The World wins Best Ship 2018 in The World of Fine Wine’s ‘World’s Best Wine Lists 2018’

November 2018


The World, Residences at Sea has been awarded two prestigious accolades in the respected The World of Fine Wine magazine’s World’s Best Wine Lists 2018 for a fourth year in a row. The private residential ship received three stars, the highest possible and lead its category as Best Ship 2018.

A hugely prestigious award, The World joins the ranks of some of the finest restaurants on the globe including The Barn at Blackberry Farm which received Best Designed Wine List in the World 2018 along with several other awards, and other three-star winners such as 10 William St, Sydney and Aquavit, New York. This recognition by one of the world’s leading wine magazines is a testament to The World’s impressive wine collection. From Burgundy, Piedmont, Bordeaux, Tuscany and California, the wine list boasts a wide range of mature vintages, served by a dedicated and well-informed Beverage Team.

As a three-star winner, The World’s celebrated wine list is described as having; “an amazing commitment to diversity”, while the ship’s extensive by-the-glass program and selection of half bottles was particularly noted, as was its outstanding organization and presentation. The judges proclaimed Beverage Manager Marinela Ivanova the “vinous opus of the ship’s celebrated wine list”, praising her “leadership and obvious passion for her trade” and successful collaboration with the Ship’s Residents to curate an “incredible range of the world’s greatest wines.”

Commenting on the recognition Ms. Ivanova said, “It is a true honor for The World to be recognized alongside such esteemed establishments for the fourth year running. We continuously circumnavigate the globe calling on beautiful countries where wine is made which allows us to develop exceptional relationships with winemaker partners. We enjoy exploring the local wine scene by visiting traditionally renowned and up and coming quality-oriented producers. This is what makes our global wine list truly unique. On board we have more than 1,100 labels hand-picked from 19 countries, a wine cellar with a collection of 16,000 bottles, an extensive sake selection of 32 labels, a contemporary cocktail program and a top tier spirits selection of over 300 labels.”

The judges assessed over 4,500 wine lists with only 997 announced as winners, and even fewer awarded three stars. The esteemed panel of senior judges included some of the world’s greatest experts including Alder Yarrow, Elin McCoy, Ch’ng Poh Tiong, contributing editor Andrew Jefford, Andreas Larsson and food editor Francis Percival.


Click here to read what The World of Fine Wine magazine has to say about The World’s wine list.


About The World of Fine Wine magazine: The World of Fine Wine (TWFW) is an award-winning magazine that speaks to an international readership of discerning individuals who each share a passion for wine. The publication appeals to a broad spectrum of wine lovers because of the range of subject matter covered and the quality and depth of the articles written on these academic topics. Working with some of the world’s most respected wine writers, TWFW offers authoritative editorial content and the go-to place for the global fine wine aficionado. TWFW is a quarterly publication with subscribers extending across 30 countries.


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 ambiance 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 center, 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 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.


To learn more about this unique lifestyle call +1 954-538-8449 or visit


Media Contact:
For additional information or to request images of The World contact:
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+44 207-016-6740


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