The World, Residences at Sea Returns to the U.S. to Explore Hawaii, Alaska and East and West Coasts

July 2017


The World, the largest, privately owned residental Ship on the planet ( has returned to the United States where she will journey to more than 30 ports of call on the mainland, Alaska and Hawaii and end the year with a spectacular New Year’s Eve celebration in the Magic City – Miami, Florida. Her return follows an extensive exploration earlier this year of Australia, New Zealand and Asia and expeditions to the Ross Sea and Melanesia (Vanuatu, the Solomon Islands and Papua New Guinea). While in Antarctica, the Ship achieved a Guinness World Record for the most southerly navigation.

During The World’s one-month exploration of Alaska, Residents and Guests will hike glaciers in Matanuska, spot bears by ‘floatplane’ in Kodiak and canyoneer through ravines and caves in Anchorage. At San Diego’s Museum of Art, Residents will view a broad spectrum of works and get a beside-the-scenes look at 300 little-known masterpieces currently in storage and that will be made available exclusively to The World’s Residents. As a special treat, those participating in the Napa Valley Wine Train and Winery Visits destination experience will enjoy wines with their meal on board the train supplied by one of their own Residents, a co-owner of a Napa winery.

While in the U.S, the Ship launches The World Nobel Laureate Lecture Series in Santa Barbara in September when 2014 Nobel Prize winner in Physics, Dr. Shuji Nakamura, speaks on board about inventing the blue LED (light-emitting diode). The new program will bring four esteemed Nobel Prize Laureates to the Ship annually to lecture on topics in their respective fields such as medicine, economics and science.

The World is the largest privately owned residential yacht with 165 luxury residences all privately owned by 142 families from around the world with a small selection available for re-sale. The World continually circumnavigates the globe visiting the most adventurous and enriching destinations.

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 tennis court at sea, swimming pools, a spa, a fitness centre complete with personal trainers, expert destination lecturers, library, cinema, games rooms, and more.

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 The World’s unique lifestyle, call +1 (954) 538-8449 or visit

Photo credit: Matt Perko, UCSB

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Joanna Merredew
The Dovetail Agency
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