The World, Residences at Sea, to visit Hong Kong in Spring 2017

March 2017


The World private residental Ship ( will visit Hong Kong for a 4-day visit at the end of April 2017. Residents and Guests will explore the melange of Hong Kong culture, discovering the city’s many charms from the striking architecture to myriad epicurean delights including fine dining restaurants and street food haunts. The Ship’s 2017 visit marks the third time that The World has called on Hong Kong with previous visits in 2006 and 2014.

The World continually circumnavigates the globe visiting the most adventurous and enriching destinations. Prior to the visit to Hong Kong, the Ship undertook two extensive expeditions to the Ross Sea in Antarctica and Vanuatu, Solomon Islands and Papua New Guinea in Melanesia plus extensive exploration of New Zealand, Japan. During the Ross Sea expedition in January 2017, The World broke the record for the most southerly navigation ever recorded by a vessel and recently certified by Guinness World Records.

Among the many enriching cultural and historic programs planned for Residents and Guests in Hong Kong is an evening walking seminar in the vibrant Kowloon district, exploring authentic Hong Kong cuisine under the guidance of a local foodie, visiting an organic farm, a Central District art gallery hop, and learning from a guided expert about the 3,000-year-old system of feng shui (wind and water).

Following Hong Kong, The World will sail on to Taiwan and head east to the tropical islands of Hawaii, the idyllic California coast, western Canada, and majestic Alaska. Residents will sail approximately 44,000 nautical miles in 2017 all from the comfort of their own homes on this unique and elegant private Ship owned by 142 families from around the globe.

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, hobby and games rooms, and more.

This strikingly beautiful Ship provides gracious and personalized service for the 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 The World’s unique lifestyle, call +1 (954) 538-8449 or visit


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