Hi I'm looking to trade for the rare Obago Tres cards (unpunched). I can offer tickets to the following cruise line:
"It’s the big talk at the moment on the high seas. The threat of Somali piracy in the Gulf of Aden is currently the biggest threat to world trade along with the global crisis. Every week the capture of another vessel dominates the headlines while shipping companies capitulate to heftier ransom demands. No amount of international naval presence can put a halt to the hijacking off the Horn of Africa. It seems the pirates grow bolder by the day.
But that’s probably good news if you’re the founder of niche company Somali Cruises. ‘It’s like a safari, only better,” the company’s website cries. ‘Don’t miss the boat- limited time offer’, ‘we guarantee adventure’, it screams. Some high flying entrepreneurial bright spark reckons they’re onto a winner here. And well they might be.
Somali Cruises offers the adventurous soul a chance to sail pirate-infested waters and (hopefully) be hijacked by maritime bandits armed with a devastating array of RPGs. Those that are tempted, fear not.
“We encourage you to bring ‘high powered weapons’ along on the cruise. If you don’t have weapons of your own, you can rent them on the boat,” the website informs.
The boat departs from Mombasa in Kenya and sails up the east African coast, docking in Djibouti, north of Somalia. And punters shouldn’t worry about missing out on a slice of the action. These package tours wizkids have pandered to their customers’ every needs.
“We operate at 5 knots within 12 miles of the coast of Somalia. If an attempted hijacking does not occur, we will turn the boat around and cruise by at 4 knots. We will repeat this for up to 8 days making three passes a day along the entire length of Somalia. At night the boat is fully lit and bottle rockets are shot off at intervals and loud disco music beamed shore side to attract attention,“ they say.
And the price for this swashbuckling entertainment? $800 a day. Unfortunately there’s no way of booking your place on the maiden voyage on May 29. Original business model at least."