Traveling on a cruise ship, without leaving home

• Traveling on a cruise ship, without leaving the house

The World - is not just a cruise ship, a huge floating home, on board of which are over a hundred luxury apartments. Since 2002, this luxury residential complex is located in a continuous circumnavigation.

The owners of the apartments, which are called "Residents" can climb aboard at any time, they do not need to buy tickets for a cruise. All year the ship comes in various ports of the world, to "residents" were able to visit important sporting and cultural events, such as the stages of the race, "Formula 1", carnivals, festivals and many others.

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The World - the first maritime passenger ship made as a private dwelling. Its "residents" live on board while the boat is moving around the globe, stopping at most ports to a maximum of 2 - 3 days.

Traveling on a cruise ship, without leaving home

The vessel was built in accordance with the principle of the new and unusual for cruise shipping concept proposed by the Norwegian shipowner Knud Kloster.

Traveling on a cruise ship, without leaving home

The basic idea was to build a floating house resort for the very wealthy. They have become a real owner's cabin, or rather luxury apartments with bedrooms, kitchens, bathrooms and balconies with a total area of ​​100 to 300 square meters.

Traveling on a cruise ship, without leaving home

On board there are 165 apartments - from small studios to three-bedroom apartments, even a penthouse with 6 bedrooms for up to 12 people; 106 two- and three-bedroom apartments.

Traveling on a cruise ship, without leaving home

The average age of the "Tenants" - 64 years old, 35 percent - under the age of 50 years. They are from 19 countries from North America, Europe, Asia, Australia, South America and South Africa. Some of them live on the ship all year round, while the majority of 3-4 months in a year.

Traveling on a cruise ship, without leaving home

In addition to the luxurious cabin suites here have everything you need for a full life. While you can not just rest on board the ship, but also to work, the benefit of modern technology makes it possible to work at a distance.

Traveling on a cruise ship, without leaving home

Swimming pools, golf courses and tennis courts, gyms, SPA center, facilities for water sports, library, wine cellar, theater, night club, restaurants and bars.

Traveling on a cruise ship, without leaving home

On the 12 decks of the ship are located 165 private residences, a supermarket, SPA-salons, libraries, clubs hobbies: golf, tennis, fitness, swimming.

Traveling on a cruise ship, without leaving home

The length of the ship "The World" - 196 m, displacement - 43, 5 thousand tons..

Traveling on a cruise ship, without leaving home

Of course you can carry out on board a few weeks a year on the most interesting sections of the route. In this case, the owners can always earn extra money by renting their luxury apartments for rent.

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On the ship there are different types of apartments - from small studios to luxury apartments with three bedrooms.

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Each owner can decorate their apartment at their own discretion.

Traveling on a cruise ship, without leaving home

There is something to open the door of his apartment after a day of traveling.

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The cost of apartments on the ship rather big - according to various estimates from $ 3 to $ 13 million. Despite these prices, 80 apartments have been sold even before construction is completed.

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