The World visits Brazil in February 2016

January 2016


The World, the largest privately owned residential yacht on earth, will visit Brazil, one of the most captivating places on earth, sailing for 21 days from 6th – 27th February, following a once-in-a-lifetime expedition to Antarctica, South Georgia and the Falkland Islands. The World will visit Rio de Janeiro, Paraty, Búzios, Salvador, Recife and Fortaleza.

As part of the Brazil exploration, The World will start its journey in Rio de Janeiro, where Residents will enjoy visits to the samba-rhythmic annual Carnival and to the Ipanema and Copacabana beaches. They will witness the power of nature with a visit to Sugar Loaf Mountain, with winding deep valleys spilling into the ocean and spectacular views of the city. The capital of the Brazilian state of Pernambuco, Recife, invites Residents to explore the nearby colonial town of Olinda, a World Heritage Site. A number of 17th century colonial churches and the site of the first synagogue in the Americas are among the many historic points of interest. Originally settled by European pirates, Búzios has been elected one of the most beautiful areas in the world, famous for its unique combination of rustic charm, architectural harmony, sophisticated boutiques and restaurants who come from all over the world to savour its magic. Residents will relax and unwind on the famous beach Fortaleza, before sailing through the Caribbean and making the transatlantic crossing to the Canary Islands and Casablanca.

Throughout the year The World will offer a number of magical Overland Journeys for those wishing to explore further inland. Highlights include the Brazilian Amazon, with hikes into the rainforest and canoe trips on the Cristalino River. Another has them travelling from Buenos Aires to Rio de Janeiro to explore the World Heritage Site of Ouro Preto, followed by a leap forward into the contemporary art scene at Inhotim.

The World will spend the spring and summer months in 16 European countries – travelling from the wine chateaux of France to the castles of Denmark. The Ship will then pass through the Suez Canal and on to destinations in the Middle East, India, Maldives and Malaysia before a 12-day expedition in the highly tropical island of Borneo, home of one of the planet’s oldest rainforests. Here, Residents will get up close and personal with some of the world’s best known animals at the renowned Tanjung Puting National Park. They will encounter orangutans, clouded leopards and sun bears, along with a visit to Kinabatangan River, known as one of the greatest wildlife viewing areas in Asia, and also the beautiful beaches that fringe the rainforest at Bako National Park. The year will end with a call to Western Australia and a New Year’s Eve fireworks celebration on Sydney Harbour.

The 2016 journey will take Residents to 104 ports of call across Northern and Western Europe, Antarctica, South America, Australia and more. Residents will sail approximately 39,000 nautical miles learning about different cultures, and embark on expeditions to two of the most remote regions on earth, all from the comfort of their own home on this one-of-a-kind Ship.

About The World
The World embodies a distinctive, one-of-a-kind lifestyle of exclusive luxury travel where Residents explore every corner of the globe, experience myriad different cultures and gain privileged access to the planet’s most beautiful destinations, all from the comfort of their own home. The strikingly beautiful 644-foot Ship promises gracious and personal service in a warm, inviting ambience much like that of a private yacht, well-staffed private home or exclusive country club. The average occupancy at any one time of 150-200 Residents & Guests assures an intimate atmosphere.

The World offers the ultimate combination of thrilling and enriching travel with world-class amenities and facilities including impeccable culinary mastery in its six restaurants, exceptional golf facilities with on board putting greens and a state-of-the-art golf simulator, the only full-size tennis court at sea, swimming pools, a spa, a fitness centre, expert destination lecturers, library, cinema and more.

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 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.

To learn more about this unique lifestyle call 954-538-8449 or visit

Media Contact:
For additional information or to request images of The World, please contact: Joanna Merredew, The Dovetail Agency, +44 (0)20 3709 7809 or e-mail


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