Our Story


A Life of Adventure
at the Pinnacle of Luxury.

Imagine the ultimate lifestyle that comes with combining a private yacht and a luxury vacation home. A home that takes you all around the globe, allowing you to wake up to new scenery outside your private veranda every few days.

That is what life is like aboard The World, the largest private residential ship on the planet at 644 feet. Since our launch in 2002, The World has continuously circumnavigated the globe, spending extensive time in the most exotic and well-traveled ports, allowing Residents to wake up in a new destination every few days, exploring with depth they had never before thought possible. It is a lifestyle they are truly grateful to live each day.

Your Home. Your Journey.

With only 165 individual Homes, The World’s Residents enjoy one of the most exclusive lifestyles imaginable. Not only do Residents from 19 countries own their individual Residences, but collectively, they own the ship, ensuring that the experiences – both onboard and off – are far beyond current luxury travel standards.

But what this international community shares with one another goes far beyond ownership. Each Resident has an endless thirst for knowledge, adventure and of course, travel. They also share in a deep appreciation and respect for the environment that sustains this incredible lifestyle.

The community’s passion for travel and discovery is not only satisfied by the Ship’s itineraries, which every Resident has a voice in creating each year, but also by the special, in-depth Expeditions and unique Enrichment Program. The Program brings onboard expert guides and lecturers in various fields of expertise – diving, wine tasting, world cultures – to prepare us for each port we visit, and beyond.

As time passes, neighbors become travel companions and travel companions become good friends. Residents offer one another new ways to experience the many destinations we sail to. But above all, they offer each other comfort, good company, and lots of laughter.

The Ultimate Address: THE WORLD®

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Talk to a Residential Advisor

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.