Raise the mizzenmast! Gather your personal data! Swab the deck! Check your credit card balances! Because it’s ON. For REAL. Here’s how she goes:

Booking opens for PRE-REGISTERS ONLY this Friday, May 25 at noon US Eastern time, and will remain open until noon Eastern on Monday, May 28. The JCCC3 booking website then will be CLOSED, giving our scurvy crew time to repair the damage from what is certain to be a steady volley of bookings. IMPORTANT: you will need to have your pre-registration number (which should have been sent to you by email) in order to book during this exclusive pre-registration period.

Booking will then open to the GENERAL PUBLIC at 4 pm Eastern on Tuesday, May 29. Pre-registered passengers will still be able to book a stateroom and receive any applicable discounts; you’ll just no longer have an “early booking” advantage.


To make the process as painless for you as possible, the crew has prepared a complete booking walk-through, which provides more detail on what you’ll need and how it all works. Cleverly, they have titled the page How JCCC3 Booking Works.

One more important note: compared to previous years, there is a VERY LIMITED supply of “Outside”-category cabins on the ship. We expect these cabins to sell out very quickly, and we will not be able to add any more beyond our current allotment. If you are looking to book an Outside cabin, you may wish to make a contingency plan in case they are no longer available at your time of booking. (This applies only to the “Outside” category, not to be confused with “Balcony” cabins; the Freedom of the Seas has an ocean’s worth of Balcony cabins.)

*for those who pre-registered


  1. Kate
    Posted May 23, 2012 at 10:58 am | Permalink

    I am ready!

  2. Gina
    Posted May 24, 2012 at 2:08 am | Permalink

    Could you clarify what “Outside” and “Balcony” cabins mean? I know there are “inside balcony” cabins. Does “outside” mean with a window to the ocean/outside AND/OR an oceanview balcony? Are there “inside” cabins with windows to the inside of the ship?

  3. Storm
    Posted May 24, 2012 at 9:41 am | Permalink

    “Outside” cabins have small windows only, while “Balcony” cabins have balconies that face the ocean. “Promenade” (PR) cabins have windows that look onto the ship’s central promenade.

    Here’s one from the inside:

    …and examples of what they look like from the promenade:


  4. Brett
    Posted August 18, 2012 at 7:45 pm | Permalink

    The above is the last posting that has been made in three months! What news, folks? New talent? Cabin assignments? Events?

  5. Calgary Keith
    Posted December 6, 2012 at 5:40 pm | Permalink

    I believe we need Mr. David Rees, to take particular interest in providing us detailed information and musings of our upcoming voyage. Particularly in regards to new sea-combers who aren’t privy to information on solar scarring due to exposure in the carribbean, and Island trivia for our newly charted destinations in St. Maarten and St. Thomas. Mr. Rees you’ve been challenged!

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