Luxury Vacation of Future: Aircruises

Inventive company unveils design for a 21st-century airship
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 4, 2010 2:30 AM CST

(Newser) – Cruise passengers of the near future could be floating above the Earth in colossal kite-shaped craft if design firm Seymourpowell's plans take off from the drawing board. The firm, whose work was sponsored by Samsung, says its Aircruise concept could someday be a leisurely, environmentally friendly alternative to flying for the luxury traveler, CNN reports.

"I can't think of another way you can experience pure luxury travel," said the firm's head of transportation. "Imagine sitting in your stateroom and seeing the Serengeti below you or floating above the tallest skyscraper in the world." The firm's designers have created a detailed and achievable plan for the solar and hydrogen cell-powered craft, although they say it's currently only a feasibility study and it would take astronomical amounts of money to actually build one.

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