The World, Residences at Sea calls on Hong Kong in June 2024

View in Chinese: 全球最大私人住宅式超級遊艇The World將在2024年6 月到訪香港

[Hong Kong, May 2024] – The World, Residences at Sea, the largest privately-owned residential mega yacht on Earth is pleased to announce it will be calling on Hong Kong in June 2024, on a four-day visit – its first foray to the culturally rich city since 2019. The sojourn is part of the ship’s spectacular 2024 journey to six continents including highly anticipated voyages to Antarctica, South and East Africa, South Asia, Indonesia, Australia, South Pacific and more. Resident owners of this private community at sea enjoy the ultimate combination of enriching travel to more than 100 ports of call a year, complemented by world-class amenities, state-of-the-art facilities, and anticipatory service – all from the comfort of their homes on board.

The only ship of its kind in operation, The World offers a unique ultra-luxury lifestyle of global exploration that is internationally renowned for its journeys to many of the planet’s most remote and undiscovered areas as well as to bustling cosmopolitan cities. The ship’s Residents determine its yearly itinerary by a community-wide vote. Extended stays averaging three days in port ensure sufficient time for Residents to explore their favorite destinations. Unlike most passenger vessels, The World spends nearly twice as many days in port as at sea. Every few days Residents awake to a new and exciting port of call outside their window.

The ship’s arrival in Hong Kong in June comes after an incredible expedition in January to Antarctica and the Falkland Islands where some Residents experienced a once-in-a-lifetime overland journey to explore the South Pole, followed by South America where Residents visited Buenos Aires, Rio de Janeiro, and the volcanic islands of Tristan da Cunha in February. March found Residents exploring the eastern coast of Africa, immersed in cultural traditions in Tanzania, Kenya, South Africa, and Mozambique, before heading east into the Indian Ocean where the Seychelles, Maldives, and Sri Lanka await. The Asian leg of the journey includes visits to India, Myanmar, Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, Cambodia, and Vietnam. After Hong Kong, The World will set sail for Shanghai, Seoul, Nagasaki, Kobe, and Tokyo. It will then continue on to explore Taiwan, the Philippines, and Indonesia, before an expedition into Australia’s spectacular last frontier: the Kimberley region. The year’s third expedition follows, a deep exploration of Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands, revealing smoldering volcanoes, lush mountains, and reefed islands teeming with sea life. October will be spent in the incomparable lands and waterways of New Zealand before sailing into the dreamscapes of the South Pacific and the vibrant Hawaiian Islands of Maui, Kailua-Kona, Oahu, and Kauai. In December, Mexico’s west coast beckons with calls to Puerto Vallarta, Mazatlán, and La Paz before ringing in the New Year in Cabo San Lucas.

The World is a one-of-a-kind ship where its Resident owners can travel the globe in complete luxury from the comfort of home. Offering an incomparable ease of travel, they can spend the day exploring and return to their own private residence at the end of the day – no packing and unpacking required, no planes or trains. Exploring the world has never been easier. The World is a complete floating city, equipped with high-end facilities and luxurious amenities that create an intimate, refined atmosphere. The strikingly beautiful and well-appointed ship offers personalized, anticipatory service by an extraordinary crew who know each Resident’s preferences. The ship’s warm and inviting ambience is much like that of a private yacht, well-staffed private home, or exclusive country club. It’s a unique combination of six-star hotel with luxury services and amenities.

The World’s 165 private residences range from expansive three-bedroom apartments to studios. They range in size from 330 sq ft (approx. 30 sq m) to the largest three-bedroom home 3,242 sq ft (301 sq m). The spacious Residences include 106 two- and three-bedroom

apartments, 19 one- and two-bedroom studio apartments, and 40 studios. Interiors are customized based on Residents’ individual tastes and feature everything from contemporary to transitional to traditional decor. Each year a small selection is available for resale.

Craig Bowen, Ambassador for The World in Asia and Australia, shares: “The World is an extraordinary and unique investment. Residents spend the day exploring and return to the comforts of home every day. You’ll sleep in your own bed surrounded by family photos, your own cherished artwork and furniture, and other personal possessions. You’ll be pampered from sunup to sundown by knowledgeable and experienced staff who know your personal preferences. Every few days you’ll walk out your front door to a new and exciting part of the world. It’s the ultimate adventure in total luxury.”

Construction of the vessel began in Rissa, Norway and the vision was realized when The World set sail from Oslo with its inaugural Residents and Crew on board. Her maiden voyage departed from Lisbon, Portugal and she was christened in Venice, Italy.

The ship offers myriad services and amenities. A few of note include an art gallery where local artists are invited to display their works on board, Bali beds on deck for a night under the stars, bikes and e-bikes, a Call-a-Chef program to prepare a meal in your residence for entertaining family and friends or for an intimate night in, Fitness Center open 24/7 offering group classes and personal training, children’s play area and hobby room, conference center, diving and snorkeling, video-on-demand and DVD collection, florist, game room, gourmet deli, hiking, housekeeping, In-Residence dining, kayaking, laundry/dry cleaning, library, non-denominational Resident-led chapel, physical therapist, pools, restaurants and cafes, sports center offering real and virtual golf excursions to the world’s top-ranked courses, tennis court, The World Boutique & Showroom, The World Concierge, The World Spa & Wellness Center, theater, a youth program and more.

The mega yacht has a small number of private residences available for resale. To learn more about this extraordinary community of global adventurers and ownership opportunities, we invite you to speak with a Residential Advisor. Limited Guest Stays are available for qualified Prospective Residents who wish to experience The World prior to purchase, pending a pre-arrival background screening and satisfying The World’s net worth requirements. To learn more about The World’s unique lifestyle visit


About The World
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 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. This private community at sea offers the ultimate combination of luxurious and enriching travel with world-class amenities and facilities. Impeccable culinary mastery in six restaurants is complemented by exceptional golf facilities and a state-of-the-art golf simulator and pro, the only full-size, regulation tennis court at sea, swimming pools, a spa, a fitness centre complete with personal trainers, destination experiences, renowned lecturers, library, cinema, and more.


Interim CEO: Jessica Hoppe

Management Company: ROW Management Ltd., Fort Lauderdale, Florida, is responsible for sales, marketing, operations, and administration of The World.
Flag: Bahamas

Principal Dimensions:
Tonnage: 43,188 gross tons
Length: 644.2 ft. (196.35 m)
Beam: 97.8 ft. (29.8 m)
Draft: 22 ft. (7.05 m)
Decks: 12
Maximum speed: 18.5 knots

Ownership: Privately owned by Residents of The World – approximately 150 families from 20 countries around the world.
Occupancy: Average occupancy is 150 – 200 Residents & Guests which provides an intimate atmosphere.
Average Stay: Residents travel for as long as they desire, spending an average of three to four months (combined) on board every year.
Crew: An international complement of long-standing crew including approximately 300 experienced staff from 42 countries.
Imagery: High resolution images of The World are available approximately here.

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