A new Turkish cruise line, Flotilla Cruises, believes it has hit upon the ideal holiday for credit-crunched holidaymakers and it seems to be making quite a splash.
The line's MD, Mr Fud Ayd told us the secret behind the success:
"Our boats are state of the art and we've an action packed 24-hour entertainment programme, including Israeli military displays, paintballing, hardcore clubbing (you have to bring your own club) and even live ammunition. And all of this goes on into the early hours."
"The cruise takes in some of the loveliest classical holyland sights. For example: on day one passengers get to wander round the ancient ruins of the Gaza infrastructure before heading off for lunch in a scenic UN restaurant".
We informed Mr Ayd that we were aware of some customer complaints following last minute changes to the itinerary on the last trip, but he brushed these aside:
"It's true that our last cruise did experience some unexpected programme changes but these were out of our control. The feedback from passengers was generally positive. They got a free night's accommodation in Ashdod and the Israeli government even threw in their return air fares. Our boating experience represents a much better choice than flying to Gaza. For instance, airlines don't allow sharp objects, we positively encourage them. Instead of the typical 20kg luggage restrictions on flights we allow up to 15,000 tonnes."
Anyone interested in finding out more about the cruise experience can see a selection of videos from past trips by googling 'Gaza boats'.