The JoCo Cruise in 2019 has been announced, and booking opens this Friday (February 2, 2018) at noon pacific time (3 PM eastern)!

The Holland America ship Oosterdam will be sailing from Fort Lauderdale, FL to Half Moon Cay, Tortola, and San Juan, carrying a boat full of nerds. The cruise will depart on March 9, 2019 and return on the 16th.

I plan on doing a full photo essay for the 2018 cruise, but if you are curious now, please take a look at my review of the 2017 cruise.

More to come soon!

Booking FYI

Booking for the cheapest cabins in each category tends to go very fast. And the interior rooms will probably sell out quickly.

At some later date, JoCo will likely open up “Guaranteed Rooms”, but those tend to cost a bit more. Now is the best time to book.

In the past, cancellations have been possible with no fees for several months. But make sure to check the 2019 policies before booking.


As usual, there are some discounts during the early days of booking:

  • $100/berth Early Booking Discount: Sign up by April 1
  • $75/berth Returning Monkey Discount: Sign up with at least one cabin mate who has sailed before
  • 5% Pay in Full Discount: Pay in Full at the time of booking (before the offer runs out)

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