The Living Journey

Welcome to The Living Journey – a collection of journal entries and photographs by our own Residents that offers an exclusive glimpse into their adventures at sea. Experience The World through their eyes as they share personal and authentic stories of what it’s like to travel the globe from the comfort of home on this luxurious ship. These posts capture their once-in-a-lifetime experiences not found anywhere else on earth. This blog is continually updated so we invite you to come back and visit often.



Renovated, Reimagined, Ready: The World

Late last month The World emerged from a month-long dry dock in Cadiz, Spain. Planning was years in the making and the results are nothing short of magnificent. The transformation from ideas to conceptual renderings to exquisite,

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Posted by The World
June 29, 2022

Vibrant Colors and Deeply Rooted History in Curaçao

A highlight of the island of Curaçao is its capital city of Willemstad. This UNESCO World Heritage site is best known for its candy-colored Dutch colonial architecture, multicultural neighborhoods, and stunning national parks. We walked from the pier adjacent to the city and had a chance to look at Rif Fort,

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Posted by Rich E.
May 11, 2022

A New Journey Begins in Pape’ete Tahiti,
French Polynesia

At the end of February 2022, we began another journey as we continue exploring and photographing the world by sea. We flew from the United States to Pape’ete, Tahiti where our first night was spent at the delightful Intercontinental Hotel near the Pape’ete airport before heading to the Ship the next morning for a nasal swab PCR COVID-19 test (a requirement before boarding).

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Posted by Rich E.
March 16, 2022

Swimming with Whale Sharks in Cenderawasih Bay

We anchored near the village of Kwatisore and close to several bagans, fishing platforms built around a boat. Fishermen live on the platforms and fish for about six weeks at a stretch. Because there is no refrigeration, they keep the captured fish alive in nets under the bagan while locals in boats come by and to purchase some of the catch every day.

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Posted by Michael F.
February 26, 2020

Embarking on The World’s West Papua Expedition

We joined the Ship on January 13th in Palau. For those of you who are unfamiliar, it’s an archipelago nation of over 500 limestone islands. Only a few of them are populated. There are only about 25,000 people altogether and most of them live on Koror.

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Posted by marciez
February 6, 2020

Hungry Polar Bears and Curious Belugas on Ellesmere Island

We woke up with the Ship tucked into Boger Bay on the southeast side of Ellesmere Island. We were very close to the beach and there were lots of polar bears around. As a matter of fact, we had to cancel both the kayaking and hiking expeditions because we had 10 plus bears roaming around the area.

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Posted by Michael F.
December 4, 2019