Jessica Hoppe – Chief Administrative Officer & General Counsel

Chief Administrative Officer & General Counsel

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL – Ms. Jessica Hoppe is Chief Administrative Officer & General Counsel of The World, the largest privately owned residential yacht on earth. In this role Ms. Hoppe serves as part of the Senior Leadership Team and supports the Board of Directors. She oversees management of the Strategic Plan for The World, ship and shoreside Human Resources, the Insurance Portfolio and Corporate Alliances. In addition, she supports all aspects of the everyday operations and management of the Ship and oversees its legal affairs, corporate filings, contract structuring and review, purchase and sale agreements, closing documents, negotiations related to Collective Bargaining Agreements, employment contracts, and more. Ms. Hoppe previously served as General Counsel and VP of Strategic Alignment for The World.

Prior to joining The World as in-house counsel, Ms. Hoppe served as General Counsel and Senior Vice President for Crystal Cruises, LLC, in Miami, Florida. In that role, she was responsible for all legal matters of Crystal Cruises, LLC and its affiliates up to the publicly traded parent company and was a member of various corporate boards. At Genting Americas Inc., New York, New York and Miami, Florida, she served as General Counsel, Secretary and Senior-Vice President of Governmental Affairs where she was responsible for all legal and corporate secretarial matters of Genting and its subsidiaries, including oversight of all litigation matters and served as a board member of various corporate boards of the organization. She also held positions with Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton LLP, New York, New York and Balch & Bingham, LLP, Gulfport, Mississippi & Birmingham, Alabama.

Ms. Hoppe received a Juris Doctor, cum laude, from Tulane University Law School, in New Orleans, Louisiana and has Bachelor of Arts degrees in German and Biopsychology from the University of Michigan, in Ann Arbor, Michigan. She also attended the rigorous, 18-month long, Program for Leadership Development at Harvard Business School, Harvard’s alternative to an executive MBA.

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 20 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. To learn more about this unique lifestyle call 954-538-8449 or visit

Media Contacts: For additional information or to request images of The World, please contact:

Jayne Alexander, +44 (0)20 3709 7809,
Joanna Merredew, +44 (0)20 3709 7809,

August 2023

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