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Old June 1st, 2013, 12:32 AM
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Been caching for a while now. My wife and myself got into it sadly AFTER our two cruises we have taken so far.

I look at all the ports and caches I missed. Port of Jacksonville, Port of Ft Lauderdale, Cayman Islands, Key West, Ocho Rios, Nassau, HalfMoonCay.

I know some people would "couch cache" some finds after the fact. Some people rationalize, hey, I was at the Southernmost marker in Key West or the fountain at Atlantis resort....I'm logging it! Well nah, you didn't even know it was a cache when you visited.

Oh well, have to go back and get them for real! Now if only the wallet agreed! lol

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Old July 8th, 2013, 09:21 PM
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To the person who asked about geocaching outside of the USA with an iPhone. You can download all your pocket queries for each location to your iphone before you leave the USA This way you are only using the GPS on the phone and so you will not incur roaming charges. You should turn off the data to be sure you are not charged. We have done this in many foreign countries though we always bring our Garmin oregon as well
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Old May 12th, 2014, 12:38 AM
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On the Emerald Princess cruise leaving om July 26, 2014. Looking for anyone else that might be aboard and that wants to cache.
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We're addicted to geocaching since 2008 and addicted to cruising since 2011.

This autumn it will be our first time in the US and in the Caribbean since starting geocaching. Any tips for geocaching in Florida and in the Western (Labadee, Falmouth, Georgetown, Cozumel) and Eastern (Coco Cay, Charlotte Amalie, Philipsburg) Caribbean would be nice. I really appreciate that!
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Old June 11th, 2014, 11:37 PM
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I did a search for Princess Cays and nothing came up in the forum. I am going to this island with Princess Cruises in November and there is a cache there.

Has anyone logged this cache? If so, please share your thoughts.

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Old June 11th, 2014, 11:47 PM
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I'm curious as to how your get together was advertised/promoted? Depending on one's outlook, a dozen curious people is either disappointing or encouraging. Were the attendees just "curious" or did they really want to learn about geocaching? Did you recruit any more players?

After speaking with a cruise enhancement lecturer on our last cruise, I started thinking that a formal presentation on geocaching would be a great cruise subject. Based on your discussion with the CD, do you think that a lecture would be welcomed?

Any thoughts from others about such a lecture? And, even as geoachers, would you attend such a lecture to (a) learn more about the game, (b) meet fellow cachers, and/or (c) plan group geocaching activities?
If there was a Geocaching Lecture I would attend. I am a geocacher, I have over 600 finds. Looking forward to finding one in the Bahamas in November. I can't wait....
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Old June 11th, 2014, 11:50 PM
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We're addicted to geocaching since 2008 and addicted to cruising since 2011.

This autumn it will be our first time in the US and in the Caribbean since starting geocaching. Any tips for geocaching in Florida and in the Western (Labadee, Falmouth, Georgetown, Cozumel) and Eastern (Coco Cay, Charlotte Amalie, Philipsburg) Caribbean would be nice. I really appreciate that!
We live in Tampa/St. Petersburg area. Watch out for the snakes. When in Florida, they say your are never farther away from a snake than 10' (average). Alligators if you are caching near water areas.
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Old June 22nd, 2014, 05:03 PM
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We have cached on a bunch of the Caribbean islands. Before we leave we run a pocket query of each port and print a geocaching map of each port. We also note the terrain rating so we don't try for a 4 or 5 if we have limited time.


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Mexico - 7 days - Vision of the Seas - 2007
Mediterranean - 12 days - Oosterdam- 2009
South America - 14 days - Norwegian Sun - 2010
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Asia - 14 days - Zaandam - Feb 2012
Caribbean - 14 days - Nieuw Amsterdam - Dec 2012
Caribbean - 14 days - Jewel of the Seas - Dec 2013
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Old June 22nd, 2014, 05:17 PM
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PS. I just looked at the geocaching.com map and did not see a cache on princess cays??


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Alaska - 7 days - Ryndam - 2006
Mexico - 7 days - Vision of the Seas - 2007
Mediterranean - 12 days - Oosterdam- 2009
South America - 14 days - Norwegian Sun - 2010
South America - 30 days - Rotterdam - 2011
Asia - 14 days - Zaandam - Feb 2012
Caribbean - 14 days - Nieuw Amsterdam - Dec 2012
Caribbean - 14 days - Jewel of the Seas - Dec 2013
Balkans - 10 days - Aegean Odyssey - August 2014
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Old June 22nd, 2014, 05:22 PM
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Looked again. The cache on princess cays is GC2NV7E. You can look it up and read the logs.


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Alaska - 7 days - Ryndam - 2006
Mexico - 7 days - Vision of the Seas - 2007
Mediterranean - 12 days - Oosterdam- 2009
South America - 14 days - Norwegian Sun - 2010
South America - 30 days - Rotterdam - 2011
Asia - 14 days - Zaandam - Feb 2012
Caribbean - 14 days - Nieuw Amsterdam - Dec 2012
Caribbean - 14 days - Jewel of the Seas - Dec 2013
Balkans - 10 days - Aegean Odyssey - August 2014
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Bumping this thread to see if anyone has done any caches in Bermuda, and if so, what was your experience? I see there are a lot of them.

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Old July 6th, 2014, 02:35 PM
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Bumping this thread to see if anyone has done any caches in Bermuda, and if so, what was your experience? I see there are a lot of them.

Christina
Hi Christina - I was there 4 years ago and only managed to find one - by the Royal Naval Dockyards. Looked for another near the ship but didn't have any luck and we had to hurry to be back on board. You should have a great time - beautiful place and lots of caches to be found! I want to go back!
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Old July 6th, 2014, 05:26 PM
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Thanks, Dee! I'm sure we will have fun, maybe we'll find a few caches, too!

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Lots of good discussion here. This is my $0.02 worth :-) My wife and I have cached on all of our cruises. In many cases it's better than a shore excursion! We've only cruised the Caribbean and Alaska so far, the Baltic is coming up 26 Aug 2014. My most fun caching and cruising was in Alaska. Lots of caches within easy walking distance of the ports. Next best was Cozumel, safe walking and plenty of caches in town near the port. Our last trip to the eastern carib got us hooked up with another caching family and that was loads of fun. I used the Roll Call threads to find a fellow cacher(s). The idea of arranging a meetup via the CD is a good idea. The suggestion to research caches in your ports of call is a good one. I've already got mine picked out for our Baltic ports! They're loaded on my iPad and I'll have my trusty Garmin GPSr with me, cache locations etc already loaded. Ports vary widely in terms of cache density with larger cities naturally having the most and remote rural locations few if any. One idea worth looking into is an 'event cache'. You would need to arrange it at least two weeks in advance but I ran across two of these during our eastern carib cruise. Unfortunately neither was for the day we were in port :-( but it might be a good way to meet some local cachers. The most fun ever was running into some cachers from another ship while in Alaska. We spotted a couple of suspicious looking characters poking around a phone booth and some electrical boxes. Turns out they were cachers looking for a brand new cache that had been placed after I loaded my caches. We joined them in the hunt and found the nasty little creature.
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Old August 4th, 2014, 04:49 PM
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Caching has taken us to some fantastic spots both on cruises and land vacations. So far we have cached in 69 countries and DH's goal is to hit 100!


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Alaska - 7 days - Ryndam - 2006
Mexico - 7 days - Vision of the Seas - 2007
Mediterranean - 12 days - Oosterdam- 2009
South America - 14 days - Norwegian Sun - 2010
South America - 30 days - Rotterdam - 2011
Asia - 14 days - Zaandam - Feb 2012
Caribbean - 14 days - Nieuw Amsterdam - Dec 2012
Caribbean - 14 days - Jewel of the Seas - Dec 2013
Balkans - 10 days - Aegean Odyssey - August 2014
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I was on the Princess Baltic from 26 July - Aug 6, 8 stops. Picked up 61 caches while touring. plus held 8 events.
I have gpx files if you want them.
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Old August 25th, 2014, 11:03 AM
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We took the Aegean odyssey from Venice to Athens. We were only able to pick up 17 caches in 10 days. Croatia and Greece don't have as many caches as other places in Europe.


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Alaska - 7 days - Ryndam - 2006
Mexico - 7 days - Vision of the Seas - 2007
Mediterranean - 12 days - Oosterdam- 2009
South America - 14 days - Norwegian Sun - 2010
South America - 30 days - Rotterdam - 2011
Asia - 14 days - Zaandam - Feb 2012
Caribbean - 14 days - Nieuw Amsterdam - Dec 2012
Caribbean - 14 days - Jewel of the Seas - Dec 2013
Balkans - 10 days - Aegean Odyssey - August 2014
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I did a search for Princess Cays and nothing came up in the forum. I am going to this island with Princess Cruises in November and there is a cache there.

Has anyone logged this cache? If so, please share your thoughts.

Steve
As someone else noted the cache is "GC2NV7E - Princess Cays Pirate Cove". I found this one last year and it's fairly easy. It can be quite a walk but there is a shuttle that can get you closer. After getting off the tender, cross over the arch where they want to take your picture, and then look for the shuttle to the private bungalows and fishing area. It looks like anyone can ride the shuttle. Take it to the end and then walk the rest of the way. You might need to walk all the way back if you don't see the shuttle.

If you're just going ashore, this is probably the only cache you'll be able to get to. There are a couple of others further out the island. You would probably need a car/cab to get to these.
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Last year we found squaredancer44 on our roll call from Cruise Critic. It was awesome. Just finding someone else who cached and cruise was great. The best part was all the travel bugs we had with us. We were able to give them some to move along.

Some advice...travel bugs Dont dont do well if taken on a cruise. I released one in Hell, Grand Cayman and it disappeared.

Having done a few along the way, there is no way to do caching and a ship excursion as well. We have booked private tours and have had good success. We have two more we are doing this year. We asked for someone in Cozumel that knew about it. Will let you knowmhownit goes!!!
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