I booked the Pirate Cruise Special. That will work for me like a dream.
The Indian Way: h/t: MF
Kudos to India. Well done. While the nations afflicted with the deadly disease of political correctness are losing billions of dollars per year to Somali pirates, India.... the supposedly third world country, shows the world how this plague can be eradicated with the utmost ease and minimum effort.
After clearing new aggressive rules of engagement for naval warships to go on an "all out offensive'' against pirates, the government is now also moving towards allowing armed guards on Indian merchant vessels to keep the sea brigands at bay .
The armed guards, akin to sky marshals deployed on civil airliners to prevent hijacking, are likely to be drawn from retired personnel of Navy and Coast Guard, who are well-versed in maritime as well as security matters, said sources.
Another proposal being pushed by Navy is to make it mandatory for all merchant vessels to have "safe houses or rooms'' by fortifying the bridge or engine rooms. With blast-resistant armour-plated doors, with electronic locks to restrict access, they will have satellite communication devices inside to issue distress calls. If the crew of a hijacked Indian vessel has barricaded itself in the "safe house'', then naval commandos will get the opportunity to storm the ship without the risk of any collateral damage, said sources....
The Pirate Cruise Special: h/t: Barry
Passengers will board our luxury cruise ships in Djibouti on the Gulf of Aden near the entrance to the Red Sea, and disembark in Mombasa Kenya , seven adrenaline-charged days later. Reservations start at only $5,200 per-person (double occupancy, inside room) and $6,900 (verandah complete with bench rest).
You will relax like never before.
"Pirates 0, Passengers 32! Well worth the trip! Can't recommend it highly enough!" -- Ben L., Bethesda , MD
Additional Cruise Line Services:
•Also included: Free complimentary night vision equipment --and throughout the night, coffee, pastries and snacks are always available on the main deck from 7pm until 6am.
•Our deluxe package comes complete with gourmet meals and all rooms offer a mini-bar.