The World of Fine Wine magazine awards The World, Residences at Sea ‘Best Ship Wine List’ in the world

London, England – April 2024:  For the ninth consecutive year, The World, Residences at Sea has been awarded ‘Best Ship Wine List’ in The World of Fine Wine magazine’s World’s Best Wine List Awards 2023. The recognition of three stars, the highest possible, by one of the world’s leading wine magazines is a testament to the ship’s expansive and unique wine collection procured from its global travels. As a category winner, The World joins the ranks of some of the finest restaurants on the globe.

Speaking on behalf of The World, the largest privately owned residential mega yacht on Earth, Beverage Manager Kelley Michael Schaefer commented, “To be awarded Best Ship Wine List for so many consecutive years alongside such notable establishments is a tremendous honor. Our Beverage Team, with its knowledgeable and experienced sommeliers, has the privilege and pleasure of working for our Residents who are a quite sophisticated group of wine connoisseurs. Our worldwide itinerary has allowed us to develop long-standing relationships with winemakers and owners across the globe who give us access to allocations of their finest labels, even when productions are small. We also purchase wines locally, so consequently we can create a vast collection in our cellars and wine vaults. It’s a varied collection that we are very proud of.”

Due to the unique nature of their roles and continually sailing to top wine producing regions around the world, the Beverage Team onboard can enhance its knowledge of wines and pass that information along to the ship’s Residents. The World visits approximately 100 ports of call each year including top wine regions. In 2024, the exploration of the wine world continues with stops in Argentina, South Africa, Australia, and New Zealand. In addition to creating bespoke wine experiences for its Residents, the Beverage Team also works closely with The World’s chefs to create menus and wine pairings that reflect the diverse cultures and foods of the destinations visited during the ship’s global voyage.

The World’s master wine list includes approximately 15,000 bottles, and more than 1,200 handpicked selections from 20 countries.


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. 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. The World’s Best Wine Lists is a global program created in 2014 and is judged according to a rigorous protocol by independent, international panels of leading professionals, including World Champion Sommeliers, Master Sommeliers, Masters of Wine and highly respected wine writers.


About The World, Residences At Sea:

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.

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

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