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June 9, 2016

The World, Residences at Sea returns to London summer 2016

By Zahra Al-Kateb

Greenwich, London will be home to The World (, the largest privately owned residential yacht on earth for a six-day visit to the capital in July 2016. All 165 luxury residences are privately owned by 142 families from around the world with a small selection available for re-sale. This marks the sixth time The World has visited London since her launch in 2002.

Pool at Night (2)

Prior to arriving into Europe, the Ship undertook an exceptional expedition to Antarctica, South Georgia and the Falkland Islands plus a journey to South America including in-depth explorations of Argentina and Brazil. London will be among the first European ports visited since The World’s extensive dry-dock in April 2016. In addition to general maintenance to keep the Ship in superior condition, a number of refurbishments 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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