© ZETSlowly the time for the Star Over London comes to an end. The Zeppelin NT that is flying for Stella Artois over London will end it's flights by the 21st August 2008. And since ultimately the Zeppelin needs to get to the US the question is when is that going to happen and what is going to happen in between. Today we have the answer and it is an exciting one. Aerwin Technologies (English translation of the original dutch site here) in cooperation with Zeppelin Europe Tours have organized the the first multi day airship cruise of the new age. The Zeppelin NT will take 10 exclusive passengers on a trip starting from the British cradle of Airships in Cardington on August 26th traveling via London, Dover, Calais, Brussels, Antwerp, Rotterdam arriving in Valkenburg near The Hague on August 29th. The tour is almost completely booked. Just yesterday another 2 seats were made available so in case you want to catch a ride check one of these websites:
- The Zeppelin Cruise page of Zeppelintours, John Christopher's non stop shop for flights with the Zeppelin. You can book directly through them.
- Zeppelinvlucht.nl - the homepage of Aerwin about the Zeppelin Flights, unfortunately in dutch, so jump to the auto translated English version here
- Zeppelin Europe Tours with additional background information and a map of the tour.
If you can't quite afford the 6500€(incl tax, hotels, meals, transfers) for the cruise the Cruise the next stop of the Zeppelin might be more for you. The Zeppelin will fly from Rotterdam until September 8th 2008 and offer round trips similar to those offered in London. Similar to London there is a number of different options available to fit every pocket. Starting with flight of 35 minutes for € 270,- going to 60 minutes flights for € 450,- and topping of with a 90 minutes flight for € 675,-. To find out more about the flights check Aerwins Homepage(in dutch) or have a look at the Zeppelintours Website for contact information and some pictures of last years flights. The flights over Rotterdam are a continuation of flights that were done last year in the Netherlands, some might remember our post and the unique branding of the Zeppelin with the highway number "N470" all this is of course the lead up to the great day when the Zeppelin NT is finally shipped to the US we reported earlier this year about this. I personally believe that the Zeppelin will be shipped from Rotterdam but this is just speculation on my side. It's good to see the Zeppelin NT #4 continuing the success story of it's older brothers and we wish Airship Ventures only the best for their operation in the US starting this fall.