An Active Lifestyle on The World

Sailing aboard The World, the largest privately owned residential yacht on earth, offers the ultimate adventure and one-of-a-kind experiences of discovery and enrichment with family and friends. Most of the Ship’s Residents enjoy an active lifestyle, partaking in numerous activities and leisure pursuits offered on board or in the exotic ports visited around the globe. Whether it’s an afternoon of tennis amid shimmering Arctic glaciers, discovering ancient treasures on a private guided tour of Athens’ New Acropolis Museum – opened exclusively for Residents, hiking the sub-tropical mountains of San Juan’s El Yunque National Forest or scuba diving Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, exploring the planet has never been this fun – and all from the comfort of home.

The World features an extensive range of both onboard facilities and shoreside activities to suit varying fitness levels and personal interests.


Inspiring Destination Experiences

Dynamic adventures and one-of-a-kind destination experiences entice and enrich Residents throughout their global Journey. Whether participating in Ship-organized land programs individually or in a group, or designing your own day with assistance from The World Concierge, the objective is always the same – to enjoy, discover and learn about new cultures, architecture, geography, art, food, history and more. The experiences are endless.

The opportunities for adventure are limitless: roam Jersey’s pastoral byways or Santa Barbara Wine Country by bicycle. Hike Grenada’s Grand Etang rainforest or climb to the top of a pyramid in the ancient Maya city at Tikal in Guatemala. Ride in a sunset camel safari in Australia or experience a twilight volcano adventure in Kailua, Kona. Golf at Scotland’s Kingsbarns. Explore the Okanagan Wineries & Golf Overland from Vancouver, British Colombia. Watch the running of the bulls from a private Pamplona apartment. Kayak among Antarctica’s icebergs or march with its glorious king penguins. Witness a Papua New Guinea tribe’s dance ritual. Savor caviar and champagne atop a Greenland glacier having been transported there via private helicopter. Canyoneer in Anchorage, Alaska, or zip line through the treetops in Juneau.


Energizing Activities

  • Biking: Gear up for some cycling adventures, the perfect way to explore compact cities and harbors from Vancouver to the Kiel Canal.
  • Cricket: Sticky wickets are not uncommon during spirited cricket matches played on The World’s tennis court.
  • Diving & Snorkeling: Explore the undersea world with experienced dive masters. From snorkeling the Na Pali coast in Hawaii to diving the shallow reefs in St Barts.
  • Fitness Center: Work out 24 / 7 with state-of-the-art equipment. Qualified Fitness Specialists lead specialized programs and classes: Pilates Mat and Reformer, Aqua, Circuits, Power Walking, Yoga, Bodypump, Core & More, Stretch, Spin, Resident-led Zumba, and Gym Orientation. Exercise outside on Deck 12 to enjoy the ever-changing panoramic views.
  • Golf: Practice putting on Deck 12’s putting greens and your swing on a state-of-the-art simulator. Join the Resident golf pro for outings to the world’s top courses.
  • Hiking: Lace up and walk some of the best trails in the world. Stroll the streets of Shanghai or hike the wonders of the Pitcairn Islands.
  • Jogging: Experience an invigorating run on the Ship’s jogging track. Nine laps equate to one mile.
  • Paddle Tennis & Pickle ball: Delight in this fast-paced game on the paddle tennis court.
  • Swimming: Cool off in one of the two swimming pools or relax in the whirlpool.
  • Tennis: Play singles or doubles on the world’s only full-size tennis court at sea. Whilst in Antarctica in January 2017 Residents played the most southerly tennis game on a real court.
  • Shuffleboard court: Step onto the shuffleboard court where competition and precision are key.
  • Water Sports: Delight in kayaking with the seals of Antarctica and Melanesia, and enjoy Hobie cat, Lazer boat sailing, banana boating and other watersports from the expansive, retractable Marina deck. Alternatively try water biking or paddle boarding in the Sea of Cortez, snorkel around Palau Island or brave a polar plunge in the Ross Sea.

Those seeking less strenuous pursuits can visit or participate in:

  • Card Play: Relax during a game of bridge, poker, or chess.
  • Cigar Room: Enjoy a cigar from The World’s humidor along with a snifter of the finest cognac or brandy.
  • Classes: Learn a new dance; paint, write or cook with experts or learn how officers navigate the Ship.
  • Colosseo: Stroll to the theater for enriching lectures, discussions, local dance troupes, plays, musical performances, destination-inspired films, and first run movies.
  • Cove: Play poker or roulette in this private lounge and versatile gaming room.
  • Drama Society: Star in a murder mystery or take a supporting role in a musical.
  • Knitting & Crocheting: Swap patterns, techniques, and yarns with the Witty-Knitters.
  • Palette: Creativity is ignited in this youth-oriented arts and crafts room.
  • The Billiard Room: Engage in recreation and sports with a self-stabilizing, gyroscopic billiards table, darts and board games.
  • The Study: Peruse this library containing 4,000 books (updated periodically with best-sellers), magazines from around the world, newspapers downloaded daily, travel guides, classics, destination-specific and more than 4,000 DVD’s and Blu-rays.
  • The World Spa & Wellness Center: Retreat in a true sanctuary of the senses.
  • The World Boutique and The World Showroom: Shop for exquisite jewelry, designer or The World’s own branded clothing, luggage or attend a trunk show from famous designers including Lalique or Chopard.
  • The Zone: Experience the latest in Playstation 4, Playstation VR, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One and Alienware PC gaming.
  • TVs: Watch first-run movies and the latest in Video-on-Demand in all Residences, Colosseo Live channel, recorded onboard guest lecturers, cooking demonstrations, the Ship’s daily show 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 20 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


Media Contacts: For additional information or to request images of The World, please contact:

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November 2020