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March 20-27, 2022

Boardgaming cruise

Norweigan Dawn

Departs from Tampa, Florida visiting Cozumel, Costa Maya, Harvest Caye and Roatan

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Meeples as Sea and CrusieCon have merged! Welcome to all of the past CrusieCon attendees!


What is a board gaming cruise?

It is a game convention on the sea.....but with your hotel and all-you-can-eat amazing food included! The cruise ship offers many fun excursions, shows, and activities. The Meeples at Sea cruises offer an additional agenda of gaming activities in an area where you can play games 24/7! We bring over 100 games to play, with play-to-win and learn-to-play activities.  Our sponsors frequently give us gaming goodies to give out to our attendees.  ONLY 100 people per cruise trip, so the small group means you'll get to know the other attendees very well.

Can I come alone?

For those considering coming alone, know that we have dinners planned together and open gaming, where there are always friendly gamers around looking for a new friend.  

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A schedule of tournaments, organized play, parties (geek style!)    sponsors, and more will be posted in January 2022

An unforgettable week in the Caribbean awaits on this adventure-packed cruise from Tampa. Venture to the tip of the Yucatan Peninsula for great fishing, diving and snorkeling in charming Cozumel. Take advantage of all the watersports, beach activities and great shopping at Harvest Caye, the premier island destination in Southern Belize—ziplining across the island, anyone? And Costa Maya is the place to explore ancient Mayan ruins, relax and play on sparkling beaches, and snorkel the second-largest reef in the world.

 Con Registration Fee
$100 stateroom onboard credit

 Choose between an additional $100 stateroom onboard credit OR Premium Beverage Package*
2-Meal Specialty Dining Package 
PLUS $50 per port shore excursion credit and 250 minutes of Wi-Fi for balcony staterooms
One "welcome bag" per guest, packed with games and other items from our sponsors!

Con Registration Fee includes: 24-hour gaming, access to the board game library of more than 100 games, tournament entry (with prizes), play-to-win games, special events including cocktail party and murder mystery game.

* Click Here to see items included in the Premium Beverage Package. Additional fee of $154.40/person for this package.

(Prices are per person and INCLUDES taxes and port fees based on double occupancy)

INSIDE CABIN = $1,119.64 
BALCONY CABIN = $1,544.42


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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Can I buy a cabin on my own?
A: No, you must book through Corey Hargarther with Dream Vacations. He may be reached via e-mail at or phone at 904-516-8462.  This is how we can get our dedicated gaming area on the ship. If you book outside our group, you will unfortunately be unable to enjoy our dedicated game area and will also miss out on giveaways and other prizes.


Q: Is Meeples at Sea (formerly CrusieCon: Boardgaming at Sea) the whole ship? Or are we just part of it? 
A: Meeples at Sea has dedicated gaming areas with 24/7 access. The ship's common spaces & entertainment is shared with all passengers on the cruise.


Q: Can we have more than two (2) guests per stateroom to reduce costs? 
A: You may work with Corey Hargarther with Dream Vacations to add more guests to your room, but the group rate may no longer apply. He will always try to get you the best rate possible!


Q: Should we bring our own games? 
A: We will have a library of games, but we welcome others to bring games they want to play with others that are not in our library. A library list will be shared with the group ahead of our departure date.


Q: Can we drink alcohol in the gaming area? 
A: Yes, but be responsible.  Do not make this a Con of Shame ;)  


Q: Will there be group dinners? 
A: Yes, we arrange group dinners each night for those that want to dine together. You are not obligated to dine with the group, but we certainly encourage it!  Being a cruise ship, there will be plenty of dining options through the day (and night!). 


Q:  What is included in the Premium Beverage Package?

A: Please see a detailed list of the drinks included in the Premium Beverage Package by clicking here.


Q: Do I have to purchase the Premium Beverage Package?

A: No. This is optional and may be substituted for an additional $100 onboard credit.


Q: How much are daily gratuities?

A: Gratuities cost $15.50 per person, per day as of 4-1-2020. This can be pre-paid on the website or by notifying Corey Hargarther at


Q: How many meals are included with the Specialty Dining Package?

A: Two meals are included with the Specialty Dining Package for 7-night cruises at this time.


Q: Where can I use my Specialty Dining Package?

A: Specialty Dining Packages are honored in the following specialty restaurants: American Diner, Cagney’s Steakhouse, Food Republic, Italian, Le Bistro, Los Lobos, Moderno Churrascaria, Ocean Blue and Bayamo by Ocean Blue, Pincho Tapas Bar, Q Texas Smokehouse, Raw Bar, Sushi and Teppanyaki.


Q: When is final payment due for my cruise?

A: Final payment is due no later than approximately 130 days prior to departure.

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