The World, Residences at Sea 2019 Journey and Exceptional Experiences

September 2018


The World, the largest privately-owned residential yacht on earth, has announced an extraordinary 2019 journey that will take its Residents to 91 ports of call across the Indian Ocean, South East Asia, China, Japan, western and northern Europe, India, the High Arctic and more. The carefully crafted itinerary, which is determined by the Residents themselves, blends iconic larger cities around the world with smaller more remote and less traveled locations. Each year, The World strives to visit new destinations and in 2019 she will call on 12 maiden posts of call, sailing approximately 41,500 nautical miles.

This incredible journey will be filled with one-of-a-kind experiences designed to ‘bring the destination alive’ for The World’s 142 families as they travel the globe from the comfort of home on this unique and elegant private mega yacht.

After celebrating the new year in beautiful Cape Town, the Ship will set sail to explore the crystal- clear waters of the Indian Ocean. The private community-at-sea will also undertake a deep exploration of western Europe and the High Arctic. September will see The World arrive in Asia for a four-month deep exploration before ending 2019 in the bustling city of Hong Kong.


The World’s Expeditions

The 2019 itinerary offers two highly anticipated expeditions for in-depth journeys into two extraordinary regions. A team of experts join these special voyages to provide hands-on experience and knowledge.


Madagascar Expedition 2019

In January 2019, The World will return to the Indian Ocean, visiting Madagascar, one of the most biodiverse islands on the planet, and the Aldabra Group of the Seychelles. These tropical islands are like nowhere else on earth with a large collection of endemic flora and fauna, as well as native lemurs and chameleons. Around 80 percent of Madagascar’s wildlife is a result of the island’s strange geological history. From the arid desert coasts to lush forests and mangrove-lined rivers, Residents will spend time discovering this exceptional and varied coastline. Wildlife encounters continue on the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Aldabra, the Seychelles’ most southerly island, home to giant tortoises and incredible coral reefs.


Northwest Passage Expedition 2019

In late summer, The World will embark on a classic maritime adventure on an iconic route that spans 3,500 miles of the High Arctic, traversing across the northern coastline of Canada and Alaska.

Having been the largest passenger Ship to sail the Northwest Passage (NWP) from west to east during its record-breaking 2012 NWP Expedition, The World will return to this incredible region in 2019 to accomplish a ‘double transit’ sailing from east to west. Extra time will be dedicated during the journey to discovering the majestic landscape of Baffin Island, stopping at the historical sites of Beachy Island and Dundas Harbour, as well as taking in the sprawling ice stone scenery of Ellesmere. Residents will spot whales, polar bears, muskox, and other creatures that call this powerful habitat home, as well as visiting several Inuit communities.

As demonstrated by these two unique expeditions and dozens of fascinating destinations along the way, 2019 is poised to become one of The World’s most memorable journeys.


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 19 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 The World’s unique lifestyle, call +1 (954) 538-8449 or visit



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