The World - The Ultimate Lifestyle
PUBLISHED: 16:44 15 July 2014 | UPDATED: 17:25 19 May 2015
Imagine a vacation home where everything is taken care of; a sanctuary where your every whim is known - a luxurious travel lifestyle like no other. This is The World - the largest privately owned residential yacht on earth and the only one of its kind.
Only 200 make the journey on this exclusive vessel to the planet’s most breathtaking destinations – all from the comfort of home. Together, the 130 families who collectively own the Ship sail nonstop to destinations around the globe – a different locale every few days. Every night, no matter where they are in the world, Residents return to their bespoke apartments on board to unwind from the day’s adventures. Nowhere else can one enjoy continuous travel to exotic ports of call and return home each night to sleep in their own bed – all without having to pack and unpack.
The World is a private community offering a combination of luxury travel with world-class amenities and facilities. Dining choices run the gamut from hamburgers at the Poolside Grill to sushi in East with Christofle silver-tipped chopsticks or the haute cuisine of Portraits prepared by chefs that rival the world’s finest – along with a 12,000-bottle wine cellar. The culinary team often ventures ashore to farmer’s markets, frequently with Residents in tow, in search of regional ingredients that offer distinctive flavors to their ever-changing menus.
Those looking to relax can indulge at The World Spa & Wellness Center with its extensive menu of treatments ranging from body massages, Acupuncture, and facials to hair and nail treatments; even a full-time physical therapist.
This is a home with a lot to offer, like sleeping under the stars on luxurious Bali beds and exceptional golf facilities with putting greens, a golf simulator and a pro who leads shoreside excursions to renowned courses like Kauri Cliffs in New Zealand and more unique spots like Nuuk Golf Club in Greenland set against a backdrop of icebergs. You’ll also find the only full-size tennis court at sea which doubles as a cricket field, a swimming pool, Fitness Center with full-time personal trainer, library, cinema, boutique, and guest lecturers. All together, these amenities “bring the destination alive” to create incredibly enriching experiences.
Since her launch in 2002 The World has visited more than 900 ports in 130 countries including some of the most remote parts of the globe. Its 2014 Journey includes extensive exploration throughout Asia. Destination experiences are planned for each port of call by The World Concierge like a Private Evening at the Acropolis Museum in Athens or an exclusive, Resident-only dinner at Spain’s El Bulli before it closed its doors. For those wishing to venture inland, overland journeys like “The Maharajahs’ Express,” a seven-night adventure from Delhi to Mangalore, India, range from two days to two weeks.
The Ship’s 2015 itinerary, including new ports like Colombo, Sri Lanka and Bazaruto Island, Mozambique, will begin in Singapore before heading off to Kuala Lumpur, Phuket, Penang, and India. The soft beaches of the Maldives and Seychelles is followed by an extended voyage throughout the Mediterranean, the UK, Iceland, Canada and the U.S. east coast. As year-end beckons, the Ship calls on the Caribbean, a transit through the Panama Canal and several South American countries.
Each year several expeditions are conducted that give Residents an in-depth look at a given region. Three are planned in 2015 including West Africa, Greenland and Antarctica; the latter offering a two-week adventure through icebergs, glacier caves and snow-capped mountains.
On this nautical neighborhood extraordinary experiences are the norm. Like savoring champagne and caviar atop an Antarctic glacier or being the only humans on earth to witness the Solomon Island’s Kavachi undersea volcano erupt, shooting massive plumes of water and ash into the sky, as if on cue, as the Ship sailed by.
This exceptional combination of adventure travel and home ownership on what could arguably be considered the most exclusive address in the world offers unrivaled personalized service and privileged access to the planet’s most beautiful and remote destinations.
A voyage on The World affords a fascinating lifestyle of thrilling global exploration and discovery of dynamic cultures. To learn more call +1 (954) 538-8449 or visit www.aboardtheworld.com.