The World, Residences at Sea is awarded three stars and wins Best Ship 2016 in The World of Fine Wine’s ‘World’s Best Wine Lists 2016’

October 2016


The World, Residences at Sea has been bestowed two prestigious accolades in The World of Fine Wine magazine’s World’s Best Wine Lists 2016 for a second year in a row. The private residential Ship received three stars, the highest possible and lead its category as Best Ship 2016.

A hugely prestigious award within the wine industry, The World joins the ranks of some of the finest restaurants on the globe including Robuchon au Dôme at Grand Lisboa Hotel, Macau which received Best Overall Wine List, and other three-star winners such as Terroir Tribeca, New York and ARIA Restaurant, Sydney. Recognition by one of The World’s top wine magazines is a testament to the calibre of the Ship’s wine collection – rivalling the best in the world – and the dedication of The World’s Beverage Team.

“To be included in the top wine lists in for the second year running is a remarkable accolade,” says John McGirl, The World’s Senior Vice President of Operations. “The diversity of our wine list is a unique attribute. We are currently carrying close to 1,400 labels hand-selected from 19 countries and are fortunate that we are able to visit local vineyards and winemakers as our Ship continually circumnavigates the globe. Additionally, we are delighted that our talented, Beverage Manager, Marinela Ivanova has been chosen as one of only five world-class sommeliers interviewed by The World of Fine Wine magazine for their prestigious Sommelier Story.”

The judges assessed over 4,500 wine lists with only 322 in the world being 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, Andrew Jefford, Andreas Larsson, Francis Percival, and Editor Neil Beckett.

As a three-star winner, The World’s wine list is recognized as having “a globe-trotting list, that covers the entire winemaking world,” adding that “in making that vinous journey it makes sure it has “all of the best of the best,” big name producers from California, to Bordeaux, Burgundy, Tuscany, and Piedmont, with many mature vintages.”

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 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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