The World, the largest privately owned residential yacht on earth, has announced a unique 2016 journey that will take its residents to 104 ports of call across Northern and Western Europe, Antarctica, South America, Australia and more.
Residents will sail approximately 39,000 nautical miles learning about different cultures, plus enjoy expeditions to two of the most remote regions on earth, all from the comfort of their own home on this one-of-a-kind ship.
Starting the year with a once-in-a-lifetime expedition to Antarctica, South Georgia and the Falkland Islands, The World will guide residents through the most exclusive expeditions on earth.
The adventure-seekers will follow in the wake of legendary polar explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton to discover century-old icebergs, glaciers and an abundant wildlife including whales, seals, and penguins.
A journey up the east coast of South America follows with an extensive visit to the beaches and cities of Brazil beginning with a festive start in Rio de Janeiro during Carnival season. Residents will soak up the Caribbean sun before making the transatlantic crossing to the Canary Islands and Casablanca.
The World will spend the spring and summer months in 16 European countries – exploring everything from the wine chateaux of France to the castles of Denmark to the glorious cliffs of the Mediterranean.
The ship will then pass through the Suez Canal and on to destinations in the Middle East, India, Maldives and Malaysia before a 12-day expedition in the highly tropical island of Borneo, home of one of the planet’s oldest rainforests. Here, residents will get up close and personal with some of the world’s best known animals at the renowned Tanjung Puting National Park.
Encounter orangutans, clouded leopards and sun bears in the depths of this tropical jungle. Residents can enjoy a visit to Kinabatangan River, known as one of the greatest wildlife viewing areas in Asia, and also the beautiful beaches that fringe the rainforest at Bako National Park.
The year will end with a call to Western Australia and a New Year’s Eve fireworks celebration over Sydney harbour.
Throughout the year The World will offer a number of magical Overland Journeys for those wishing to explore further inland.
Residents can enjoy a trip to the Brazilian Amazon Rainforest, with hikes into the forest or canoe trips on the Cristalino River.
Another has Residents travelling from Buenos Aires to Rio de Janeiro to explore remnants of Brazil’s gold rush era in the World Heritage Site of Ouro Preto, followed by a leap forward into the contemporary art scene at Inhotim.
Whether your passions lie in art, nature, history, cuisine – or just relaxing in The World Spa & Wellness, the Ship’s 2016 Journey caters to all.
About The World
The World embodies a distinctive, one-of-a-kind lifestyle of exclusive luxury travel where residents explore every corner of the globe, experience myriad different cultures and gain privileged access to the planet’s most beautiful destinations, all from the comfort of their own home.
The strikingly beautiful 644-foot ship promises gracious and personal service in a warm, inviting ambience much like that of a private yacht, well-staffed private home or exclusive country club. The average occupancy at any one time of 150-200 Residents & Guests assures an intimate atmosphere.
The World offers the ultimate combination of thrilling and enriching travel with world-class amenities and facilities including impeccable culinary mastery in its six restaurants, exceptional golf facilities with onboard putting greens and a state-of-the-art golf simulator, the only full-size tennis court at sea, swimming pools, a spa, a fitness centre, expert destination lecturers, library, cinema and more.
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 www.aboardtheworld.com.