I was checking cruise lines because I heard the rates are very cheap right now. I found a Somali cruise package that departs from Sawakin (in the Sudan) and docks at Bagamoya (in Tanzania).Pretty funny, actually, although it's clear that the author has absolutely no idea what ammo costs these days. Box of 25 .50 BMG for a sawbuck? Sign me up ...
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
And speaking of .50 BMG, it turns out that there's a Diplomatic solution to this whole mess: