Life Onboard

Life Onboard

The excitement of living aboard The World extends far beyond the spectacular destinations that Residents travel to. What makes The World unique is that life on board is equally as active and fulfilling as exploration on shore.

While at sea, there are ample opportunities to stay fit and active with yoga, Pilates, swimming, a fully equipped Fitness Center, spinning bikes, and even a game of tennis on the only regulation-sized court at sea. Personal trainers lead fitness classes and can customize individual programs along with kayak guides, dive experts, and a resident golf pro who will escort you to the world’s top-ranked courses and offer tips on improving your swing on the Ship’s state-of-the-art golf simulator.

Dining aboard The World is always an adventure, with local ingredients and inspirations found in every dish, and guest chefs and winemakers who add depth to the Ship’s culinary journey. The Ship’s restaurants each offer their own unique and varied experiences. East serves eclectic Asian delights, while Tides presents Mediterranean cuisine with an Italian flair. The newly redesigned Marina provides sweeping views both from within and from an open air platform at the stern of the Ship. A contemporary American steakhouse and seafood bar presented with international flair, Marina also features a unique Chefs Table showcasing the preparation of regional delights. Portraits, considered to be one of the finest restaurants on land or at sea, offers haute cuisine with unrivaled technique and creativity.

Residents can opt for a more casual dining experience at Fredy’s Deli or the Poolside Grill. For those looking to enjoy a private, personalized meal at Home, or to host an intimate group of friends, the Call-a-Chef program is a truly unique way to entertain.

The World caters to Residents’ nutritional needs and desires. Our world renowned chefs know your dietary and personal preferences by heart. They “bring the destination alive” through their cooking by incorporating regional ingredients into imaginative menus and often invite Residents to accompany them to local markets to select the freshest homegrown produce for the week.

The World’s enrichment program is one of the most revered advantages of life on board, cherished by Residents who share an incredible thirst for knowledge.  Residents are immersed in a destinations’ culture through lectures, workshops, and special themed events. You’ll often hear local experts and dignitaries discuss topics pertinent to the countries and cities being visited. Professionals host workshops to help develop interests in photography, journaling, cooking, computers and more. Local cultures come alive through dance performances, indigenous music, and activities that embody a destination’s allure.

Residents seeking to learn more on their own can watch films and documentaries in the Colosseo theater, learn about ports of call on the Ship’s daily TV program, or explore a large collection of books, magazines and DVD’s in The Study.

Aboard The World, the body and soul are nourished just as much as the mind. At The World Spa & Wellness Center a team of experts guides Residents on their personal journey of health and well-being. The Spa offers the latest in hair, body and skincare techniques with the highest quality ingredients as well as onboard physiotherapy.

After a full day of discovery, you return Home to watch the sunset from your private verandah while sipping a glass of wine from The World’s award-winning list. Join new-found friends for a cocktail in Regatta Bar and dinner on Tides terrace. Dance the night away in Quantum nightclub. Or, for a more relaxing evening, order champagne and truffles to enjoy while sleeping under the stars on your luxurious Bali bed.

Aboard The World, the possibilities are endless.


Determine whether life aboard The World is the right fit for you. Talk to one of our Residential Advisors today, and learn more about what it’s like to live onboard, details on upcoming Journeys and Expeditions, and if there are any Residences available.