The World, Residences at Sea Explores Northern Europe This Spring

February 2016

Antarctica and Borneo Expeditions Highlight Ship’s 2016 Journey


The World, the largest privately owned residential yacht on earth with 165 luxury private residences, returns to Northern Europe in May 2016. Attracted by the beauty of the region during the springtime and abundance of enriching cultural pursuits, The World will spend six weeks exploring the coastal cities of Belgium, Holland, and Germany, transiting the Kiel Canal to Denmark, Latvia, Estonia, Russia, Finland, Sweden and Norway before arriving into London (UK) at the beginning of July.

Prior to arriving in Northern Europe, the Ship undertook an exceptional expedition to Antarctica, South Georgia and the Falkland Islands plus in-depth exploration of Argentina and Brazil at the start of 2016. Antwerp, Belgium will be among the first European ports visited since The World’s extensive dry-dock period in April 2016 when a number refurbishments to public areas will be undertaken including a complete redesign of the Ship’s Marina restaurant, resulting in the addition of a stunning retractable floor-to-ceiling glass window overlooking the water sports deck and a Chefs Table showcasing the preparation of cuisine from around the globe.

The World will spend the remaining summer months in the Mediterranean – exploring the Balearics, Catalonia, Southern Italy and’ island-hopping’ through Greece. The mega yacht will then pass through the Suez Canal and on to destinations in the Middle East, India, Maldives and Malaysia before a 12-day expedition to Borneo in Southeast Asia, known for its biodiverse rainforest, extensive coral reef system and indigenous wildlife. The year will end with a call to Western Australia and a New Year’s Eve fireworks celebration on Sydney Harbour. In 2016 The World will sail 39,000 nautical miles and visit 104 ports of call.

This private community at sea offers the ultimate combination of luxurious and enriching travel with world-class amenities and facilities including impeccable culinary mastery in its six restaurants, exceptional golf facilities with onboard putting greens, a state-of-the-art golf simulator and resident pro, the only full-size tennis court at sea, swimming pools, a spa, a fitness centre complete with personal trainers, expert destination lecturers, library, cinema, hobby and games rooms, nondenominational house of worship and more. This strikingly beautiful Ship provides gracious and personalized service for the 142 families that call The World home; all customised to Residents’ preferences in a warm and inviting ambience much like that of a private yacht, well-staffed home or exclusive country club. The average occupancy at one time is 150-200 Residents and Guests ensuring an intimate atmosphere.

About The World

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 onboard 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

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