Registration Is Now Open For ViewBoat: The First Community Organized Vacation Cruise For Broadcasters

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The team behind the community-powered cruise project finally unveiled the dates, destinations, and signups for this hotly-anticipated “broadcaster vacation”.

“We are happy to announce that we’ve signed up with Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines and a travel agency to take a cruise on the Majesty of the Seas cruise liner and set sail on December 8th, 2017 for a 3-night Bahamas cruise from Port Canaveral, FL”, said Moblord, on behalf of the ViewBoat team.

The team, which is a collection of event organizers from various backgrounds from within the Twitch community, such as the leaders of Twitch Texas, Twitch St. Louis, and The Party stream team, has been discussing the organizing of this trip for over two years.

“Yeah, every convention, we always chat about how it’d be great to just escape as friends to a nice warm location outside the normal convention circuit and just hang out and not worry about work or sponsors or technology. We know how hard broadcasters work and how many of them never take any vacation or personal time to themselves, and saw a perfect opportunity to arrange a stress-free getaway. There’s fast enough internet on the ship if they wanted to stream to IRL while at sea, but no one should feel obligated to keep working.”

In addition to the cruise destinations, which include Nassau and CocoCay (a privately owned beach activities destination island), the group has a few little surprises up their sleeves, including karaoke and a private cocktail party onboard the ship.

Oh, and did we mention there’s an optional 2-day deluxe Universal Studios package people can sign up for, prior to the trip? Including all resort passes, stay on the grounds, early access to parks, and shuttles for people who want to experience The Wizarding World of Harry – Potter prior to the cruise. From no vacations to two vacations back to back!

The date for the cruise, December 8th, was picked because it was inexpensive, fell on a weekend to allow people with day jobs to attend, and would give a shot of sunshine and socialization to combat the seasonal depression that so many broadcasters face during winter.

Cruise prices start at just $332 per person, based on double occupancy, so if you’re interested, register today at (not limited to only broadcasters, but will be screened). And if you don’t have anyone to travel with, they even offer roommate-finding service. Spots can be reserved with just $100, refundable fully until 9/8/17. Passengers must be over 21 or rooming with someone who will act as guardian.

If this cruise goes well, the team already has sights set on next year to offer this as a recurring service to convert even more broadcasters to “viewboaters”.

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