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Dates: Saturday, 31 January 2015 - Sunday, 08 February 2015 (8 nights)

Cruise Line: Royal Caribbean

Ship: Independence of the Seas

Location: Eastern Caribbean



Date Location Arrival Departure
Saturday 31 Jan 15 Fort Lauderdale, Florida 5:30pm
Sunday 1 Feb 15 At Sea
Monday 2 Feb 15 At Sea
Tuesday 3 Feb 15 Philipsburg, St. Maarten 8:00am 6:00pm
Wednesday 4 Feb 15 Basseterre, St. Kitts 7:00am 5:00pm
Thursday 5 Feb 15 San Juan, Puerto Rico 7:00am 2:00pm
Friday 6 Feb 15 Labadee, Haiti 10:00am 6:00pm
Saturday 7 Feb 15 At Sea
Sunday 8 Feb 15 Fort Lauderdale, Florida 5:30pm


Announced: 13 February 2014

“Firsties” Registration: was announced onboard JCCC4 on Tuesday, February 25, 2014

General Public booking: May 12, 2014, 12:00 pm EDT

Onboard bookings had surpassed the total bookings of JCCC2: The Home Office, Friday, February 28, 2014, onboard JCCC4

“This year we may, like, hit the limit of how many people we can bring on this ship… the practical limit is how many people we can get in together in one place, and we're approaching that number: Jonathan Coulton, A Bit Of A Chat with Ken Plume podcast, release date October 6, 2014 (02:02:00).

Percentage of ship's passengers: 28%


Official Events: (posted January 10, 2015, 21 days prior to departure)

Gaming Track, Writing Track, and Featured Events: (posted January 10, 2015)

  • These two new elements were added to the official entertainment for JCC5. Description from email dated January 10, 2015:
    • “The JCC Gaming Track: several of the very talented game designers and creators on board this year—including track organizers Keith Baker and Jenn Ellis (Twogether Studios; Keith is the creator of Eberron and Gloom), Featured Guest Steve Jackson (Steve Jackson Games; creator of a ridiculous number of well-known games), Christopher Badell (Greater than Games; creator of Sentinels of the Multiverse, among many others), James Ernest (Cheapass Games; creator of too many things to list), and the folks at Looney Labs (creators of Fluxx and other game goodness)—will be hosting a number of talks, events, game playtesting and office hours.
    • The JCC Writing Track: New York Times bestselling and multiple Hugo Award-winning author John Scalzi hosts a series of talks about writing—both the creative process and the financial and logistical aspects—and interviews a variety of creative types: authors (Pat Rothfuss), game designers (Keith Baker and Mikey Neumann) and songwriters (panelists TBA).”

Unofficial/Shadow Events:

Master Calendar:

Onboard Documents:

See also: 2015 Activities


“Featured Guests will not have their own main stage performances; but they will host events, hold Office Hours, and will very likely appear as guests during other performers’ shows and/or other Main Stage events.” : John Scalzi, John Roderick, David Rees, Molly Lewis, Steve Jackson, Wil Wheaton

Cameron Esposito: Cancellation announced January 27, 2015


  • Obsessed (with Joseph Scrimshaw) (unofficial)
  • Roderick on the Line


As of the fifth cruise, “Crazy” is being dropped from the JoCo Cruise name, though the full switch of all branding and websites will not be complete until after the sailing. Official correspondence will refer to JoCo Cruise 5 or JCC5.

2015 Email Archive

years/2015.txt · Last modified: 2021/03/17 17:15 by nessa

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