The World of Residensea
The World is home to the owners of 110 luxurious private residences who are free to "come home" at any scheduled port and be aboard for any period of time. The same flexibility is available to guests of The World's 88 beautifully appointed guest suites when they participate in an innovative program called Tailored Time™ Fares. Purchased for 30 to 300 days, Tailored Time Fares can be used at any time over a two-year period tailored to personal schedules. Guests may also reserve a suite for a pre-planned voyage according to their travel interests. Pre-planned voyages are all-inclusive: roundtrip economy air transportation, transfers, porterage, port charges, meals and beverages, including an extensive selection of fine wines and spirits.
Voyagers aboard The World have the opportunity to experience castles in Denmark, salsa lessons on the Mexican Riviera, world-renowned vineyards in Italy and France, the rare artisanship of the San Blas Islands and New Year’s Eve celebrations in Hawaii. Each year, residents of this international community enjoy approximately 250 days in port with extended stays for in-depth exploration and world-renowned special events, such as the star-studded Cannes Film Festival and Monaco’s thrilling Grand Prix.
The concept of traveling the world without leaving home was conceived and developed by Norwegian Knut U. Kloster, Jr., the former chairman of Royal Viking Line and Norwegian Cruise Lines. Kloster is also a member of the renowned shipping family that pioneered the modern cruise industry in the early 1960s.
The World of ResidenSea offers the comfort and privacy of a luxury vacation home, the personal service of a world-class resort and the mobility of a grand ocean liner that circumnavigates the globe. It houses an exclusive community of discerning adventurers committed to enjoying life to the fullest. With its 110 spacious, fully furnished luxury residences, The World of ResidenSea provides a unique lifestyle and an exciting new way to travel the world. It offers the advantages of owning a home with an ocean view in more than 100 countries - without the maintenance, logistics, and other inconveniences typical of vacation-home ownership.
The World's residents select an interior design style from four internationally acclaimed designers. Homes range from 1,106 to 3,200 square feet and are priced from US$2.255 million.
In addition, membership in the ResidenSea Club promises an unrivaled lifestyle. Luxury, security and pampering are offered at every level: 24-hour concierge service to handle everyday details, travel arrangements and special requests; the internationally acclaimed Clinique la Prairie spa to help residents feel relaxed and renewed; four superb restaurants for casual and elegant dining; 24-hour room service; chefs on call; and in-home dining. And residents get all this from a staff that knows them by name. Members also enjoy myriad life-enrichment activities and reciprocal privileges at private clubs throughout the world.
Without a doubt, the ultimate lifestyle on Earth is actually found on water. The World of ResidenSea offers you and your family the ultimate address and a quality of life unlike any other in the world.
A World of Culinary Adventures
Every aspect of residing onboard The World offers residents and guests an unparalleled experience, and enjoying delectable cuisine is no exception. A variety of restaurants and cafés graciously appointed with their own unique style and character creates the perfect atmosphere for the finest culinary delights available.
The World has four superb restaurants, each with its own visual style, character and cuisine. Unlike traditional cruise ships, dining is a la carte, and there are neither set menus nor timed seatings. residents and guests dine where they want, when they want. Inspired by the best restaurants from around the world, the ship’s many dining opportunities include: contemporary French fusion cuisine at the upscale Portraits; tantalizing seafood, steak and rotisserie specialties at The Marina; Mediterranean cuisine with a Northern Italian flair at the charming, buffet-style Tides; and oriental delights at the unforgettable East sushi bar and restaurant. All restaurants offer a variety of light options and cater to special requests, including kosher, vegetarian and diabetic diets. Breathtaking views enhance every venue, as the ship makes its endless journey around the globe.
Residents and guests also appreciate Fredy’s Deli, the superb delicatessen and gourmet market on board. Also functioning as a street café, the market features an array of freshly prepared dishes and breads; produce and cheeses; tempting pastries and take-out party snacks; gourmet coffees and specialty beverages; selected vintages; and other general provisions. Such a gamut of items comes in handy when passengers are in the mood to spend a quiet evening at home, perhaps cooking their favorite recipes in their fully equipped kitchens. For further convenience, the delicatessen offers a 24-hour delivery service for in-room dining that is just a phone call away.
Offering the best from around the globe, The World hosts chefs from premier restaurants to prepare regional cuisine. Local chefs also join the crew at times to hold cooking classes for interested voyagers, and chefs are available by appointment to prepare memorable, gourmet in the private residences.
Connoisseurs have no trouble finding the perfect wine, regardless of the event — an everyday meal or important dinner. The World tops its culinary adventure by having a sommelier onboard, overseeing one of the finest wine cellars at sea. Whenever The Worlddocks near a wine district, the sommelier is also on hand to advise residents of the best selections at local wineries.
The World provides the most unique dining experience aboard any ship on any sea