Got This From Another Forum (Pretty Good Stuff)

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by durk, Apr 29, 2009.

  1. durk

    durk Active Member

    Sep 19, 2006
    Special cruise 2009 offer for adventurous travelers.
    I found a Somali cruise package that departs from Sawakin (in the Sudan ) and docks at Bagamoya (in Tanzania ).
    The cost is a bit high @ $800 per person double occupancy but I didn't find that offensive. What I found encouraging and enlightened is that the cruise is encouraging people to bring their 'High powered weapons' along on the cruise.
    If you don't have weapons you can rent them right there on the boat. They claim to have a master blacksmith on board and will have reloading parties every afternoon.
    The cruise lasts from 4-8 days and nights and costs a maximum of $3200 per person double occupancy (4 days). All the boat does is sail up and down the coast of Somalia waiting to get hijacked by pirates.
    Here are some of the costs and claims associated with the package:
    $800.00 US/per day double occupancy (4 day max billing)
    M-16 full auto rental $25.00/day - ammo at 100 rounds of 5.56 armor piercing ammo at $15.95
    Ak-47 rifle @ No charge - ammo at 100 rounds of 7.62 com block ball ammo at $14.95
    Barrett M-107 .50 cal sniper rifle rental $55.00/day - ammo at 25 rounds 50 cal armor piercing at $9.95
    Crew members can double as spotters for 30.00 per hour (spotting scope included).
    Far Out ---- they even offer RPG's at 75 bucks and 200 dollars for 3 standard loads
    "Everyone gets use of free complimentary night vision equipment and coffee and snacks on the top deck from 7pm-6am."
    Meals are not included but seem reasonable.
    Most cruises offer a mini-bar. These gung ho entrepreneurs offer......... get this .....
    "MOUNTED MINIGUN AVAILABLE @ $450.00 per 30 seconds of sustained fire"
    Sign my *edit* up!
    They advertise group rates and corporate discounts...... and even claim "FUN FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY"
    They even offer a partial money back guarantee if not satisfied.
    Here's some text from the ad:
    "We guarantee that you will experience at least two hijacking attempts by pirates or we will refund half your money back including gun rental charges and any unused ammo (mini gun charges not included).
    How can we guarantee you will experience a hijacking?
    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. Cabin space is limited so respond quickly. Reserve your package before Feb 29 and get 100 rounds of free tracer ammo in the caliber of your choice."
    As if all that isn't enough to whet your appetite, there were a few testimonials:
    "I got three confirmed kills on my last trip. I'LL never hunt big game in Africa again. I felt like the Komandant in Schindlers list!"----

    Lars , Hamburg Germany

    "Six attacks in 4 days was more than I expected. I bagged three pirates and my 12yr old son sank two rowboats with the mini-gun. PIRATES 0 -PASSENGERS-32! Well worth the trip. Just make sure your spotter speaks English"

    Ned, Salt Lake city , Utah USA

    I haven't had this much fun since flying choppers in NAM . Don't worry about getting shot by pirates as they never even got close to the ship with those weapons they use and their crappy aim--reminds me of a drunken 'juicer' door gunner we picked up from the motor pool back in Nam" –

    "chopper' Dan ---- Toledo USA .

    "Like ducks in a barrel. They turned the ship around and we saw them bleed and cry in the water like little girls. Saw one wounded pirate eaten by sharks--what a laugh riot!! This is a must do.---

    Zeke-Minnahaw Springs Kentucky USA

    Finally, someone had the common sense to cash in AND solve a major problem.
  2. artabr

    artabr New Member

    Mar 3, 2008
    New Iberia, Louisiana

  3. kutaho

    kutaho New Member

    Apr 15, 2009
    Peoples Republic of the Pacific Northwest
    Thats just to good to be true.
  4. glocknut

    glocknut Active Member

    Dec 14, 2003
    Now i wonder what other place this came from...? :D:D;)

  5. Suicide*Ride

    Suicide*Ride Active Member

    Apr 6, 2009
    Golden, Colorado
    Wish I could go. :D;)

    Don't think I would take a 12yr old, but my son's 19yr so it doesn't matter. Sign me up! :D
  6. Marlin T

    Marlin T Well-Known Member

    Jul 8, 2005
    New Mexico
  7. Redhand

    Redhand Active Member

    Apr 14, 2009
    How many rounds would a mini go thru in 30 sec's of sustained fire? I may have my figues wrong but I think 8,000. At todays prices for 7.62 20 pk's that would be about $4000. man what a bargain if they include ammo.:D:eek::D
  8. Bruce FLinch

    Bruce FLinch New Member

    Aug 27, 2005
    Bay Point, Kali..aka Gun Point
    The US Govt ought to sponsor us!
  9. Tony22-250

    Tony22-250 New Member

    Jan 9, 2009
    Snellville, GA
    omg this is to funny i cried laughing HA HA HA sign me up right away. Hopefully they include a North Korean and Arabian tour!
  10. Alpo

    Alpo Well-Known Member

    Feb 3, 2007
    NW Florida
    It's funny. Don't make a lot of sense when you break it down, but it's funny.

    Minigun rate of fire - 4000 to 6000 rmp. So 30 seconds would be 2000 to 3000 rounds. 450 wouldn't buy that ammo here in the states. 'Course, you couldn't get 25 round of 50 BMG for ten bucks, either, or 100 rounds of 5.56 for 16. Those prices are long gone.

    I can see having a gunsmith on board, but a BLACKSMITH?!?

    But, funny.