The Office Monkeys are furiously working on updating our booking system (which will now be powered by an Infinite Improbability Drive, so that should be fun); we promise we’ll give everyone PLENTY of notice as to when booking will begin.
NOTE: to those of you who pre-registered for JCCC3: this announcement DOES NOT start the “countdown clock” for getting a 100% refund on your deposit. We’ll announce the “100% pre-registration refund” cutoff date via email (to all pre-registrees and everyone on the JCCC3 email list), as well as here on the JCCC website, once that date has been set.
Reminder: to participate in JCCC3, you must book your cruise through us; you cannot book your cruise separately (directly through RCI or via a third party), and then purchase just the Entertainment Pass through us.
Pre-registration for JoCo Cruise Crazy 3 is now open to everyone!UPDATE:The pre-registration period for JoCo Cruise Crazy 3 is now over. You will still be able to join JCCC3 when booking begins; you’ve just missed out on the pre-registration discount. Sorry!
As of March 1, we have not yet finalized details for JCCC3, but we do know the following things:
JCCC3 will once again be in the Caribbean
JCCC3 will occur either in February or March of 2013
So, if we don’t know the details yet, why should you pre-register?
Everyone who pre-registers will receive a $25 per person discount on Entertainment Passes for all passengers in their booking.
In addition, all Sea Monkeys (folks who attended JCCC1 and/or JCCC2) who pre-register will have first crack at booking their cabins during an Early Booking period (duration TBD, but at least 48 hours), before booking is opened to the rest of the general public. (Non-Sea Monkeys who pre-register will still receive the $25/person discount, but must wait until the General Booking period to book their staterooms)
Your $25/person discount is applicable no matter when you actually book your cabin—e.g., pre-registered Sea Monkeys wait until the General Booking period will still receive this discount—and is offered independently of any other booking discount(s) we may make available.
Pre-registration requires a $100 per cabin deposit. These deposits are fully refundable for any reason until 14 days after we email you with the final itinerary and pricing details for JCCC3, so you will have time to decide if JCCC3 will fit within your schedule. (We will also post this information and the end date for the pre-registration refund period here at jococruisecrazy.com at that time) If you decide not to attend, you can get your deposit back without penalty within that time period. After that 14-day period has expired, deposit refunds will be subject to a $30 processing fee.
To be clear: pre-registering does not automatically guarantee you any additional booking discounts we may offer (Koko’s Kittens, etc.) beyond the $25/person pre-registration discount; any other discounts may be subject to different qualification guidelines.
During the pre-registration process, we will also ask you for a tentative number in your party and tentative cabin class; you will be able to change these without penalty when you book your actual cabin. Also, your cabin type selection at this stage does not guarantee availability of that cabin type at the time of your actual booking.
So what do you have to lose? (Answer: nothing) Go now and pre-register LIKE A BOSS. Pre-registration closes March 15, 2012; so act now!
It’s a mistake to think the ocean is a lawless land. First, because it is made of water and so cannot be land, which is made of dirt. Second, because the law applies everywhere! And thank goodness for that.
Please read this blog post in which famous nerd Wil Wheaton solicits ideas for his JCCC2 set list … and plans an alternative to Formal Night called the Wil Wheaton Anti-Formal Not Formal Unformal For Formally Being Not Formal.
Ahoy! It’s ol’ sea-captain David writing you in his inimitable, seaweed-infested style.
The great MC Frontalot and I recently engaged in a type-written correspondence re: his upcoming appearance on JCCC2, and I’d like to share it with you!
Happy reading …
DAVID: Have you ever been on a cruise before? Why or why not?
MC FRONTALOT: Never! Never. I didn’t mean to yell. But I have never, ever been on a gigantic boat before. I have never even seen the movie Titanic. But I do watch the news, and I trust that no Italians will be allowed on the engineering deck.
What are you most looking forward to about JoCoCruiseCrazy 2? What are you dreading?
I am looking forward to shaving this mellonfarming beard off of my face. It is scratchy and shitty. I grew it to provide cover for the fact that I have been cultivating a mustache for the formal, because, as we all know, it is not socially acceptable to grow a mustache by itself. I will shave down to the essential hair areas (“Haireas”(TM)) just before I put on my tuxedo, and then I will shave down to a bare upper lip after the festivities. So the enterprising cruise attendee might observe me in three different facial growth configurations in a single day. I can only imagine how exciting this is for them.
I am dreading the strong possibility that I and anyone else at the formal may arrive in the same fez.
Please characterize your relationship to salad bars:
I’m going to characterize it as ‘guardedly casual,’ but, as is so often the case with these things, that will raise as many questions as it answers.
CREDIT: Deborah Lopez
As you may know, I have final approval over performers’ set lists while on board. Please write out the first TWO WORDS of every song you plan on performing for my review:
You don’t listen, I’ll wish I just got nerd rap welcome! cryptozoology I had got to keep getting anybody, wonder I nearly I crack you’re annoyed.
What is/are your favorite kind(s) of music(s) to dance to?
I like house and techno from the early nineties, hip-hop from the early aughts, and anything on wax cylinder.
Have you met any of the JCCC2 performers before? If so, please reveal secrets about them for the purposes of my deep-sea emotional blackmail strategy:
I know quite a few of them.
Jonathan and I once dueled for the affection of a beached dolphin named Chee Chee. Paul and Storm are familiar to me through their VHS products, particularly ‘Learn Championship Trampoline Acrobatics At Home,’ to which I of course subscribe. Ms. Call and I got drunk one time and sabotaged an Alaskan oil pipeline, using plastique. Molly, unwittingly, was my math tutor a few years ago when I went undercover as a sixth grader for a piece I was writing in Rolling Stone. On a warm night in Seattle, Roderick almost let me touch a baby that he had sired, though he thought better of it at the last moment (my hands were already caked in rendered fat)(from other babies)(we were at a barbecue). Hodgman and Wheaton don’t like me to mention that I ghost-wrote their books, because I didn’t. David! Even you and I have shaken hands, when I bought your first book from you at APE about a decade ago.
The rest of the entertainment staff I can’t vouch for.
I predict that we will turn out to be riding in the brim of a giant’s hat.
Biggie vs. Tupac?
They were both amazing and remain rightful members of the hip-hop pantheon, but Tupac’s got that voice. Tupac’s voice makes me want to get pregnant. Biggie’s voice makes me want to double check that I know where my asthma inhaler is. Also, I’m from the Bay Area, so.
MF Doom vs. Kool Keith?
Doom. As much as I love Keith’s various incarnations, Doom’s writing is unmatched. Also, he rapped with Meatwad.
(ED NOTE: I must respectfully disagree with Mr. Frontalot’s verdict, but I trust we can reconcile our differences during our extensive underground-hip-hop discussion in the ship’s hot tub; all are welcome to join us.)
Rick Ross vs. Rick Springfield?
Springfield. It’s the hair.
Paul vs. Storm?
A tie. Though Storm’s elbows are slightly more masculine. I don’t mean that Paul’s elbows are girlish. They just… I don’t know. You’ll see what I’m talking about out by the pool.
What’s your favorite piece of clothing you’re bringing on the cruise?
I was led to understand that this cruise is clothing-optional.
Do you play Scrabble? Would you like to play Scrabble with me?
Yes and yes please.
Are you a Snuggie?
Don’t make fun.
Do you know where your passport is? You should make sure you know where your passport is!
If you’re like me, thinking about the ontological status of numbers makes your head hurt. That’s why I’m so excited that VI HART is joining us on the cruise. I think she might be a genius! (I know that word gets thrown around a lot, but I’m pretty sure it applies in her case.)
I had many questions to ask Vi during our performer interview, but our Skype connection was somewhat less than genius, so we resorted to communicating via scrawls on paper — which, it turns out, is not the ideal medium for explanations of number theory, set theory, and all the other stuff I need Vi to explain to me so my head can finally stop hurting.
- “Try to minimize toiletries and grooming supplies“ (The cabins all have shampoo and other hair stuff to put in your hair, and the ocean’s salt water also serves as a delightful conditioner. NOTE: Bring toothpaste, though!)
- “A bunch of books to read. I read maybe 5 pages of “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” in the hotel lobby … and consequently read zero more pages of anything the rest of the time.” (ALSO: The ship has a decent library. And ALSO TOO: If you have time to read a book, you have time to investigate the salad bar with me and the rest of the JOCO CRUISE CRAZY SALAD BAR DESTROYERS instead.)
- “I seriously hope I won’t need to pack a soldering iron.” (?!?!)
- “I had never cruised before and was paranoid I’d get seasick, so I brought three different kinds of over-the-counter anti-nausea remedies and a set of acupressure wristbands. Didn’t need any of it. Even if I did, turns out you can get seasickness meds for free on the ship.”
- “I brought my social anxiety. I think I’d like to leave that behind next year & socialize a little more.” (Any shy/anxious Sea Monkeys are encouraged to introduce themselves to me so I can introduce them to other people; I’m basically the least-friendly person on JCCC, so you know it’ll only get easier after you shake my hand!)
- This is probably the time to mention that you don’t need to bring a pencil sharpener. We’ve got that covered.
- I should also mention that you should find your passport NOW and duct-tape it to your body; I had an exciting moment a couple weeks ago when I couldn’t find my passport after two days of searching. (Turns out it was hiding behind a stack of old LPs I was about to take to Goodwill!)
PS: If you don’t know how to turn a common suitcase into a TARDIS, I recommend this video: