The Ship revisits UK and Ireland in August 2015

May 2015

 

The World, the largest privately owned residential yacht on earth with 165 luxury private residences, returns to the U.K and Ireland for 12 days in August 2015, following a four-month journey throughout the Mediterranean. The World will visit Southampton, Fowey, Dublin and Oban before sailing onwards to Iceland for a two-week East Greenland Expedition. The World is undertaking an exceptional journey in 2015, travelling approximately 41,000 nautical miles, visiting 104 ports of call and sailing 77 sea days.

As part of the U.K. exploration, The World will visit historic Bath, the only destination in the U.K. to have the whole city designated a World Heritage site by UNESCO. Residents & Guests will experience a Neolithic world at Stonehenge, the most famous prehistoric monument in Europe, and explore the beautiful and fragile landscape of New Forest National Park, a site whose rich cultural history dates back almost 1,000 years. On the south coast, they will discover the magnificent late Victorian Landydrock House and visit the Lost Gardens of Heligan with their world famous Sleeping Goddess installation.

This private community at sea offers the ultimate combination of thrilling and enriching travel with world-class amenities and facilities including impeccable culinary mastery in its six restaurants, exceptional golf facilities with onboard putting greens, a state-of-the-art golf simulator and resident pro, the only full-size tennis court at sea, swimming pools, a spa, a fitness centre complete with personal trainers, expert destination lecturers, library, cinema, hobby and games rooms, house of worship and more.

This strikingly beautiful Ship provides gracious and personalized service for the 130 families that call The World home; all customized to Residents’ preferences in a warm and inviting ambience much like that of a private yacht, well-staffed home or exclusive country club. The average occupancy at one time is 150-200 Residents & Guests ensuring an intimate atmosphere. The majority of Residents continue to be active in their professional lives staying connected through the Ship’s telephone and Internet capabilities and spending an average of three to four months (combined) on board.

Following the East Greenland Expedition, The World arrives in Canada in September where it begins its North American exploration down the U.S. east coast followed by a stopover in the Caribbean. After a rare transit through the Panama Canal, Residents will immerse themselves in Latino spirit, from Peru and Ecuador through to Argentina and Chile, before rounding off the year in the southernmost continent, Antarctica. Saving the best for last, the final expedition of the year will see The World return to the Earth’s last frontier: The Antarctic Peninsula. A thrilling two-week adventure at the end of December, Residents will journey through icebergs, glacier caves and snow-capped mountains with Zodiacs and kayaks for special expedition landings and island exploration led by a highly qualified expedition team.

The World’s 2015 journey also includes a once-in-a-lifetime overland to the Geographic South Pole just prior to the Antarctic Expedition. Using ski aircraft Residents will fly to the South Pole, covering in several hours the distance that took the early explorers’ years of planning and months of hardship to achieve. History will come alive as these adventurers stand at 90° south and imagine how Amundsen, Scott and Shackleton felt heading out across the frozen continent and into the unknown 100 years ago.

During the Ship’s 2015 journey, a dedicated team of experts will ensure that Residents are immersed in the culture, wildlife, and social and natural history of each region by designing unique experiences that bring each destination alive. Every day is an amazing adventure on a personal journey of discovery.

About The World
The World embodies a distinctive, one-of-a-kind lifestyle of exclusive luxury travel where Residents explore every corner of the globe, experience myriad different cultures and gain privileged access to the planet’s most beautiful destinations, all from the comfort of their own home. The strikingly beautiful 644-foot 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. The average occupancy at any one time of 150-200 Residents & Guests assures an intimate atmosphere.

The World offers the ultimate combination of thrilling and enriching travel with world-class amenities and facilities including impeccable culinary mastery in its six restaurants, exceptional golf facilities with on board putting greens and a state-of-the-art golf simulator, the only full-size tennis court at sea, swimming pools, a spa, a fitness centre, expert destination lecturers, library, cinema and more.

Launched in 2002, The World® is the largest privately owned, residential yacht on earth with 165 luxury Residences. A diverse group of Residents from 19 countries own the homes on board and share interests in world cultures, history and adventure, and exploring fascinating destinations. They circumnavigate the globe every two to three years following an extraordinary itinerary that they select. In-depth expeditions and one-of-a-kind experiences are complemented by world-class amenities and impeccable service.

To learn more about this unique lifestyle call 954-538-8449 or visit www.aboardtheworld.com.

Media Contact:
For additional information or to request images of The World, please contact: Joanna Merredew, The Dovetail Agency, +44 (0)20 3709 7809 or e-mail joanna@dovetail-agency.co.uk.

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