The World, Residences at Sea Resumes Global Journey

One-of-a-kind, private mega yacht returns to sailing in summer 2021


London, England – 11th May 2021: The World, the largest privately-owned residential yacht on earth (, has announced that it will commence sailing in July 2021 from Piraeus, Greece. The 150 families that call the luxury yacht their home will be able to return to the comfort and sanctuary of their private residences at sea to resume their global journey of adventure and exploration.

The summer months will be spent exploring the dazzling beaches and whitewashed lanes of secluded Greek Islands and sun-drenched Cyprus, navigating the enchanting Croatian coastline, and visiting ancient and charming Mediterranean ports in Italy, France, and Spain. The World will begin its transatlantic crossing from the extraordinarily scenic Funchal, Madeira, Portugal before stopping to enjoy the pink sands of Bermuda, and the sun-drenched Caribbean landscapes of the Bahamas, British Virgin Islands, Leeward Islands, Dominican Republic, and Cayman Islands. Latin America beckons to close out 2021 with residents discovering Mexico’s ancient sites, cultures, and contemporary cuisine followed by adventures across Central America in Belize, Costa Rica, and Panama before arriving in Guatemala with its lush rainforests, volcanoes and ancient Mayan ruins.

The World returns to service with fully vaccinated residents and crew. Its COVIDSHIELD program, overseen by a specialist team of medical advisors, includes enhanced health and safety protocols to promote the wellness of all on board and are consistent with industry standards. New testing procedures will monitor for COVID-19 at embarkation and frequently throughout a stay. Crew will follow the same testing protocols. Among other safety measures are regular screening of wastewater, automated temperature checks when embarking and enhanced cleaning protocols.

The World sets the global standard for excellence in service, often exceeding residents’ expectations. Its crew is renowned for their unsurpassed expertise and intimate knowledge of each resident’s personal preferences on everything from food and beverage to housekeeping, ground transportation to laundry.

The strikingly elegant mega yacht has an average occupancy of only 150 to 200 at any time, ensuring a tranquil and capacious environment on board. In addition to an array of dining venues, from the haute cuisine of Portraits to Fredy’s Deli Café, residents may also choose to dine ‘at home’ to enjoy ever-changing vistas from the comfort of their own residence’s dining room. They can even design a menu in collaboration with one of the yacht’s esteemed chefs, created with fresh produce purchased at local markets along the way. A supremely knowledgeable concierge team crafts well-researched, personal travel itineraries. In addition to talks by world-renowned lecturers, including Nobel prize recipients, a multitude of programs are available for this active community from diving, golf, and tennis (on the ship’s full-size, regulation tennis court) to personalized fitness regimes. The World Spa & Wellness Center offers leading beauty and wellness treatments and programs for the mind, body, and soul.

“After more than a year, it is a great pleasure to announce that we are setting sail once again,” said The World’s CEO Pamela Conover. “It’s been a difficult 16 months for our residents who have been missing their home at sea. They have been incredibly supportive of the operation while the ship was in warm lay-up and especially of our crew, who are like extended family members. We are all anxious for the ship’s return and are enthusiastically preparing to welcome our residents back home this summer.”


About The World

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. 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, 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.

To learn more about The World’s unique lifestyle, call +11.954.538.8449 or visit

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