Would you want to travel on a nuclear-powered sky cruise?

The Sky Cruise is designed to give more than 5,000 people a cruise experience in the sky complete with a pool, shopping mall and 360-degree viewing deck.

 Could sky cruises be the next form of luxury travel? (Illustrative) (photo credit: Wikimedia Commons)
Could sky cruises be the next form of luxury travel? (Illustrative)
(photo credit: Wikimedia Commons)

A concept video for the nuclear-powered "Sky Cruise" has taken the world by storm over the last couple of weeks.

The Sky Cruise, which is said to be the "ultimate travel experience", is designed to give more than 5,000 people a cruise experience in the sky, complete with a pool, shopping mall, medical facility and a 360-degree viewing deck.

Powered by 20 nuclear engines, the vision for the Sky Cruise is that it wouldn't have to land for years, and passengers would reach it by private jet.

The design for the Sky Cruise also includes technology that would avoid turbulence so that the journey would always be smooth.

Is this really possible?

Celebrity Cruise ship. (credit: Courtesy)Celebrity Cruise ship. (credit: Courtesy)

The dreamer behind the video, Hashem al-Ghaili, said that this is currently only a concept and not yet a reality but that he dreams of a future where such things could exist.

"With just a few tweaks to the design, nuclear fusion and proper aerodynamics, the Sky Cruise could someday take off and carry thousands of passengers above the clouds.”

Hashem al-Ghaili

“Small nuclear reactors that can power airplanes are expected to be ready by the 2030s," he said. "The UK is working on a Small Modular Nuclear Reactor (SMR) that's expected to join the grid in 2029, and the US is investing heavily in commercial nuclear fusion research.

"With just a few tweaks to the design, nuclear fusion and proper aerodynamics, the Sky Cruise could someday take off and carry thousands of passengers above the clouds.”