Baltic Geocaching Adventure – Summer 2018

Baltic Cruise – July 15 – 22, 2018 (plus optional Icelandic Adventure)

Join Landsharkz and a group of adventurous geocachers as we light up the geocaching map and explore the Baltics (yup, Russia!) on Royal Caribbean’s Serenade of the Seas. On this 7 night cruise we’ll be exploring and geocaching in Stockholm, Sweden; Helsinki, Finland; St Petersburg, Russia; Riga, Latvia; and Tallinn, Estonia. 

If you join us for the optional pre-cruise component of this adventure, we’ll also be visiting Oslo, Norway; and Reykjavik, Iceland!

Why be part of our Group?

We (Helen and Chris – Landsharkz) love travelling and exploring new places; we also love to find a few caches along the way while we take in the sights and experience new cultures. More than this though, we enjoy sharing our adventures with friends old and new! We like to make the adventure as awesome as possible for the folks that join us, so we do a few things to make the experience special. For example, as part of our group, you will be able to join us for:

  • Customized shore excursions (not available through the ship) that take in the sights and also stop for a few geocaches (in most ports we’ll leave you some time to explore on your own also).
  • Custom pre-built Pocket Queries, largely based on favourite-points, ready for the cruise
  • Group dining so that you can share your adventures with other geocachers in a relaxed meal setting.
  • A group meet-and-greet in Stockholm so that everyone gets to know each other and touch-base on some logistics related to the adventure.
  • Optional evening meet and greets aboard the ship to connect about the day and arrange evening social time.
  • Optional 1 hour geocacher’s group meeting to discuss our EarthCache answers in a private meeting room aboard the ship.
  • An optional on-board mini-golf  tournament with prizes for our geocaching group (details below).
  • Free custom coin and tag, lanyard and geo-luggage tags for our fellow adventurers.
  • Option to pre-order trackable group T-shirt with your name and personal tracking number if you have one. (leave your metal name-tag at home)
  • Photography Seminar by Chris Edley to help you get the best out of your travel photos.


This itinerary is broken into three parts, the Highly Recommended, the Cruise, and the Optional Bonus Itinerary.

Highly Recommended:

July 14th, 2018 Stockholm Sweden
We are arranging a block-booking for our group at a Stockholm hotel. You really need to be in Stockholm at least one (preferably more) days prior to the cruise to get over jet-lag and make sure your luggage is in-hand. We are arranging a block-booking at a Stockholm hotel for the night of the 14th to get the group together. Our booking will include a shuttle to the cruise ship the next day. This is the day we will be taking an afternoon city tour and going to the Match Stash Geocache!  Evening Geocaching Event near City Hall at 6:00pm

July 15, 2018 Stockholm, Sweden
9:30am Meet at hotel for group introduction and orientation.
Noon   Group bus transfer to the Port.

The Cruise:

15 July 2018 Depart Stockholm, Sweden on Royal Caribbean’s Serenade of the Seas at 6:00pm – All Aboard by 4:30pm!! 
On-board life-boat station familiarization
Dinner upon completion – Reflections Dining Room – Note dinner is at 6:00pm on other days.
How to get the most from your holiday photos with Chris Edley – 8pm (Baltic and Adriatic conference rooms)
Self-directed evening to familiarize yourself with the ship

16 July 2018 Helsinki, Finland – Ashore from 11:00am – 6:00pm
Breakfast – Daily 7:00am – 10:00am in the Reflections Dining Room or any-time at the buffet
Lunch on board – daily 12:00pm – 2:30pm in the Reflections Dining Room or any-time at the buffet
Custom Geocacher’s shore excursion – see important note below.
Depart 6:00pm – Enjoy Royal Caribbean’s on-board entertainment

17 & 18 July 2018 St Petersburg, Russia – Alongside from 07:00am on July 17 to 6:00pm on July 18th
In St Petersburg, you are only allowed ashore with a registered tour guide.
Custom Geocacher’s shore excursion – see important note below.
Depart 6:00pm on July 18th – Enjoy Royal Caribbean’s on-board entertainment.

19 July 2018, Tallinn, Estonia – Ashore from 7:00am – 4:00pm
Custom Geocacher’s shore excursion – see important note below.
Depart 4:00pm – Enjoy Royal Caribbean’s on-board entertainment

20 July 2018 Riga, Latvia – Ashore from 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Custom Geocacher’s shore excursion – see important note below.
Depart 7:00pm – Enjoy Royal Caribbean’s on-board entertainment
On-board activity – Geocacher’s meet and greet and wrap-up (time and location TBA)

21 July 2018 Cruising (This is a sea-day, we do not leave the ship)
On-board activity –mini-golf tournament (3:00 to 5:00pm) 
8:00 pm Evening Wind Up meeting
Pack your main bags and leave them outside your cabin door. Keep your carry on for your last minute items.

22 July 2018 Arrive Stockholm, Sweden at 7:00am
Transfers from Port begin after breakfast.

Custom Geocacher’s shore excursions. 

  • Landsharkz are working with professional tour operators to create custom shore excursions that will allow our group to visit the highlights of a stop, plus visit a few geocaches along the way.
  • The posted cruise price does not include the shore excursions. The prices and detailed itineraries for these excursions will be shared with the cruise participants as soon as the details are available.
  • We will make sure there is time at each port for group members to explore on their own if they wish (excl St Petersburg).
  • If you have a non-geocacher accompanying you, please let them know they will not be bored! We’ll be grabbing a few caches along the way, but these tours will have a strong focus on the culture and the experience of the destination!
  • In St Petersburg, you are not allowed to leave the ship un-escorted to explore on your own. When leaving the ship, you must be with a registered tour guide. 

Optional Bonus Itinerary:

Prior to the cruise, Chris and Helen will be flying from Vancouver, BC to Oslo, Norway with a couple of days stopover in Reykjavik, Iceland. They are planning to spend two nights in Reykjavik, then fly to Oslo, Norway; spend 2 nights there, then fly to Stockholm with a day to explore prior to the cruise. If you would like to join them for any (or all) of this pre-cruise adventure, please let us know and we’ll attempt to block-book based on numbers of group members.


This is a cruise adventure designed for geocachers, but that doesn’t mean we’ll be trying to get as many caches as we can at each stop. Our adventures are all about exploring the destinations, taking in the culture and the food, stopping to smell the roses and recording our adventures with some photo-stops. Along the way, we’ll stop to find a few geocaches… usually seeking out the ones with lots of favourite points! Many of our past group members have travelled with non-geocaching companions – we’ve had consistent excellent reviews from cachers and non-cacher-companions alike!

Group Pricing

This cruise is SOLD OUT!  Our group custom shore excursion details are being sorted out currently and details including pricing will be available soon.

Gratuities, drinks, air travel, spending money and insurance are not included – medical insurance is HIGHLY recommended.

Reserve now!

We have a limited number of cabins block-reserved for our group and they are being   quickly. On our 2016 Alaska cruise, we had people that could not join us because the ship was fully booked. These cruises fill up fast, so reserve your place now. Final payment will due in the spring of 2018 (exact date to be determined).

To reserve, contact Tara Bradley (this is the only way to be part of our Group):


Phone: (250) 748-2594  or toll-free: 1-800-748-2594


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