It's 311 Day! Our Caribbean Cruise Recap and Exclusive Onboard Photos
See more photos in Jena Ardell's slideshow "311 Cruises with Fans to Turks and Caicos."
Jena Ardell. On cloud nine with Nick Hexum.
There is no doubt 311's fan base aboard the Caribbean Cruise to Turks and Caicos grew last weekend, thanks to the 24-hour all-you-can-eat buffet and all-inclusive restaurants aboard the Carnival Destiny, where 311 and 3,000 fans from all 50 U.S. states and 13 countries partied hard for four days at sea.
Members of 311 stood on their balconies, welcoming fans as they boarded the ship.
The setlist included "Slinky" and "Tribute," as well as rarities like "Jupiter" and "Guns (are for pussies)," which was last played on June 15, 2000.
Jena Ardell. 311's Deck Show about the Carnival Destiny.
Afterward, fans returned to their cabins to find some sweet 311 swag next to their origami towel animal and Carnival chocolates. In addition to receiving nifty 311 luggage tags in the mail a week prior to the ship's sail date, everyone onboard was given a free beach towel with a large 311 anchor logo printed on it and a navy blue 311 Caribbean Cruise bag. Despite the free gifts, fans flocked to the merch store, where the entire allocated stock of onboard 311 tee shirts sold out within a few hours.
Jena Ardell. Fans aboard 311's Caribbean Cruise to Turks & Caicos.
Four fans traveled from as far as Australia to attend the cruise, whose onboard population was primarily from California (275 fans). Puerto Rico and Vermont tied with the lowest amount of fans represented, each only producing one fan.