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Monday, 10 September 2012

The World

Written by Antoinette Marie
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       I am always in search of your not so typical vacation. While my family loves cruise ships I had yet to fully understand the intrigue until I stumbled across The World. The World Ship is more than your ordinary cruise ship it caters to the select few who can afford it. And if you can afford it, is beyond any expectation you may have. 

       Unlike other cruise lines, you purchase and own your apartment. Whether you want a studio, one, two or three bedroom apartment, it is yours for the taking; the apartments - while being luxurious -cost in the millions, but are well worth it. The idea is to travel for as long or as short as you like. The World has a yearlong itinerary, constantly going to a new destination. The apartments are fully furnished with bluetooth internet and satellite T.V. As serene as your apartment will be, it isn’t the only place you can spend the night. If you want to feel the ocean breeze while you sleep, you can sleep outside on a Bali-bed beneath the stars.

       In the morning the possibilities are endless. You can start your day off with a yoga session or play tennis on one of the courts. Perhaps golf is more your sport, where a professional will help you with your swing. You can go kayaking on the open sea, take a dip in the pool and have lunch at one of the restaurants on board. Enjoy the afternoon in the library reading one of the classics or take one of the classes being offered including learning a new language, dance or cooking style.  In the evening, meet at the bar for cocktails. After drinks indulge in sushi or put on your formal best and enjoy a romantic intimate dinner for two. Afterwards, the cigar room makes for a relaxing end to your day or a massage at the spa to end the night. 

       While all of this and more awaits you on The World this is only the icing on the cake. The true delight is traveling all over the world. Every year brings new places you will see and explore. Whether it be on the shores of Europe, the Caribbean or the coast of Ireland you will have plenty of time to go on land. The ship will spend three to five days at each port providing you with ample opportunity to explore each place The World stops. The itinerary is co-designed by the residents to make the most of each destination. 

       If you’re like me and the chances of owning an apartment are slim, there is hope. You can stay as a guest in one of the apartments. Along with booking the trip, you will also be responsible for any purchases you make at the restaurants aboard The World; as a resident dining is included but not as a guest. 

       Get ready to stay in a five-star hotel on the ocean complete with a casino, art gallery and more. The vacation will last as long as you like or if you’re one of the lucky few you can purchase a home away from home and travel 365 days a year.

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