The World yacht – The Best Address on Earth
Luxury and adventure have never blended so beautifully. Dolce Magazine explores one of the most unique ways to discover the planet: aboard a 644-foot residential yacht.
I just discovered The World. And it’s not what you think — in fact, it might be even better.
We’ve all felt the temptation to abandon our landlocked lives and start anew at sea, to buy a boat and spend the rest of our days sailing from continent to continent. But never before has that vision materialized like this.
The World, aptly nicknamed “the best address on Earth,” is a privately owned, 644-foot yacht that houses 165 luxury residences. A group of families from 19 different countries have claimed their place aboard this floating condominium, and every two or three years the group circumnavigates the globe, following an itinerary curated by them.
Life at sea is no longer reserved for retirees, but for anyone with an insatiable craving for luxury-infused adventure. The suites might as well be penthouses topping some formidable city — the only thing giving them away is the view out the windows. And the beautiful thing is, that view changes every day. Residents wake up to see Peru one week, Ecuador the next. In 2015 alone, the ship will have covered approximately 41,000 nautical miles, visited 104 ports of call and sailed 77 sea days.
The World returns to Canuck territory this September, after embarking on a four-month tour of the Mediterranean, a visit to Iceland and a two-week exploration of Greenland. And on its Canadian itinerary: St. John’s, St. Anthony, Quebec City, Montreal, Charlottetown, Halifax and the Saguenay River.
While the heart of the excursions lie outside The World, the yacht itself is a globetrotter’s playground. A collection of world-class amenities — six restaurants, golf facilities, the only full-size tennis court at sea, swimming pools, a spa, a fitness centre, expert destination lecturers, a library, a cinema — adds to the classic, comfortable yacht experience. Each family on board is attended to by personalized service, and with the ship’s phone and Internet capabilities, residents have no problem staying connected to their lives on land.
The goal of each excursion is inspired by the same incentive: to discover and engage with every corner of the world, and with a diverse palette of cultures. Revved by the residents’ own passions for exploration — and their taste for luxury-embedded travel — The World has created that rare opportunity to collect one-of-a-kind experiences without leaving the comfort of home.
Photos Courtesy of The World