The World Returns to Europe in Spring 2018

February 2018


The World, the largest privately-owned residential yacht on earth (, returns to Europe this year from April to November 2018 to explore the enchanting Mediterranean, undertaking a deep exploration of Western and Northern Europe and the cultural capitals and iconic cities of Casablanca, Barcelona, Venice, Dubrovnik, Rome and more. Later this year, a summer expedition to the Svalbard Archipelago, just 600 nautical miles from the North Pole, will offer prime viewing of Arctic wildlife. In autumn, the British Isles Exploration beckons with its remarkable combination of history, rugged coastlines, and visits to Scotland’s finest single malt whisky distilleries.

Gastronomic adventures abound throughout Europe. The World’s chefs and sommeliers have arranged exclusive wine tastings and dinners crafted by visiting guest chefs and winemakers that will showcase diverse regional flavors and culinary styles. Spanish winemakers Carles and Mariona Pastrana will host a wine tasting and dinner featuring their Clos de l’Obac wines. Priscilla Incisa della Rocchetta of the iconic Italian wine producer Tenuta San Guido will conduct a Sassicaia dinner while en route to Sicily. An Imperial Heritage Caviar tasting with champagne and vodka is also scheduled along with a multi-course dinner prepared by three Michelin-star Chef Curtis Duffy. When exploring the British Isles, Dave Broom, one of the most prolific and widely respected Scotch whisky writers, will conduct a series of tastings and will lead visits to local distilleries like Highland Park, Ardberg, Laphroaigh, Lagavulin.

In Barcelona, Residents will explore the Codorniu cava cellars. The oldest family business in Spain and a producer of cava since 1551, Codorniu (on Spain’s list of Historical Artistic Monuments) is the setting for an exclusive cava tasting and cocktail with entertainment by a 12-strong guitar orchestra and flamenco fusion performance in the magnificent vaulted cellar. In Malaga, a ‘behind-the-scenes’ look at Estepona’s fish auction examines the craftsmanship of artisanal fishing in a scallop marine farm. Whilst in Marseille, Residents stop by a ranch in the heart of the Camargue wetlands to witness the impressive teamwork and horsemanship of the cowboys as they wrangle long-horned Camargue cattle astride local horses.

Sailing on from Europe in December, The World will traverse the Mid-Atlantic from the Canary Islands to South Africa via the remote Overseas British Territories of volcanic Ascension and St. Helena and following a visit to Namibia will arrive in South Africa to see in the New Year in Cape Town.

About The World
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 onboard 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.

A lifestyle aboard The World allows its Residents to explore the planet’s most exotic and remote destinations, as well as more cosmopolitan ports of call – all from the comfort of home. It is the ultimate combination of luxury travel with world-class dining, custom experiences and enriching cultural events – all designed to ‘bring the destination alive’. All 165 homes onboard the Ship are privately owned with a small selection available for re-sale every year.

To learn more about The World’s unique lifestyle, call +1 (954) 538-8449 or visit