all of them are Returning Monkeys. Children under the age of 3 as of the date of sailing (March 9, 2019) will receive a $250 per-child discount, which will be applied towards the total balance owed. This discount is automatically applied during the booking process. Passengers paying their balance in full at the time of booking may be eligible for a 5% Pay in Full discount. Discount will be available to the first 350 bookings, or until April 1, 2018, whichever comes first. Passengers paying their balance in full at the time of booking may be eligible for a 5% Pay in Full discount. Discount will be available to the first 350 bookings, or until April 1, 2018, whichever comes first.
Summer camp for nerds? The greatest vacation you’ll ever have? All the best parts of cons and music festivals—gaming, concerts, comedy, hanging out with your tribe—with absolute dominion over an entire cruise ship filled with free food, fruity drinks and swimming pools? Yes, yes, and yes.
Join our annual gathering of creative makers, artists and technorati, celebrating their favorite things and discovering new ones. All week long there are live performances large and small, parties and hangouts, writing and gaming events, and much, much more—all hosted by singer-songwriter and Internet-famous person Jonathan Coulton. (a.k.a. “JoCo.”)
Performers include Jonathan Coulton, Paul and Storm, and friends from across the music, comedy, gaming, and writing worlds. The cruise will be full of music, comedy, and general nerdery.
Video: Jackie Kashian & Jean Grae on Yeshmin’s Morning Show #8