The Maritime Administration Ready Reserve Fleet is a group of ships waiting for a call to action. They occupy the piers of the former Alameda Naval Air Station in a 5 day standby call up status. They are part of the nation’s quick response sealift capacity; former commercial ships with a new government mission. See them up close and hear of their past lives and current mission. No one else offers this tour. The cruise is planned to take a scenic swing under the Golden Gate Bridge and the San Francisco waterfront, thence to Alameda. The return to Pier 45 will take the ship under the new Bay Bridge span. The time will be from 10am to 2pm for a nice weather window. Natural Gas Jazz Band will provide the tunes, dancing is encouraged. Hot dogs, deli-sandwiches, salads and cookies/ice cream are available for purchase with complimentary beverages to keep you hydrated. Don’t sequester your fun; come cruise with us in October. A quick overview of Fleet Week changes Cruise name has changed to “Fleet Week Lite” We’re still cruising S aturday, October 12, 2013. Sailing from 10am to 2pm. Boarding begins at 9am. At this time, we will not be cruising Sunday. It’s possible we may cruise depending on demand, but not likely. There is no air show or parade of ships. If the fleet can’t come to us, we will go to them: We will cruise out around Alcatraz, out to the Golden Gate Bridge, back along the SF waterfront to the Ready Reserve Fleet in Alameda, then return under the new Eastern span of the Bay Bridge. Music will be provided by Natural Gas Jazz Band. Hot dogs, sandwiches, salads and ice cream will be available for purchase. All drinks (water, soda, beer and wine) are complimentary. Please drink responsibly. Tickets are $125 for all passengers.