The World, is awarded ‘Best Ship Wine List in the World 2021’ by The World of Fine Wine Magazine

The private residential Ship also retains the highest accolade of three stars and is a regional winner for Best Sake List (outside of Japan)


London, England – December 2021: The World, Residences at Sea has been awarded three prestigious accolades in The World of Fine Wine magazine’s World’s Best Wine List Awards 2021. The privately owned residential ship has for the first time been crowned Regional Winner for Best Sake Wine List (outside of Japan), alongside maintaining the highest possible three-star Wine List rating and upholding Best Ship Wine List in The World for the seventh consecutive year.

As a lead category winner, The World joins the ranks of some of the finest restaurants on the globe including serial success story Terroir and Eleven Madison Park, New York and Wickens at Royal Mail Hotel, Dunkeld, Victoria. This recognition by one of the world’s leading wine magazines is a testament to The World’s impressive and unique wine collection.

Impressed by The World’s offering, the prestigious judging panel commented on the Wine List’s “well-balanced menu, with a good mix of regions, producers and styles, famous and less well-known producers, older and younger vintages, highly rated and underrated years.” The list was also praised for the “breadth of origin, style, grape varieties, and by-the-glass offerings” with a particular specialism or regional themes that reflect The World’s continuous journey. The panel highlighted that “the list provides a really good exploration of particular producers, such as Lucien Le Moine, and regions, for example the Australian selection is very good. It is great to see that organic, biodynamic and Kosher wines are indicated in the list.”

Speaking on behalf of The World on the accolade, Beverage Manager, Marinela Ivanova said, “To be awarded Best Wine List for the seventh year in a row and to have the Sake List recognised for the first year is a true honour. As The World’s Sommelier team, we have the privilege of working for the very sophisticated group of wine and spirit connoisseurs that are our Residents. The ship’s worldwide itinerary allows us to purchase wines, handcrafted spirits and sake locally and consequently we are able to create a vast and diverse collection of all sorts of beverages. Over the years, we have developed many friendships with winemakers and owners of wineries and distilleries across the globe thus gaining access to allocations of their finest labels even when productions are small.”

Due to the unique nature of their roles, the beverage team onboard The World are able to enhance their knowledge of beverages globally as permanent sailing offers the best training experience possible. In 2022, The World will visit more 100 ports and during the upcoming journey the team will have the opportunity to enhance the portfolio by visiting private vineyards, some of which are not open to the public, an immerse themselves in some of the globe’s leading wine regions including southern Italy, Portugal and Spain. In addition to creating bespoke wine experiences, the ship’s sommeliers also work closely with The World’s chefs in creating menus and wine pairings that reflect the diverse cultures and foods from the destinations visited on the ship’s global journey.

The World has a capacity of 15,000 bottles and more than 1,200 handpicked selections from 20 countries, including an extensive sake selection of 34 labels.


About The World of Fine Wine magazine:

The World of Fine Wine (TWFW) is an award-winning magazine that speaks to an international readership of discerning individuals who each share a passion for wine. The publication appeals to a broad spectrum of wine lovers because of the range of subject matter covered and the quality and depth of the articles written on these academic topics. Working with some of the world’s most respected wine writers, TWFW offers authoritative editorial content and the go-to place for the global fine wine aficionado. TWFW is a quarterly publication with subscribers extending across 30 countries.


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 onboard putting greens and a state-of-the-art golf simulator, the only full-size, regulation tennis court at sea, swimming pools, a spa, a fitness center, 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 20 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 The World’s unique lifestyle, call +1 954-538-8449 or visit

Media Contact: For additional information or to request images of The World, please contact:
Joanna Merredew, +44 (0) 20 3709 7809,
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