There is nothing quite like relaxing while at sea. The World makes it easy to slip away, even in between destinations. Immerse yourself in a spa treatment or enjoy a day of beauty at The World Spa. Want to sleep beneath the stars? Our coveted Bali Beds allow you to do exactly that, in the most exotic destinations on the planet. Meditate in the relaxation room. Or have a moment of reflection in Harmony, The World’s non-denominational house of worship. No matter how you seek respite, you will find it aboard The World.

The World Spa

Nourish the mind, body, and soul. Onboard experts will craft the perfect combination of wellness, fitness, and beauty to address your specific needs. A complete range of quality beauty products is also available to enrich your personal wellness journey.

Lecture Program

The World’s Lecture Program goes well beyond what you’ll find in any luxury living or travel program. In each port of call, experts of all professions come aboard to educate Residents & Guests and engage them in lively discussion about everything from local religion to indigenous peoples and endemic wildlife. Port Lecturers focus on places of interest and neighborhoods to explore, while Enrichment Lecturers bring the journey alive by providing deeper cultural understanding of the destination’s heritage, history, arts & culture, political economy, and more. Learn how to navigate the stars from a traditional Cook Island Master Navigator. Discuss Zen Buddhism with a local priest when the Ship docks in Tokyo. Just a few examples of the lecturers who come aboard.

Onboard Cultural Performances

There are certain cultural highlights that you may not get to see or experience when traveling off the Ship. The World brings these experiences on board for you to enjoy. Recent examples include a traditional New Zealand Haka performance, a Samurai Sword Dance in Japan, traditional folk dancing in Okinawa, and internationally renowned ballet soloists performing Tchaikovsky’s “Sleeping Beauty” aboard the Ship.

Lecture-Hosted Outings

Local and regional experts often join the Ship to discuss local culture, heritage and politics,then take a small group of Residents & Guests to explore the area. These are often behind-the-scenes tours or neighborhoods and experiences that are not typically enjoyed by even the most seasoned travelers. In Melbourne, Australia, a street art expert led Residents & Guests on a guided walk through the city’s famous street art displays, introducing the group to the internationally acclaimed artists along the way.


Experts and artists from around the globe are brought on board to lead workshops in areas of study including photography, painting, writing, and acting. These workshops are led by leaders in their crafts, such as members of the Royal Academy of the Arts. As an example, a film critic might join the Ship to present a series of plays adapted for the screen, followed by acting classes related to the plays discussed.

Informal Opportunities

In addition to planned lectures, performances, and outings, there are a number of informal enrichment opportunities that arise for Residents & Guests. In fact, these are often the most treasured experiences, since they are unexpected. Sometimes the head Chef will take a small group to shop in the local markets and give a lesson on selecting fish, meats, and produce in the particular destination being explored. Residents can even request new themes and discussion topics to add to the program.

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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.