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Hidiing a Cache on a Cruise Ship?


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Hey guys-

Would it be possible to hide a cache on a Cruise Ship? Obviously, the problem would be the coordinates would change as the ship traveled. How could I go about doing this?

 

Sounds like an advertisement for a Cruise company. This would violate the guidelines in more ways than one (Commercial cache, and a Moving cache. )

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Hey guys-

Would it be possible to hide a cache on a Cruise Ship? Obviously, the problem would be the coordinates would change as the ship traveled. How could I go about doing this?

 

Sounds like an advertisement for a Cruise company. This would violate the guidelines in more ways than one (Commercial cache, and a Moving cache. )

 

Don't do it. Forget about it. I'm assuming you'd be on this cruise so just enjoy yourself and do other things for a few days...you don't need anyone thinking this is a bomb or something. :mellow:

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Quite simply, you wouldn't go about doing it. The commercial aspect (paying to get on the cruise) would shut you down almost as fast as the fact that the coords would change every day, or the fact that you wouldn't be there to maintain the cache unless you actually worked on that ship. Let's see, that's the maintenence, permanence, and commercial rules all broken. As cool as a cruise ship cache would be, it doesn't jive with the rules set forth by Groundspeak that define their form of responsible geocaching.

 

If you DO happen to work for the cruise line, you could try and organize some kind of letterbox-style hunt (clue-based instead of coord-based) on the ship and tie true caching into the port excursions, or something.

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Hey guys-

Would it be possible to hide a cache on a Cruise Ship? Obviously, the problem would be the coordinates would change as the ship traveled. How could I go about doing this?

 

Sounds like an advertisement for a Cruise company. This would violate the guidelines in more ways than one (Commercial cache, and a Moving cache. )

 

Nope, no advertisment- just going on one and thought it'd be cool to hide a cache. Oh well- I'll hide them at the ports instead.

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Nope, no advertisment- just going on one and thought it'd be cool to hide a cache. Oh well- I'll hide them at the ports instead.

 

Then those would probably be considered vacation caches and probably would be published unless you frequent the ports often for cache maintenance.

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Hey guys-

Would it be possible to hide a cache on a Cruise Ship? Obviously, the problem would be the coordinates would change as the ship traveled. How could I go about doing this?

 

Sounds like an advertisement for a Cruise company. This would violate the guidelines in more ways than one (Commercial cache, and a Moving cache. )

 

Nope, no advertisment- just going on one and thought it'd be cool to hide a cache. Oh well- I'll hide them at the ports instead.

 

I doubt your port caches would be approved.

 

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Hide a Travel Bug. Just as fun to hunt for, none of the restrictions.

 

I was trying to think how you could get that to work. You could have people ask Cruise Director Julie for the traveler but how would you advertise to the general geocaching population that it there to be Discovered?

 

hmmmm

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Hide a Travel Bug. Just as fun to hunt for, none of the restrictions.
I was trying to think how you could get that to work. You could have people ask Cruise Director Julie for the traveler but how would you advertise to the general geocaching population that it there to be Discovered?

 

hmmmm

Hide a cache near where the cruise begins, mention in the description that there's a bug on the ship.
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Hide a Travel Bug. Just as fun to hunt for, none of the restrictions.

 

I was trying to think how you could get that to work. You could have people ask Cruise Director Julie for the traveler but how would you advertise to the general geocaching population that it there to be Discovered?

 

hmmmm

I would think that between Julie, Gopher and Isaac the traveler could be pretty well advertised. But what would you name the traveler? :mellow:

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