The World, Residences at Sea announces return to London in summer 2019

January 2019


World’s largest private mega yacht in Greenwich for six days in July

The World, the largest privately-owned residential yacht on earth (, has announced its return to London, England for six days in July 2019, marking the eighth time the luxury ship has visited the capital city – a community favourite. While anchored in Greenwich (London), The World’s Residents will have the opportunity to partake in one-of-a-kind experiences designed to ‘bring the destination alive’ including a four-day Overland Journey to enjoy the golf courses of St. Andrews.

London is one of more than 90 ports of call in the ship’s 2019 journey that will take Residents to some of the planet’s most remote and interesting destinations across the Indian Ocean, South East Asia, China, Japan, Western and Northern Europe, India, the High Arctic and more. The international city will be among the first European ports visited following The World’s extensive dry-dock in Cadiz, Spain in May 2019. Returning to dry-dock every three years, The World’s Residents are keen to reinvest in their ship to keep it in top condition mechanically, its interior design looking fresh and modern and to support its best-in-class operations. Dry-docking ensures that the 150 families who own the residences on board continue to have an astonishingly beautiful place to call home. Major areas being refurbished include The World Spa & Wellness Center, Fredy’s Deli (café and gourmet market), East restaurant (eclectic Asian cuisine) and The World Boutique & Showroom (designer fashions, watches, jewelry).

The mega yacht started the year travelling the crystal-clear waters of the Indian Ocean with an exceptional expedition of Madagascar’s western coast and the nearby Aldabra Group of Islands of the Seychelles. Visits to Sri Lanka, India, Egypt and Israel follow. Spring and early summer will see an in-depth exploration of Southern and Western Europe. After its London stay, The World will sail to England’s South Coast, visiting Dartmouth and the Isles of Scilly before voyaging to Ireland to enjoy two of Europe’s most exciting cities, Belfast and Dublin. In late summer, the ship will embark on an iconic route that spans 3,500 miles of the High Arctic, traversing the northern coastline of Canada and Alaska for its Northwest Passage Expedition (NWP). The World is returning to this historic region to accomplish a ‘double transit’ sailing from the Atlantic to the Pacific Ocean (east to west). In 2012, the ship became the largest passenger vessel to sail the NWP from west to east (Pacific to Atlantic), unescorted, during a history-making voyage. September will see The World arrive in Asia for a four-month journey, calling on Japan, South Korea, China, Taiwan, Philippines, Vietnam, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand and Cambodia before ending 2019 in the bustling city of Hong Kong.


About The World

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 resident pro, the only full-size tennis court at sea, swimming pools, a spa, a fitness centre 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 that call The World home; all customised to Residents’ preferences in a warm and inviting ambience much like that of a private yacht, well-staffed home or exclusive country club. The average occupancy at one time is 150-200 Residents and Guests, ensuring an intimate atmosphere.

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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