I don't know how long this link will be available http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/africa/7760216.stm but it describes another pirate attack off Somalia and this time on a large cruise ship that has just travelled through the Suez Canal on its way from the Mediterranean to the Indian Ocean. Sounds familiar? Yes we will be doing this in reverse on our way back. The idea of a ship's mutiny to go via South Africa is definitely sounding more tempting every time we read a report like this.
Actually I think that the size of the Oriana and from what I have heard the anti terrorist measures that we have read about will deter any attack on us.