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Many people dream of travelling around the world, some people actually do it but only a select few have the privilege of circumnavigating the globe on what is probably the most exclusive and refined way to travel - on board the world’s only privately owned residential ship The World.

Imagine waking up to new scenery outside your private veranda every few days well that is what life is like aboard The World, the largest private residential ship on the planet a ship that offers the ultimate lifestyle combining a private yacht and a luxury vacation home all in one, a home that takes you around the globe.

The World a strikingly beautiful 644-foot Ship, features 165 homes owned by 142 families embodies a distinctive one -of-a-kind lifestyle of exclusive luxury and travel. A lifestyle aboard The World allows Residents the opportunity to explore the planet’s most breath-taking destinations with like-minded adventure seekers from the comfort of their own private Residence – people who will never again need to pack or unpack again! This exclusive community offers the ultimate combination of luxury travel with world-class dining, custom tours, and enriching cultural events like renowned guest speakers, local dancers or art exhibitions.

A myriad of exceptional on-board amenities include a gourmet deli, The World Spa, library, cinema, and a sports centre offering real and virtual golf excursions to the world’s top-ranked courses. The on-board lifestyle fosters a warm, welcoming atmosphere and encourages the formation of lasting friendships. The World’s Captains and Residents collectively determine the Ship’s yearly itinerary based on the best sea routes and Residents’ personal interests and this year it has been determined that The World will take in 120 ports across Australia, New Zealand, Japan, China, Mexico, Central America, Hawaii, Alaska and the east and west coasts of the U.S. Residents will sail approximately 44,000 nautical miles, plus undertake expeditions to two of the most remote regions on earth – the Ross Sea & Antarctica and Melanesia - all from the comfort of their own home on this unique and elegant private ship owned by 142 families around the globe.

Aboard the The World there are 165 Residences ranging from studios to expansive three-bedroom units and a palatial six-bedroom penthouse suite, which boasts accommodations for up to 12 people. The spacious Residences include 106 two- and three-bedroom apartments, 19 one- and two-bedroom studio apartments, and 40 studios. Interiors of the two- and three-bedroom apartments are customized based on Residents’ tastes and feature everything from contemporary to transitional to traditional decor. All of the Residences aboard the vessel have been sold and as the homes are sold to private individuals the community of residents who collectively own the entire ship comprises of 142 families from 19 different countries – North Africa (49%), Europe (36%), Asia, Australia, South America & South Africa (15%). The average occupancy at any one time of 150-200 Residents & Guests which assures an intimate atmosphere


The Ship is effectively a floating city, equipped with high-end facilities and luxurious amenities that create an intimate, refined atmosphere for Resident owners. In addition to two swimming pools, the world spa (award winning retreat), a tennis court, golfing facilities with driving range, putting green and golf simulator, jogging centre, fitness centre with personal trainers, saunas, medical centre, night club, theatre, cinema and library.

This strikingly beautiful Ship promises gracious and personal service in a warm, inviting ambience much like that of a private yacht, well-staffed private home or exclusive country club. With a length of almost 200m and a width of 30m The World is a state of the art ship being the first Ship of its size to run on clean marine diesel rather than burning heavy bunker fuel, making it a much more environmentally friendly Ship thus allowing The World to call in areas where ships burning heavy fuel are banned. The World is also the first Ship to feature the unique Scanship wastewater cleaning system in which wastes are filtered by means of a flotation system and as then reused for technical water.


For those who call The World home, dining on board The World is easy and effortless with a variety of food styles, atmospheres and presentations available across the four main restaurants which include East (for eclectic Asian delights), Marina (serving prime steaks and seafood), Portraits (featuring haute cuisine), and Tides (Mediterranean cuisine with Northern Italian flair). Other dining choices are The Pool Grill and Fredy’s Deli (a casual café and gourmet market that gets stocked with local produce in every port). A team of qualifies sommeliers offer a selection of approx. 800 different wines from across 18 countries which are held in the vast 12’000 cellar.

The World, is like no other residence in the world providing the ultimate combination of extraordinary travel coupled with world class restaurants and facilities.

In summary The World is simply enough!

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