The ESN Sea Battle is an international event that takes place on a cruise over the Baltic sea twice a year. The ESN Sea Battle is organized by ESN Sweden in collaboration with Tallink Silja Line. In history, the cruise has been taking off from Stockholm (Sweden) and travelled to different end destinations such as Tallin (Estonia), Riga (Latvia) or Gdansk/Gdynia (Poland). Nowadays, the Fall edition will run between Stockholm and Tallinn and the Spring edition will run between Stockholm and Riga.
Who is it for?
From being a national event in Sweden, Sea Battle has grown to become an international event with four participating countries (ESN Sweden, ESN Denmark, ESN Norway and ESN Lithuania).
The ESN Sea Battle usually takes place in November and April, and with over 1800 participants, the ESN Sea Battle is one of the biggest event for students in Northern Europe.
What to expect?
LURC usually participates in the pre-event hosted in Stockholm on the Sunday before departure. Since the travel cost to Stockholm is not included in the ticket price, LURC recommends everyone to go to Stockholm on the Friday or Saturday in order to visit and explore Stockholm before participating in the pre-event. Since the exchange students normally haven't had the opportunity to experience the capital earlier during the semester.
Apart from the opportunity to discover a new city in Europe, the participants are also offered a range of activities on the ship; karaoke, speed dating, treasure hunts, latin dance lessons, music quizzes, theme parties, live musical shows. All activities are of course included in the price.
On the ship, ESN:ers also have access to other services; dance floors, bars, restaurants, shops etc.
Most of the activities onboard are arranged by the Sea Battle Organizing Committee (OC), which is part of ESN Sweden, and every year they come up with new activities to make Sea Battle an experience worth remembering!