Sandra Mooney

General Manager

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL – Sandra Mooney is General Manager of The World. In this role she is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day management of the entire hotel operation on the largest privately-owned residential yacht on earth. Ms. Mooney directs the staff in all Hotel departments (Enrichment, Food & Beverage, Front Office, Hotel Administration, Hotel Stores, Housekeeping, Human Resources, Laundry, Retail, Sales, Spa and Sports & Fitness) to ensure the delivery of exceptional and personalized service to all Residents and Guests. As a member of the Senior Leadership Team, she also works closely with the Captains and other executive and senior management officials.

Ms. Mooney has proven leadership experience in luxury hotel operations both shipboard and shoreside. Most recently, she served as Director Onboard Operations for Viking River Cruises in Basel, Switzerland, where she was responsible for a fleet of 22 river boats sailing throughout central Europe. Prior to this, she was Fleet Hotel Director for Royal Caribbean International (RCI) in Miami, Florida, where she directed the operational and corporate performance of the fleet’s 30 shipboard Hotel Directors. She also sailed with the Institute of Shipboard Education, Semester at Sea as an Assistant Executive Dean and has held onboard Hotel Director roles in several cruise lines. Prior to her shipping career, Ms. Mooney held Hotel Management positions in boutique hotels in Ireland and the United Kingdom.

Born in Ireland, Ms. Mooney holds both Irish and U.S. citizenship and, when ashore, splits her time between Ireland and the U.S. Her hobbies include travel, cooking, yoga, walking, aqua aerobics and enjoying family and friends. She and her husband met at sea 20 plus years ago and have a home in Hollywood, Florida.

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,

December 2020