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THE WORLD cruise vessel.

Postby aukepalmhof » Sun Oct 27, 2019 7:18 pm

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The hull was built as a passenger ship under yard No 247 by Bruce Shipyard, Landskrona, Sweden for The World of Residensea Ltd., Nassau, Bahamas.
She was fitted out and completed under yard No 71 by Fosen Mekaniske Verksted, Rissa, Norway.
10 July 1999 ordered.
18 September 2000 laid down.
28 February 2001 launched as THE WORLD.
She was then towed to Fosen Mekaniske Verksted in Rissa for completing and fitting out.
06 March 2001 arrived in Rissa.
Tonnage 43,188 gt, 15,444 nt, 4,558 dwt, dim. 196.35 x 29.80 x 9.21m, length lbp 173m.
Powered by two Wärtsilä 12V32 diesel engines, twin shafts, two controllable pitch propellers, speed 19 knots.
Accommodation for 385 passengers and 260 crew.
12 March 2002 delivered to owners. Managed by ROW Management Ltd. IMO No 9219331.

23 March 2002 at Kristiansand for completing.
27 March 2002 sailed from Kristiansand to Oslo, where she arrived on 28 March.
29 March 2002 sailed from Oslo for Amsterdam for her first cruise thereafter cruising.
17 November 2005 transferred to The World of ResidenSea II Ltd, Nassau, Bahamas.

THE WORLD is the largest privately-owned residential yacht. The residents, from about 45 countries, live on board as the ship travels, staying in most ports several days. Some residents choose to live onboard full-time while others visit periodically throughout the year. It is operated by ROW Management, Ltd., headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States.
It has 165 residences (106 apartments, 19 studio apartments, and 40 studios), all owned by the ship's residents. Average occupancy is 150–200 residents and guests.
THE WORLD (IMO ship identification number: 9219331) flies the flag of The Bahamas and has a gross tonnage of 43,188 tons. It is 196.35 metres (644 ft 2 in) long, 29.8 metres (98 ft) wide, and has a 6.7-metre (22 ft) draft, 12 decks, and a maximum speed of 18.5 knots (34.3 km/h; 21.3 mph). The crew numbers approximately 280.

Original concept and construction
The ship was the idea of Knut U. Kloster, whose family had a long history in the marine industry. Her hull was built in Landskrona, Sweden, by Öresundsvarvet, and it was then towed to Fosen Mekaniske Verksted in Rissa, Norway, for completion. The vessel was launched in March 2002 and purchased by its residents in October 2003.
The management company is responsible for operations and administration of the ship, including hiring the employees. The residents, through their elected board of directors and a network of committees, provide guidance to the management about the ship's itinerary, finances, and lifestyle.

The ship has a large lobby, deli and grocery store, a boutique and showroom, fitness center, billiard room, golf simulator and putting greens, a full-sized tennis court, jogging track, a spa, swimming pool, and cocktail lounges
There are six restaurants for dining that supplement the kitchens or kitchenettes in most of the residences. For on-board entertainment there is a movie theater, library and music performances In addition to shore excursions, various classes have been offered onboard. THE WORLD provides internet access in each residence.

Northwest Passage transits
Setting sail from Nome, Alaska, U.S. on 18 August 2012 and reaching Nuuk, Greenland on 12 September 2012, the ship became the largest passenger vessel at the time to transit the Northwest Passage. The ship, carrying 481 passengers and crew, for 26 days and 4,800 nautical miles (8,900 km) at sea, followed in the path of Captain Roald Amundsen, the first sailor to complete the journey in 1906. In 2019, the ship traversed the Passage from east to west, becoming the 300th vessel to make the voyage, and the largest to do so in both directions.
2019 In service, same name, and owners.
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