The World, Residences at Sea Announces 2023 Journey

An epic sailing itinerary of six continents and expeditions to the Arctic and Antarctica

September 2022The World, the largest privately owned residential yacht on earth ( has announced its exceptional 2023 journey. Sailing across every ocean to six continents, a voyage of wonder awaits featuring an incredible itinerary of more than 108 ports of call. The only ship of its kind in operation today, The World offers a one-of-a-kind ultra-luxury travel lifestyle of global exploration from the comfort of home. Hailed for its epic expeditions to the planet’s most remote regions, 2023 heralds a rare opportunity to set foot amongst the most northerly and southerly points on the globe, the Arctic and Antarctica.

Thoughtfully decided by the residents themselves, the wide-ranging itinerary weaves together undiscovered, remote destinations with chic, cosmopolitan cities for an enriching and exhilarating voyage across the Middle East, the Indian Ocean, Europe, North America, and South America. Continuously circumnavigating the globe on an adventure-filled journey, the ship’s residents and guests will encounter the vibrant cultures of India and Sri Lanka and uncover the ancient lands of the Middle East before sailing southward to the Patagonian paradise of Chile and Argentina. Each port of call heralds a new experience, whether it is navigating through Oman’s winding souks with a local guide, taking a vintner-led private tour of Bordeaux’s most celebrated vineyards or diving headfirst into a brisk polar plunge with penguins in Antarctica, for a sense of authentic, unbridled discovery.

Residents will welcome 2023 in the shining city of Dubai before setting sail eastward into the dynamic energy and natural beauty of India and Sri Lanka and the kaleidoscopic marine-life of the Maldives. A silk road sojourn through the ancient lands of Oman, Israel, and Egypt leads into three magnificent months exploring the Mediterranean with visits to Cyprus, Turkey, the Greek Islands and Albania. As spring blossoms, The World sets course for the Adriatic, where picturesque beauty abounds in Montenegro and Croatia before winding north to Italy, France, Spain, Portugal, and the British Isles. Further west, the islands of Sardinia and Corsica beckon, rich in culture and cuisine. Voyagers will raise a glass in Bordeaux, the heart of French wine country, before journeying north where the adventure continues with landings in the Baltic Sea.

As the days grow long and the nights become bright, The World will forge northward into Scandinavia along the sinuous coastline of Norway studded with secret coves, the rugged beauty of the Faroe Islands, and Iceland’s Viking mysteries. Residents will embark on an incredible Arctic expedition to Greenland and Ellesmere Island / Baffin Coast followed by a journey down the eastern coasts of Canada and North America, from Norse archaeology on Newfoundland and the quaint villages of Cape Cod, to the fast-paced metropolis, New York City.

The World’s intrepid explorers will sail to the Caribbean, Bermuda, the Bahamas, and the Cayman Islands en route to an immersive introduction to South America. After transiting the Panama Canal to the paradise of western South America, the ship will make stops in Ecuador before discovering the intriguing Inca legends of Peru, and the soaring Patagonian mountains that form a spine between Chile and Argentina. The year concludes with two unforgettable expeditions in Antarctica, the most pristine region on the planet, where residents and guests will take in breathtaking scenery, a coastline packed with raw beauty and wildlife, Zodiac cruising, hiking, kayaking, and a spectacular backdrop in which to celebrate the New Year.

Greenland and Ellesmere Island / Baffin Coast Expedition
This incredible expedition traverses fjords, rugged mountains and viking ruins. As the snow thaws, the landscape of Greenland is revealed, and wildlife emerges with whales visible off the coast and flocks of migrating birds arriving to mate. The sea ice breaks to uncover clear, crisp waters and floating icebergs through which to kayak while the wild-flower threaded mountain trails are unveiled. Wildlife viewing abounds; polar bears, muskoxen, humpback whales, sea eagles and reindeer all call this remote island home. On Canada’s wild Baffin Coast, there are immense glacial systems, and the history of early Arctic exploration comes alive. Native Innuit communities offer a fascinating firsthand insight into the unique culture born out of the surrounding wilderness.

Antarctica Expeditions
As the last continent to be discovered by humans, Antarctica is easily the most pristine part of our planet. Breathtaking scenery, enthralling wildlife and an inspiring history of pioneering exploration make two, back-to-back expeditions a resident favorite. Here nature reigns with humpback whales, seals, orcas and seabirds. Explore the furthest reaches on Zodiac, hike along penguin-packed beaches and kayak around towering icebergs. Ring in the New Year with a world class team of presenters and guides who will open the door to this magnificent, other-worldly realm.

The World’s Expeditions
The ultimate experience, The World’s expeditions offer an in-depth look at a particular region. Led by a team of experts and specialist lecturers, they add new dimensions to each day with hands-on experience and knowledge. Depending on the location, they include anthropologists, marine biologists, dive and snorkel guides, historians, kayak guides, naturalists, oceanographers, ornithologists, and other local specialists. Professional photographers offer workshops to help residents and guests capture vivid memories of the majestic landscapes. Once-in-a-lifetime events are rounded out with informative lectures and excursions for hands-on immersion. Among the expeditions enjoyed by The World’s residents are Aldabra, Antarctica, Arctic, Bering Sea, Borneo, French Polynesia, Greenland, Madagascar, Melanesia, Namibia, Northwest Passage, Papua New Guinea, Polynesia, Ross Sea, Sea of Cortez, Sea of Okhotsk, Seychelles, Solomon Islands, South Pole, Svalbard, The Kimberley, Vanuatu, West Africa, West Papua, and White Sea.

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 more than 150 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.

This private community at sea offers the ultimate combination of luxurious and enriching travel with world-class amenities and facilities. These include impeccable culinary mastery in six restaurants, exceptional golf facilities with onboard putting greens, a state-of-the-art golf simulator and pro, the only full-size, regulation tennis court at sea, swimming pools, a spa, a fitness center complete with personal trainers, expert destination lecturers, library, cinema, hobby and games rooms, and more.

This strikingly beautiful ship provides gracious and personalized service for the families who call The World home; all customized to residents’ preferences in a warm and inviting ambience much like that of a private yacht, well-staffed home or exclusive country club.

To learn more about The World’s unique lifestyle, call +1.954.538.8449 or visit

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