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PAX Cruise?

QSerpentQSerpent Registered User new member
edited October 2011 in PAX Archive
Imagine what it would be like to take over a multi-day cruise ship with board games and video games, all while traveling to some amazing destination. Perhaps it's islands in the Caribbean or a coastal trip to Alaska.

Who would be interested in such a trip? What would it take to put together?

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    gigabraingigabrain Some guy...yknow New HampshireRegistered User regular
    Such an event already exists http://jococruisecrazy.com/

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    tvethiopiatvethiopia Salem MARegistered User regular
    dear god that's amazing.

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    territoiresterritoires Upstate NYRegistered User regular
    It would take a lot of money, first-off. Considering the fact that many people need to share hotel rooms to attend PAX, the likelihood of people spending $1000s on a cruise seems unlikely to me.

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    tvethiopiatvethiopia Salem MARegistered User regular
    seriously. obviously some people can swing it since the joco cruise does exist, but I checked it out and the minimum cost for me and my bf on that cruise would be over $2500! really makes you appreciate what a deal pax is.

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    dyaballikldyaballikl PAX Main Theatre House & Security Manager • PAX Community Cartographer Gold Coast QLD AustraliaRegistered User regular
    Yeah, that cruise is overpriced, and they never really came out with any great deals. I've been on several dozen cruises, many a week in length, and I've never paid more than $500 due to specials and last minute deals and such.

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    CreamsteakCreamsteak Thrall Registered User regular
    That sounds totally awesome, and totally out of my vacation price range. :(

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    Exodus1Exodus1 MarylandRegistered User regular
    Could probably be done for a reasonable price on one of the more "budget" cruise-lines like Carnival. I've been on 3 with Carnival, rather decent price, and usually their bars/lounges are dark/empty during the day so I'm sure something could be worked out for use during the day, nighttime is another matter.

    I think it's a cool idea, and I'd be interesting for a fair price (I still have to get to PAX =P).

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    zerzhulzerzhul Registered User, Moderator mod
    yeah, people could certainly set up their own cruise group of paxers and hit a Caribbean cruise and bring games to play ;)

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    slamonellaslamonella Clue-by-Four Boston, MARegistered User regular
    Creamsteak wrote:
    That sounds totally awesome, and totally out of my vacation price range. :(
    Yes, to both.
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    neurosliceneuroslice Registered User regular
    zerzhul wrote:
    yeah, people could certainly set up their own cruise group of paxers and hit a Caribbean cruise and bring games to play ;)

    I'm in. If someone sets this up and they find a good deal with promotions, (500 - 1k for one guy) I would totally do this.

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    MJPMMJPM Registered User regular
    I can vouch for JoCo Cruise Crazy is seriously a PAX Cruise. It is totally worth it (which is why I'm going AGAIN)!

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    neurosliceneuroslice Registered User regular
    Though yeah, I would imagine JoCo Cruise Crazy is basically PAX on a boat.

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    I exclaimed "Khoo is my Sensei!"
    So if memes make great shirts,
    And Pod Six is Jerks,
    Then Moe, Khoo and I had our day.
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    Blade FusionBlade Fusion Timmins, ONRegistered User regular
    I would love to join the JCC, but the cost is ridiculous if you want to do PAX twice in a year as well. From what I hear though, it is a floating PAX.

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    Cultural Geek GirlCultural Geek Girl Registered User regular
    Joco Cruise Crazy is expensive, yes, but not as bad if you book early - right now only the most expensive staterooms are left. I did some quick math once, and a group of four friends going on the cruise could do it for around $800 each, if they were willing to go four-to-a-cramped-room (possibly less, that calculation was based on an outside room with a window, if I recall correctly). I don't even think that would be a bad idea (though you'd have to be pretty friendly for it to work. I went the first year and went 3-to-a-room in one of the medium-quality berths with two guys I met on the forums, and that was fine, but four would have been aaawkwaaaaard.)

    Once you go over two people in a room, prices drop precipitously. Heck, this time the price for a third or fourth person in a stateroom was $50... plus the entertainment pass price, if they were interested in it. Sadly, going as a couple is a lot more expensive.

    (Bah, I keep trying to write a longer post, and for some reason the forums keep cutting me off.)

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    VariVari Registered User regular
    I can't believe that this is a thing that exists. My world has been improved because of this knowledge.

    Unfortunately, the studentness of my current reality will prevent me from being able to take a 7-day cruise in the middle of February. However, I am seeing a graduation present suggestion in my future. ^_~

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    RicinRicin Registered User regular
    If I did not have a job where I used all my vacation time I would totally be on this.

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    PorkcpPorkcp Registered User regular
    How zomg would it be if it had a full on arcade inside the ship?

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    Moe FwackyMoe Fwacky Right Here, Right Now Drives a BuickModerator mod
    Please refrain from necroposting dead threads.

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