Posted June 15th, 2009, 01:59 PM
I think this just proves that this WON'T happen. Imagine the insurance cost? Besides, that blimp was UGLY. I wouldn't want to see blimps hovering above all the cruise ships in the future. That would just be a travesty.
And what would they do if a storm or high winds came through? Would they have to take it down, deflate it, and reflate it when the winds went away, every time? That would be a ridiculous waste of resources and money.
Blimp = worst cruise idea in a long time.
Carnival Inspiration from San Juan, PR; Southern Caribbean -- April 1998
Grand Princess from Port Everglades, FL; Western Caribbean -- April 2003
Adventure of the Seas from San Juan, PR; Southern Caribbean -- July 2008
Celebrity Millennium from Whittier, AK; Alaska Southbound -- June 2009
Ryndam from Tampa Bay, FL; Western Caribbean -- January 2010
Carnival Splendor from New York, NY; Bahamas -- May 2013
MSC Divina from Miami, FL; Western Caribbean -- October 2014