Podfather - The Cruise 2024

Podfather - The Cruise 2024


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Ovation of the Seas

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Podfather: The Cruise 2 – a once-in-a-lifetime gamer cruise!


Come join us for an amazing journey as we sail from Hawaii to Canada!

“Podfather: The Cruise 2” is a once-in-a-lifetime event for gamers around the world! Departing on the Ovation of the Seas (a Quantum-class ship!) from the port of Honolulu, Hawaii, “Podfather: The Cruise 2” will make additional stops in the Hawaiian islands, sailing past the Napali Coast in Kauai, and then The Big Island for 2 nights(!), before making a TransPacific journey to Vancouver City, British Columbia.

And maybe best of all: Net proceeds from this cruise will go to CHARITY!

A personal note from Stephen Buonocore, The Podfather of Gaming:

“Though I am organizing this trip, I will be paying for my own stateroom, to maximize the charitable donation we make due to the cruise. Also, the net proceeds from this cruise, which include the commission from Royal Caribbean that would be paid to me, will be donated to humanitarian efforts in Ukraine.

“As I said for the first Podfather: The Cruise, which we just completed in January, we are going to make this the most fun and interesting trip you can imagine. And in this case, it really is also a ‘cruise of a lifetime’! We’re cruising the Hawaiian Islands – hey, that’s a first for me! - plus we’ll be doing great gaming, excursions, and socializing for 9 nights!

“This will be another amazing, inviting, warm social experience for all cruisers.”

We have reserved dedicated gaming space just for our group as we navigate the beautiful scenery and ports shown on the itinerary below.

If we've sold out of the cabin category you require, you can fill out this Google Form to be placed on our waiting list.


  • Dates: April 30 to May 9, 2024 — 9 nights!
  • Ship: Ovation of the Seas — a Quantum class ship
  • Departs: Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Ports: Napali Coast (Kauai), Kailua-Kona and Vancouver, British Columbia
Day Date Port Location Arrival Departure
1: TUE 04/30/2024 Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii 9:00 PM
2: WED 05/01/2024 Cruising (Napali Coast, Kauai) 8:00 AM 2:30 PM
3: THU 05/02/2024 Kailua-Kona, Hawaii 7:00 AM
4: FRI 05/03/2024 Kailua-Kona, Hawaii 3:00 PM
5: SAT 05/04/2024 Cruising
6: SUN 05/05/2024 Cruising
7: MON 05/06/2024 Cruising
8: TUE 05/07/2024 Cruising
9: WED 05/08/2024 Cruising
10: THU 05/09/2024 Vancouver, BC 6:00 AM


The prices below include:

  • Opening Day reception with food and an open bar
  • Closing Day reception with food and an open bar
  • Use of the Conference Center on the ship for gaming and socializing
  • All gratuities for both stateroom attendants and dining room staff
  • Taxes, fees, and port charges
  • $50 onboard credit to use for whatever you’d like!
Stateroom Category Total Solo Total for 2 Total for 3 Total for 4 Total for 5
Interior (4U) $1,949 $2,249
Interior (1U) $3,399 $4,049
Ocean View (2N) $2,299 $2,599
Balcony (4D) $3,199 $3,499
Balcony (3D) $4,499 $5,249
Junior Suite (J4) $5,499 $5,799
Junior Suite (J3) $7,999 $8,949 $9,899
Grand Suite (GS) $8,449 $8,749 $9,749 $10,699
Owners Suite (OS) $9,099 $9,399 $10,399 $11,349

Registration Procedures

Since TableTop.Events (TTE) is not built directly for cruises, and since this may be a completely new system to some of you, some vocabulary is in order:

  • "Badges" are how we'll both capture your cruise registration information and limit access to our dedicated gaming space(s) on the ship based on badge-type. Everyone in the cabin needs a badge, as this is how we get you registered with Royal Caribbean.
  • "Merch" is where you'll actually pay for your cabin in our group, in two steps - via an initial "deposit" now, and then a "remainder" due a couple of months before we sail. Here you'll also be able to purchase cruise-based add-ons at discounted pricing for our group (internet packages, port transfers, group shore excursions, etc.)

You must follow the process fully. Purchasing a cabin from our inventory is required to be part of our group. Booking outside the group, either directly with RCCL or your own travel agent, is not allowed.

Please read thoroughly - and follow exactly - the process outlined on this page: How to Join Podfather - The Cruise

Policy Review

Part of the registration is acceptance of two (2) sets of Terms and Conditions. Please review these carefully with all individuals in your cabin.

NEWS Updates

In the coming months, we will send out News Updates to keep you up to date with announcements and reminders. We recommend verifying that TTE can send you emails (a setting in your TTE account) to ensure you get these important updates, and you can always review them here.


If you have any questions not answered through any of the links on this site, email us directly at info@qwyx.events.