Wednesday, January 31, 2007

A new type of cruise ship - the Aeroscaft

My wife and I are coming up on our 15th wedding anniversary. We've been kicking around a couple ideas on how to celebrate. We would really enjoy taking a sleeper car on a train ride. Unfortunately Amtrak is not cheap. An overnight ride on a 24 hour trip would cost any where from $1,000 to $1,300. That is pretty steep for one day.

We've also been considering a cruise. We took the whole family last year for a four day cruise. It was a blast. Our daughters told us this morning that they would have a great time staying with Grandma and Grandpa, and that we should go on the cruise. The price would be in the same range, but we could go on a three or four day cruise.

We'll continue brainstorming about how we want to celebrate our fifteen wedding anniversary.


I may have found what we will be doing for our twentieth. My mother forwarded a Popular Science article about a company in California is designing a cruise ship for the air. This Flying Luxury Hotel is called an Aeroscraft. It would be a fun way to see the country.

Some comments on reddit indicate that the Aeroscraft might not be able to handle bad weather.

I guess we may have to do a normal cruise also for our 20th.


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2 comments:

Sandy said...

We just celebrated our 15th anniversary in July. I've begged my husband to try a cruise... maybe if a fellow engineer writes a glowing post about his fabulous cruise experience, he'll try it! :-)

I enjoy your family's blog!

Phil said...

Our 20th is three years away, and I've been thinking of a Disney cruise for the whole family. We don't have anyone to leave the kids with, so they'll come along on any anniversary trip we take. At least on a Disney cruise there would be some cool organized activities for them to do while we relax!