About the Conference

What?  A Conference on a Cruise?

Yes, that’s right.  This is our third year running CoderCruise! It’s a unique experience that you won’t regret joining. We host multiple days worth of sessions for programmers while giving the close-knit experience of being on a ship together heading through the Bahamas.

For 5 days and 4 nights, you will be on a ship with other attendees, learning from each other, team building and forming community relationships that will last for years to come.

Family

Whoever decides to travel with you to CoderCruise will be considered part of our conference and welcome to all our events. There are fantastic activities for family members both on and off the ship, and daycare is provided for young kids and clubs for older teens. We’ll bring everyone together for lunches & dinner as well. How many conferences have you attended where you could bring the family along and know that they’ll be entertained while you attend sessions?

This year we chose a cruise that happens over an extended holiday weekend, making it even easier for your loved ones (or friends) to join you!

The Carnival Liberty

The Carnival Liberty will be our home for the duration of the event and sails from the port of Port Canaveral, FL (near Orlando). It’s a medium size cruise ship, able to hold up to 2,974 guests, weighing in at 110,000 tons and is 954 feet long.  The ship features multiple restaurants on board with 24/7 dining, 3 pools, 5 hot tubs, a sports deck with miniature golf and a basketball court, a gym, spa, water slides, sports bar, pub, casino, and so much more…

Your all-in-one ticket includes access to the conference as well as everything that you need on board.  Your room, all meals, and tons of entertainment options, including the big production numbers each evening in the showroom, stand up comedians, nightclub, and a sing-a-long piano bar. Each day the ship puts together a full itinerary of activities to keep you busy (plus the conference itself)!  The only things not included are alcohol, soda, and some higher-end restaurants that have nominal fees.

Itinerary: The Bahamas

We’ve picked an Itinerary that gives us a great mix of time at port, and time for the conference to take place. The conference will take place over the three full days of the cruise.  One full day and a couple half days to let you enjoy your time at the ports as well.  The following is a rough guide for the trip:

Cruise
Day Port Arrive Depart
Aug 19 Port Canaveral   4:00 PM
Aug 20 Nassau 10:00 AM 6:00 PM
Aug 21 Princess Cays 8:00 AM 5:00 PM
Aug 22 …   Fun Day at Sea
Aug 23 Port Canaveral 8:00 AM  
Conference
Start Stop Day
5:00 PM 6:00 PM Aug 19
8:00 AM 12:00 PM Aug 20
3:00 PM 6:00 PM Aug 21
8:00 AM 5:00 PM Aug 22
Aug 23

Join Us!

We look forward to seeing you & your travel companions in the Bahamas this year! Pricing varies by the type of room you want, as well as how many people will be in it (cruise ships charge ‘per bed’ versus per room like hotels, to take into account the inclusive entertainment & meals).

As always, please feel free to reach out to us. We are ready to answer any questions!