Hello everybody, it’s your old friend Jonathan Coulton here. How are things?
UPDATE: we added Jonathan Coulton and Paul and Storm to this list because yes of course. We’re also happy to announce: Pomplamoose!
I know a lot of you have been anxiously awaiting details about the entertainment side of this cruise. Rest assured, the machinery at JoCo Cruise Crazy HQ has been chugging away behind the scenes on this and many other questions – there are a LOT of moving parts, and we’ve been working hard to make those parts stop moving. Today we’re excited to make several announcements.
As usual, we’ve assembled a fantastic array of talented and fun people to entertain you. We’re still working on a couple of acts that we can’t announce yet, but right now we are delighted to tell you that the following people have committed to joining us:
John Hodgman as Himself
While this list is ALREADY AWESOME, it’s not quite finished, and we expect to add a few more names in the weeks and months to come. It’s not easy for busy and talented professional entertainer persons to commit to a week-long event that’s still several months away (and which takes place during TV pilot season). On top of that, the availability of performance and hangout spaces on the ship is a moving target, and will still be in a state of moderate flux up till very close to our sailing date. And we don’t want to announce a bunch of stuff that MIGHT happen, and then have to un-announce it later on when it doesn’t pan out. But we’ve done this three years in a row already, and we’ve got a pretty great track record, if I do say so myself. So thank you all for your patience, and your trust in our ability to make you happy.
Second: Sea Monkey Shore Excursions!
You may have seen it in the notice we sent that included your cabin number, but it bears repeating: this year we’ll be able to offer both Sea Monkey-specific and Sea Monkey-exclusive excursions. We’re working with Royal Caribbean’s shore excursion department on specifics, but if there are adventures you think you’d like to experience amongst fellow Sea Monkeys, hold off for now on booking them. For excursions you want to do on your lonesome, you can of course book them at any time.
I myself cannot believe it, but we made a ridiculous request, and Royal Caribbean said yes. I don’t want to say too much about it now because some of the details are still being worked out, and this may only resonate properly to those of you who saw Randall Munroe’s talk last year, but here it is: ball pit. Ball. Pit. BALLPIT! (Specifically, a ballpit in an interior cabin.)
We know you are hungrily awaiting word about an official JCCC pre-cruise Sea Monkey Hotel, as in previous years. We are still working to finalize the arrangements for this; we promise to let everyone know the details the instant we can make them available. We appreciate everyone’s patience, and please don’t worry: we promise that we won’t leave you hanging on this.
That’s all the news for now, but there is more to come. As always, questions, complaints, and long screeds about how we are doing it wrong should be sent to info AT jococruisecrazy DOT com.
This is going to be an amazing cruise, and I can’t wait to see all of you there.