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Original FAQ made by MissAslan, latest version edited July 8, 2010.
Big overhaul for JC11 by Odman on December 3, 2012.
Last edited: March 15, 2013.
New: How to add an avatar to your forum profile, go to the end of FAQ.This is a compilation of popular questions from previous Jam Cruise sailings. This is just some advice based on previous sailing experiences. This advice is meant to help you make the most out of your cruise and none of this information is sanctioned or approved by Cloud 9 or MSC…it is just opinions and if any information is incorrect I/we are sorry since every year is potentially different. Hopefully this info helps! ════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════
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Forum Frequently Asked Questions by 1st time Jam CruisersPLEASE NOTE: Cloud 9 travel has taken a great deal of time and effort for their website! I can honestly say that all the Official Information you need is up on their site and so, this FAQ is meant as a supplement from a cruisers perspective. Questions about passports and fees and the not so fun details are answered for you at Travel and BookWhat time should I plan to arrive in Ft. Lauderdale?
They do all have regular cabins interspersed with the rest of us mere mortals. BUT some artists like to hang with the fans more than others. It's really up to them if they want to hang with us (or play in the Jam Room too!), they DO have their own VIP/artist lounge area if they want to avoid most contact but they really can't avoid eating and going up and down elevators from their cabins to the food areas and stages.
Also, there are usually one or two artists that only stay on for half the trip (getting on or off the ship at one of our port stops). There will be two autograph signing sessions, on each of the two days at sea - and each session will have half of the artists set up for signing stuff. So if you MUST see a particular artist be sure to go to the autograph session that they will be in! And be prepared to wait in the longest lines you will ever find on the ship to say "hi" to a sorta-foggy-just-waking-up musician but it is worth it
. And don't forget to bring your camera to the autograph sessions! Most (all?) don't mind posing for a quick pic with you too
read more answers at this thread
: Interactions with the Musicians
To make the most of the cruise, come in early in the morning if not the day before! But don’t party to hard the night before the cruise, you will want to save you energy and feel good when we set sail! A good thread to read on hotels and un-official pre-partying Hotel AdviceWhen should I fly home?
The day after the cruise if at all possible! Is Web Check in worth it?
It doesn't make check-in any quicker but is recommended anyway just so the the correct info is in the system.Web CheckinWhen is normally the lineup, dates and ports announced?JC12 announced Wed May 01, 2013 5:14 pm EDTJC11 announced Tue May 01, 2012 at 12:49 pm EDTJC10 announced Tue May 03, 2011 at 12:34 pm EDTJC9 announced Mon May 03, 2010 at 12:00 pm EDTJC8 announced Fri May 01, 2009 at 3:02 pm EDTJC7 announced Tue May 06, 2008 at 12:00 pm EDTJC6 announced Tue May 08, 2007 at 4:17 pm EDTJC5 announced Mon May 08, 2006 at 5:07 pm EDTWhen should we expect to see the show schedule?
Can I see a copy of past Jam Cruise schedules?JC11 posted Tue Nov 20, 2012JC10 posted Tue Nov 08, 2011JC9 posted Wed Nov 03, 2010JC8 posted Tue Nov 03, 2009JC7 posted Thu Nov 06, 2008JC6 posted Thu Nov 15, 2007When are theme nights announced and how many?
The last 5 years we have had 2 official theme nights and they are announced in the late summer and another in early fall. July-September time frame. There are also unoffical theme nights that have become very popular, like the Zebra costume night.Do I have to dress up for theme nights?
No. You don't have to dress up for anything, not for formal dinners, and not for fun. A lot of people do, and it definitely adds to the atmosphere. The flashier, blinkier, sparklier and glittery, the better. But you don't have to do anything. We all have fun our own way and we all respect each other for whatever we choose to do or not do.It's called "Jam" cruise. Can I Jam with the musicians?
It's called Jam Cruise because we listen to professional musicians jamming with each other, and to jam bands of all sorts. While it has happened on rare occasions, don't expect that you get to play with the professional musicians. Amateurs are not allowed to play in the jam room. What happens there is instead that you get to listen to new constellations of musicians that may or may not have ever played together before. The result is many times both unexpected and absolutely awesome. Sometimes new projects have been created this way. What does happen though, is that spontaneous passenger jams break out on decks or other quiet areas when nothing else is going on. If you play something and like to jam, by all means bring it!What are the dimensions of the door for decorating?
My door on deck 10 of the MSC Orchestra was precisely 26"w x 78"h. The magnets wouldn't stick on the door, had to use tape (I think they're aluminum) - but the magnets DID work on the door frame. FYI!!Are laundry services available onboard the ship?
Yes, laundry services are available onboard for a fee. MSC says the fee is “nominal” but that depends on how badly you want your clothes cleaned!What kind of electricity outlets are onboard and in my room?
Twin flat USA Standard pinsShould I bring my own pillow?
I hate the pillows, they are too soft and you only get one pillow per person per bed.. I like to pack a nice one from home.
Odman's note: I don't sleep so what should I use a pillow for?May I use my laptop with a Wi-Fi connection?
Yes, Prices vary from USD21 for 30 minutes, to USD42 for 1 hour and USD65 for 120 minutes. Is there a safe in the room?
Yes! And if you lock yourself out of your safe, they will open it for you.What if I loose my room key or leave it in my room?
Go to the lobby and they will issue you a new room key. Since the room key must be in the light switch to keep your lights on in the room..it happens to the best of us! Leave the key in the light switch, it will no longer work in the door but it will keep the lights on.How big are the cabins?
Categories 9, 10, 11 | 432 Superior Balcony Staterooms | 239 sq. ft.
Stateroom: 191 sq. ft. | Balcony: 48 sq. ft.
Categories 6, 7, 8 | 212 Balcony Staterooms | 212 sq. ft.
Stateroom: 164 sq. ft. | Balcony: 48 sq. ft.What's the deal with passenger name changes and or additions?Terms & ConditionsCan I make name changes, passenger additions or resell my cabin to another person at port?
Not anymore. It caused havoc for boarding and delayed the ship from setting sail on time, so starting on Jam Cruise 8 they did away with at port changes and all on board greatly benefited!!If you are concerned about this new rule consider buying insurance..you can buy insurance even after you have booked.Incidentals
Beer $5, mixed drinks $7, excursions $55 and up.
If you drink, expect to spend anything between $200 and $500 per person.Tipping
Gratuity is already added to your bill. It could be a good idea to grease your cabin server so you get your ice bucket filled and you breakfast delivered (if you're to lazy to go up to deck 14!). I gave my guy a $20 first day. Room service wasn't as good on JC9 as it used to be. The bartenders vary a lot in how well they serve you. If you find a good one, grease well and make sure he/she remembers you. $5 on the side can be a great remedy for watered down drinks!BYOB or other stuff?
C9's policy is very clear. Do not bring on board alcohol or illegal substances.
It's no point in asking anything about this on the forum - nobody will answer.
This is a public forum, owned and maintained by C9. C9 can read it. Authorities
can read it.
What you should know is that customs make a very thorough inspection when you board
the ship, with dogs and whatever else they may have. We will also be inspected
on board at sea before we dock on the way back.
If you have legit prescription medication you must bring it in its original prescription
bottle. This one is particularly important. It has happened that people have been
stopped from boarding because their medication was not in its proper containers.
Even if you win in court, you miss Jamcruise, and that would be bad. Food
JC10 update: Food has improved. Let's hope it stays that way!
Obsolete! This refers to the old ship MSC Poesia.
4am – 6am Egg station -13 AFT
6am – 12pm Breakfast Buffet’s
7am – 10am Breakfast Le Fontane Dining Room -5 AFT
12pm – 3pm Lunch Buffet
12pm – 3pm Pasta Station–13 AFT
12pm - 10pm PAY Sushi -7 Mid
12pm – 3am Pizza –13 AFT
3pm – 3am Villa Pompeiana Buffet –13 AFT
6pm Dinner seating Il Palladio -6 AFT
6pm Dinner seating Le Fontane -5 AFT
7pm - 11pm PAY L'Obelisco - 13 Aft
8pm Dinner seating Il Palladio -6 AFT
8pm Dinner seating Le Fontane -5 AFT
Coffee at the coffee bars is very good but costs extra like a drink. Coffee from the free pots is mediocre at best but it worksI love trivia and statistics. Give me some!
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History of JC Dates/Days sailed/duration/ports/Cruiseline-Ship
JC1 - Jan. 6-10, 2004 /Tues-Sat/4 days/Ft. Lauderdale, FL-Nassau, Bahamas-Key West, FL/Imperial Majesty-Regal Empress
JC2 - Jan. 10-14, 2004/Sat-Wed/4 days/Ft. Lauderdale, FL-Nassau, Bahamas-Key West, FL/Imperial Majesty-Regal Empress
JC3 - Jan. 6-10, 2005 /Thurs-Mon/4 days/Jacksonville, FL-Freeport, Bahamas/Carnival-Celebration
JC4 - Jan. 7-13, 2006/Sat-Fri/6 days/Ft. Lauderdale, FL-Ocho Rios, Jamaica-Grand Cayman Islands-Costa Maya, Mexico/MSC-Lirica
JC5 - Jan. 2-7, 2007/Tues-Sun/5 days/Ft. Lauderdale, FL-Turks & Caicos-Cayo Levantado, Dominican Republic/MSC-Opera
JC6 - Jan. 4-9, 2008/Fri-Wed/5 days/Ft. Lauderdale, FL-Roatan, Honduras-Cozumel, Mexico/MSC-Lirica
JC7 - Jan. 4-9, 2009/Sun-Fri/5 days/Ft. Lauderdale, FL-Belize City, Belize-Costa Maya, Mexico/MSC-Orchestra
JC8 - Jan. 3-8, 2010/Sun-Fri/5 days/Ft. Lauderdale, FL-Ocho Rios, Jamaica-Georgetown, Cayman Islands/MSC-Poesia
JC9 - Jan. 4-9, 2011/Tues-Sun/5 days/Ft. Lauderdale, FL-Roatan, Honduras-Costa Maya, Mexico/MSC-Poesia
JC10 - Jan. 9-14, 2012/Mon-Sat/5 days/Ft. Lauderdale, FL-Labadee, Haiti-Falmouth, Jamaica/MSC-Poesia
JC11 - Jan. 7-12, 2013/Mon-Sat/5 days/Ft. Lauderdale, Grand Turk, Turks & Caicos - Coco Cay, Bahamas (private island)/MSC-Poesia
JC12 - Jan. 4-9, 2014/Sat-Thu/5 days/Miami - Falmouth, Jamaica - Half Moon Cay, Bahamas (private island)/MSC-Divina
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