Actually, not blimps at all. Rigid airships, which are even cooler. A company in California wants to develop giant passenger airships.
The Aeroscraft would be more than 600 feet long, capable of carrying 250 passengers at 175 miles per hour. It's actually a hybrid of airship and airplane, using a combination of static lift (helium gas) and dynamic lift generated by the shape of its body as it moves through the air. If this project gets off the ground (heh), it would mark a return to the days of luxury passenger Zeppelins. I know one game designer/SF writer who'd be in line to ride one.
Airship fans may be feeling a curious sensation of déja vu at this story. Attempts to revive the passenger airship come and go with dismal regularity. At times I wonder if magazines like Popular Science keep a "return of the airship" article permanently set in type, and just run it with different pictures every couple of years. The first time I saw something like this was in the mid-1970s. Then again in the early 1980s. Then in the 1990s. And here we go again.
I certainly wish the people at Worldwide Aeros Corporation all the success in the world, and as I mentioned, I'd love to go on an airship cruise. But that's my heart talking. My head expects this will join the long list of failed commercial airship projects. If I'm wrong, I can erase the shame with an airship ride.